Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthier, or to finally pursue a long-standing dream of theirs. But as we all well know, these resolutions usually begin to fade throughout the entirety of the year, until they eventually disappear altogether.
What if your resolution was something simple, like educating yourself on something new? Spanning a variety of interesting and timely topics, the eight science books below will help you do just that. Make a resolution you can keep – pick up one of the books below, and get reading.
Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal
Wayne Jonas, MD
In How Healing Works, Dr. Wayne Jonas shares his revolutionary approach to healing. He explains the biology of healing and the science behind the mind-body connection that can enhance our body’s ability to heal. Dr. Jonas’s book will change how we perceive the current state of our country’s healthcare, and more importantly, our own. Filled with stories from Dr. Jonas’s practice and research statistics, this book is perfect for everyone who’s desperate for a new approach to getting better and staying well.
The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World--and Could Destroy It
This eye-opening book details the history of the science of electromagnetism – one of the four fundamental physical forces in the universe with the power to destroy life as we know it. Award-winning science journalist Alanna Mitchell details the planetary phenomenon that will cause the magnetic North Pole to trade places with the South Pole, and at a faster rate than previously thought. The Spinning Magnet is a chilling read with an urgent message for all of us: When the poles switch, there will be no satellites, no Internet, no smartphones, maybe no power at all, and we need to be prepared.
Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny BeyondEarth
Dr. Michio Kaku, #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind, takes readers on a fascinating journey through the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and other groundbreaking technology to offer his insights on man’s future in space. Moving human civilization to the stars is becoming a scientific possibility, and will need to happen in the future if we want to survive as a species. Kaku reveals how developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to inhabit Mars, and explore other places in space. He even brings us beyond our galaxy and universe to take a look at the possibility of immortality become viable, and all of us having a safe haven in space.
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
Gradual strides in technology have allowed scientists to analyze ancient DNA as never before, which has opened doors to understanding the human past in a new light. In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich describes how the human genome provides us with everything we need to know about the history of our species. He deconstructs the idea that there are no biological differences among human populations and demonstrates exactly how DNA impacts behavior between different groups of people.
A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. have revolutionized our understanding modern medicine. As believers of integrative healthcare, Chopra and Tanzi argue that our mind and our lifestyle plays a key role in healing our immune system, and want to help readers take charge of their health. The Healing Self outlines the newest research on the mind-body, mind-gene, and mind-immunity connections, and offers a revolutionary seven-day plan for recharging the immune system for life-long healing.
The Facts Visually Explained
Are you full of wonder and curiosity, but want quick explanations to the things you don’t yet understand? Spanning seventy topics, including matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe, How Science Works is perfect for you. It uses easy-to-understand graphics to answer simple questions and explain more difficult concepts, from standard elementary science to recent cutting-edge breakthroughs. The pages are filled with Q&As and short stories to test your knowledge as you go along and keep you interested while reading.
How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them)
Dr. Lucy Jones
In The Big Ones, world-renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones takes a look at some of the world’s most horrific natural disasters, whose effects are still felt today. Jones illustrates how these natural disasters have shaped humankind by defining the livelihood of cities, along with their architecture and governments, and influencing the way we think and feel. The Big Ones details the riveting history of the greatest natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and how to approach future disasters.
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Is the world really on the decline? Is there any possibility of progress? In this book, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker analyzes the current human condition, and urges us to think more positively about the future of humanity for the sake of our sanity. Pinker presents the proof of human progress in the present day – people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while we do have many problems, Pinker argues that the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.