Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr.Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

A Short History of Nearly Everything

In Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got fromA Short History of Nearly Everything

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

A Brief History of Time

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the uniA Brief History of Time

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years n nWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of humanGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Outliers: The Story of Success

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succeOutliers: The Story of Success

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, theyThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Man's Search for Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope witMan's Search for Meaning

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healeEducated

A People's History of the United States

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winningA People's History of the United States

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder Here are peoThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

A young woman walks into a laboratory Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed n nMarketers at Procter Gamble studyThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

An alternate cover edition exists here n nThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashionThe Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem For two thousand years, cadavers some willingly, some unwittingly have been involved in science s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the gooStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers