Science + Psychology

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DATA AND GOLIATH: THE HIDDEN BATTLES TO COLLECT YOUR DATA AND CONTROL YOUR WORLD

Written by Schneier, Bruce
Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who's with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you're thinking because it saves your private searches.
February 8, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 448 Pages |
$17.95
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SECOND MACHINE AGE: WORK, PROGRESS, AND PROSPERITY IN A TIME OF BRILLIANT TECHNOLOGIES

Written by McAfee, Andrew
In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players.
January 25, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$16.95
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BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: FINDING NATURE'S DEEP DESIGN

Written by Wilczek, Frank
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present.
July 14, 2015 | Hardcover | Penguin Press | 448 Pages |
$29.95
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BOOK OF TREES: VISUALIZING BRANCHES OF KNOWLEDGE

Written by Lima, Manuel
Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information.
April 8, 2014 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press | 207 Pages |
$29.95
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LIGHT: THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM AND BEYOND

Written by Arcand, Kimberly
A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe. Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before.
October 27, 2015 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 208 Pages |
$29.99
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ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS: SEVEN PARADOXICAL TALES

Written by Sacks, Oliver
Neurological patients, Oliver Sacks once wrote, are travellers to unimaginable lands.
February 13, 1996 | Paperback | Vintage | 352 Pages |
$15.95
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AWAKENINGS

Written by Sacks, Oliver
Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr.
October 5, 1999 | Paperback | Vintage | 464 Pages |
$15.95
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NONSENSE: THE POWER OF NOT KNOWING

Written by Holmes, Jamie
An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity--and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy
October 13, 2015 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 336 Pages |
$27.00
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IN A DIFFERENT KEY: THE STORY OF AUTISM

Written by Zucker, Caren
Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children 's civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change. Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed
January 19, 2016 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 688 Pages |
$30.00
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HUNT FOR VULCAN: . . . AND HOW ALBERT EINSTEIN DESTROYED A PLANET, DISCOVERED RELATIVITY, AND DECIPHERED THE UNIVERSE

Written by Levenson, Thomas
The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world's top scientists searched for the "missing" planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton's theories of gravity.
November 3, 2015 | Hardcover | Random House | 256 Pages |
$26.00

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