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  • Why Fish Don't Exist

    A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

    by Lulu Miller ...
    A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * SmithsonianA “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.“At one... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • My Fifty Year Nursing Journey

    Why on Earth Would Anyone Want to Be a Nurse?

    In this sometime amusing, sometime challenging journey through fifty years of Nursing, this author presents her favorite memoirs. Beginning as a young sixteen year-old Nurse Aide in the early 1960's, her long walk through Nursing launches in a small town hospital in the south. She moves you through youthful learning experiences, Nurse trainings, personal struggles with choices, and lessons learned ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside

    A Maverick of Electrical Science

    by Basil Mahon ...
    FINALIST! 2019 IEEE William and Joyce Middleton Electrical Engineering History AwardThis biography of Oliver Heaviside profiles the life of an underappreciated genius and describes his many contributions to electrical science, which proved to be essential to the future of mass communications. Oliver Heaviside (1850 -1925) may not be a household name but he was one of the great pioneers of ... Read more

    $17.69 USD

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober


    Book 1 - The Unexpected Joy
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Not remotely preachy' - The Times'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire</strong... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    by James Herriot ...
    series All Creatures Great and Small
    From a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer”: The New York Times bestseller and basis for the beloved BBC series of the same name (The Boston Globe).In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Home in the World: A Memoir

    by Amartya Sen ...
    From Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, a long-awaited memoir about home, belonging, inequality, and identity, recounting a singular life devoted to betterment of humanity.The Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is one of a handful of people who may truly be called “a global intellectual” (Financial Times). A towering figure in the field of economics, Sen is perhaps best known for his work on poverty and ... Read more

    $19.89 USD

  • Sis, Don't Settle

    How to Stay Smart in Matters of the Heart

    by Faith Jenkins ...
    DATE SMARTER, MAKE BETTER DECISIONS IN LOVE, AND ACHIEVE THE RELATIONSHIP YOU DESERVE… IT ALL STARTS WITH NOT SETTLING!By day, Faith Jenkins is the host of the nationally syndicated TV show Divorce Court; by night, she’s a happily married newlywed who navigated these dating streets for years before learning how to attract the love of her dreams. When she turned 35 without a wedding ring in sight, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • A Lab of One's Own

    One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

    A “beautifully written” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) memoir-manifesto from the first female director of the National Science Foundation about the entrenched sexism in science, the elaborate detours women have take to bypass the problem, and how to fix the system.If you think sexism thrives only on Wall Street or Hollywood, you haven’t visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Emergency

    A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

    by Thomas Fisher ...
    **The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind“Gripping . . . eloquent . . . This book reminds us how permanently interesting our bodies are, especially when they go wrong.”—The New York TimesONE ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Left on Tenth

    A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir

    by Delia Ephron ...
    The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story in her "resplendent memoir," complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution (Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone).Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She’d lost her sister, Nora, and then her husband, Jerry, both to cancer. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • We Could Not Fail

    The First African Americans in the Space Program

    This “surprising and insightful” history profiles ten African American engineers, mathematicians, and others who worked for NASA’s space program (Lauren Helmuth, New York Times Book Review).The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. NASA itself became an agent of social ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Secret Lives of Bats

    My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals

    by Merlin Tuttle ...
    Stories and science surrounding the beloved bat, from an ecologist who has dedicated his life to the curious creature.Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Merlin Tuttle knows, and he has stopped at nothing to find and protect them on every continent they inhabit. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    A Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington PostThe bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a “compelling” (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • How to Change Your Mind

    What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

    **“Pollan keeps you turning the pages . . . cleareyed and assured.” —New York TimesA #1 New York Times Bestseller, New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018, and New York Times Notable BookA brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences**When ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

    A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

    by Lori Gottlieb ...
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!“Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric**“This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—**Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CE... ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Man Who Invented the Computer

    by Jane Smiley ...
    From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age.One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, combined with an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

    An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest

    The fascinating account of a pioneering ethnobotanist’s travels in the Amazon—at once a gripping adventure story, a passionate argument for conservationism, and an investigation into the healing power of plants, by the author of The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to KnowFor thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • What We Wish Were True

    Reflections on Nurturing Life and Facing Death

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Facing death is the hardest thing of all, and Tallu Quinn faces hers in a way that broke and healed my heart. This book is a beautiful tribute to life, to truth, and to love.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller UntamedProfound essays on nurturing life while facing a terminal diagnosis, from the dedicated humanitarian and young mother creating ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dragons of Eden

    Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

    by Carl Sagan ...
    “A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday . . . It's a delight.”—The New York TimesDr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends—and their amazing links to recent discoveries.“How ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • A Civil Action

    by Jonathan Harr ...
    **#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • The true story of one man so determined to take down two of the nation's largest corporations accused of killing children from water contamination that he risks losing everything."The legal thriller of the decade." —Cleveland Plain Dealer**Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Book of Woe

    The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

    “Gary Greenberg has become the Dante of our psychiatric age, and the DSM-5 is his Inferno.” —Errol MorrisSince its debut in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has set down the “official” view on what constitutes mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973. Each revision has created controversy, but the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • My Life, Deleted

    A Memoir

    My Life, Deleted—part love story, part medical mystery, and part inspirational memoir—is the true story of Scott Bolzan, the 46-year-old former pro football offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns who suffered permanent amnesia after a tragic accident.Co-written with his wife Joan Bolzan, this riveting account details Scott's courageous fight to build a new life after losing all memories of his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Mercies in Disguise

    A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them

    by Gina Kolata ...
    "[Kolata] is a gifted storyteller. Her account of the Baxleys... is both engrossing and distressing... Kolata's book raises crucial questions about knowledge that can be both vital and fatal, both pallative and dangerous." —Andrew Solomon, The New York Review of BooksNew York Times science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • 3,000 Pulses Later

    A Memoir of Surviving Depression Without Medications

    by Martha Rhodes ...
    3,000 Pulses Later: A Memoir of Surviving Depression Without Medication describes how, as a successful advertising executive, wife, and mother with a seemingly ideal life, Martha Rhodes succumbed to depression and overdosed on Xanax and alcohol in an unsuccessful suicide attempt. The memoir describes her challenges with untreated, drug-resistant depression and her struggle to find an alternative ... Read more

    $9.99 USD