All the News That’s Fit to Click by Caitlin Petre

Journalists today are inundated with data about which stories attract the most clicks, likes, comments, and shares. These metrics influence what stories are written, how news is promoted, and even which journalists get hired and fired. Do metrics make journalists more accountable to the

Inside the Critics’ Circle by Philippa K. Chong

Taking readers behind the scenes in the world of fiction reviewing, Inside the Critics’ Circle explores the ways critics evaluate books despite the inherent subjectivity involved and the uncertainties of reviewing when seemingly anyone can be a reviewer. Drawing on interviews with critics fr

Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

Is George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to John Rodden’s provocative book about the transformation of a man into a myth. Rodden does not argue that Orwell was the most distinguished man of letters of the last century, nor even the leading novelist of his g

New Lefts: The Making of a Radical Tradition

In the 1960s, the radical youth of Western Europe’s New Left rebelled against the democratic welfare state and their parents’ antiquated politics of reform. It was not the first time an upstart leftist movement was built on the ruins of the old. This book traces the history of neolefti

The Coddling of the American Mind

Authors: Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: Their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. Despite the good intentions of the adults who imp

Ice Rivers by Jemma Wadham

Author: Jemma Wadham The ice sheets and glaciers that cover 1/10th of Earth’s land surface are in grave peril. High in the Alps, Andes, and Himalaya, once-indomitable glaciers are retreating, even dying. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, thinning glaciers may be unlocking vast quantities of methane

A Brief Welcome to the Universe

Authors: Neil deGrasse Tyson, J. Richard Gott, and Michael A. Strauss A Brief Welcome to the Universe offers a breathtaking tour of the cosmos, from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes and time loops. Bestselling authors and acclaimed astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mi

The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don’t necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked because the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School

Author: Shamus Rahman Khan As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America’s wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul&

The Story Of Tata

Author: Peter Casey The book is inspirational. However, it is only a quick view into the Tata group’s top bosses and its growth.Author Peter Casey is struck by the fact that most senior Tata managers do not live in “sprawling mansions as so many American and European CEOs do, but in m

When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People

Authors: Steven Nadler and Lawrence Shapiro There is an epidemic of bad thinking in the world today. An alarming number of people are embracing crazy, even dangerous ideas. They believe that vaccinations cause autism. They reject the scientific consensus on climate change as a &ldq

Guanzi: Political, Economic, and Philosophical Essays from Early China

Edited and translated by W. Allyn Rickett Named for the famous Chinese Minister of State, Guan Zhong (d. 645 B.C.), the Guanzi is one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese writings still in existence. With this volume, W. Allyn Rickett completes the first full translat

How to Think like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok

How to Think like Shakespeare is a brilliantly fun exploration of the craft of thought—one that demonstrates what we’ve lost in education today, and how we might begin to recover it. In 14 brief chapters that draw from Shakespeare’s world and works, and from other writers pa

Keep Watching the Skies!

Author: W. Patrick McCray When the Soviets launched Sputnik in 1957, thousands of ordinary people across the globe seized the opportunity to participate in the start of the Space Age. Known as the “Moonwatchers,” these largely forgotten citizen-scientists helped professional astronome

The Evolution of Knowledge

Author: Jurgen Renn This book presents a new way of thinking about the history of science and technology, one that offers a grand narrative of human history in which knowledge serves as a critical factor of cultural evolution.Jurgen Renn examines the role of knowledge in global transformations go

Flashes of Creation

Author: Paul Halpern Paul Halpern, a respected physics professor and author, breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. The universe is changing. But scientists did not realize that a century ago, when astronomers like Edwin Hu

The Secret Body by Daniel M. Davis

Imagine knowing years in advance whether you are likely to get cancer or having a personalized understanding of your individual genes, organs, and cells. Imagine being able to monitor your body’s well-being, or have a diet tailored to your microbiome. The Secret Body reveals how these and ot

Designing Social Inquiry

Authors: Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, and Sidney Verba Designing Social Inquiry presents a unified approach to qualitative and quantitative research in political science, showing how the same logic of inference underlies both. This stimulating book discusses issues related to framing resear