Science + Psychology

EXAMINED LIFE: HOW WE LOSE AND FIND OURSELVES

Written by Grosz, Stephen
We are all storytellers--we create stories to make sense of our lives. A moving collection of short, personal encounters between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding, and human of experiences. Ultimately, these stories show us not only how we love ourselves but how we might find ourselves.
May 12, 2014 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 225 Pages |
$15.95

SPILLOVER: ANIMAL INFECTIONS AND THE NEXT PANDEMIC

Written by Quammen, David
The next big human pandemic--the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza--is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event "spillover" and they warn us to brace ourselves.
September 9, 2013 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 587 Pages |
$16.95

ELEGANT UNIVERSE

Written by Greene, Brian
Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
October 11, 2010 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$17.95

MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: ALAN TURNING AND THE INVENTION OF THE COMPUTER

Written by Leavitt, David
With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity--his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor--and elegantly explains his work and its implications.
November 17, 2006 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 319 Pages |
$15.95

FIRE AND ICE: SOOT, SOLIDARITY AND SURVIVAL ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

Written by Mingle, Jonathan
High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik--a settlement of thirty nine mud brick homes--has survived and thrived in one of the world's most challenging settings for a thousand years.
March 24, 2015 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 464 Pages |
$29.99

BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END

Written by Gawande, Atul
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending
October 7, 2014 | Hardcover | Metropolitan Books | 282 Pages |
$26.00

GALILEO'S TELESCOPE: A EUROPEAN STORY

Written by Giudice, Franco
Between 1608 and 1610 the canopy of the night sky changed forever, ripped open by an object created almost by accident: a cylinder with lenses at both ends. Galileo's Telescope tells the story of how an ingenious optical device evolved from a toy-like curiosity into a precision scientific instrument, all in a few years.
March 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 352 Pages |
$35.00

ON HUMAN NATURE

Written by Wilson, Edward O
In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior.
October 18, 2004 | Paperback | Harvard University Press | 288 Pages |
$28.50

SEEDS OF HOPE

Written by Goodall, Jane
From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a fascinating examination of the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a fascinating examination of the critical role that tre
April 14, 2015 | Paperback | Grand Central Publishing | 432 Pages |
$16.00

PLANETS

Written by DK
Featuring all-new 3D models built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency, The Planets is an awe-inspiring journey through the Solar System, from Earth to Mars and beyond.
August 18, 2014 | Hardcover | DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | 256 Pages |
$30.00

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