The new year has arrived and it is high time to start reading books that will change the way you think. Besides, winter is a perfect season to get away from the outside world and immerse yourself in the gripping life changing and brain expanding books.
Nowadays the global readership is increasingly engrossed in the science books, which are undeniably the latest trend in nonfiction literature. Terraforming Mars, electric brain stimulation, and ancient DNA analysis are merely some of the topics from our list of science books that are about to come out. If you are looking for the books to improve thinking skills, consider the following ones:
Science Books to Improve Thinking Skills
- Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
New York Times prosperous writer Annie Jacobsen’s book is full of astounding news items, interviews with people from all walks of life from Defense Department scientists to astronauts with the aim of expounding the way the USA government fueled secret programs exploring ESP, clairvoyance, and mental telepathy as the methods of intelligence collection. She also goes into the millions spent on the investigation of topics that would have a hard time passing the review process of a scientific journal. The book is expected to come out in January.
- Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Profound psychologist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Steven Pinker is globally famous for his reflections on human nature and his concept of how the people's language is formed by evolutionary psychology. In his book Enlightenment Now, he states that humanity thriving hinges on the flourishing of intellects and science. Interestingly enough but Pinker is optimistic about the future and aims to remind us that everything is not completely lost. He also tries to expound why people strive for happiness, health, and safety and describes the forces that compel us to struggle against fatalism.
- Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
In her book Making the Monster, Kathryn Harkup shows how the tale of Dr. Frankstein’s monster could one day become a reality. Harkup provides readership with the background information on the doctors that lived during Mary Shelley’s time and astonished people by live medical performances and experiments. Although modern scientists cannot exactly design the Frankenstein’s monster yet, due to the great deal of time spent on investigating medical concepts in the 19th century, we are now able to observe stupendous advancements in our nowadays medicine. February release.
- The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
Theoretical physicist and co-founder of string field theory Michio Kaku is convinced that in the future the human race is certain to leave this planet. In practice, it means that we will be forced to survive and put up habitable homes in the hostile world of outer space, which is unlikely to be a walk in an asteroid field. Fortunately, Kaku goes into what he believes will be needed for that journey to be successful in his book – even though, we still have a glimmer of hope that we will not be forced to implement his ideas in practice. The official release of the book is in February.
- The Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks, and Adventures in Intelligence
Everybody strives to be clever and knows for sure how hard it is to gain this longed-for superior intellect. But what if you could enhance your wit without constant knowledge-gaining or real intelligence? David Adam investigates this question and the world of smart drugs in The Genius Within. He transforms audiences into a range of spaces like labs, autopsy clubs, MENSA classrooms – all united by the arguably ethical aim of neuroenhancement. The book release is in February.
- Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
Modern technologies promote our better understanding of ancient people and thus give us the insight into our genuine origin. Harvard geneticist David Reich states that the “Genomic Revolution” is singularly revolutionary as it puts forward the idea that we are all biologically identical. In David's Reich standpoint, our genomic differences represent our history as a species and to recognize it is to understand what it means to be a human. The weighty matters discussed in the book will surely change the way you think.