A guide to the best science writing, which tells the centuries-long story of our striving to understand the world.
"Fresh…solid…full of suspense and intrigue." —Publishers Weekly
Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present
“A sweeping story, embracing developments in economics and science, philosophy and exploration, religion and politics. . . . Beautifully clear.”— John Lanchester, The New Yorker
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value.
“Engaging, evocative. . . . [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling.”—NPR