The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

The dinosaurs Sixty six million years ago, the Earth s most fearsome creatures vanished Today they remain one of our planet s great mysteries Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200 million year long story as never before n nIn this captivating narrative enlivened

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus In captivity, octop

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

A journey into the hidden world of fungi n nWhen we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living syst

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

From one of America s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain The mind is designed to often d

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

This is a story about you It is the history of who you are and how you came to be It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species bir

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections that make us human We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures But if we are supposedly evolution s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees Why do we catch head colds so often two hundred times ofte

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things ― Stories from Science and Observation

The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben n nNature is full of surprises deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it r

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Mama s Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff Her story and others like it show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame,