A call for female empowerment, the importance of moral journalism, navigation as a foundation of humanity, and an undiscovered lost civilization–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!
THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
“At a time when beneficial globalization is being threatened by nationalism, and women’s rights are in danger of being rolled back to nineteenth-century norms, Gates offers urgent reminders of why it’s necessary to help women everywhere achieve their full potential.”–Booklist, starred review
MR. STRAIGHT ARROW: The Career of John Hersey, Author of Hiroshima by Jeremy Treglown
“Treglown’s meticulous, richly interpretative reevaluation revitalizes our appreciation for the intensity, volume, variety, daring, and ‘moral imagination’ of Hersey’s work, and for how essential and transformative writing can be when it’s strong, brave, conscientious.”–Booklist, starred review
WAYFINDING: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World by M. R. O’Connor
“[O’Connor’s] rich exploration concludes with a call for readers to explore nature and observe their surroundings, and to leave the electronic device at home. For readers curious about nature, science, the human brain, and how we navigate our world.”–Library Journal
AMERICA BEFORE: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life’s work to find out–and in AMERICA BEFORE, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion.