Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave DiverFrom one of the world s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth s final frontier the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know about deep space than w

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest PredatorA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate n nWhy was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for Britis

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the UnthinkableAre we deranged The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability at the level of litera

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and BeyondScientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future But which one And how n nOver the past fifty years, than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they ve never been seen before Ninety perc