From the influential and hugely popular "New York Times" columnist and bestselling author of "Bobos in Paradise" comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.
Was geschieht in unserem Kopf, wenn wir ohne es zu wollen phantastische Geschichten wahrnehmen oder Muster und Gestalten sehen? Wodurch unterscheiden sich solche Halluzinationen von realen Erfahrungen oder von Traumerlebnissen? Haben sie einen Zusammenhang mit früher [...]
Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, examines the most important moments in the development of pharmaceuticals and includes discussions of vaccines, homeopathic cures, and controversial treatments.
Why do we breathe? Does time really exist? Where do mountains come from? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. [...]
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that [...]
What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or [...]
Released: March 2012 / Delivery time: 3-5 weeks (title will be specially ordered)
In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and [...]
This is a book about universes. It tells a story that revolves around a single extraordinary fact: that Albert Einstein's famous theory of relativity describes a series of entire universes. Not many solutions to Einstein's tantalising universe equations have ever been [...]
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. This title tells the story of our world through maps. It examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the [...]
Atomic pigs, glass-eating scientists and more bizarre experiments from the bestselling author of "Elephants on Acid". Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also [...]
The world's most famous former computer hacker, now a security consultant, describes his life on the run from the FBI creating fake identities, finding jobs at a law firm and a hospital, and keeping tabs on his pursuers.