9 feb 16 | Kaufman, Gregoire, Wired to Create
Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Each chapter explores one of ten attributes and habits of highly creative people.
29 jan 16 | Richards, Sacred Knowledge
The author makes the most of experiential phenomena that stretch our concepts of reality and advances new frontiers in the study of belief, spiritual awakening, psychiatric treatment, and social well-being. His work is based on nearly three decades of legal research with volunteers aged twenty-four to eighty-one.
21 jan 16 | Suter, Rainforest Hero
Ruedi Suter’s biography of Bruno Manser charts the extraordinary story of the man who brought tropical deforestation to the world’s attention. From a young man who escaped civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs and timber barons, and lead protests around the globe.
11 jan 16 | Smart, Beyond Zero and One
Can we build a robot that trips on acid? This is not a frivolous question, according to neuroscientist Andrew Smart. If we can’t, he argues, we haven’t really created artificial intelligence. Andrew Smart convincingly makes the case that true intelligence, and artificial intelligence, requires an appreciation of what is beyond the computational.
5 jan 16 | Marcus, Freeman, The Future of the Brain
An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers shed light on the breathtaking implications of brain science for medicine, psychiatry, and even human consciousness itself.
29 dec 15 | Fitzpatrick, Skateistan
Through a balanced mix of words and photographs, the book shares the strange and beautiful intersection of traditional Afghan society and a new generation of Afghan skateboarders and artists; new education opportunities to girls and boys in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif; to be expanded in Phnom Penh and Johannesburg.
21 dec 15 | Endredy, Teachings of the Peyote Shamans
This book offers a rare look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism, which is permeated with the use of the sacred peyote cactus. It reveals the key tenants of the Huichol worldview, their beliefs in the afterlife, and their spiritual work on behalf of humanity.