The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others

Do jellyfish have minds?

The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms: with Observations on Their Habits

by Charles Darwin

Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish, and Sea-Urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous Systems

by George John Romanes

Mental Evolution in Animals

by George John Romanes

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

by Eric R. Kandel

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

by Daniel Chamovitz

The Foundations of Ethology

by Konrad Lorenz

Behavior of the Lower Organisms

by Herbert Spencer Jennings

Cephalopod Behaviour

by Roger T. Hanlon and John B. Messenger

An Introduction to Nervous Systems

by Ralph J. Greenspan

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‘The Smallest Possible Disaster’

Jenny Offill’s ‘Dept. of Speculation’

Dept. of Speculation

by Jenny Offill

How Do We Know What’s Moral?

Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong

by David Edmonds

In the Trap


a film directed by Hany Abu-Assad


a film directed by Yuval Adler

‘Into an Utterly Foreign Land’

The Visionist

by Rachel Urquhart

He Dove In and Did It

Alan Rusbridger’s ‘Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible’

Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible

by Alan Rusbridger

The Road to Rejection

Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics

by Michael Ignatieff

The Gift of Piero

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 14–March 30, 2014

Coming Back

The Exiles Return

by Elisabeth de Waal

Uganda: The General Challenges the Dictator

The explosive claims of a former top officer now in exile

What a Saga!

‘The Story of the Jews’ by Simon Schama

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD

by Simon Schama

Churchill: Love & the Bomb

Churchill’s Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

by Graham Farmelo

Leftists in Jeopardy

Dissident Gardens

by Jonathan Lethem

Innovation: The Government Was Crucial After All

‘The Entrepreneurial State’ by Mariana Mazzucato

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

by Mariana Mazzucato

Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State

by William H. Janeway

They Couldn’t Escape the Greeks

Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

by Simon Goldhill

The Case for More Babies

Are declining fertility rates a problem?

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster

by Jonathan V. Last

Growing Up with Middlemarch

My Life in Middlemarch

by Rebecca Mead

Storm Over the Brain

Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

by Patricia S. Churchland

The Reckless Founding Formalist

Shklovsky: Witness to an Era

by Serena Vitale, translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards

Theory of Prose

by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Benjamin Sher, with an introduction by Gerald L. Bruns

A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs, 1917–1922

by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Richard Sheldon, with introductions by Richard Sheldon and Sidney Monas

Zoo, or Letters Not About Love

by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Richard Sheldon

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