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  • A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

    Rs. 1,990.00

    Stephen Hawking

     

    • Royal Society Science Book Prize Nominee for General Prize (1989)

     

    ‘Master of the Universe…One scientist’s courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos’ ― Newsweek

     

    This book marries a child’s wonder to a genius’s intellect. We journey into Hawking’s universe, while marvelling at his mind’ ― The Sunday Times

     

    ‘He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit…His is a brain of extraordinary power’ ― Observer

    ‘To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience’ ― The Sunday Times

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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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  • 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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  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    Rs. 2,390.00

    Angela Duckworth

     

    • JP MORGAN’S BEST SUMMER READ OF 2016
    • New York Times bestseller
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2016)

     

    In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).

     

    Grit delves into the personal ingredients of great success. It’s worth reading…the gist is that talent and skill are less valuable than effort.” —Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

     

    “It really isn’t talent but practice—along with passion—that makes perfect, explains psychologist Duckworth in this illuminating book. Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere.” —People

     

    “[Have] no doubt: Grit is great. It’s a lucid, informative, and entertaining review of the research Angela has assiduously conducted over the past decade or so. The book also includes suggestions on how to develop grit, and how we can help support grit in others. There are few people who wouldn’t learn something from this book.” Scientific American (blog)

     

    “Duckworth is the researcher most associated with the study and popularization of grit.  And yet what I like about her new book, Grit, is the way she is pulling away from the narrow, joyless intonations of that word, and pointing us beyond the way many schools are now teaching it…Most important, she notes that the quality of our longing matters.  Gritty people are resilient and hard working, sure.  But they also, she writes, know in a very, very deep way what it is they want.” —David Brooks, New York Times

     

    “Offers invaluable lessons to business leaders, parents, recruiters, and almost anyone who wishes to have a roadmap to achieve greater levels of success.” —Forbes

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

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Jared Diamond

     

    • New York Times Bestseller
    • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
    • Royal Society Science Book Prize for General Prize (1998)
    • California Book Award for Nonfiction (Gold) (1997)
    • Puddly Award for History (2001)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (1997)

     

    A book of big questions, and big answers‘ Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens

     

    “Artful, informative, and delightful…. There is nothing like a radically new angle of vision for bringing out unsuspected dimensions of a subject, and that is what Jared Diamond has done.” ― William H. McNeil, New York Review of Books

     

    “An ambitious, highly important book.” ― James Shreeve, New York Times Book Review

     

    “A book of remarkable scope, a history of the world in less than 500 pages which succeeds admirably, where so many others have failed, in analyzing some of the basic workings of culture process…. One of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years.” ― Colin Renfrew, Nature

     

    “The scope and the explanatory power of this book are astounding.”
    ― The New Yorker

     

    “No scientist brings more experience from the laboratory and field, none thinks more deeply about social issues or addresses them with greater clarity, than Jared Diamond as illustrated by Guns, Germs, and Steel. In this remarkably readable book he shows how history and biology can enrich one another to produce a deeper understanding of the human condition.” ― Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University

     

    “Serious, groundbreaking biological studies of human history only seem to come along once every generation or so. . . . Now [Guns, Germs, and Steel] must be added to their select number. . . . Diamond meshes technological mastery with historical sweep, anecdotal delight with broad conceptual vision, and command of sources with creative leaps. No finer work of its kind has been published this year, or for many past.” ― Martin Sieff, Washington Times

     

    “[Diamond] is broadly erudite, writes in a style that pleasantly expresses scientific concepts in vernacular American English, and deals almost exclusively in questions that should interest everyone concerned about how humanity has developed. . . . [He] has done us all a great favor by supplying a rock-solid alternative to the racist answer. . . . A wonderfully interesting book.” ― Alfred W. Crosby, Los Angeles Times

     

    “An epochal work. Diamond has written a summary of human history that can be accounted, for the time being, as Darwinian in its authority.” ― Thomas M. Disch, The New Leader

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  • Heart: A History

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Sandeep Jauhar

     

    • A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK
    • Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
    • Science Friday Best Science Book of 2018
    • A Los Angeles Public Library Best Nonfiction Book of 2018
    • Shortlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize

     

    “The cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar has become a Dante of modern medicine, with his earlier memoirs, “Intern” (2008) and “Doctored” (2014), casting the progress from training to career as a path studded with suffering, indignity and ethical hazard. His latest book, “Heart: A History,” is something of a “Paradiso,” pointing to the field’s brightest and noblest stars while recognizing just how much darkness is still left in the firmament . . . Poignant and chattily erudite.” ―Laura Kolbe, The Wall Street Journal

     

    “Sandeep Jauhar, a New York cardiologist and the author of two medical memoirs, has written a book of unusual depth and richness about a subject that concerns us all . . . Heart: A History is elegantly conceived and still more elegantly executed, with a narrative that flits effortlessly between medieval Persia and contemporary America, medical scholarship and personal anecdote . . . Jauhar writes with a vital, pulsating energy.” Thomas Morris, The Times Literary Supplement

     

    “[Sandeep Jauhar’s] gripping new book, Heart a History, had me nearly as enthralled with this pulsating body part as [Jauhar] seems to be. The tone―a physician excited about his specialty―takes a sharp turn from his first two memoirs . . . Jauhar hooks the reader of Heart from the first few pages.” ―Randi Hutter Epstein, The New York Times Book Review

     

    “This is both a history of surgical interventions to heal the heart, and a personal meditation on illness, family, loss, and living. [Jauhar], who has lost several family members to heart disease, takes time to examine both the work of doctors trying to fix hearts and the lives of people living with heart disease, for a book that is touching and ultimately, hopeful.” ―Los Angeles Public Library, “Best of 2018”

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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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  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Yuval Noah Harari

     

    • Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize Nominee (2015)
    • **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN‘S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
    • **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**
    • #1 New York Times Bestseller
    •  J. A. Hollon palkinto (2017)
    • The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.

     

    “I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history… You’ll have a hard time putting it down” –Bill Gates

     

    Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth Barack Obama

     

    Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last… It may be the best book I’ve ever read ― Chris Evans

     

    Tackles the biggest questions of history and the modern world… Written in unforgettably vivid language ― Jared Diamond

     

    Startling… It changes the way you look at the world ― Simon Mayo

     

    One of the best books I’ve read recently… Gives an excellent overview of how our species has developed ― Lily Cole

     

    Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain… Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new ― Sunday Times

     

    Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it — John Gray ― Financial Times

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  • The Intimate Universe

    Rs. 3,990.00

    Marek Kukula

     

    The scale of the cosmos can be baffling, with distances so vast and timescales to long that it’s easy to dismiss them as being completely divorced from our everyday life. But in this new book Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, shows you the myriad ways we are intrinsically connected to the rest of the universe and how everything on Earth – from the ground beneath our feet to the technology in our pockets – has origins in space.

     

    Discover how rocks from space reveal what conditions are like at our planet’s core, how the desolate surface of the moon holds ancient clues to Earth’s earliest life forms, and how buried treasure in the Nile reveals the watery past of Mars. Discover how the atoms of your own body were forged in the heart of a star, how you can see the echo of creation on your TV, and the ways in which technology developed for observing the most far-flung corners of space is now used to diagnose potentially fatal human diseases.

     

    The Intimate Universe is a curated tour of the most fascinating phenomena and discoveries in astronomy, revealing how we are inextricably, inspirationally linked to the cosmos.

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  • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

    Rs. 3,290.00

    Matthew Walker

     

    • THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    • TLS, OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Science & Technology (2017)

     

    A neuroscientist shows how a good night’s shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and ward off cancer . . . it’s probably a little too soon to tell you that it saved my life, but it’s been an eye-opener — Mark O’Connell ― Guardian

     

    A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science — Clive Cookson ― Financial Times

     

    Uplifting . . . Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall in love with sleep, too — David Kamp ― New York Times

     

    Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet — Katie Law ― Evening Standard

     

    Compelling and utterly convincing . . . you’ll never think of your bedtime in the same way again — James McConnachie ― Sunday Times

     

    Amazing . . . I’m obsessed with this book — Thom Yorke

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