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Galileo's Error

Galileo's Error

From a leading philosopher of the mind comes this lucid, provocative argument that offers a radically new picture of human consciousness—panpsychism.Understanding...

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The Creative Self

The Creative Self

A Vintage Shorts selection. Susan Sontag read voraciously. Alexander Pope wrote “Imitations of English Poets.” Henri Poincaré sought distraction from the mathematical...

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The Body

The Body

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive,...

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Gender and Our Brains

Gender and Our Brains

A breakthrough work in neuroscience—and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience—that finally debunks the myth that there is a hardwired distinction between...

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Eat Like a Fish

Eat Like a Fish

In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith—a restorative ocean...

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The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge is an endlessly fascinating book, rich in detail, capacious and humane in vision.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, winner...

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Everything in Its Place

Everything in Its Place

From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passion...

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The Wizard and the Prophet

The Wizard and the Prophet

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically...

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Atlas of a Lost World

Atlas of a Lost World

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts...

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The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology...

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The Big Ones

The Big Ones

By the world-renowned seismologist, a riveting history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, floods,...

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The Plant Messiah

The Plant Messiah

Carlos Magdalena is a man on a mission: to save the world’s most endangered plants. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the forests of Peru to...

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This View of Life

This View of Life

It is widely understood that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution completely revolutionized the study of biology. Yet, according to David Sloan Wilson, the Darwinian...

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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

As a physicist, Alan Lightman has always held a scientific view of the world. But one summer evening, while looking at the stars from a small boat at sea, Lightman was overcome...

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The Strange Order of Things

The Strange Order of Things

“Damasio undertakes nothing less than a reconstruction of the natural history of the universe. . . . [A] brave and honest book.” The New York Times Book Review...

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Who We Are and How We Got Here

Who We Are and How We Got Here

A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history. Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field...

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The Goodness Paradox

The Goodness Paradox

“A fascinating new analysis of human violence, filled with fresh ideas and gripping evidence from our primate cousins, historical forebears, and contemporary neighbors.”—Steven...

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Elastic

Elastic

The best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard’s Walk teaches you how to tap into the hidden power of your brain.   Elastic is...

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Infinite Wonder

Infinite Wonder

From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International...

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The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal...

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Endurance

Endurance

NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things...

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Life 3.0

Life 3.0

In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How...

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Shark Drunk

Shark Drunk

ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe Lofoten islands in Norway are as isolated and forbidding as they are majestic. In this true...

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The Evolution of Beauty

The Evolution of Beauty

A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZENAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWSMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNALA...

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