These are the books provided that we will vote to read
|title and author
|Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power by Kristen Willeumier
|reveals how you can change your brain by making simple and easy modifications to your lifestyle. Combining clinical experience with revolutionary science, she details how biohacking your brain can boost your cognitive performance and so much more.
|The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
|unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies
|RISING TIDE: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. By John M. Barry.
|Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of almost one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of African Americans north, and transformed American society and politics forever
|THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY. By Jean-Dominique Bauby
|Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter
|FERMAT'S ENIGMA: The Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem. By Simon Singh
|story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics
|explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life.
|Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
|reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return
|Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
|provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.