Science + Psychology

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IN PRAISE OF WALKING: A NEW SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION

Written by O'Mara, Shane
In this "wonderful" (John Brandon, Forbes) book, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits walking confers on our bodies and brains, and to appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill.
May 25, 2021 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 224 Pages |
$15.95
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JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF REASON: THE LIFE OF KURT GÖDEL

Written by Budiansky, Stephen
Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true--yet never provable--continues to unsettle mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. Yet unlike Einstein, with whom he formed a warm and abiding friendship, Gödel has long escaped all but the most casual scrutiny of his life.
May 11, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 368 Pages |
$30.00
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LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN: NOTES FROM A MEDICAL LIFE

Written by Koven Suzanne
In 2017, Dr. Suzanne Koven published an essay describing the challenges faced by female physicians, including her own personal struggle with "imposter syndrome"--a long-held secret belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a "real" doctor.
May 4, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$26.95
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TYRANNY OF ALGORITHMS: AI'S CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY

Written by Benasayag, Miguel
A clear-eyed, timely investigation of the threat posed by Artificial Intelligence to individual freedom, social cohesion, and the democratic process--and a radical proposal on how to fight back.
May 18, 2021 | Paperback | Europa Compass | 128 Pages |
$16.00
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MYTH OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHY COMPUTERS CAN'T THINK THE WAY WE DO

Written by Larson, Erik J
"If you want to know about AI, read this book...it shows how a supposedly futuristic reverence for Artificial Intelligence retards progress when it denigrates our most irreplaceable resource for any future progress: our own human intelligence."--Peter Thiel A cutting-edge AI researcher and tech entrepreneur debunks the fantasy that superintelligence is just a few clicks away--and
April 6, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$29.95
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FULL SPECTRUM: HOW THE SCIENCE OF COLOR MADE US MODERN

Written by Rogers, Adam
A lively account of our age-old quest for brighter colors, which changed the way we see the world, from the best-selling author of Proof: The Science of Booze From kelly green to millennial pink, our world is graced with a richness of colors. But our human-made colors haven't always matched nature's kaleidoscopic array.
May 18, 2021 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 336 Pages |
$28.00
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HAWKING HAWKING: THE SELLING OF A SCIENTIFIC CELEBRITY

Written by Seife, Charles
Stephen Hawking was widely recognized as the world's best physicist and even the most brilliant man alive-but what if his true talent was self-promotion? When Stephen Hawking died, he was widely recognized as the world's best physicist, and even its smartest person. He was neither.
April 6, 2021 | Hardcover | Basic Books |
$30.00
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SPIKE: AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRAIN IN 2.1 SECONDS

Written by Humphries, Mark
The story of a neural impulse and what it reveals about how our brains work We see the last cookie in the box and think, can I take that? We reach a hand out. In the 2.1 seconds that this impulse travels through our brain, billions of neurons communicate with one another, sending blips of voltage through our sensory and motor regions.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 232 Pages |
$24.95
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ANATOMY COLORING BOOK

Written by Elson, Lawrence
Key Benefits: Why use this coloring book? For more than 35 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book!
March 27, 2013 | Paperback | Pearson | 162 Pages |
$24.99
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SPACE IS COOL AS F*CK

Written by Howells, Kate
Packed with wild art and mind-blowing space facts, this book proves how awesome the universe is--and that space is for everyone. From astrophysics to rocket science to the future of space exploration, Space Is Cool as F*ck explains everything you thought you'd never understand about the universe in plain-old filthy English.
February 16, 2021 | Hardcover | Andrews McMeel Publishing | 176 Pages |
$19.99

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