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Meteorite

by Tim Gregory Basic Books (October 12, 2020)

Explore the universe and immerse yourself in the story of our solar system, planet, and life through meteorites.

Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains...


The Illness Narratives

by Arthur Kleinman Basic Books (October 12, 2020)

From one of America's most celebrated psychiatrists, the book that has taught generations of healers why healing the sick is about more than just diagnosing their illness.

Modern medicine treats sick patients...


The Evolution Of Desire

by David M. Buss Basic Books (December 26, 2016)

The groundbreaking, provocative book that uses evolutionary psychology to explain human mating and the mysteries of love.

If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships?...


The Connected Parent

by John Palfrey & Urs Gasser Basic Books (October 05, 2020)

An essential guide for parents navigating the new frontier of hyper-connected kids.

Today's teenagers spend about nine hours per day online. Parents of this ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions...


A Field Guide to a Happy Life

by Massimo Pigliucci Basic Books (September 14, 2020)

A brilliant philosopher reimagines Stoicism for our modern age in this thought-provoking guide to a better life.

For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship....


Distracted

by James M. Lang Basic Books (October 20, 2020)

Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions -- which is why a renowned educator created a scientific solution to one of every teacher's biggest problems.

Why is it so hard to...


Philip and Alexander

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (October 12, 2020)

This definitive biography of one of history's most influential father-son duos tells the story of two rulers who gripped the world -- and their rise and fall from power.

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered...


A Place for Everything

by Judith Flanders Basic Books (October 20, 2020)

From a New York Times-bestselling historian comes the story of how the alphabet ordered our world.

A Place for Everything is the first-ever history of alphabetization, from the Library of Alexandria to Wikipedia....


What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots

by Laura Major & Julie Shah Basic Books (October 12, 2020)

The next generation of robots will be truly social, but can we make sure that they play well in the sandbox?

Most robots are just tools. They do limited sets of tasks subject to constant human control. But a...


VRx

by Brennan Spiegel Basic Books (October 05, 2020)

A leading doctor unveils the groundbreaking potential of virtual medicine.

Brennan Spiegel has spent years studying the medical power of the mind, and in VRx he reveals a revolutionary new kind of care: virtual...


Morality

by Jonathan Sacks Basic Books (August 31, 2020)

A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values.

With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug...


Worked Over

by Jamie K McCallum Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

An award-winning sociologist reveals the unexpected link between overwork and inequality.

Most Americans work too long and too hard, while others lack consistency in their hours and schedules. Work hours declined...


Venus and Aphrodite

by Bettany Hughes Basic Books (September 21, 2020)

A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.

Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before...


Unique

by David Linden Basic Books (September 28, 2020)

Inspired by the abundance of unique personalities available on dating websites, a renowned neuroscientist examines the science of what makes you, you.

David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the...


The Rules of Contagion

by Adam Kucharski Basic Books (July 06, 2020)

From ideas and infections to financial crises and fake news, an "utterly timely" look at why the science of outbreaks is the science of modern life

These days, whenever anything spreads, whether it's a YouTube...


A Traitor to His Species

by Ernest Freeberg Basic Books (September 21, 2020)

From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals.

In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man...


Every Life Is on Fire

by Jeremy England Basic Books (September 14, 2020)

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life.

Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly,...


Vanguard

by Martha S. Jones Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

The epic history of African American women's pursuit of political power -- and how it transformed America.

In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification...


Republic of Wrath

by James. A. Morone Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

A prize-winning political scientist untangles the deep roots of tribalism in America.

American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone...