Non-Fiction Books

If life can grow out of the chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence.

A look at the ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and more.

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers.

The amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy.

Why are statements in a bold typeface easier to believe? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person is more competent?

The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking.

The author's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes".

Explores the world of memory competitions and the techniques that top performers use to remember vast amounts of information.

Everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation.

How we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.

The author depicts her childhood growing up in rural Idaho with survivalist parents and her journey toward receiving a formal education.

She describes abuse and trauma with sheer honesty, and discusses her struggle with seeking help.

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