A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling.
A mathematician and author of How to Bake Pi explains the inner workings and limitations of logic and describes how and why the components of logic, including emotion, actually help humans think and communicate.
Traces a year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher, describing how he left a successful corporate career to guide a diverse range of students through prestigious science competitions, personal challenges and college applications.
A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist draws on his extensive research to explore how the mind and one's individual sense of self arise from the physical matter of the brain, explaining what brain disorders can teach us about human nature.
A forefront neurobiologist from the University of Florence presents a paradigm-shifting report on the plant world's sophisticated ability to innovate, adapt and learn, explaining how plants can offer compelling solutions to many of today's technological and ecological problems.
The award-winning author of The Man Who Wasn't There traces the story of the "double-slit" experiment that demonstrated how a sunbeam split into two paths and challenged 19th-century understandings about light and the nature of reality, triggering debates that continue today.