Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owner’s Workshop Manual

Written by Back to the Future co-author Bob Gale and Joe Walser (who also illustrated the compendium), Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owner’s Workshop Manual offers clever insights, captivating schematics and other never-before-scene information on the film’s depiction of time travel. It’s a satisfying read for fans of the cinematic series—or anyone interested in the iconic DeLorean, hoverboards and comedic science …

Robert Moor’s “On Trails: An Exploration”

A non-fiction work on the very nature of trails, inspired by the author's hike of the Appalachian Trail

Everyone is familiar with the way one’s mind strays while on a long walk. Seven years ago, author Robert Moor embarked upon a very long walk—in fact, it was a five-month-long thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. During that time, he took copious amounts of notes about the experience and began to consider writing a book. “On Trails: An Exploration,” out today, is far more than …

Laurel Braitman Reads Pets’ Minds

The author of "Animal Madness" explores the psychology of animals and explains how they are just as much individuals as humans are

Senior TED fellow and science historian Laurel Braitman delivered one of the most engaging talks at TED’s 2014 conference. Her topic? Animal psychology and the emotional spectrum of pets. Braitman has studied the history of science for years—most recently as a PhD student at MIT—and through that lens, atop years of research with domestic animals, she uncovers insight into their emotions, how they affect our …