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  • A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

    Rs. 2,690.00

    David Attenborough

     

    • Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology (2020)

     

    ‘Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.’ – Sunday Times

     

    “The eminent traveler and naturalist delivers a combination of memoir and manifesto, the first leisurely, the second earnest….Recognizing that we are at a tipping point, Attenborough is refreshingly optimistic, noting that one thing humans do well is solve problems. Anyone concerned with the planet’s ecological future will want to spend time with this excellent book.“―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

     

    In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

     

    See the world. Then make it better.

     

    I am 93. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

    As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day — the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity.

     

    I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake — and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

     

    We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

     

    All we need is the will to do so.

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  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Merlin Sheldrake

     

    Astonishing… It seems somehow to tip the natural world upside down ― Observer

     

    Riveting and surprising at every turn… A sensory as well as an intellectual pleasure ― New Statesman

     

    A true masterpiece, a thrilling and fascinating insight into the living world, beautifully written, entertaining, funny, and inspiring, while representing science carefully and responsibly. I hope and trust that it will become an instant classic — GEORGE MONBIOT

     

    A revelation… Sheldrake engages us in a miraculous web of connections, interactions and communication that changes the way we need to look at life, the planet and ourselves –– ISABELLA TREE, author of Wilding

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  • How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

    Rs. 2,590.00

    Lisa Feldman Barrett

     

    • PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Longlist (2018)

     

    How Emotions Are Made did what all great books do. It took a subject I thought I understood and turned my understanding upside down. — Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point

     

    The definitive field guide to feelings and the neuroscience behind them. — Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit

     

    A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin — Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness

     

    Meticulous, well-researched, and deeply thought out . . . For anyone who has struggled to reconcile brain and heart, this book will be a treasure; it explains the science without short-changing the humanism of its topic. — Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon

     

    Radical and fascinating … How Emotions are Made defends a bold new vision of the most central aspects of human nature. — Paul Bloom, author of Against Empathy and How Pleasure Works

     

    A provocative, insightful, and engaging analysis … You won’t think about emotions in the same way after you read this important book. — Daniel L. Schacter, author of The Seven Sins of Memory

     

    Lisa Feldman Barrett illuminates the fascinating new science of our emotions. — Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex

     

    Lisa Barrett writes with great clarity about how your emotions are not merely about what you’re born with, but also about how your brain pieces your feelings together, and how you can contribute to the process. She tells a compelling story. — Joseph Le Doux, author of Anxious and Synaptic Self

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  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    Rs. 3,390.00

    Walter Isaacson

     

    “It is a gripping tale, showing how our new ability to hack evolution will soon start throwing us curveballs.” — New Scientist

     

    “An extraordinary book that delves into one of the most path-breaking biological technologies of our times and the creators who helped birth it. This brilliant book is absolutely necessary reading for our era.” — Siddhartha Mukherjee

     

    “A magisterial biography of the co-discoverer of what has been called the greatest advance in biology since the discovery of DNA… A diligent historian and researcher, Isaacson lucidly explains CRISPR and refuses to pass it off as a far-fetched magic show. Some scientific concepts (nuclear fission, evolution) are easy to grasp but not CRISPR. Using charts, analogies, and repeated warnings for readers to pay attention, the author describes a massively complicated operation in which humans can program heredity…A vital book about the next big thing in science—and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson.” — Kirkus Reviews

     

    “Isaacson depicts science at its most exhilarating in this lively biography of Jennifer Doudna, the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing…The result is a gripping account of a great scientific advancement and of the dedicated scientists who realized it.” — Publisher’s Weekly

     

    “He’s done it again. The Code Breaker is another Walter Isaacson must-read. This time he has a heroine who will be for the ages; a worldwide cast of remarkable, fiercely competitive scientists; and a string of discoveries that will change our lives far more than the iPhone did. The tale is gripping. The implications mind-blowing.” – Atul Gawande

     

    “Now more than ever we should appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of scientific research; This book and Jennifer Doudna’s career show how thrilling it can be to understand how life works.” —Sue Desmond-Hellmann

     

    “Isaacson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best sellers Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, offers a startling, insightful look at this lifesaving, hugely significant scientific advancement and the brilliant Doudna, who wrestles with the serious moral questions that accompany her creation. Should this technology be offered to parents to tailor-make their babies into athletes or Einsteins? Who gets altered and saved and why?” — AARP

     

    “Deftly written, conveying the history of CRISPR and also probing larger themes: the nature of discovery, the development of biotech, and the fine balance between competition and collaboration that drives many scientists.”— New York Review of Books

     

    “Isaacson lays everything out with his usual lucid prose; it’s brisk and compelling and even funny throughout. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of both the science itself and how science gets done — including plenty of mischief.” – The Washington Post

     

    “This story was always guaranteed to be a page-turner in [Isaacson’s] hands.” – The Guardian

     

    “Isaacson captures the scientific process well, including the role of chance. The hard graft at the bench, the flashes of inspiration, the importance of conferences as cauldrons of creativity, the rivalry, sometimes friendly, sometimes less so, and the sense of common purpose are all conveyed in his narrative. The Code Breaker describes a dance to the music of time with these things as its steps, which began with Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel and shows no sign of ending.” – The Economist

     

    “Isaacson’s vivid account is a page-turning detective story and an indelible portrait of a revolutionary thinker who, as an adolescent in Hawai’i, was told that girls don’t do science. Nevertheless, she persisted.” — Oprah Magazine.com

     

    The Code Breaker is in some respects a journal of our 2020 plague year.”— The New York Times

     

    “When a great biographer combines his own fascination with science and a superb narrative style, the result is magic. This important and powerful work, written in the tradition of The Double Helix, allows us not only to follow the story of a brilliant and inspired scientist as she engages in a fierce competitive race, but to experience for ourselves the wonders of nature and the joys of discovery.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin

     

    “Walter Isaacson is our Renaissance biographer, a writer of unusual range and depth who has plumbed lives of genius to illuminate fundamental truths about human nature. From Leonardo to Steve Jobs, from Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein, Isaacson has given us an unparalleled canon of work that chronicles how we have come to live the way we do. Now, in a magnificent, compelling, and wholly original book, he turns his attention to the next frontier: that of gene editing and the role science may play in reshaping the nature of life itself. This is an urgent, sober, accessible, and altogether brilliant achievement.” —Jon Meacham

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  • The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Dr. David Schneider

     

    “Brace yourself! The Invention of Surgery is a globetrotting historical adventure, told from the inside of the operating room. Through a series of colorful, bizarre and, at times, stomach-churning stories, Dr. Schneider reveals how the human, messy side of surgical history adds up to the wondrous advances we see today. This is medical writing at its most exhilarating.”
    – Michael Paul Mason, author of Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath

     

    “Comprehensively researched, deftly told, and radiating both intellect and passion, The Invention of Surgery is essential reading for anyone interested not only in the history but also in the future of medicine.  This book is a labor of love, and it shows.”
    – Frank Huyler, author of The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine

     

    “Rampaging through surgery’s history, David Schneider’s unique take on its heroes and their achievements is cut with poignant, pithy stories from his own experience of repairing our bodies. He celebrates the audacity of putting something foreign inside of us, ruminates on its current costs and ethics, and asks us to join him on a fascinating ride into the future of implants.”
    – Helen Bynum PhD, author of Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis

     

    Bold and compelling… Uniformly excellent, and often wryly amusing.– The Wall Street Journal

     

    “A history of surgery that is informative, entertaining, and highly readable.” –Library Journal

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  • The Origin of Species

    Rs. 2,390.00

    Charles Darwin

     

    The theory of natural selection constructed by Charles Darwin is comprised in his revolutionary work of scientific literature called the Origin of Species. This piece of work recounts his ideas on the process of evolution of living beings based on the process of natural selection and it laid down the foundation for evolutionary biology. Initially published for literary reasons, Charles Darwin’s standing in the scientific circles drew attention to its contents. Inviting criticism from religious circles for its controversial conclusion, the Origin of Species was later accepted by the experts and several theories have been built upon it as an addition to the field of evolutionary biology.

     

    The contents of the book were severely backed by Darwinian evidence, which gave it its authenticity and is now considered a pioneering work in effect for the study of modern evolution theory. The survival of the fittest is a theory every person is familiar with, as it is often used as an expression in generic situations. Charles Darwin proposed a theory that contains his views on population size and the species in general. Some of the key features of this book are the building blocks of society. Some of these are as follows: each population size remains almost the same over time, species have to struggle in order to survive and individuals belonging to the same species differ significantly. Darwin’s theory of evolution is still considered to be the best account ever given pertaining to the living being as an evolved species. Despite several modifications and rebukes, the hold of his book has not diminished.

     

    The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was published by Fingerprint Publishing in 2013. It is available in paperback. Key Features: The Origin of Species includes several examples and accounts that led to this Darwinian school of thought besides the theory itself.

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