100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one: Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws? In these illustrated adaptations of his bestselling book, the author tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human".
Two mothers relocate with their children to New Hampshire for a fresh start, far away from a life of abuse. When their paths intersect in the most gruesome tragedy, it begs to ask if the secrets we keep reflect the past we want to leave behind or the future we want to hide.
Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, ten strangers try to survive while they wait for rescue. After three days, short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him on board - and the survivor claims he can save them. But should they put their trust in him? Will any of them see home again? And why did the ship really sink?