From neurons to nanotech and from quarks to the cosmos, BookLab is the podcast that puts science books under the microscope! Join hosts Dan Falk and Amanda Gefter for a look at the latest in popular science writing: what’s new, what’s hot, and what you ought to be reading right now.

Featured book: The Goodness Paradox, by Richard Wrangham. 

Our species, Homo sapiens, is less violent than any of our primate cousins -- but how did we get that way? A Harvard anthropologist suggests an answer.

And on the nightstand: The Overstory, by Richard Powers; and The Trouble with Gravity, by Richard Panek.

Direct download: BookLab_021.mp3
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