How Science Works
Explores answers to questions on 70 science topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe.
(Don't) Call Me Crazy : 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health
Essays, lists, poems and art--dealing with topics like autism, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, depression, and healing--explore the ways 33 authors and celebrities have coped and thrived, including Kristen Bell, Nancy Kerrigan and Libba Bray.
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Lays out ten arguments for why readers would be better off if they deleted all their social media accounts, citing social media's tendency to bring out the worst in people, degrade politics, distort truth, foster disconnection, and sap free will.
The Big Fella : Babe Ruth and the World He Created
by Jane Leavy
Looks at Babe Ruth's three-week tour with Lou Gehrig after he hit his 60th home run.
Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet by Laura Jacobs
Offers an introduction to the art of ballet, and combines history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories resulting in a guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography.
Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal by Ken Bensinger
An account of the FIFA corruption scandal that implicated nearly every aspect of international soccer, sharing insights into the roles of key personalities while tracing the efforts of law enforcement officials to expose the truth.
Google it: A History of Google by Ann Crowley Redding
The true history of Google---from its humble beginnings as a thesis project made out of "borrowed" hardware and discount toys through its revolution of the world's relationship with technology to a brief glimpse of where they might take us next.
Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age
by Donald A. Barclay
Are you overwhelmed at the amount, contradictions, and craziness of all the information coming at you in this age of social media and 24-hour news cycles? Learn how to identify the alarm bells that signal untrustworthy information, and how to tell when statistics can be trusted and when they're being used to deceive.
FactfulnesS: Ten reasons we're wrong about the world-and why things are better than you think by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
When asked simple questions about global trends, a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. This book argues that the world is in a better state than people think it is, and that embracing a worldview based on facts will empower readers to respond to future crises and opportunities.
21 lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari
Shares insights into such present-day issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news, and the modern relevance of nations and religion.
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