Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

It s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable But what if everything we ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong What if we could choose our lifespan In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory fo

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that true than in the case of black holes Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers n nIn 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him

The Brain: The Story of You

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make decision

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day nIn the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Learn how to think effectively, at work and at home Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly, many of the

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The Science of Storytelling

n One of my absolute favourite writers Decca Aitkenhead n n Who would we be without stories nStories mould who we are, from our character to our cultural identity They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions, and shape our politics and beliefs We use them to construct our relationships, to

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction It s time we stand face to digital face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.

A Brief History of Time

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the uni

A Short History of Nearly Everything

In Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Edition with a new Introduction by the Author n nInheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene Suppose, in