"William Atkins is an erudite writer with a wonderful wit and gaze and this is a new and exciting beast of a travel book."—Joy Williams
In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.
In this wide-ranging and carefully argued survey, Paul Kennedy considers the subject of national and international power.
James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold.
All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy. the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership-as well as different ways to fail.
From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned
down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book
that confirms his power to astound readers.
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes.
As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase.
Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers. Is bad biology partly to blame. For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime.
—William Boyd, Author of Any Human Heart and Restless.”
A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, in the back country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean cans and junkyard waste.