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Recent releases in Adult non-fiction, mostly science.

Two Wheels Good

The History and Mystery of the Bicycle

By: Jody Rosen
Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins, Amanda Carlin & Fred Sanders
Length: 12 hours 49 minutes

A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world

“Excellent . . . calls to mind Bill Bryson, John McPhee, Rebecca Solnit.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker

The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly... Read more

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Active Hope

How to Face the Mess We’re In With Unexpected Resilience & Creative Power: Revised Edition

By: Chris Johnstone & Joanna Macy, PhD
Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes

The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power.... Read more

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The High Sierra

A Love Story

By: Kim Stanley Robinson
Narrated by: Kim Stanley Robinson
Length: 16 hours 30 minutes

A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (—Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).
 
Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973. He returned from that encounter a... Read more

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The Wine-Dark Sea Within

A Turbulent History of Blood

By: Dr. Dhun Sethna
Narrated by: Chinua Hawk
Length: 11 hours 40 minutes

A revisionist history of medicine, in which blood plays the starring role 
 
Inspired by Homer’s description of the ebb and flow of the “wine dark sea,” the ancient Greeks conceived a back-and-forth movement of blood. That false notion, perpetuated by the influential Roman physician Galen, prevailed for fifteen hundred years until William Harvey... Read more

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The Illusionist Brain

The Neuroscience of Magic

By: Jordi Cami & Luis M. Martinez
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes

How do magicians make us see the impossible? The Illusionist Brain takes you on an unforgettable journey through the inner workings of the human mind, revealing how magicians achieve their spectacular and seemingly impossible effects by interfering with your cognitive processes. Along the way, this lively and informative book provides a guided... Read more

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Building a Second Brain

A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential

By: Tiago Forte
Narrated by: André Santana
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes

“One of my favorite books of the year. It completely reshaped how I think about information and how and why I take notes.” —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive

A revolutionary approach to enhancing productivity, creating flow, and vastly increasing your ability to capture, remember, and benefit from the unprecedented amount of information... Read more

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An Immense World

How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

By: Ed Yong
Narrated by: Ed Yong
Length: 14 hours 17 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “thrilling” (The New York Times), “dazzling” (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong
 
“One of this year’s finest works of narrative... Read more

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The Rise and Reign of the Mammals

A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us

By: Steve Brusatte
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 13 hours 25 minutes

New from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (“A masterpiece of science writing.” —Washington Post) and “one of the stars of modern paleontology” (National Geographic), a sweeping and revelatory history of mammals, illuminating the lost story of the extraordinary family tree that led to us.We humans are the... Read more

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