Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional System 2 is slower, deliberative, and logical Kahneman exposes the extraordinaryThinking, Fast and Slow

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 introvertsRosa 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 understandand, if possible, answerthe 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

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 theA Brief History of Time

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 His answer is that we pay too much attention to whatOutliers: The Story of Success

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 Winner 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

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 copeMan's Search for Meaning

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 cellstaken without her knowledgebecame one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they areThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

A People's History of the United States

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

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 andEducated

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

An alternate cover edition exists here The 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

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

What should we have for dinner For omnivore s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma When you can eat just about anything nature or the supermarket has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer mightThe Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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 Marketers at Procter Gamble studyThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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