“The Checklist Manifesto” demonstrates, with solid prose and plenty of gore, how the medical field can avoid deaths without spending a dime.
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43“The Checklist Manifesto”
Ranked #43 in Books 100
71“The Age of Empathy”
Ranked #71 in Books 100
World-famous primatologist Frans de Waal discovers evidence of human empathy in his book “The Age of Empathy.”
83“The Age of Wonder”
Ranked #83 in Books 100
In “The Age of Wonder,” Richard Holmes draws compelling links between the discoveries of 19th-century British scientists and their poetic contemporaries.
92“Pink Brain, Blue Brain”
Ranked #92 in Books 100
Lise Eliot lays out the strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in a refreshingly clear and accessible how-to book aimed at today’s parents.
Ranked #93 in Books 100
In this surprising indictment of positive thinking, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes American optimism, linking it to such phenomena as the Iraq War and the economic recession.
94“The Greatest Show on Earth”
Ranked #94 in Books 100
Richard Dawkins faces his critics head-on in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which sweeps Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” into the 21st century.