Science + Psychology

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HOW TO GROW A HUMAN: ADVENTURES IN HOW WE ARE MADE AND WHO WE ARE

Written by Ball, Philip
Two summers ago, scientists removed a tiny piece of flesh from Philip Ball's arm and turned it into a rudimentary "mini-brain." The skin cells, removed from his body, did not die but were instead transformed into nerve cells that independently arranged themselves into a dense network and communicated with each other, exchanging the raw signals of thought. This was life--but whose?
October 16, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$25.00
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HOW THINGS WORK: THE INNER LIFE OF EVERYDAY MACHINES

Written by Gray, Theodore
Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers |
$29.99
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PROVING EINSTEIN RIGHT: THE DARING EXPEDITIONS THAT CHANGED HOW WE LOOK AT THE UNIVERSE

Written by Pelletier, Cathie
A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding of the universe. In 1911, a relatively unknown physicist named Albert Einstein published his preliminary theory of gravity. But it hadn't been tested.
September 24, 2019 | Hardcover | PublicAffairs |
$30.00
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BOOK OF WHY: THE NEW SCIENCE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT

Written by MacKenzie, Dana
How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world
February 18, 2020 | Paperback | Basic Books | 512 Pages |
$18.99
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FIRST CELL: AND THE HUMAN COSTS OF PURSUING CANCER TO THE LAST

Written by Raza, Azra
A world-class oncologist's devastating and deeply personal examination of cancerWe have lost the war on cancer. We spend $150 billion each year treating it, yet -- a few innovations notwithstanding -- a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it as one was fifty years ago. Most new drugs add mere months to one's life at agonizing physical and financial cost.
October 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 368 Pages |
$28.00
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SATURN

Written by Sheehan, William
Saturn is the showpiece planet of our solar system. It may not be the largest, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunning objects in the sky and is always breathtaking when seen in a telescope.
November 14, 2019 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 224 Pages |
$40.00
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111 PLACES IN SPACE THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS

Written by Thaller, Michelle
- The ultimate insider's guide to Space- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to everyone on Earth who dreams of boarding a rocket to the stars, planets, exoplanets, nebulae, and beyond, including scientists, sci-fi aficionados, an
December 27, 2020 | Paperback | Emons Publishers | 240 Pages |
$19.90
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GENIUS CHECKLIST: NINE PARADOXICAL TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN BECOME A CREATIVE GENIUS

Written by Simonton, Dean Keith
What it takes to be a genius: nine essential and contradictory ingredients.
November 12, 2019 | Paperback | Mit Press |
$16.95
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PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO A.I.

Written by Onuoha, Mimi
Systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming present in more and more parts of our lives, subtly guiding daily life from listening to music to getting stopped by the police. But what does this technology really mean for people, now and in the future? What happens when we have developed computer systems that can do things we previously thought only humans could do?
March 17, 2020 | Paperback | Pioneer Works Press | 120 Pages |
$12.00
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SLOW MOON CLIMBS: THE SCIENCE, HISTORY, AND MEANING OF MENOPAUSE

Written by Mattern, Susan
The first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to today
September 24, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$29.95

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