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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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  • A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are

    Rs. 2,790.00

    Johannes Krause & Thomas Trappe

     

    highly readable, personal guide to the twists and turns in unravelling ancient DNA: Krause and Trappe expertly unravel the story of ancient DNA to reveal how the new field of archaeogenetics has utterly transformed understanding of our deep past. ― Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death, and Art

     

    A Short History of Humanity is an eloquent and timely reminder that viruses and other pathogens of infectious disease are merely fellow-travellers in an epic journey that began when the first human migrants left Africa around 200,000 years ago. The solution to pandemics is not to close borders in the hope of keeping viruses out but to recognise that we are a fundamentally peripatetic species united in our shared genetic inheritance and common humanity. ― Mark Honigsbaum, author of A Pandemic Century

     

    A valuable contribution to our understanding of who we are and how we got here. ― Tim Marshall, bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

     

    One of those books that stops you dead in your tracks and makes you say out loud – why didn’t I know that before? So easy to read. So logically argued. So satisfyingly sensible and thought-provoking. Read it, think about it, and then read it again. An absolute revelation. ― Professor Sue Black, bestselling author of All That Remains

     

    Extremely enriching. Rarely, have I been able to learn so much and get such radically new insights over 250 pages ― Süddeutsche Zeitung

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything: A Journey through Space and Time

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Bill Bryson

     

    • Best-Selling Popular Science book of the 21st Century
    • Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee (2004)
    •  EU Descartes Prize for science communication (2005)
    • J. A. Hollon palkinto Winner (2006)
    • The Aventis Prizes for Science Books for best general science book (2004)

     

    The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies.

     

    Truly impressive…It’s hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.’ Guardian

     

    A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide‘ The Times

     

    Mr Bryson has a natural gift for clear and vivid expression. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written ― Sunday Telegraph

     

    A fascinating idea, and I can’t think of many writers, other than Bryson, who would do it this well. It’s the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists. And the famous, slightly cynical humour is always there ― Evening Standard

     

    A genuinely useful and readable book. There is a phenomenal amount of fascinating information packed between its covers … A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again ― Daily Express

     

    Of course, there are people much better qualified than Bill Bryson to attempt a project of this magnitude. None of them, however, can write fluent Brysonese, which, as pretty much the entire Western reading public now knows, is an appealing mixture of self-deprecation, wryness and punnery ― Spectator

     

    The very book I have been looking for most of my life… Bryson wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good jokes Daily Mail

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  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

     

    Really made me think about how I think — Mohsin Hamid ― Guardian

     

    Nassim Taleb, in his exasperating but compelling book Antifragile, praises “things that gain from disorder” – people, policies and institutions designed to thrive on volatility, instead of shattering in the encounter with it — Oliver Burkman ― Guardian

     

    More than just robust or flexible, it actively thrives on disruption — Julian Baggini ― Guardian

     

    Taleb takes on everything from the mistakes of modern architecture to the dangers of meddlesome doctors and how overrated formal education is. . . . An ambitious and thought-provoking read . . . highly entertaining ― Economist

     

    [Taleb] writes as if he were the illegitimate spawn of David Hume and Rev. Bayes, with some DNA mixed in from Norbert Weiner and Laurence Sterne. . . . Taleb is writing original stuff-not only within the management space but for readers of any literature-and . . . you will learn more about more things from this book and be challenged in more ways than by any other book you have read this year. Trust me on this ― Harvard Business Review

     

    What sometimes goes unsaid about Taleb is that he’s a very funny writer. Taleb has a finely tuned BS detector, which he wields throughout the book to debunk pervasive yet pernicious ideas. . . . Antifragility isn’t just sound economic and political doctrine. It’s also the key to a good life ― Fortune

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  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    Rs. 2,490.00

    John Carreyrou

     

    • WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)

     

    I couldn’t put down this thriller with a tragic ending . . . a book so compelling that I couldn’t turn away . . . This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion — Bill Gates, ‘5 books I loved in 2018’

     

    A dazzling story of deception in Silicon Valley . . . You will not be able to put this book down. ― Washington Post

     

    Carreyrou tells the story virtually to perfection . . . Bad Blood reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men. ― New York Times Book Review

     

    Riveting . . . a blistering critique of Silicon Valley . . . The real heroes, though, are his sources: the young scientists who worked at the company and risked their reputations and careers by voicing their concerns. Were it not for their courage, Theranos might still be testing blood today — David Crow ― Financial Times

     

    In this Silicon Valley drama, he opens his reporter’s notebook to deliver a tale of corporate fraud and legal browbeating that reads like a crime thriller. — The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 ― TIME

     

    A beautifully controlled narrative that challenges the gold-rush mentality of Silicon Valley. — Lionel Barber, Editor of the FT, ‘Books of the Year 2018’ ― Financial Times

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  • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

    Rs. 2,490.00

    James Nestor

     

    • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    • SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE
    • New York Times Bestseller
    • Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
    • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2020
    • 2020 ASJA Award-Winner in the General Nonfiction Category
    • A Goodreads Award Finalist for Best Science & Technology Book of the Year
    • Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR

     

    ‘Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations’ –Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

     

    ‘In the past few years, there have been several potentially life-changing books, from Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep and Shane O’Mara’s In Praise of Walking, to Norman Doidge’s The Brain’s Way of HealingBreath deserves a place alongside such volumes. Read it, and I guarantee you will want to change the way you breathe’ — Evening Standard

     

    A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe – and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time. I already feel calmer and healthier just in the last few days, from making a few simple changes in my breathing, based on what I’ve read. Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

     

    ‘If you want to read a book about the power of the breath, this is it!’ — Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage

     

    ‘A transformative book that changes how you think about your body and mind’ — Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

     

    ‘I don’t say this often, but when I do I mean it: this book changed my life. Breath is part scientific quest, part historical insight, part Hero’s Journey, full of groundbreaking ideas, and a rollicking good read. I had no idea that the simple and intuitive act of inhaling and exhaling has taken such an evolutionary hit. As a result, I figured out why I sleep so badly and why my breathing feels so often out-of-sync. With a few simple tweaks, I fixed my breathing and fixed myself. A transformational book’ — Caroline Paul, author of The Gutsy Girl

     

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  • Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Michio Kaku

     

    ‘One of the most sympathetic and also scientifically interesting biographies of Einstein ever to appear in print… a fascinating read’ –Focus

     

    ‘Kaku is a skilful and genial populariser… While this is fully a biography, succinctly revisiting Einstein’s difficult childhood and unpromising early career, his two marriages and his emergence as a 20th-century cultural icon, the guiding thread is undoubtedly the evolution of his ideas’ –Sunday Telegraph

     

    “Thanks to Michio Kaku, you don’t have to be an Einstein to understand Einstein. Einstein’s Cosmos weaves together Einstein’s life and science the way Einstein himself wove together time and space.” –Dr Ken Croswell, author of Magnificent Universe and Magnificent Mars

     

    ‘Michio Kaku beautifully interweaves the story of Albert Einstein’s career with Einstein’s stunning insights into cosmology, from relativity and black holes to dark energy and the search for a unified theory of all the forces in the universe’ –Donald Goldsmith, author of The Runaway Universe and Connecting with the Cosmos

     

    ‘A memorable book… a gem’ –Good Book Guide

     

    ‘It’s started – the worldwide frenzy to mark next year’s centenary of Einstein’s “miraculous year”… If you want to know what all the fuss will be about, read Michio Kaku’s authoritative offering’ –New Scientist

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  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Steven Pinker

     

    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
    • THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

     

    ‘Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy’ –Richard Dawkins

     

    My new favourite book of all time — Bill Gates

     

    Pinker is right. Not just a bit right, but completely, utterly, incontrovertibly right … for most people, life is better, even if they don’t realise it — Dominic Sandbrook ― Daily Mail

     

    Brimming with surprising data and entertaining anecdotes … a genuinely enlightening book — Jan-Werner Müller ― Financial Times

     

    In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker extols the amazing achievements of modernity, and demonstrates that humankind has never been so peaceful, healthy and prosperous. There is of course much to argue about, but that’s what makes this book so interesting. — Yuval Noah Harari

     

    Pinker is a paragon of exactly the kind of intellectual honesty and courage we need — David Brooks ― The New York Times

     

    In his new book, Enlightenment Now, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker makes a more convincing case for the sciences benefiting the arts ― New Scientist

     

    A characteristically fluent, decisive and data-rich demonstration of why, given the chance to live at any point in human history, only a stone-cold idiot would choose any time other than the present — Sam Leith ― Spectator

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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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