An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density.
A New York Times / National Bestseller
"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.
A Financial Times Best Book of 2016
A Sunday Times Best Book of 2016
Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology—but is changing us in profound ways.
Survival narrative meets scientific, natural and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.
“The world’s greatest naturalist” (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth’s imperiled biosphere.