Marc deVries

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How the Mind Works

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Pinker<p>"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." —New York Review of Books<p>In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often …

Energy

• <b>Author:</b> Vaclav Smil<p>With his famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein showed us that all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging introduction, renowned author and scientist Vaclav Smil covers a wide range of topics, from the inner workings of the human body to …

Why We Sleep

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Walker<p><b>A New York Times bestseller</b><p>The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our …

Climate Change in Human History

• <b>Author:</b> Benjamin Lieberman & Elizabeth Gordon<p><i>Climate Change and Human History</i> provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history.<p>Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, …

The Plantagenets

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Jones<p><b>The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—by the author of The Templars</b><p>The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an …

The Origins of Creativity

• <b>Author:</b> Edward O. Wilson<p>An eloquent exploration of creativity, The Origins of Creativity grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression—so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species—came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of …

The Ancestor's Tale

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>With unparalleled wit, clarity, and intelligence, Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most renowned evolutionary biologists, has introduced countless readers to the wonders of science in works such as The Selfish Gene. Now, in The Ancestor's Tale, Dawkins offers a masterwork: …

Biocentrism

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Berman & Robert Lanza<p>Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a <i>US News & World Report</i> cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Manson<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller<p>Over 1 million copies sold<p>In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.<p>For decades, we’ve been told …

Science in the Soul

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.</b><p>For …

Read These 13 Books and You'll Be a Better Person

Leo Tolstoy wrote that, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Reading is an ethical pursuit, and a …

Literature

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …

The Male Brain

• <b>Author:</b> Louann Brizendine, M.D.<p><b>From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.</b><p><i>The Male Brain</i> finally overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of …

An Epidemic of Absence

• <b>Author:</b> Moises Velasquez-Manoff<p><b>A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disorders</b><p>Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 …

BMW Concept 8 Series First Look

/ Cars / BMW / 7-Series / 2017 / BMW Concept 8 Series First Look<p>BUYER’S GUIDE<p>Resurrected coupe is a jaw-dropper<p>Words<p>Share this article<p>After a two-decade hiatus, the 8 Series will return to BMW’s lineup in 2018. While we wait, BMW is previewing its future range-topping coupe with a concept debuting …

Reality Is Not What It Seems

• <b>Author:</b> Carlo Rovelli and Others<p><b>The Times Magazine</b><p><b>From the New York Times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.</b><p>What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

The BMW M2 wins AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s 2017 All-Stars Award

Today, the BMW M2 received AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s All-Stars award at Amelia Island Concours d ’Elegance. Putting the first ever BMW M2 on the twisty …

BMW 530i M Sport sDrive Review

A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to drive the brand-new G30-generation BMW 5 Series for a week. The specific car we drove was a 2017 BMW 530i …

Ardennes 1944

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p><b>The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day, Stalingrad, and The Battle of Arnhem reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account</b> <br>On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in …

Signature in the Cell

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen C. Meyer<p>“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest …

Survival In Auschwitz : If This Is a Man

• <b>Author:</b> Primo Levi<p>Survival in Auschwitz is a mostly straightforward narrative, beginning with Primo Levi's deportation from Turin, Italy, to the concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland in 1943. Levi, then a 25-year-old chemist, spent 10 months in the camp. Even Levi's most graphic descriptions of …

Everything Is Obvious

• <b>Author:</b> Duncan J. Watts<p><b>By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future.</b><p>Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and …

The West without Water

• <b>Author:</b> B. Lynn Ingram & Frances Malamud-Roam<p><i>The West without Water</i> documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current …

The Future of the Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p>Michio Kaku, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i> and <i>Physics of the Future</i> tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.<p><i>The Future of the Mind</i> brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science …

Lie Detecting 101

• <b>Author:</b> David Craig<p>Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone’s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud. You can’t always rely on what comes out of someone’s mouth. It doesn’t take mind reading superpowers to …

Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Emmett<p><b>A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. Bush</b><p>Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events …

Seven Skeletons

• <b>Author:</b> Lydia Pyne<p><b>An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestors</b><p>Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. …