Science + Psychology

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USEFUL DELUSIONS: THE POWER AND PARADOX OF THE SELF-DECEIVING BRAIN

Written by Mesler, Bill
Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 264 Pages |
$27.95
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WHAT IS LIFE?: FIVE GREAT IDEAS IN BIOLOGY

Written by Nurse, Paul
The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand.
February 2, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 160 Pages |
$20.00
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DOCTORS BLACKWELL: HOW TWO PIONEERING SISTERS BROUGHT MEDICINE TO WOMEN AND WOMEN TO MEDICINE

Written by Nimura, Janice P
Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of ordinary womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D.
January 19, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$27.95
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COMING PLAGUE: NEWLY EMERGING DISEASES IN A WORLD OUT OF BALANCE

Written by Garrett, Laurie
A New York Times bestseller The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | Picador USA | 768 Pages |
$20.00
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STRATA: WILLIAM SMITH'S GEOLOGICAL MAPS

Lavishly illustrated with full-color geological maps, tables of strata, geological cross-sections, photographs, and fossil illustrations from the archives of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Geological Society, the London Natural History Museum, and others, Strata provides the first complete presentation of the revolutionary work of nineteenth-century geologist William S
November 23, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$65.00
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SELECTED BY EXTRATERRESTRIALS: MY LIFE IN THE TOP SECRET WORLD OF UFOS, THINK-TANKS AND NORDIC SECRETARIES

Bill Tompkins was embedded in the world of secrecy as a teenager, when the Navy took his personal ship models out of a Hollywood department store because they showed the classified locations of the radars and gun emplacements.
December 9, 2015 | Paperback | Createspace Independent Publishing Platform | 442 Pages |
$25.00
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BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020

Written by Kaku, Michio
A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku."Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku.
November 3, 2020 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 384 Pages |
$16.99
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EXTRATERRESTRIAL: THE FIRST SIGN OF INTELLIGENT LIFE BEYOND EARTH

Written by Loeb, Avi
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Provocative and thrilling ... Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected."
January 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 240 Pages |
$27.00
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WHAT WOULD NATURE DO?: A GUIDE FOR OUR UNCERTAIN TIMES

Written by Defries, Ruth
Not long ago, the future seemed predictable. Now, certainty about the course of civilization has given way to fear and doubt. Raging fires, ravaging storms, political upheavals, financial collapse, and deadly pandemics lie ahead--or are already here.
December 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 264 Pages |
$26.95
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NEUTRON STARS: THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE ZOMBIES OF THE COSMOS

Written by Moskvitch, Katia
The astonishing science of neutron stars and the stories of the scientists who study them. Neutron stars are as bewildering as they are elusive. The remnants of exploded stellar giants, they are tiny, merely twenty kilometers across, and incredibly dense. One teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh several million tons.
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 304 Pages |
$29.95

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