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Science & Technology
How the Mind Changed: A Human History of Our Evolving Brain by Joseph Jebelli (July 2022)
This definitive account of how the human brain has evolved explores the development of memory, language, consciousness, intelligence, neurodiversity, and emotions and examines what the future may hold for our brains.
Before the Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond by Laura Mersini-Houghton (July 2022)
One of the world’s leading experts on the multiverse and the origins of the universe presents a revolutionary new account of the events leading up to the Big Bang.
Endless Forms: The Secret Life of Wasps by Seirian Sumner (July 2022)
In this eye-opening and entertaining work of popular science in the spirit of The Mosquito, Entangled Life, and The Book of Eels, a leading behavioral ecologist transforms our understanding of wasps, exploring these much-maligned insects’ secret world, their incredible diversity and complex social lives, and revealing how they hold our fragile ecosystem in balance
Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World by Gaia Vance (Aug 2022)
Drawing on a career of environmental reporting and over two years of travel to the front lines of climate migration across the globe, an award-winning science journalist, in this urgent call to action, discusses the underreported, seismic consequences of climate change and how it will reshape humanity.
Style: The Art of Creating a Beautiful Home by Natalie Walton (July 2022)
This book shows you how to elevate your interiors and enhance the enjoyment of your life at home. At once beautiful and practical, this book demystifies the creative process of styling so that you can transform your own home with confidence using what you own and love. Learn how to cultivate and express you own personal style, and allow interior designer and stylist Natalie Walton to guide you through the art and science of styling, providing expert insights and teaching you how to create inspiring, providing expert insights and teaching you how to create inspiring, welcoming and authentic interiors.
Pretty Good House: A Guide to Creating Better Homes by Dan Kolbert, Emily Mottram, Michael Maines & Christopher Briley (July 2022)
Provides a framework and set of guidelines for building or renovating a high-performance home that focus on its inhabitants and the environment–but keeps in mind that few people have pockets deep enough to achieve a “perfect” solution. The essential idea is for homeowners to work within their financial and practical constraints both to meet their own needs and do as much for the planet as possible. A Pretty Good House is : A house that’s as small as possible. Simple and durable, but also well designed. Insulated and air-sealed. Above all, it is affordable, healthy, responsible, and resilient.
Good Grief: On Loving Pets Here and Hereafter by E. B. Bartels (Aug 2022)
An unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they’ve passed.
The Vet at Noah’s Ark: Stories of Survival from an Inner-City Animal House by Doug Mader (July 2022)
Follows Dr. Mader and his staff over the course of a year at Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital, an inner-city LA area veterinary hospital where Dr. Mader treats not only dogs and cats, but also emus, skunks, snakes, foxes, monkeys, and a host of other exotic animals. This real life drama is set against the backdrop of the trial of four police officers in the Rodney King case, as well as the violent aftermath following their acquittal. This is a book about survival, both of the pets that Dr. Mader and his staff try to save on a daily basis, as well as the staff themselves.
Literature & Writing
Body Language: Writers on Identity, Physicality, and Making Space for Ourselves edited by Nicole Chung and Matt Ortile (July 2022)
A kaleidoscopic anthology of essays published by Catapult magazine about the stories our bodies tell, and how we move within–and against–expectations of race, gender, health, and ability.
Art & Architecture
Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara (July 2022)
Interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is the first Pasifika and first Fáfafine artist to be presented by New Zealand at the prestigious 59th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. With a groundbreaking exhibition of new work that addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time, Kihara’s work interrogates and dismantles gender roles, consumerism, (mis)representation, and colonial legacies in the Pacific. Edited by Natalie King, who has commissioned provocative essays by contributors from around the world, this publication contextualizes Kihara’s works from her entire career, which puncture and expose, queer and question dominant narratives, turning history on its head.
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