Quiet Quit & Fully Live – Matthew Hess

“Quiet Quit & Fully Live” is a thought-provoking exploration of the quiet quitting phenomenon, challenging the negative connotations it often carries. The book delves into how stepping back from over-engagement at work can lead to a more balanced life, enhanced personal well-being, and surprisingly, a boost in workplace productivity. It argues that by setting healthy boundaries, individuals can reignite their passion for their roles and bring a renewed sense of purpose to their teams. This insightful guide encourages readers to redefine their work-life balance, leading ...



The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth – Zoë Schlanger

“A masterpiece of science writing.” –Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass. “Mesmerizing, world-expanding, and achingly beautiful.” –Ed Yong, author of An Immense World. “Rich, vital, and full of surprises. Read it!” –Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Under a White Sky and The Sixth Extinction. “A brilliant must-read. This book shook and changed me.” –David George Haskell, author of Sounds Wild and Broken, The Songs of Trees, and The Forest Unseen. Award-winning Atlantic staff writer Zoë Schlanger delivers a groundbreaking work of popular science that probes the hidden world of the plant kingdom and reveals ...

Letting Go of Imposter Syndrome: Stop Overthinking, Release Self-Doubt and Anxiety, and Embrace Who You Truly Are – Serena Choo

Constant self-doubt, discounting one’s own ability despite external evidence to the contrary, performance anxiety, and worry about being “found out”—these are some of the most common symptoms of imposter syndrome. Yet, most people who grapple with it don’t know about it and think there’s something inherently wrong with them. Although many people experience self-doubt when they are attempting something outside of their comfort zone, this usually goes away after the event from which they learn and grow; however, for those with imposter syndrome, the self-doubt ...

The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man – Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird

“Once in a while you find a book that stuns you. Its scope leaves you breathless. This is such a book.” — John White, San Francisco Chronicle Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. The Secret Life of Plants explores plants’ response to human care and nurturing, ...




How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future – David Hu

Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to ...



Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World in a Big Way – Roma Agrawal

Shortlisted for the 2023 Royal Society Science Book Prize. A structural engineer examines the seven most basic building blocks of engineering that have shaped the modern world. Some of humanity’s mightiest engineering achievements are small in scale—and, without them, the complex machinery on which our modern world runs would not exist. In Nuts and Bolts, structural engineer Roma Agrawal examines seven of these extraordinary elements: the nail, the wheel, the spring, the magnet, the lens, the string, and the pump. Tracing the evolution from Egyptian nails ...



UFO: The Inside Story of the US Government’s Search for Alien Life Here—and Out There – Garrett M. Graff

From Garrett M. Graff, New York Times bestselling author of Raven Rock, The Only Plane in the Sky, and Pulitzer Prize finalist for history Watergate, comes the first comprehensive and eye-opening exploration of our government’s decades-long quest to solve one of humanity’s greatest mysteries: Are we alone in the universe? For as long as we have looked to the skies, the question of whether life on Earth is the only life to exist has been at the core of the human experience, driving scientific debate and discovery, shaping spiritual belief, ...



Determined – A Science Of Life Without Free Will – Robert M. Sapolsky

One of our great behavioral scientists, the bestselling author of Behave, plumbs the depths of the science and philosophy of decision-making to mount a devastating case against free will, an argument with profound consequences Robert Sapolsky’s Behave, his now classic account of why humans do good and why they do bad, pointed toward an unsettling conclusion: We may not grasp the precise marriage of nature and nurture that creates the physics and chemistry at the base of human behavior, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Now, ...



To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lindsey Nyx Walker

Linked to a special mini season of the award-winning StarTalk podcast, this enlightening illustrated narrative by the world’s most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor. No one can make the mysteries of the universe more comprehensible—and fun—than Neil deGrasse Tyson. With wit, charm, and everyday analogies, he and StarTalk senior producer Lindsey Nyx Walker bring planetary science down to Earth and principles of astrophysics within reach. In this entertaining book, illustrated with ...



Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough – Michael Easter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Reveals the biological and evolutionary foundations behind your brain’s fixations, so you can stop seeking and start living.”—Melissa Urban, Whole30 CEO and New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Boundaries.   “Michael Easter’s genius is that he puts data around the edges of what we intuitively believe. His work has inspired many to change their lives for the better.”—Dr. Peter Attia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlive. Are we hardwired to crave more? From food and stuff to information and influence, why can’t we ever get enough? Michael ...



Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell – Sy Montgomery, Matt Patterson

“Montgomery’s heart-tugging conversations with teammates and her commitment to helping an octogenarian named Fire Chief reveal turtles to be perfect conduits for meditations on aging, disability and chosen family.” —Scientific American. National Book Award finalist for The Soul of an Octopus and New York Times bestseller Sy Montgomery turns her journalistic curiosity to the wonder and wisdom of our long-lived cohabitants—turtles—and through their stories of hope and rescue, reveals to us astonishing new perspectives on time and healing. When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive ...



The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts – Loren Grush

In the bestselling tradition of Hidden Figures and Code Girls, the remarkable true story of America’s first women astronauts—six extraordinary women, each making history going to orbit aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle. When NASA sent astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s the agency excluded women from the corps, arguing that only military test pilots—a group then made up exclusively of men—had the right stuff. It was an era in which women were steered away from jobs in science and deemed unqualified for space flight. Eventually, though, NASA recognized ...



The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean – Susan Casey

From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets. “An irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure writing, and vivid, visceral prose.” —Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author of The Soul of an Octopus. For all of human history, the deep ocean has been a source of wonder and terror, an unknown realm that evoked a singular, compelling question: What’s down there? Unable to answer this for centuries, people ...