Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

A dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s a sweeping chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures

End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More

What is going to cause our extinction How can we save ourselves and our future End Times answers the most important questions facing humankindEnd Times is a compelling work of skilled reportage that peels back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable and inevitable end of humankind From as

How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

A noted neurologist challenges the widespread misunderstanding of brain disease and mental illness How the Brain Lost Its Mind tells the rich and compelling story of two confounding ailments, syphilis and hysteria, and the extraordinary efforts to confront their effects on mental life How does th

My Tiny Pet

A witty celebration of the tiny tardigrade, a microscopic creature that looks like a bear Living in a tiny house has one huge drawback no space for pets So when a little girl s parents announce that it s time for the family to simplify, downsizing from a huge home in the city to a tiny house in th