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Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind by Kermit Pattison
Profiling remarkable contributing scientists from Tim White to Owen Lovejoy, a behind-the-scenes account of the 1994 discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old early human, explains how her fossil remains inform current understandings about human evolution.
The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change by David Remnick & Henry Finder
A wide-ranging anthology of The New Yorker's groundbreaking reporting on the front lines of climate change includes Bill McKibben's seminal "The End of Nature," the Pulitzer Prize-winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert and more.
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science by Seb Falk
An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk.
Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo by Teasel Muir-Harmony
A political history of the Apollo program reveals how its primary goal was to establish an international coalition that rapidly proved central to American foreign relations, prompting formal diplomatic practices of global unity.
Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, from Homemade to Haute Cuisine by Michael P. Brenner
Based on the popular Harvard University and edX course, an analysis of the basic scientific principles behind effective cooking methods shares hands-on experiments and recipes that illustrate the mouthwatering physics and chemistry of food that tastes good.
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
The author of How Emotions Are Made shares seven concise essays on such topics as how the human mind evolved, common misunderstandings about the brain and what is being discovered on the front lines of neuroscience research.
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-mod1 by Jocko Willink
A former Navy SEAL describes the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.
Fly into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness by Dan Rooney
An F-16 fighter pilot, American hero, Folds of Honor founder and family man delivers a code for living—an inspirational call to action to help ordinary people ascend to their highest level in life.
Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change by Maggie Smith
An award-winning author of the viral poem Good Bones, in this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation, celebrating the beauty and strength on the other side of loss.
Looking Back Life Was Beautiful: A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren by Chan Jae Lee & Kyon Ja Ahn
Based on the award-winning Instagram account, "Drawings for My Grandchildren," a heartwarming illustrated tribute to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren celebrates the life milestones that unite families across generations.
Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep by Kathryn Nicolai. Illus by Léa Le Pivert.
The creator of the successful podcast of the same name shares evocative, soothing bedtime stories specifically written to help facilitate qualitative and restful sleep, in a collection that includes whimsical artwork, recipes, meditation prompts and 16 original stories.
A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc. by Michael Cannell
The author of Incendiary documents the violent career of mob executioner-turned-informant Abe Reles, who accepted police protection in exchange for testimony against 1941 New York's most brutal kingpins before his mysterious death. Murder, Inc. No. 1
Murder of Innocence by James Patterson with Max DiLallo & Andrew Bourelle
A latest series entry published in partnership with Discovery ID includes "Murder of Innocence," in which a global effort captures a serial predator; and "A Murderous Affair," in which a rookie FBI agent is set up by his informant. Discovery ID True Crime No. 5
We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper
Documents the unsolved 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton, sharing insights into how the case was clouded by false rumors and the realities of gender inequality and institutional silence in period academic circles.