For 2,000 years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and, in so doing, tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
With a little help from her agent, Oofie Triptrip, and her mentor, Hagridmitch, Bratniss Everclean may just have a shot at winning the Tri-Wizard Cup, in The Hunger But Mainly Death Games, a wonderfully twisted take on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy.
In one of the first titles in the Atlantic Monthly Press's Books That Changed the World series, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations so you don't have to.
The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
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New York Times bestselling author and all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.
An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from the Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online.