Jerry Adler is a contributing editor at Newsweek, where he writes about medicine, science, and ideas. He is the author of High Rise: How 1,000 Men and Women Worked Around the Clock for Five Years and Lost $200 Million Building a Skyscraper.

In The Evolution of God, Robert Wright takes on fellow nonbelievers Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, and argues that religion may be nonsense—but it helps mankind.

In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman questions the environmental impact of what we buy. You'll never answer "paper or plastic" the same way again.

Why do we fall in love with some people, and not others? In her new book, Why Him? Why Her?, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher examines four basic human archetypes—and knows exactly which one is in the White House.