The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Although we pass by trees every day and they make up a regular part of our environment, we know very little about what their lives are like and how they function. Do trees communicate with each other? Do they protect and nurture their young? Do they form friendships and help each other when they are sick? As it turns out, they do, and so much more. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World is written by Peter Wohlleben, manager and caretaker of an old growth forest in Germany, and gives readers a revelatory view into the little-known world of trees.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry was written for "all those who are too busy to read fat books, yet nonetheless seek a conduit to the cosmos." Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and public personality (host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey), blends scientific facts with his trademark fun and charisma in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, resulting in a fascinating and enjoyable read.

Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

Among the daily onslaught of international news about uprisings, revolutions, and political upheaval, we often forget about the individuals living through these changes and how their everyday lives are affected - the human stories. Live from Cairo, a debut novel from award-winning writer Ian Bassingthwaighte, takes a closer look at the lives of several individuals living through the 2011 Egyptian revolution and their shared experience in trying to help a single refugee...

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The smallest creature can often have the biggest impact, and the preservation of the human race is inextricably linked with that of bees. Wholesale abandonment of the hive by worker bees is a phenomenon that has been increasing exponentially in the last decade, named colony collapse disorder in 2006, and has resulted in the loss of millions of bees and countless crops that were not pollinated. Norwegian author Maja Lunde uses colony collapse disorder as the backdrop for her internationally best-selling fiction novel, The History of Bees...

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

What problems could the incalculably wealthy Asian tastemakers and power players possibly have? More than you might think. For example, "Your regular table at the fabulous restaurant on the exclusive island where you own a beach house is unavailable." Or, "Your airplane is forced to land before you can finish drinking your Dom Pérignon." Rich People Problems is the third novel in a series by Kevin Kwan that examines the lifestyles of Asia's ultra-wealthy...