Science + Psychology

TRUTH OR TRUTHINESS: DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM FICTION BY LEARNING TO THINK LIKE A DATA SCIENTIST

Written by Wainer, Howard
Teacher tenure is a problem. Teacher tenure is a solution. Fracking is safe. Fracking causes earthquakes. Our kids are over-tested. Our kids are not tested enough. We read claims like these in the newspaper every day, often with no justification other than 'it feels right'. How can we figure out what is right?
December 1, 2015 | Hardcover | Cambridge University Press | 232 Pages |
$29.99

SCIENCE OF SLEEP: WHAT IT IS, HOW IT WORKS, AND WHY IT MATTERS

Written by Mendelson, Wallace B
We often hear that humans spend one third of their lives sleeping--and most of us would up that fraction if we could. Whether we're curling up for a brief lunchtime catnap, catching a doze on a sunny afternoon, or clocking our solid eight hours at night, sleeping is normally a reliable way to rest our heads and recharge our minds.
September 20, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 176 Pages |
$35.00
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SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND CLASSICAL FIELD THEORY: THE THEORETICAL MINIMUM

Written by Friedman, Art
The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory. After teaching us classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 448 Pages |
$30.00
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NEW MAP OF WONDERS: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF MODERN MARVELS

Written by Henderson, Caspar
We live in a world that is known, every corner thoroughly explored. But has this knowledge cost us the ability to wonder? Wonder, Caspar Henderson argues, is at its most supremely valuable in just such a world because it reaffirms our humanity and gives us hope for the future. That's the power of wonder, and that's what we should aim to cultivate in our lives.
November 30, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 368 Pages |
$29.00
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BECOMING ATTACHED: FIRST RELATIONSHIPS AND HOW THEY SHAPE OUR CAPACITY TO LOVE

Written by Karen, Robert
In "Becoming Attached," Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental issues of emotional life. He explores such questions as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? What are the risks of day care for children under one year of age, and what can parents do to manage those risks?
April 23, 1998 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA |
$25.95
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PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTS' LIVED EXPERIENCES: HOW EARLY EVENTS SHAPE OUR PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Written by Weinstein, Ann Diamond
This book presents recent knowledge, research, and theory about the earliest developmental period--from conception to birth--which holds even greater consequences for the health and development of the human organism than was previously understood.
August 29, 2016 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$47.50
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REACTIONS: AN ILLUSTRATED EXPLORATION OF ELEMENTS, MOLECULES, AND CHANGE IN THE UNIVERSE

Written by Gray, Theodore
The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elements and Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.
October 17, 2017 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 240 Pages |
$29.99

ART OF INVISIBILITY: THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS HACKER TEACHES YOU HOW TO BE SAFE IN THE AGE OF BIG BROTHER AND BIG DATA

Written by Mitnick, Kevin
Be online without leaving a trace.
December 19, 2017 | Paperback | Little Brown and Company | 320 Pages |
$16.99

DANGER WITHIN US: AMERICA'S UNTESTED, UNREGULATED MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY AND ONE MAN'S BATTLE TO SURVIVE IT

Written by Lenzer, Jeanne
A shocking expose of the dangerously under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that has helped make medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents and AIDS combined.
December 12, 2017 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 384 Pages |
$28.00
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BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED: THE HUMAN STORY RETOLD THROUGH OUR GENES

Written by Rutherford, Adam
In every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species--births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away--until now, with the invention of genomics, a tool that lets scientists decode our DNA. The implications for our identity are enormous.
October 3, 2017 | Hardcover | Experiment | 416 Pages |
$25.95

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