Books written by Jay Ingram


Why Do Onions Make Me Cry?

Simon & Schuster | April 2, 2019 | 288 pages
Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram helps you find the answers to questions you've never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?” “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?” and the perennial “Do we really use only 10% of our brains?” Note that this book is a... More Info

The Science of Why 2

Simon & Schuster | November 14, 2017 | 224 pages
An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram. Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and mysteries of the world around us. Jay takes readers on a tour of the universe, exploring... More Info

The Science of Why

Simon & Schuster | November 1, 2016 | 224 pages
Ever wonder why onions make you cry? Or why lizards do pushups? Or why leaves change color in the fall? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram wonders the same things. After a long career of asking important questions (Does time speed up as we age?... More Info

The End Of Memory

HarperCollins Publishers | January 19, 2016 | 304 pages
Canada’s bestselling science writer illuminates the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most puzzling and debilitating conditions of the modern era It is a wicked illness that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly and, ultimately, their lives. For... More Info

The End of Memory

December 30, 2014 | 288 pages
It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little more each... More Info

Fatal Flaws

May 14, 2013 | 272 pages
An excellent read.—Quill & Quire (starred review) Most people have never heard of prions. Indeed, most are only-barely aware of the diseases they cause, except, perhaps, for-mad cow disease. Yet prions are the stuff of a revolutionary science—a science that might lead to cures for some of... More Info