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The 1 New York Times Bestseller The essential universe from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist What is the nature of space and time How do we fit within the universe How does the universe fit within us There s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson But today few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly with sparkling wit in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day While you wait for your morning coffee to brew for the bus the train or a plane to arrive Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines from the Big Bang to black holes from quarks to quantum mechanics and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe
If I could give each of you a graduation present it would be this the most inspiring book I ve ever read Bill Gates May 2017 A provocative history of violence from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or not today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species existence In his gripping and controversial new work New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war crime and terrorism violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history Exploding myths about humankind s inherent violence and the curse of modernity this ambitious book continues Pinker s exploration of the essence of human nature mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world
New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four... billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
It s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I ve ever read David P Barash The Wall Street JournalFrom the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist a landmark genre-defining examination of human behavior both good and bad and an answer to the question Why do we do the things we do Sapolsky s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one A behavior occurs--whether an example of humans at our best worst or somewhere in between What went on in a person s brain a second before the behavior happened Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision a little earlier in time What sight sound or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior And then what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are... thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened Sapolsky keeps going How was that behavior influenced by structural changes in the nervous system over the preceding months by that person s adolescence childhood fetal life and then back to his or her genetic makeup Finally he expands the view to encompass factors larger than one individual How did culture shape that individual s group what ecological factors millennia old formed that culture And on and on back to evolutionary factors millions of years old The result is one of the most dazzling tours d horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do for good and for ill Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia hierarchy and competition morality and free will and war and peace Wise humane often very funny Behave is a towering achievement powerfully humanizing and downright heroic in its own right Behave makes a great Father s Day gift more
The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes illustrated in full color Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that s perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it How to make homemade mac n cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff but far tastier How to roast a succulent moist turkey forget about brining and use a foolproof method that works every time As Serious Eats s culinary nerd-in-residence J Kenji L pez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more In The Food Lab Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes delving into the interactions between heat energy and molecules that create great food Kenji shows that often conventional methods don t work that well and home cooks can achieve far better results using new but simple techniques In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1 000 full-color images you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes how to make the... crispiest creamiest potato casserole ever conceived and much more Over 1000 color photographsmore
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis s The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our MindsIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think... Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
Now an HBO Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells taken without her knowledge in 1951 became one of the most important tools in medicine vital for developing the polio vaccine cloning gene mapping and more Henrietta s cells have been bought and sold by the billions yet she remains virtually unknown and her family can t afford health insurance This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics race and medicine of scientific discovery and faith healing and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens returns with an equally original compelling and provocative book turning his focus toward humanity s future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine plague and war This may seem hard to accept but as Harari explains in his trademark style thorough yet riveting famine plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges For the first time ever more people die from eating too much than from eating too little more people die from old age than from infectious diseases and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers terrorists and criminals put together The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda What then will replace famine plague and war at the top of the human agenda As the self-made gods of planet earth what destinies will we set ourselves and which quests will we undertake Homo Deus explores the projects dreams and nightmares that will shape the... twenty-first century from overcoming death to creating artificial life It asks the fundamental questions Where do we go from here And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers This is the next stage of evolution This is Homo Deus With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller Harari maps out our future more
This access kit will provide you with a code to get into MyMathLab a personalized interactive learning environment where you can learn mathematics and statistics at your own pace and measure your progress In order to use MyMathLab you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor MyMathLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course This product is for the national MyMathLab access kit If your school has a custom MyMathLab course the printed access card will not work MyMathLab includes Interactive tutorial exercises MyMathLab s homework and practice exercises are correlated to the exercises in the relevant textbook and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery Most exercises are free-response and provide an intuitive math symbol palette for entering math notation Exercises include guided solutions sample problems and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers eBook with multimedia learning aids MyMathLab courses include a full eBook with a variety of multimedia resources available directly from selected examples and exercises on the page You can link out to learning... aids such as video clips and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts Study plan for self-paced learning MyMathLab s study plan helps you monitor your own progress letting you see at a glance exactly which topics you need to practice MyMathLab generates a personalized study plan for you based on your test results and the study plan links directly to interactive tutorial exercises for topics you haven t yet mastered You can regenerate these exercises with new values for unlimited practice and the exercises include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give students the extra help they need NOTE Access codes can only be used one time If you purchased a used book that claimed that it included an access code your code may already have been used and it will not work again In this case you must purchase a new access code For Customer Technical Support go to http 247pearsoned custhelp com Phone Support 800-677-6337 Please note the packaging on this product has changed whether you receive the current cover or earlier cover the product is still the same more
It s a scientific fact Women rock A charmingly illustrated and educational book New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science technology engineering and mathematics STEM from the ancient to the modern world Full of striking singular art this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment rates of women currently working in STEM fields and an illustrated scientific glossary The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers biologists mathematicians doctors astronauts physicists and more BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year
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