Now a major motion picture from HBO® starring Oprah Winfrey
and Rose Byrne.
Her 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 cells—taken without her
knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is
a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second
half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the
first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating
analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an
intellectual tour de force.
“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over
much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic
freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford
Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last
fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
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From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British
mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by
USA Today as “one of the most remarkable creations in
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They
are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying;
who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor
working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are
often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the
great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to
the invention of the personal computer.
This special edition of A Wrinkle in Time includes a new
essay that explores the science behind the fantasy.Rediscover one
of the most beloved children's books of all time. A Wrinkle in
Time by Madeleine L'Engle.Meg Murray, her little brother
Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a
dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their
The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of
us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral
psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have
influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and
Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans,
Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse. Evolutionary
biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based
theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors
actually responsible for history’s broadest patterns.