Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night StandsYou ve either done it or know someone who has the one night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend s irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the FliesAt the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want Anything They attempt to forge their own society,


GalápagosGal pagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D 1986 A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Gal pagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem For two thousand years, cadaverssome willingly, some unwittinglyhave been involved in science s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cellstaken without her knowledgebecame one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are

The Passage (The Passage, #1)

The Passage (The Passage, #1)IT HAPPENED FAST THIRTY TWO MINUTES FOR ONE WORLD TO DIE, ANOTHER TO BE BORN First, the unthinkable a security breach at a secret U.S government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment Then, the unspeakable a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on

The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, #2)

The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, #2)The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it s one that really soars Frannie O Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in

Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1)

Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1)Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you ve ever met For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder shared by only one thousand other Americans, a disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light His

The Origin of Species

The Origin of SpeciesDarwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief no being or species has been specifically created all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task Yet The Origin of Species 1859 is

Seize the Night (Moonlight Bay, #2)

Seize the Night (Moonlight Bay, #2)There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows But to save the day, you mustSeize the Night.At no time does Moonlight Bay look beautiful than at night Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace Now children are

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingDrawing on cutting edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you ll understand every decision you make Never again will you think about thinking the same way Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the