The Pattern Seekers How Autism Drives Human Invention

A groundbreaking argument about the link between autism and ingenuity.Why can humans alone invent? In The Pattern Seekers, Cambridge University psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen...

Extinction A Very Short Introduction

Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever...

Bagehot The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

During the upheavals of 2007–09, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for dummies A Wiley Brand

Do you want to change your relationship with painful thoughts and feelings that are holding you back from making changes to improve your life? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy...

The Paratrooper Generals Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day through Normandy

Generals during World War II usually stayed to the rear, but not Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. During D-Day and the Normandy campaign, these commanders of the 82nd...

Panzer General Heinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII

Kenneth Macksey's highly regarded biography of Generaloberst Heinz Guderian gives clear insight into the mind and motives of the father of modern tank warfare. Panzer General...

Jet Stream A Journey Through our Changing Climate

A number of extreme weather events have struck the Northern Hemisphere in recent years, from scorching heatwaves to desperately cold winters, and from floods and storms to...

A Sidecar Named Desire Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them

A rollicking history of alcohol and its literary imbibers, from Jane Austen's beer brewing to James Joyce's passion for Guinness to E.B. White's cure for writers' block—a...

Suffering and Virtue

Suffering, in one form or another, is present in all of our lives. But why do we suffer? On one reading, this is a question about the causes of physical and emotional suffering....

The History of Medicine A Very Short Introduction

Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present....

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