THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING- Edited by John Brockman.
'In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.
With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend." - Amazon
The Edge.org books always pose incredibly interesting questions. This 2012 edition was the first in the newly founded Scirens book-club. Its an easy read, compartmentalized, so wonderful for people like me who have limited time to binge-read (my favorite thing to do). Each chapter (or answer) is limited to under 5 pages and will be thought-provoking in itself, as well as when compared to subsequent answers if read in order. Wonderful read.