Science + Psychology

SUN

Written by Pasachoff, Jay M
It's a good story: we are made of matter like that we also find in the stars. Essential to our planet's existence, the Sun--our nearest star--is also the most fascinating object humans have ever adored, literally the difference between day and night. But getting beyond these basic perceptions requires scientific understanding. What, for instance, is the sun made of? Why does it burn so brightly?
July 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 224 Pages |
$40.00

HOW TO TAME A FOX (AND BUILD A DOG): VISIONARY SCIENTISTS AND A SIBERIAN TALE OF JUMP-STARTED EVOLUTION

Written by Trut, Lyudmila
Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs--they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken--imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades.
March 23, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 240 Pages |
$26.00

AQUATIC APE HYPOTHESIS (SECOND EDITION, SECOND)

Written by Morgan, Elaine
Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing. The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment.
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Souvenir Press | 208 Pages |
$14.95

DEATH BY VIDEO GAME: DANGER, PLEASURE, AND OBSESSION ON THE VIRTUAL FRONTLINE

Written by Parkin, Simon
"The finest book on video games yet.
June 13, 2017 | Paperback | Melville House Publishing | 272 Pages |
$16.99

PRISONER'S DILEMMA

Written by Poundstone, William
Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called "prisoner's dilemma, " a social puzzle that we all face every day.
January 1, 1993 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 320 Pages |
$17.00

INKBLOTS: HERMANN RORSCHACH, HIS ICONIC TEST, AND THE POWER OF SEEING

Written by Searls, Damion
An NPR Best Book of the YearA New York Post Best Book of the YearA Times Thought Book of the Year
February 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 416 Pages |
$28.00

ROAD TAKEN: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

Written by Petroski, Henry
A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.
February 21, 2017 | Paperback | Bloomsbury USA | 336 Pages |
$18.00

SYSTEMATIC: HOW SYSTEMS BIOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING MODERN MEDICINE

Written by Valcourt, James R
A brilliant young scientist introduces us to the fascinating field that is changing our understanding of how the body works and the way we can approach healing.
February 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury SIGMA | 288 Pages |
$27.00

CYBERPHOBIA: IDENTITY, TRUST, SECURITY AND THE INTERNET

Written by Lucas, Edward
Cybercrime is increasingly in the news on both an individual and national level--from the stolen identities and personal information of millions of Americans to the infiltration of our national security networks allowing access to both economic and trade secrets.
January 10, 2017 | Paperback | Bloomsbury USA | 336 Pages |
$18.00

BRING BACK THE KING: THE NEW SCIENCE OF DE-EXTINCTION

Written by Pilcher, Helen
Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and humorous aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person or animal, what would you choose?
January 10, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury SIGMA | 304 Pages |
$27.00

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