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Cryptocurrency Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
1988 saw the birth of the internet. 2008 gave us bitcoin. Today, cybercurrencies are changing the world we live in.
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Ebola David Quammen
EBOLA: unravelling the the mystery of one of the world's most deadly diseases
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Dawn of the New Everything
Dawn of the New Everything Jaron Lanier
‘The father of Virtual Reality … a high-tech genius’ (Sunday Times) explains why virtual reality presents the ultimate test for humanity
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Higher Calling
Higher Calling Max Leonard
What is it about mountains that cyclists love? Max Leonard uncovers the allure of the peaks – the pain, the glory, the sweat and the tears.
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The Chimp and the River
The Chimp and the River David Quammen
In this 'frightening and fascinating masterpiece' (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS.
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Human Race
Human Race Ian Mortimer
A thrilling tour of a millenium of human innovation
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The Inner Life of Animals
The Inner Life of Animals Peter Wohlleben
The mysteries and emotional richness of the animal world revealed as never before, from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.
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The Robin
The Robin Stephen Moss
Acclaimed naturalist and birdwatcher Stephen Moss brings us this year's perfect Christmas gift: a year in the life of Britain's favourite bird - the robin
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Ghosts of the Tsunami
Ghosts of the Tsunami Richard Lloyd Parry
Richard LLoyd Parry uncovers the immediate aftermath and long-term effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which resulted in the loss of 18,500 souls.
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The Kingdom of Speech
The Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe
From the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, the maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.
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I Contain Multitudes
I Contain Multitudes Ed Yong
A thrilling, witty, genre-busting book on microbes, one of science’s hottest topics, by a debut writer with a huge following.
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Chronicles of a Liquid Society
Chronicles of a Liquid Society Umberto Eco
The final book from one of Europe's cultural giants: an entertaining collection of essays about the modern world - from unbridled individualism to mobile phones
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I Found My Tribe
I Found My Tribe Ruth Fitzmaurice
A beautiful and heart-breaking account of how Ruth Fitzmaurice found a way to carry on living in the face of tragedy
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Bike Nation
Bike Nation Peter Walker
A healthier nation. A safer nation. A human-friendly nation… Welcome to Bike Nation.
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Icebreaker Horatio Clare
Bestselling travel writer Horatio Clare joins an icebreaker for a voyage through the ice-packs of the far north
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French Women Don't Get Fat
French Women Don't Get Fat Mireille Guiliano
How do French women do it? This is the book that unlocks the simple secrets of 'the French paradox' - how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. With a simple USP and a title that almost sells itself, it's guaranteed to be a bestseller.
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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman Richard P Feynman
A portrait of the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, we see the wisdom, humour and curiosity of Richard Feynman through a series of conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton.
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The Noonday Demon
The Noonday Demon Andrew Solomon
WITH A NEW EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR The most affecting, intelligent, important and constructive book on depression there has ever been - a key text by a New Yorker writer who has not only experienced the depths of depression but has researched every aspect of it.
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Religion Explained
Religion Explained Pascal Boyer
'A deep, ingenious, and insightful; analysis of one of the deepest mysteries of the human species' Steven Pinker
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Alas Poor Darwin
Alas Poor Darwin Hilary Rose, Steven Rose
The first comprehensible critique of Evolutionary Psychology and its key thinkers (Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, E.O. Wilson, etc.), written for the general reader
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Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation Olivia Judson
In witty question-and-answer format, this book explains biology by entertaining reference to the evolution of "all creatures great and small".
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