Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

A dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s a sweeping chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures

End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More

What is going to cause our extinction How can we save ourselves and our future End Times answers the most important questions facing humankindEnd Times is a compelling work of skilled reportage that peels back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable and inevitable end of humankind From as

How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

A noted neurologist challenges the widespread misunderstanding of brain disease and mental illness How the Brain Lost Its Mind tells the rich and compelling story of two confounding ailments, syphilis and hysteria, and the extraordinary efforts to confront their effects on mental life How does th

My Tiny Pet

A witty celebration of the tiny tardigrade, a microscopic creature that looks like a bear Living in a tiny house has one huge drawback no space for pets So when a little girl s parents announce that it s time for the family to simplify, downsizing from a huge home in the city to a tiny house in th

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

The 2013 2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever but the outbreaks continue Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake up call about the future of emerging viruses from the 1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geogr

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

For Dr Guy Leschziner s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, sleep apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares Demoniac halluc

Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

An eye opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women s healthcare in the U.S One of Elle s 30 Best Books to Read This Summer American women visit doctors, have surgery, and fill prescriptions than men In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks Why is the lif

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

A powerful and indispensable book on the devastating consequences of environmental racism and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities Did you know Middle class African American households with incomes between 50,000 and 60,000 live in neighborhoods that are mo

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas Minutes later

The Overstory

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellu