Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in

Wilding

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin a microbe s eye view of the world that reveals a marvelous,

The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks

A new epidemic is sweeping the country Some people call it ADHD, scatter brain, or brain fog And some people simply say they just don t feel like themselves and haven t for a long time People are thinking and feeling worse than ever Why Because our brains are not getting the support

Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine,

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement precision in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future The rise of manufacturing could not

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus In captivity,

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist s human powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist