The natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the
Listening Length 2 hours and 42 minutes Most children go through a dinosaur phase Learning all the tongue twisting names, picking favorites based on ferocity, armor, or sheer size For many kids this love of terrible lizards fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school.
Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes Until someone forgets to carry a 1 and a bridge collapses, a plane drops out of the sky or a building rocks when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap s 1990 hit I ve Got The Power This book is
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.
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
An incredible memoir from one of the world s most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he s worked on.Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon s shoulder A slip of the hand and life ebbs away.The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon
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
The brain is an absolute marvel the seat of our consciousness, the pinnacle so far of evolutionary progress, and the engine of human experience But it s also messy, fallible, and about 50,000 years out of date We cling to superstitions, remember faces but not names, miss things sitting right in
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 In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him
Dr Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best selling book, The Obesity Code Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease a life
The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement precision in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future The rise of manufacturing could not
Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when he came down with a stomach bug Steffanie dosed Tom with an antibiotic and expected it to pass, but his condition turned critical After Tom was medevacked back home, ICU doctors found out why Tom was
The definitive guide to statistical thinkingStatistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the
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
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 30th Anniversary Edition with a new Introduction by the Author Inheriting 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,