Science + Psychology

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EXTENDED MIND: THE POWER OF THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN

Written by Paul, Annie Murphy
A New York Times Editors' Choice A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains--in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships Use your head. That's what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we've got it exactly backwards.
June 8, 2021 | Hardcover | Mariner Books | 352 Pages |
$28.00
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LOVE & WILL

Written by May, Rollo
The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.
July 1, 2007 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$16.95
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SECRET OF LIFE: ROSALIND FRANKLIN, JAMES WATSON, FRANCIS CRICK, AND THE DISCOVERY OF DNA'S DOUBLE HELIX

Written by Markel, Howard
James Watson and Francis Crick's 1953 discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it--and why were they the ones who succeeded?
September 21, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 576 Pages |
$30.00
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KNOWLEDGE MACHINE: HOW IRRATIONALITY CREATED MODERN SCIENCE

Written by Strevens, Michael
Michael Strevens's "provocative and fascinating" (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times) investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so long for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of nature?
September 21, 2021 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 368 Pages |
$18.95
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LIGHT AGES: THE SURPRISING STORY OF MEDIEVAL SCIENCE

Written by Falk, Seb
Named a Best Book of 2020 by the Telegraph, the Times, and BBC History Magazine, The Light Ages is an illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages.
November 9, 2021 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 424 Pages |
$18.95
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SUPER VOLCANOES: WHAT THEY REVEAL ABOUT EARTH AND THE WORLDS BEYOND

Written by Andrews, Robin George
Volcanoes are capable of acts of pyrotechnical prowess verging on magic: they spout black magma more fluid than water, create shimmering cities of glass at the bottom of the ocean and frozen lakes of lava on the moon, and can even tip entire planets over.
November 2, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$27.95
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FUZZ: WHEN NATURE BREAKS THE LAW

Written by Roach, Mary
What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial.
September 14, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$26.95
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SPACECRAFT

Written by Morton, Timothy
Science fiction is filled with spacecraft. On Earth, actual rockets explode over Texas while others make their way to Mars. But what are spacecraft, and just what can they teach us about imagination, ecology, democracy, and the nature of objects? Why do certain spacecraft stand out in popular culture?
September 23, 2021 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 144 Pages |
$14.95
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TIME: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

Written by Ismael, Jenann
What is time? What does it mean for time to pass? Is it possible to travel in time? What is the difference between the past and future? Until the work of Newton, these questions were purely topics of philosophical speculation.
January 1, 2022 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 144 Pages |
$11.95
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PLAGUE: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

Written by Slack, Paul
Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Throughout history plague has been the cause of many major catastrophes. It was responsible for the 'Plague of Justinian' in 542, the Black Death of 1348, and the Great Plague of London in 1665, as well as for devastating epidemics in China and India between the 1890s and 1920s.
September 1, 2021 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 1200 Pages |
$11.95

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