Renaissance Roots of Modern Science
Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe: Diet for a Hot Planet
String Theory and the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet
Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Alzheimer’s disease currently afflicts 5 million Americans; one American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 70 seconds, and right now the only cure is prevention. Can Alzheimer’s really be prevented? What are the new research techniques being used to study Alzheimer’s disease? And what do they show us about the possibilities for preventing or delaying its degenerative effects?In his new book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, Dr. Gary Small looks at what Alzheimer's disease actually is and reviews the research on preventing its onset. Small challenges the widely held notion that Alzheimer's is not preventable and discusses a variety of ways to keep the brain healthy.
Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
David Weinberger: Too Big to Know
Oceanographer Sylvia Earle Discusses The World is Blue
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle, discusses her latest book, The World Is Blue, which reveals a global ecosystem on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis unless we act immediately.Sylvia Earle, the first woman to walk freely on the ocean floor (at a depth of 1,250 feet), has been called “Her Deepness” by The New Yorker and The New York Times. An Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society since 1998 and named Time magazine’s first “hero for the planet,” Earle has been at the forefront of deep ocean exploration for four decades. She is a dedicated advocate for the world’s oceans and the creatures that live in them.