Science + Psychology

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WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS?: AND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT DEAD BODIES

Written by Doughty, Caitlin
Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can grandma have a Viking funeral?
September 22, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$15.95
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PANDEMIC CENTURY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PANIC, HYSTERIA, AND HUBRIS

Written by Honigsbaum, Mark
A Financial Times Best Health Book of 2019 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice"Honigsbaum does a superb job covering a century's worth of pandemics and the fears they invariably unleash." --Howard Markel, MD, PhD, director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan
June 16, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 480 Pages |
$17.95
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LIGHT AGES: THE SURPRISING STORY OF MEDIEVAL SCIENCE

Written by Falk, Seb
Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the medieval era. But the so-called Dark Ages also gave us the first universities, eyeglasses, and mechanical clocks.
November 17, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$30.00
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GOOD TIME TO BE BORN: HOW SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH GAVE CHILDREN A FUTURE

Written by Klass, Perri
Only one hundred years ago, in even the world's wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers--of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Throughout history, culture has been shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Eugene O'Neill wrote about and mourned them.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 384 Pages |
$28.95
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ALIGNMENT PROBLEM: MACHINE LEARNING AND HUMAN VALUES

Written by Christian, Brian
Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us--and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of machine learning advances.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 496 Pages |
$27.95
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BONES: INSIDE AND OUT

Written by Meals, Roy A
Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it's lightweight but responds to stresses, and it's durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life.
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$27.95
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UNDYING: PAIN, VULNERABILITY, MORTALITY, MEDICINE, ART, TIME, DREAMS, DATA, EXHAUSTION, CANCER, AND CARE

Written by Boyer, Anne
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
September 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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WHY DO BUSES COME IN THREES?: THE HIDDEN MATHEMATICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Written by Wyndham, Jeremy
A fascinating look at how mathematics is relevant to our everyday lives Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And which classic puzzle was destroyed by Allied bombing in the war? These and many other questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book.
September 8, 2020 | Hardcover | Protico | 224 Pages |
$14.95
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SUPERBUGS: DEADLY MICROBES AND THE EXTRAORDINARY RACE FOR A CURE: A TALE OF HUMAN INGENUITY

Written by McCarthy, Matt
International Bestseller"An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future."
June 9, 2020 | Paperback | Avery Publishing Group | 304 Pages |
$17.00
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NOTES FROM AN APOCALYPSE: A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD AND BACK

Written by O'Connell, Mark
"Harrowing, tender-hearted, and funny as hell" --Jenny Offill"Fascinating...Oddly uplifting" --The Economist
April 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 272 Pages |
$27.95

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