Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

An engaging and deeply reported investigation of friendship its evolution, purpose, and centrality in human and nonhuman lives alike The bonds of friendship are universal and elemental In Friendship, journalist Lydia Denworth visits the front lines of the science of friendship in search of its

Physical Intelligence: How the Brain Guides the Body Through the Physical World

Elegantly written and deeply grounded in personal experience reminiscent of works by Oliver Sacks this book gives us a clear, illuminating examination of action intelligence, the fundamental relationship between the physical world and the mind Using behavioral neurology and cognitive

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives The rarest of books a combination of page turning discovery and remarkably readable science

The Bilingual Brain: And What It Tells Us about the Science of Language

Fascinating This engaging book explores just how multiple languages are acquired and sorted out by the brain Costa s work derives from a great fund of knowledge, considerable curiosity and solidly scientific spirit Philip Hensher SpectatorThe definitive study of bilingualism and the

Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human

Inspired by Sarah DiGregorio s harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, Early is a compelling and empathetic blend of memoir and rigorous reporting that tells the story of neonatology and explores the questions raised by premature birth Early is a definitive history of

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

When a couple plans for a child today, every moment seems precious and unique Home pregnancy tests promise good news just days after conception, and prospective parents can track the progress of their pregnancy day by day with apps that deliver a stream of embryonic portraits On line due date

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science based book that doesn t tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement Exercise is health enhancing and life extending, yet many of us feel it s a chore But, as Kelly McGonigal

Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World

Today we take for granted that a telescope allows us to see galaxies millions of light years away But before its invention, people used nothing than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky So how did four men in the 1500 s of different nationality, age, religion, and

The Overstory

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from