1. Captivate Deluxe: The Science of Succeeding with People (Psychology, $1.99)

    1. By Vanessa Van Edwards.
    2. 4.6/5 stars with 1,129 reviews.
    3. As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.
  2. Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable-And Couldn’t (Science, $1.99)

    1. By Steve Volk.
    2. 4.5/5 stars with 144 reviews.
    3. Take a strange and unsettling trip into the heart of the paranormal universe asjournalist Steve Volk tries to answer some of the most fundamental questions atthe heart of human existence.
  3. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World (Science, $2.99)

    1. By Lisa Randall.
    2. 4.3/5 stars with 278 reviews.
    3. Knocking on Heaven’s Door is eminently readable, one of the most important popular science books of this or any year. It is a necessary volume for all who admire the work of Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Simon Singh, and Carl Sagan; for anyone curious about the workings and aims of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most expensive machine ever built by mankind; for those who firmly believe in the importance of science and rational thought; and for anyone interested in how the Universe began…and how it might ultimately end.
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