Edison

From Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the g

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

With the fascinating scholarship of The Emperor of All Maladies and the deeply personal experience of When Breath Becomes Air, a world class oncologist examines the current state of cancer and its devastating impact on the individuals it affects including herself.We have lost the war on cancer W

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

An eye opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women and the world around them in ways we are just now beginning to understand By allowing women to control their

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

From a rising star at The New Yorker , a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet and how the cynical propagandists of the alt right exploited that freedom to propel the extreme into the mainstream For severa

Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the renowned problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics First posed by the ancient Greeks, these compass and straig

Scientifica Historica: How the world's great science books chart the history of knowledge

Scientifica Historica is an illustrated, essay based review of those books that marked the development of science from ancient civilizations to the new millennium The book is divided into five eras and explores the leading scientific pioneers, discoveries and books within them Ancient World look

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas Minutes later she was arrested and jailed Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell What went wrong Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people