The Internet poster-boy for space exploration, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the future of space travel now that NASA has put human space flight on hold. This book offers "an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security, and morale." It also covers Tyson's insights that includes how aliens, if they exist, might be able to find humans.
This book starts with the author's "yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes,'" but also discusses the latest research, cultural history of remembering, and tricks of the mentalist's trade to bring us an understanding of human memory. You're not likely to forget reading this book.
If you grew up in the '80s and spent any time playing classic video games, role-playing games, or watching movies and listening to music in that decade, this book is a must-read. In a future world where everyone is obsessed with 1980s culture, a teenage boy embarks on a worldwide treasure hunt based in a virtual world with clues that all point back to the 1980s.
The best-selling author of "Robopocalypse" returns with "a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways." In the book, "people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats," which results in a set of laws passed that restricts the abilities and rights of those people who are "amplified."
In all likelihood you've already devoured this book, but in case you're just emerging from the mourning period over Jobs' death, use your summer vacation to delve into Isaacson's officially approved biography of the Apple titan, and learn why we're still obsessed with the cult of Jobs and Apple.