The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte
Paleontologist Steve Brusatte tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, using cutting-edge science as well as illustrations and photography to bring this 200-million-year-long story to life. This book is perfect for anyone who had a dinosaur obsession as a kid but has not been keeping up with paleontology news in the last few decades.
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond by Michio Kaku
Physics professor, prolific author, and cofounder of string field theory Michio Kaku traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man’s future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. The Wall Street Journal says, “With admirable clarity and ease, Mr. Kaku rehearses the history of rocketry and the formation of the planets, and explains how we might colonize not only Mars but some of the rocky moons of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn.”
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Venki Ramakrishnan tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology’s most important molecule, a fundamental discovery that both advances our knowledge of all life and could lead to the development of better antibiotics against life-threatening diseases. But this is also a human story of Ramakrishnan’s unlikely journey, from his first fumbling experiments in a biology lab to being the dark horse in a fierce competition with some of the world’s best scientists.