On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear

For fans of Atul Gawande s Being Mortal, Eula Biss s On Immunity, and Paul Kalanithi s When Breath Becomes Air, On Vanishing offers an essential, empathic exploration of dementia, and in the process asks searching questions about what it means to face our own inevitable vanishing n nAn estimated 50 mi

The Overstory

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from anteb

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Factfulness The stress reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts When asked simple questions about global trends why the world s population is increasing how many young women go to school how many of us live in poverty we systematically get the answer

Unnatural Causes

As the UK s top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause Each post mortem is a detective story in its own right and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them