Eric D. Albright

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Brief Answers to Big Questions

This work is for those interested in cosmology and physics, but because of the popularity of the author it would likely be of interest to a broader audience. Still, the level of attention required means it is not ideal for casual listening.

Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Recommended for any listeners curious about how their minds work. ["With elements of self-help and business writing and including entertaining anecdotes and turns of phrase, this fantastically accessible science writing about the brain can be enjoyed by anyone. Of particular interest to those wishing to understand how to cope with the pace of change in the modern world": LJ 2/1/18 starred review of the Pantheon hc.]

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Written for general readers but heavily notated, this engaging title will appeal more to those interested in cultural history, particularly world fairs, than the history of medicine. [See Prepub Alert, 1/29/18.]

The Origins of Creativity

Short and digestible in spurts, this would be a welcome addition to most collections. ["This book will resonate with science enthusiasts who appreciate that a life worth living means embracing more than the material world": LJ 8/17 review of the Liveright: Norton hc.]

Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence and Where It's Taking Us

For those fascinated by how technology has developed and the role it plays or will play in the future. ["For anyone interested in developments in the field of artificial intelligence": LJ 2/15/17 review of the Tarcher hc.]

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest To Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

Highly recommended to anyone seeking a basic understanding of how biological groups are regulated and interact.

Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

Recommended for all who want to hear about how our geography affects our culture. ["More academic thesis than travel narrative. Recommended for those seeking theoretical explorations of geography and for fans of the author's previous works": LJ Xpress Reviews 12/2/16 review of the Random hc.]

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

This is a solid story for those interested in biological research but perhaps not for the casual listener. ["A fine, entertaining book for general readers, as well as an excellent resource for those seeking meticulously gathered and documented scientific information": LJ 12/99 review of the Cliff Street hc.]

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Will appeal to literary and popular science listeners as well as those interested in American popular culture. Highly recommended. ["Highly recommended as both a character study and a compelling popular science work for interested readers": LJ 6/1/11 review of the Harper Perennial hc.]

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