Science + Psychology
Written by Gribbin, John
A celebrated astronomer makes a powerful case for the harmony between two of physics most important and seemingly contradictory theories
Written by Jenner, Nicky
Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position.
Written by Francis, Gavin
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Profile Books Ltd., in association with Wellcome Collection"--Title page verso.
Written by Bloom, Paul
We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don t have enough of it.
AGE OF INSIGHT: THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE UNCONSCIOUS IN ART, MIND, AND BRAIN, FROM VIENNA 1900 TO THE PRESENT
Written by Kandel, Eric
A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions and how mind and brain relate to art.
Written by Griffiths, Tom
What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades.
Written by Griffiths, Tom
Explores "how the algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others.
Written by Baker, Kevin
Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker s survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again and again. The Wall Street Journal
AMERICAN ECLIPSE: A NATION'S EPIC RACE TO CATCH THE SHADOW OF THE MOON AND WIN THE GLORY OF THE WORLD
Written by Baron, David
This epic story of a nineteenth-century celestial drama will enthrall readers, as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness.
Written by Rosenthal, Elisabeth
Award-winningNew York Timesreporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems.