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Synthesizing hard research and personal anecdotes in a wonderfully accessible narrative, Leonard Mlodinow reconsiders the antagonism between emotion and logic.

Synthesizing hard research and personal anecdotes in a wonderfully accessible narrative, Leonard Mlodinow reconsiders the antagonism between emotion and logic.

Jude Stewart provides a guidebook to smell that’s chock-full of guidance, advice and new ways to experience the aromas around us.

Jude Stewart provides a guidebook to smell that’s chock-full of guidance, advice and new ways to experience the aromas around us.

The Atlas of Disappearing Places is a striking and deeply researched work of art and environmental activism.

The Atlas of Disappearing Places is a striking and deeply researched work of art and environmental activism.

Sarah Everts takes readers on an entertaining journey into the world of perspiration, skillfully turning science into poetry.

Sarah Everts takes readers on an entertaining journey into the world of perspiration, skillfully turning science into poetry.

Acclaimed writer Michael Pollan delves into our deep relationships with three mind-altering plants: opium, coffee and mescaline.

Acclaimed writer Michael Pollan delves into our deep relationships with three mind-altering plants: opium, coffee and mescaline.

When your subject is the humble but essential toilet, bathroom humor is unavoidable. So expect a few potty jokes in Chelsea Wald’s very interesting Pipe Dreams.

When your subject is the humble but essential toilet, bathroom humor is unavoidable. So expect a few potty jokes in Chelsea Wald’s very interesting Pipe Dreams.

Like Lab Girl on steroids, The Code Breaker paints a detailed picture of how Nobel Prize-winning scientist Jennifer Douda works.

Like Lab Girl on steroids, The Code Breaker paints a detailed picture of how Nobel Prize-winning scientist Jennifer Douda works.

Combining science and technology with the emotional human experience, David W. Brown’s The Mission is a fresh look at the future of space exploration.

Combining science and technology with the emotional human experience, David W. Brown’s The Mission is a fresh look at the future of space exploration.

John Colapinto delivers exhaustive knowledge about the human voice, aided by a lineup of scholars, scientists, historians, physicians and voice artists.

John Colapinto delivers exhaustive knowledge about the human voice, aided by a lineup of scholars, scientists, historians, physicians and voice artists.

As Annalee Newitz shows in Four Lost Cities, an ancient city’s fate was determined by complex interactions of politics, the environment and human choices.

As Annalee Newitz shows in Four Lost Cities, an ancient city’s fate was determined by complex interactions of politics, the environment and human choices.

Michael E. Mann argues for the necessity and possibility of aggressive, systemic changes. It’s a bracing read—both eye-opening and even fun.

Michael E. Mann argues for the necessity and possibility of aggressive, systemic changes. It’s a bracing read—both eye-opening and even fun.

In The Light Ages, Seb Falk uses the story of John Westwyk, a 14th-century monk, to explore the scientific explosion that occurred well before the Renaissance.

In The Light Ages, Seb Falk uses the story of John Westwyk, a 14th-century monk, to explore the scientific explosion that occurred well before the Renaissance.

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