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A Brief History of Time

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Hawking<p>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<p>A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe …

Eaarth

• <b>Author:</b> Bill McKibben<p><b>"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." —Barbara Kingsolver</b><p>Twenty years ago, with <i>The End of Nature</i>, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went …

This Is Your Brain on Music

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel J. Levitin<p><b>In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain.</b><p>Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music …

The Grand Design

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another …

Hallucinations

• <b>Author:</b> Oliver Sacks<p>Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?<p>Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, …

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Schiefelbein & Jacques Cousteau<p>The beloved explorer Jacques Cousteau witnessed firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea-and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In this magnificent last book, now available for the first time in …

Why the West Rules--for Now

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Morris<p>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book for 2011<p>Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth …

Hubris

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Isikoff & David Corn<p><b>The real story behind the investigation of Iraq, and the basis for the MSNBC documentary of the same name hosted by Rachel Maddow</b><br>Filled with news-making revelations that made it a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Hubris</i> takes us behind the scenes at the White House, CIA, …

J.R.R. Tolkien's Ring On Display At Estate's Exhibit

J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is filled with fantastical stories of elves, hobbits and wizards. But the ring at the center of his tale may have been inspired by a real ring. Owners of The Vyne, an English estate, say they possess the ring that inspired Tolkien's "ring of …

Is reading different in the 21st century?

In last week's books podcast novelist Mohsin Hamid suggested that his novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, was a "sprawling 19th-century …