Science + Psychology

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SIX FEET OVER: SCIENCE TACKLES THE AFTERLIFE

Written by Roach, Mary
What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that--the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?
October 4, 2022 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$16.95
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BONK: THE CURIOUS COUPLING OF SCIENCE AND SEX

Written by Roach, Mary
In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth?
October 4, 2022 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$16.95
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CONTROL: THE DARK HISTORY AND TROUBLING PRESENT OF EUGENICS

Written by Rutherford, Adam
Control is a book about eugenics, what geneticist Adam Rutherford calls "a defining idea of the twentieth century." Inspired by Darwin's ideas about evolution, eugenics arose in Victorian England as a theory for improving the British population, and quickly spread to America, where it was embraced by presidents, funded by Gilded Age monopolists, and enshrined into racist American laws
November 15, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$30.00
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BEYOND MEASURE: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF MEASUREMENT FROM CUBITS TO QUANTUM CONSTANTS

Written by Vincent, James
From the cubit to the kilogram, the humble inch to the speed of light, measurement is a powerful tool that humans invented to make sense of the world.
November 1, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$32.50
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SILENT FIRE: THE STORY OF INFLAMMATION, DIET, AND DISEASE

Written by Ravella, Shilpa
Inflammation is the body's ancestral response to its greatest threats, the first line of defense it deploys against injury and foreign pathogens.
October 11, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$30.00
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WILD NEW WORLD: THE EPIC STORY OF ANIMALS AND PEOPLE IN AMERICA

Written by Flores, Dan
In 1908, near Folsom, New Mexico, a cowboy discovered the remains of a herd of extinct giant bison. By examining flint points embedded in the bones, archeologists later determined that a band of humans had killed and butchered the animals 12,450 years ago.
October 25, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$30.00
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BIG BANG OF NUMBERS: HOW TO BUILD THE UNIVERSE USING ONLY MATH

Written by Suri, Manil
Our universe has multiple origin stories, from religious creation myths to the Big Bang of scientists. But if we leave those behind and start from nothing--no matter, no cosmos, not even empty space--could we create a universe using only math? Irreverent, richly illustrated, and boundlessly creative, The Big Bang of Numbers invites us to try.
September 20, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$32.50
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LIFE TIME: YOUR BODY CLOCK AND ITS ESSENTIAL ROLES IN GOOD HEALTH AND SLEEP

Written by Foster, Russell
A guide to using the science of the body clock to promote better sleep, better health, and better thinking "Full of surprising and useful facts. . . .
August 30, 2022 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$30.00
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FORCE: WHAT IT MEANS TO PUSH AND PULL, SLIP AND GRIP, START AND STOP

Written by Petroski, Henry
An eminent engineer and historian tackles one of the most elemental aspects of life: how we experience and utilize physical force "Another gem from a master of technology writing."--Kirkus Reviews Force explores how humans interact with the material world in the course of their everyday activities.
September 20, 2022 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$30.00
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PASSENGER: SPACE

Fully-illustrated, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world.
October 18, 2022 | Paperback | Passenger |
$22.00

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