Our Favorite Books for Super Geniuses

Article by Jeremy

The Marriage Plot Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374203054
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 11th, 2011

The New York Times Bestseller by the author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex examines the post-college lives of three Brown undergraduates in the 1980s.


A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307885159
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - October 5th, 2010

Bill Bryson’s iconic bestseller about, well, nearly everything is lavishly illustrated in this deluxe edition, perfect for dorm room coffee tables.


Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781439167175
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2011

Jeopardy guru Ken Jennings guides us through his long-time love affair with maps. Jennings interviews other obsessive map devotees and explores the cultural history of maps and mapmaking, and the ways in which they have changed the course of history, over and over again.


Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780061351327
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Published: It Books - December 21st, 2010

This stunning and brilliant graphic biography highlights the lives of Pierre and Marie Curie and examines how their love story led to a wide variety of contemporary issues surrounding nuclear power, weaponry, and medicine.


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307377333
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pantheon Books - May 31st, 2011

Noted Houston neuroscientist and Rice graduate Eagleman explores the subconscious mind - everything your brain is doing without your conscious knowledge.


Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781596914520
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 29th, 2009

A graphic novel for the intellectual heavyweight, Logicomix explores the life and philosophy of Bertrand Russell, who sought to find a logical underpinning for all of mathematics.


Best European Fiction Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781564786807
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - November 8th, 2011

This yearly sampling of the best fiction from each country in Europe provides a fascinating introduction to contemporary literature in translation as well as to the varied cultures that give each story life.


Reamde Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780061977961
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: William Morrow - September 20th, 2011

The incomparable cult author returns with a new technothriller worthy of its 1056 pages. Trying to summarize it would be impossible.


The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True Cover Image
By Richard Dawkins, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781439192818
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Free Press - October 4th, 2011

A natural science museum in a book, Dawkins' romp through the wonders of our universe is illustrated beautifully and perfect for kids from 10-100.


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