Books about Expansion

  1. The Book of Bright Ideas

    by Sandra Kring
    A heartwarming story of two sisters growing up in the 1960s, navigating family secrets and tragedies while discovering the power of love and forgiveness.

    Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be ... (Goodreads)

  2. DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    by Rick Strassman
    A scientific exploration of the psychedelic compound DMT and its potential to unlock the mysteries of consciousness and spirituality.

    A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death & Mystical Experiences. A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT: A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of ... (Goodreads)

  3. Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

    by Terence McKenna
    A journey around the world to explore the history and myths of psychedelics.

    A Radical History of Plants, Drugs & Human Evolution For the first time in paperback, the counterculture manifesto on mind-altering drugs & hallucinogens. Illustrated. ... (Goodreads)

  4. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age

    by Clay Shirky
    The internet has given us a surplus of free time and energy, which can be used for creative and generous pursuits.

    The author of the breakout hit, Here Comes Everybody, reveals how new technology is changing us from consumers to collaborators, unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Invisibles, Vol. 2: Apocalipstick

    by Grant Morrison
    The Invisibles continue their fight against the oppressive forces of the Outer Church, while exploring themes of identity and reality.

    What if they gave a war and nobody saw? What if you suddenly found out it was happening all around you? Would you join up, pick sides, take up arms? Would you kill? Or would you try to run, try to ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Conquest of Gaul

    by Gaius Julius Caesar
    A narrative of Julius Caesar's military campaigns in Gaul, chronicling his strategy and triumphs.
  7. Farmer in the Sky

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    A young boy and his family emigrate to Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, to start a new life as farmers.

    The story starts on a future, overcrowded Earth , where food is carefully rationed. Teenager William (Bill) Lermer lives with his widower father, George. George decides to emigrate to the farming ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Art of Dreaming

    by Carlos Castaneda
    A guide to lucid dreaming and shamanic practices, exploring the power of the mind and the nature of reality.

    After six years of study and meditation, the author presents a book which takes the reader on a journey of the soul via the teachings of the great sorcerer, Don Juan. Like layers of an onion, the ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    by Deborah Moggach
    A group of British retirees move to a newly restored hotel in India, discovering new experiences and relationships.

    Several British retirees decide to move to Jaipur , India , to stay in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, advertised as an exotic retirement home . Evelyn Greenslade, a widowed housewife, must sell her ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier

    by Stephen E. Ambrose
    Epic tale of exploration and adventure as Lewis and Clark traverse the American wilderness.

    'This was much more than a bunch of guys out on an exploring and collecting expedition. This was a military expedition into hostile territory'. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his ... (Goodreads)

  11. Your Erroneous Zones

    by Wayne W. Dyer
    A guide to liberating oneself from self-destructive thoughts and habits.

    THE RECORD-BREAKING, #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER – OVER 35 MILLION COPIES SOLD The first book by Wayne Dyer, author of the multimillion-copy bestseller, Pulling Your Own Strings, and national ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Twentieth Wife

    by Indu Sundaresan
    Epic tale of a powerful Mughal Empress, set against a backdrop of political intrigue and personal drama.

    An enchanting seventeenth-century epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most legendary and controversial empresses – a woman whose ... (Goodreads)

  13. Blue Remembered Earth

    by Alastair Reynolds
    In a future where humanity has colonized the solar system, a family embarks on a quest to uncover a long-lost secret.

    Blue Remembered Earth takes place in the 2160s, at a time when humanity has repaired Earth's climate and extensively colonised the inner Solar System . An omnipresent surveillance system (known as ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Time for the Stars

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    Twin brothers embark on a space mission to explore distant planets, experiencing time dilation and the challenges of long-distance communication.

    This is one of the classic titles originally know as the "Heinlein Juveniles," written in the 1950 and published for the young adult market. It has since been in print for 50 years in paperback, and ... (Goodreads)

  15. Dancing in the Dark

    by Karl Ove Knausgård

    Karl Ove Knausgårds tredje roman innebærer en enorm litterær satsning, og er en stor bok i mer enn én forstand: Min kamp blir utgitt som seks romaner. Første, andre og tredje bok utkom høsten 2009. ... (Goodreads)

  16. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

    by T.J. Stiles
    The biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the self-made American tycoon who revolutionized transportation and amassed a vast fortune.

    A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an ... (Goodreads)

  17. Prometheus Rising

    by Robert Anton Wilson
    A guide to personal evolution and self-liberation through the exploration of human consciousness and the nature of reality.

    Imagine trying to make sense of an amalgam of Timothy Leary's eight neurological circuits, G.I. Gurdjieff's self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybskis general semantics, Aleister Crowley's magical ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Doors of Perception

    by Aldous Huxley
    An exploration of altered states of consciousness and their implications for understanding reality.

    The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley. First published in 1954, it details his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley's ... (Goodreads)

  19. We Are Legion

    by Dennis E. Taylor
    A retired businessman is uploaded into a computer, where he embarks on an intergalactic journey.

    Alternate Cover Edition can be found, here,. Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

    by David Deutsch
    A thought-provoking exploration of the nature of knowledge and explanation, and how they shape our understanding of the world.

    The, New York Times, bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that ... (Goodreads)

  21. Star Maker

    by Olaf Stapledon
    A cosmic journey through time and space, exploring the evolution of life and consciousness in the universe.

    A human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets. After exploring a civilization on another planet in our ... (Wikipedia)

  22. How Firm a Foundation

    by David Weber
    A tale of political intrigue and military action in a far-off future, where humanity is threatened by an alien race.

    Empress Sharleyen travels to Zebediah and then Corisande to stand over the trials of those accused of treason after the conspiracies of the last novel. Her firmness, fairness and judicious exercise ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Industries of the Future

    by Alec J. Ross
    A glimpse into the future of industries, exploring the technological advancements that will shape our economy and society.

    This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Virgin Blue

    by Tracy Chevalier
    A Frenchwoman's search for her past intertwines with the emotions of a present-day American researcher.

    Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her ... (Goodreads)

  25. Man Plus

    by Frederik Pohl
    In a race to colonize Mars, a man undergoes radical surgery to become a cyborg. But at what cost?

    In the not-too-distant future, the Cold War threatens to turn into a fighting war. Colonization of Mars seems to be mankind's only hope of surviving certain Armageddon . To facilitate this, the ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Chocky

    by John Wyndham
    A young boy begins to communicate with an invisible entity named Chocky, leading to a series of strange events and revelations.

    David Gore becomes concerned that his twelve-year-old son, Matthew, is too old to have an imaginary friend . His concerns deepen as Matthew becomes increasingly distressed and blames it on arguments ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Endless Forest

    by Sara Donati
    A historical fiction novel set in the late 18th century, following the lives of a family in the wilderness of New York.

    With a master storyteller’s skill and a historian’s precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Peripheral

    by William Gibson
    A journey to the future, exploring the possibilities of a post-apocalyptic world.

    The novel begins sometime in the near-future in a small town in rural America. Flynne Fisher works at a local 3D printing shop and lives with her mother and her brother Burton, who sustained brain ... (Wikipedia)

  29. 3001: The Final Odyssey

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    An exploration of the future of the human race, with humanity facing an uncertain destiny.

    The novel begins with a brief prologue describing the bioforms — dubbed the First-Born — who created the black monoliths . They evolved from " primordial soup ", and over the course of millions of ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Journey to Ixtlan

    by Carlos Castaneda
    A shaman's quest to understand the beliefs of the Yaqui Indians and the power of the spirit world.

    In Journey to Ixtlan , Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    by Brad Stone
    The story of Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's largest companies.

    The definitive story of, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. started off delivering books through the mail. But ... (Goodreads)

  32. Heroes of the Frontier

    by Dave Eggers
    A mother takes her two children on a road trip through Alaska, escaping her past and searching for a new beginning.

    A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers's Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a ... (Goodreads)

  33. Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

    by Jane Roberts
    Seth, a non-physical entity, speaks through Jane Roberts to share insights on the nature of reality, consciousness, and the eternal soul.

    One of the most powerful of the Seth Books, this essential guide to conscious living clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential, and the concept that we all create our ... (Goodreads)

  34. Pigeon English

    by Stephen Kelman
    A young Ghanaian boy living in London investigates a murder in his community.

    The novel begins with the death of a young boy on the fictional Dell Farm estate in an unspecified area of London. Harri Opoku, a recent Ghanaian immigrant living with his mother and sister, becomes ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Apex

    by Ramez Naam
    A thrilling sci-fi novel about a nanotechnology revolution that changes the world, for better or worse.

    Samantha Cataranes (Sam), an agent for the Emerging Risks Directorate (ERD) of the United States government, arrives undercover at a party looking for Kaden Lane. Kaden is there testing Nexus 5, an ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Caribbean

    by James A. Michener
    A sweeping historical novel that explores the Caribbean islands and their complex cultural and political histories.

    In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 ... (Goodreads)

  37. Mein Kampf

    by Adolf Hitler
    Autobiographical manifesto outlining Hitler's beliefs, political ideology and plans for Germany.

    Alternate cover edition of this book . Madman, tyrant, animal—history has given Adolf Hitler many names. In Mein Kampf ( My Struggle ), often called the Nazi bible, Hitler describes his life, ... (Goodreads)

  38. Poke the Box

    by Seth Godin
    Encourages readers to take initiative, start something new, and embrace the uncertainty of the creative process.

    Poke the Box is a manifesto about producing something that’s scarce, and thus valuable. It demands that you stop waiting for a road map and start drawing one instead. You know how to do this, you’ve ... (Goodreads)

  39. How They Croaked

    by Georgia Bragg
    A humorous and informative look at the gruesome deaths of famous historical figures.

    This award-winning book for reluctant readers is a fascinating collection of remarkable deaths—and not for the faint of heart. Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. In fact, ... (Barnes & Noble)

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