Science + Psychology

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THING EXPLAINER: COMPLICATED STUFF IN SIMPLE WORDS

Written by Munroe, Randall
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, "ten hundred") most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:
November 24, 2015 | Hardcover | Dey Street Books |
$26.99
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IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Written by Skloot, Rebecca
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "The story of modern medicine and bioethics--and, indeed, race relations--is refracted beautifully, and movingly."--Entertainment Weekly NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO(R) STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE - ONE OF THE "MOST INFLUENTIAL" (CNN), "DEFINING" (LITHUB), AND "BEST" (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE D
March 8, 2011 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$16.00
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RELATIVITY

Written by Einstein, Albert
An easy to understand collection of the ideas of one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century including the idea he is most known for, the theory of relativity Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theori
June 6, 1995 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$10.00
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TESLA: INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRICAL AGE

Written by Carlson, W Bernard
The definitive account of Tesla's life and work Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television.
April 27, 2015 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 520 Pages |
$19.95
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RED BOOK: A READER'S EDITION

Written by Jung, C G
The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C. G. Jung's later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality.
December 17, 2012 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 600 Pages |
$39.95
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MY INVENTIONS AND OTHER WRITINGS

Written by Tesla, Nikola
The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more.
December 27, 2011 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 192 Pages |
$17.00
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BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

Written by Hawking, Stephen
In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe.
September 1, 1998 | Paperback | Bantam |
$18.00
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SOCIAL CONQUEST OF EARTH

Written by Wilson, Edward O
Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends "the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first" (Discover).
April 15, 2013 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$17.95
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QED: THE STRANGE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER (WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY A.)

Written by Feynman, Richard P
Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles.
October 26, 2014 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 192 Pages |
$18.95
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THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Written by Kahneman, Daniel
*Major New York Times Bestseller*More than 2.6 million copies sold*One of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year*Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of the year*Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
April 2, 2013 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux |
$20.00

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