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  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Sex on Six Legs

    Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

    by Marlene Zuk ...
    A biologist presents a “consistently delightful” look at the mysteries of insect behavior (The New York Times Book Review).Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity—personality, language, childcare—with ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Astonishing Animals

    Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They Inhabit

    by Tim Flannery ...
    From the authors of A Gap in Nature, a breathtaking visual adventure showcasing ninety of the world’s most astounding creatures.Sumptuous birds of paradise, amazing soft-shell turtles, frogs that look like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from Finding Nemo) are just some of the extraordinary creatures that can be found in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten’s new ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rereading the Fossil Record

    The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

    Rereading the Fossil Record presents the first-ever historical account of the origin, rise, and importance of paleobiology, from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, David Sepkoski shows how the movement was conceived and promoted by a small but influential group of paleontologists and examines the intellectual, disciplinary, and political ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Edison

    by Edmund Morris ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus ReviewsAlthough Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR**“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)**The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • From Darwin to Derrida

    Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life

    by David Haig ...
    A wide ranging treatise connecting evolutionary biology with philosophy that explores how the random process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the worldIn From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Psych

    The Story of the Human Mind

    by Paul Bloom ...
    A Next Big Idea Club Must-ReadA compelling and accessible new perspective on the modern science of psychology, based on one of Yale’s most popular courses of all timeHow does the brain—a three-pound wrinkly mass—give rise to intelligence and conscious experience? Was Freud right that we are all plagued by forbidden sexual desires? What is the function of emotions such as disgust, gratitude, and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Language Unlimited

    The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power

    by David Adger ...
    Language Unlimited explores the many mysteries about our capacity for language and reveals the source of its endless creativity. All humans, but no other species, have the capacity to create and understand language. It provides structure to our thoughts, allowing us to plan, communicate, and create new ideas, without limit. Yet we have only finite experiences, and our languages have finite stores ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • My Stroke of Insight

    A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

    **"Transformative...[Taylor's] experience...will shatter [your] own perception of the world."—ABC NewsThe astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment**On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A City on Mars

    Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through?

    *** THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Times Best Science and Environment Book of 2023 *“Exceptional. . . Forceful, engaging and funny . . . This book will make you happy to live on this planet — a good thing, because you’re not leaving anytime soon.” —New York Times Book ReviewFrom the bestselling authors of Soonish, a brilliant and hilarious ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • 為什麼要睡覺?

    Why We SleepThe New Science of Sleep and Dreams

    Translated by 姚若潔 ...
    series 科學自然
    缺乏睡眠成為全球流行病的今天,我們需要超強睡眠顧問沃克傳授的睡眠全書。這本書總結數十年來的睡眠研究成果以及最新科學突破,告訴我們睡眠複雜又迷人的真相。得獎紀錄★ 榮登Amazon網站、《紐約時報》、《星期日泰晤士報》暢銷書榜★《泰晤士報文學增刊》、《觀察家報》、《星期日泰晤士報》、 《金融時報》、《衛報》、《每日郵報》、《標準晚報》年度選書★ 讀者讚譽有加:goodreads網站一萬二千多位讀者、Amazon網站四百多位讀者,給予平均4顆星以上的好評。睡眠專家提供的快速入睡5訣竅睡眠與做夢的功能,超乎想像:.學習之前的睡眠,幫助腦準備形成新記憶;學習之後的睡眠,可以鞏固記憶、避免遺忘。.夢提供虛擬實境,讓過去與現在的知識融合,激發創意。... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Material World

    The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization

    by Ed Conway ...
    Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil, and lithium. These fundamental materials have created empires, razed civilizations, and fed our ingenuity and greed for thousands of years. Without them, our modern world would not exist, and the battle to control them will determine our future. • Finalist for the Financial Times and Schroders Business Book of the Year AwardThe fiber-optic cables that weave the World ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken ...
    **• New York Times bestseller •The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Dharma in DNA

    Insights at the Intersection of Biology and Buddhism

    by Dee Denver ...
    There are more connections between spirituality and science than you might think... In 2004, biologist Dee Denver heard the Dalai Lama speak in Bloomington, Indiana. The famous Tibetan monk's speech that day exposed him to the centrality of impermanence in Buddhist thinking, a topic that directly connected to his mutation research in evolutionary biology. He left the event shocked and startled by ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

    **Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Science FridayA quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them.**In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Masala Lab

    The Science of Indian Cooking

    by Krish Ashok ...
    Ever wondered why your grandmother threw a teabag into the pressure cooker while boiling chickpeas, or why she measured using the knuckle of her index finger? Why does a counter-intuitive pinch of salt make your kheer more intensely flavourful? What is the Maillard reaction and what does it have to do with fenugreek? What does your high-school chemistry knowledge, or what you remember of it, have ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • One Child

    Do We Have a Right to More?

    by Sarah Conly ...
    A compelling argument for the morality of limitations on procreation in lessening the harmful environmental effects of unchecked population We live in a world where a burgeoning global population has started to have a major and destructive environmental impact. The results, including climate change and the struggle for limited resources, appear to be inevitable aspects of a difficult future. ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • The Tales Teeth Tell

    Development, Evolution, Behavior

    What human teeth can tell us about our evolution, development, and behavior . . .This fascinating, accessible study will “put a smile on your face with its weird facts about primate dentistry and the shrinking grins of modern-day humans” (Washington Post).Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark ZuckerbergFrom 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 understanding of what it means to be “human.”One hundred thousand years ago, at ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants

    A Tour of His Botanical Legacy

    by Ken Thompson ...
    “Thompson revisits Darwin’s botany, showing us how insightful he was, where (rarely) he was wrong and the marvelous discoveries that have been made since.” —Jonathan Silvertown, author of Dinner with DarwinCharles Darwin was a brilliant and revolutionary botanist whose observations and theories were far ahead of his time. With Darwin’s Most Wonderful Plants, biologist and gardening expert Ken ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Not the End of the World

    How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet

    This "truly essential" book will transform how you see our biggest environmental problems (Margaret Atwood)—and explains how we can solve them.It’s become common to tell kids that they’re going to die from climate change. We are constantly bombarded by doomsday headlines that tell us the soil won’t be able to support crops, fish will vanish from our oceans, and that we should reconsider having ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • The Allure of the Multiverse

    Extra Dimensions, Other Worlds, and Parallel Universes

    by Paul Halpern ...
    **“A rich and rewarding history of one of the most astounding ideas in physics and astronomy” (Marcia Bartusiak) – that the universe we know isn’t the only one **Our books, our movies—our imaginations—are obsessed with extra dimensions, alternate timelines, and the sense that all we see might not be all there is. In short, we can’t stop thinking about the multiverse. As it turns out, physicists ... Read more

    $18.99 USD


  • Most Delicious Poison

    The Story of Nature's Toxins—From Spices to Vices

    by Noah Whiteman ...
    An evolutionary biologist tells the story of nature’s toxins and why we are attracted—and addicted—to them, in this “magisterial, fascinating, and gripping tour de force” (Neil Shubin).A deadly secret lurks within our spice racks, medicine cabinets, backyard gardens, and private stashes.Scratch beneath the surface of a coffee bean, a red pepper flake, a poppy seed, a mold spore, a foxglove leaf, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD