Nic Howell

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The Violinist's Thumb

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Kean<p>From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.<p>In <i>The Disappearing Spoon</i>, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the …

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 …

Why Evolution Is True

• <b>Author:</b> Jerry A. Coyne<p><b>"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins</b><p>In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet …

Silent Spring

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Carson<p>Rachel Carson’s <i>Silent Spring</i> was first published in three serialized excerpts in the <i>New Yorker</i> in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws …

Into Thin Air

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Krakauer<p>When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising …

What You Might Not Know

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Smith & Teri Fuller<p>Jen Smith lives with a murderer. This killer has ruthlessly taken many of her friends, and always leaves her wondering if she'll be next. Her fear for her life is trumped only by her overwhelming concern for her beautiful young son. But she has no choice. Jen has …

The End of Your Life Book Club

• <b>Author:</b> Will Schwalbe<p>“What are you reading?”<p>That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors …

Mother Daughter Me

• <b>Author:</b> Katie Hafner<p>The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. <br>Dreaming of …

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

• <b>Author:</b> Maya Angelou & Oprah Winfrey<p>Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s …

Night

• <b>Author:</b> Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel<p><b>A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel</b><p><i>Night</i> is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and …

Jennifer Lawrence: America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart

‘Dude!” Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. “I’m lost as fuck! I’ve been driving around for, like, 10 minutes. Where the hell is this place?” …

DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation

Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA. How far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out.<p>Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all the world’s knowledge in DNA. …

Genetics