Empathy has been on people's mind a lot lately. Philosophers, evolutionary scientists and indeed former President Obama agree that an increase in empathy could advance us beyond the hatred, violence and polarization in which the world seems... read more

The War for Kindness - Building Empathy in a Fractured World
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A scientific travel guide to altered states of consciousness - and what we can learn from them.

Am I Dreaming? - The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States Reboot the Brain
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What controls our sex lives? Our brains.Yet there is surprisingly little research into the ways our brains influenceour sex drive. Research mainly takes place when something goes wrong throughbrain injury or disease, offering extraordinary insi... read more

Sex in the Brain: How Your Brain Controls Your Sex Life
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The birth of a world-changing idea, relativity, and how it was shaped by the social upheaval and bloody horror of the First World War Einstein's ascent to worldwide celebrity was, in large part, not his own doing. It was b... read more

Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
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A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning. Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting flights, insects occupy a ... read more

Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World
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The first book to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change.
 
As climate change quickly approaches a series of turning ... read more

A Bright Future - How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
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Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who created them? The words we use to name birds ar... read more

Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names
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After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other-even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's ... read more

The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
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In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to learn, constructed our perception of time, strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life - and death. Afte... read more

Perfect Motion: How Walking Makes Us Wiser
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The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book--with layflat dimensions that closely approxima... read more

The Golden Ratio - The Divine Beauty of Mathematics
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This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story ... read more

Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - a New Earth
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