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#1

What do readers say about A Short History of Nearly Everything?

curious and humorouslots of detailseasy going and informaleducational science book

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body, confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand-and, if possible, answer-the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourse... Read more about A Short History of Nearly Everything

A proton is an infinitesimal part of an atom, which is itself of course an insubstantial thing. Protons are so small that a little dib of ink like the dot on thisi can hold something in the region of ...

#2

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution-a #1 international bestseller-that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understa... Read more about Sapiens

About 300,000 years after their appearance, matter and energy started to coalesce into complex structures, called atoms, which then combined into molecules. The story of atoms, molecules and their int...

#3

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."-Entertainment Weekly

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two tho... Read more about Stiff

The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new h...

#4

What do readers say about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?

fluid and accessiblebioethics and racethought-provoking in the extremefirst person narration

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The story of modern medicine and bioethics-and, indeed, race relations-is refracted beautifully, and movingly."-Entertainment Weekly

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ONE OF T... Read more about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

On January 29, 1951, David Lacks sat behind the wheel of his old Buick, watching the rain fall. He was parked under a towering oak tree outside Johns Hopkins Hospital with three of his children—two st...

#5

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental f... Read more about Guns, Germs, and Steel

ASUITABLE STARTING POINT FROM WHICH TO COMPARE historical developments on the different continents is around 11,000 B.C.* This date corresponds approximately to the beginnings of village life in a few...

#6

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER

One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambr... Read more about Educated

My strongest memory is not a memory. It’s something I imagined, then came to remember as if it had happened. The memory was formed when I was five, just before I turned six, from a story my father tol...

#7

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Bestseller

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub... Read more about Braiding Sweetgrass

#8

What do readers say about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

fun bookfantasy storieswonderfully witty and shorttwists and turns

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to atten... Read more about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or...

#9

A New York Times Bestseller

"Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It's compulsively readable." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

InBonk ?the best-selling author ofStiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on t... Read more about Bonk

#10

Major New York Times bestseller

Over two million copies sold

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011

Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2011... Read more about Thinking, Fast and Slow

Your experience as you look at the woman’s face seamlessly combines what we normally call seeing and intuitive thinking. As surely and quickly as you saw that the young woman’s hair is dark, you knew ...

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