1. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World
Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the bizarre ways math trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
2. Tools and Weapons: The promise and the peril of the digital age
3. How to Fight Hydra: Face your fears, pursue your ambitions, and become the hero you are destined to be
4. Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming inevitable.
5. Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science
Dr. Mikovits has seen the best and worst of science. When she was part of the research community that turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one, she saw science at its best.
But when her investigations questioned whether the use of animal tissue in medical research were unleashing devastating plagues of chronic diseases, such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome, she saw science at its worst.
If her suspicions are correct, we are looking at a complete realignment of scientific practices, including how we study and treat human disease.
6. Aroused: The history of hormones and how they control just about everything