Chris Anderson is a British-American businessman who is the head of TED, a non-profit organization that provides idea-based talks and hosts an annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Chronicles of Narnia

    Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil???what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is ,, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as ,???,For the past fifty years, , have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.,This edition presents all seven books???unabridged???in one impressive volume. The books are presented here in chronlogical order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. Deceptively simple and direct, , continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published.

  • The Beginning of Infinity

    The , bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge,???Dazzling.??? ??? Steven Pinker, ,???,In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe???and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress???which he argues is potentially boundless???can and cannot happen. Hugely ambitious and highly original, , explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.

  • The Fabric of Reality

    A penetrating exploration of the new physics, including time travel, quantum computers, and the multiverse ??? as referenced in the film ???Avengers: Endgame???,For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes ???parallel??? to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one which synthesizes the theories of evolution, computation, and knowledge with quantum physics. Considered jointly, these four strands of explanation reveal a unified fabric of reality that is both objective and comprehensible, the subject of this daring, challenging book.,The Fabric of Reality explains and connects many topics at the leading edge of current research and thinking, such as quantum computers (which work by effectively collaborating with their counterparts in other universes), the physics of time travel, the comprehensibility of nature and the physical limits of virtual reality, the significance of human life, and the ultimate fate of the universe. Here, for scientist and layperson alike, for philosopher, science-fiction reader, biologist, and computer expert, is a startlingly complete and rational synthesis of disciplines, and a new, optimistic message about existence.