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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

    $12.99 USD

  • Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient

    Reflections on Healing and Regeneration

    National Book Award Finalist: The “amazing” New York Times bestseller about the power of laughter and optimism in fighting serious illness (Chicago Sun-Times).Norman Cousins’s iconic firsthand account of victory against terminal disease, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient inspired a revolution, encouraging patients to take charge of their own treatment.A political journalist and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Caligula

    If you want to read about one of the "baddies," that is, one of the most deranged leaders in the history of History, you'll enjoy this one. Not much is known about Caligula, but it is established that his father, Germanicus, was a brilliant military leader, love throughout Rome. He was so loved that Tiberius, the emperor, adopted him with intentions of having a successor. When Germanicus dies ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • And Give Up Showbiz?

    How Fred Levin Beat Big Tobacco, Avoided Two Murder Prosecutions, Became a Chief of Ghana, Earned Boxing Manager of the Year & Transformed American Law

    by Josh Young ...
    From a New York Times–bestselling author, a hilarious portrait of a legendary, larger-than-life trial lawyer.In the early nineties, Big Tobacco was making a killing. There was no entity more powerful, and national tobacco-related deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands each year. The economic loss from smoking-related illnesses was billions of dollars. And yet, Big Tobacco had never paid a ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Blood Matters

    From BRCA1 to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene

    by Masha Gessen ...
    A National Book Award winner’s personal journey through the ethical dilemmas and unsettling choices raised by the new frontier of DNA testing.Several years after Masha Gessen’s mother died of breast cancer, she discovered she too had the BRCA1 gene mutation, which predisposes women to high rates of ovarian and breast cancer. Her doctors gave her narrow options: surgical removal of her breasts and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Last Lecture

    by Randy Pausch ...
    "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy PauschA lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • My Own Words

    The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Little Shoes

    The Sensational Depression-Era Murders That Became My Family's Secret

    In the summer of 1937, with the Depression deep and World War II looming, a California triple murder stunned an already grim nation. After a frantic week-long manhunt for the killer, a suspect emerged, and his sensational trial captivated audiences from coast to coast. Justice was swift, and the condemned man was buried away with the horrifying story.But decades later, Pamela Everett, a lawyer and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Giants of Enterprise

    Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built

    Seven business innovators and the empires they built.The pre-eminent business historian of our time, Richard S. Tedlow, examines seven great CEOs who successfully managed cutting-edge technology and formed enduring corporate empires.With the depth and clarity of a master, Tedlow illuminates the minds, lives and strategies behind the legendary successes of our times:. George Eastman and his ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Undercover Epicenter Nurse

    How Fraud, Negligence, and Greed Led to Unnecessary Deaths at Elmhurst Hospital

    Undercover Epicenter Nurse blows the lid off the COVID-19 pandemic.What would you do if you discovered that the media and the government were lying to us all? And that hundreds, maybe thousands of people were dying because of it?Army combat veteran and registered nurse Erin Olszewski’s most deeply held values were put to the test when she arrived as a travel nurse at Elmhurst Hospital in the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Handprints on Hubble

    An Astronaut's Story of Invention

    series Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series
    The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed thousands of galaxies in what seemed to be empty patches of sky; transformed our knowledge of black holes; ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Secret to Success

    by Eric Thomas ...
    From homeless high school dropout to one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the country, Eric Thomas has truly found the Secret 2 Success. In this, his debut autobiography, Eric shares that secret with the rest of the world. By chronicling his days sleeping in abandoned buildings in the unforgiving Detroit winters, to his rise as a successful husband, father, CEO, educator and ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Letters from an Astrophysicist

    **New York Times BestsellerA luminous companion 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 scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

    The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

    by James Gleick ...
    An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman—a giant of twentieth century physics—from his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyondRaised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Fighting for Life

    New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • How We Do Harm

    A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

    A startling and important exposé on the state of medicine, research, and healthcare today by the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the American Cancer SocietyHow We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today—the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide, insurance companies that don ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Riding Rockets

    The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut

    by Mike Mullane ...
    On February 1, 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, twenty-nine men and six women, were introduced to the world. Among them would be history makers, including the first American woman and the first African American in space. This assembly of astronauts would carry NASA through the most tumultuous years of the space shuttle program. Four would die on Challenger.USAF Colonel Mike ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Physics Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.Using a bold, graphics-led approach, The Physics Book sets out more than 80 of the key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpacking the thought ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Sei donne che hanno cambiato il mondo

    Le grandi scienziate della fisica del XX secolo

    I sei brevi romanzi in cui perdersi in questo libro sono quelli di Marie Curie (1867-1934), Lise Meitner (1878-1968), Emmy Noether (1882-1935), Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) e Mileva Marić (1875-1948). Per molti saranno nomi sconosciuti, eppure queste sei donne sono state delle pioniere. Sono nate tutte nell’arco di cinquant’anni e hanno operato negli anni cruciali e ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

    by James Herriot ...
    series All Creatures Great and Small #2
    From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small: more true stories of a veterinarian in small-town Yorkshire, England.After his first day on the job, James Herriot’s mentor warns him that the life of a country veterinarian is full of small triumphs and big disasters, but that he’d never be bored. From night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Code Breaker

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

    The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping 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 grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Patient H.M.

    A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

    by Luke Dittrich ...
    “Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge.Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book ... 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

  • Medical Apartheid

    The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

    The first full history of Black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read this masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate.From the era of slavery to the present day, starting with the earliest ... Read more

    $8.99 USD