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AIDS. Ebola. Bird flu. SARS. Year after year we manage new viruses thanks to the tireless work done in labs and hot zones around the world. Now, Jonathan Quick explains how we could end epidemics forever. Somewhere out there, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of ... read more

End of Epidemics


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Darwin’s theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found.
By the 1970s this absence of ‘transitional fossils... read more

Written in Stone (Icon Science)


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Riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius, the history of the atom’s discovery is as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as the atom itself.  John Dalton gave us the first picture of the atom in the early 1800s. Almost 100 years later the young misfit Ne... read more


Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu, from the origins and lessons of the Great Flu that killed millions to vexing questions like: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and are we close to finding a cure?

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

A "New York Times "Notable Book How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces tha... read more

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Description: Nothing is more certain in life than death. Yet recent advances in medicine and technology have dramatically increased our life expectancy, and everything about when, where, how and why we die has changed. The result is that d... read more

Modern Death : How Medicine Changed the End of Life

Our brains need a well-rounded workout just like our bodies! Research has shown the benefits of keeping our mental abilities strong, and those who challenge their brains throughout their life have a lower r... read more

Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer: 201 Brain Exercises to Maintain Your Mental Fitness

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentle... read more

Reading the Rocks - How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

"Superbly written and researched." --Booklist"Builds a strong case." --Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the dis... read more

Lyme "The First Epidemic of Climate Change"

'Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise. Drawing on both vivid everyday examples and surprising laboratory findings, he shows how pain, suffering, and struggle give us plea... read more

The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

'Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly.'Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWSDid you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?Or tha... read more

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things