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The Order of Time
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 62 Ratings

The Order of Time

By Carlo Rovelli

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Physics

One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philos...

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh
Score: 4
4
From 5 Ratings

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

By Carl Zimmer

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Biology

2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist"Science book of the year"—The GuardianOne of New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2018One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2018One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018“Extraordinary”—New York Times Book Review   "Magisterial"—The Atlantic"Engrossing"—Wired"Leading contender as the most outstanding nonfiction work of the year"—Minneapolis Sta...

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Our Towns
Score: 4
4
From 12 Ratings

Our Towns

By James Fallows & Deborah Fallows

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: United States

***NATIONAL BEST SELLER***A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, libra...

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 30 Ratings

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

By Steve Brusatte

  • Release Date: 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Science & Nature

"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. A New York Times Bestseller • Goodreads Choice Awards WINNERA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Smithsonian, NPR Science Friday, The Times (London), Popular Mechanics, Science News, Library Journal, Booklist, and Chicago Public Library"A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington Post"This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral...

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Algorithms to Live By
Score: 4
4
From 12 Ratings

Algorithms to Live By

By Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science & Nature

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mindAll our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they ar...

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Score: 4
4
From 337 Ratings

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

By Michael Lewis

  • Release Date: 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Science & Nature

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based me...

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