Science + Psychology

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PENGUIN BOOK OF OUTER SPACE EXPLORATION: NASA AND THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT

The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye "An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history.
September 11, 2018 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 400 Pages |
$18.00
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EVOLUTION OF BEAUTY: HOW DARWIN'S FORGOTTEN THEORY OF MATE CHOICE SHAPES THE ANIMAL WORLD - AND US

Written by Prum, Richard O
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences--what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"--create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world.
April 3, 2018 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 448 Pages |
$17.00
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ISAAC NEWTON, THE ASSHOLE WHO REINVENTED THE UNIVERSE

Written by Freistetter, Florian
A blunt and humorous profile of Isaac Newton focusing on his disagreeable personality and showing that his offputting qualities were key to his scientific breakthroughs. Isaac Newton may have been the most important scientist in history, but he was a very difficult man. Put more bluntly, he was an asshole, an SOB, or whatever epithet best describes an abrasive egomaniac.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | Prometheus Books | 224 Pages |
$24.00
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SMITHSONIAN HISTORY OF SPACE EXPLORATION: FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL FUTURE

Written by Launius, Roger D
The first in-depth, fully illustrated history of global space discovery and exploration from ancient times to the modern era The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration is a comprehensive history of international space exploration paired with photographs, illustrations, graphics, and sidebars on key scientific and technological developments, influential figures, and pioneering s
October 23, 2018 | Hardcover | Smithsonian Books | 400 Pages |
$40.00
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RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Written by Sacks, Oliver
From the bestselling author of Gratitude and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakeni
October 9, 2018 | Paperback | Vintage | 256 Pages |
$16.95
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BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED: THE HUMAN STORY RETOLD THROUGH OUR GENES

Written by Rutherford, Adam
National Book Critics Circle Award--2017 Nonfiction Finalist "Nothing less than a tour de force--a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling."--The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice A National Geographic Best Book of 2017
September 4, 2018 | Paperback | Experiment | 416 Pages |
$16.95
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ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY

Written by Wilson, Edward O
In this profound and lyrical book, one of our most celebrated biologists offers a sweeping examination of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences: what they offer to each other, how they can be united, and where they still fall short. Both endeavours, Edward O. Wilson reveals, have their roots in human creativity--the defining trait of our species.
November 27, 2018 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 240 Pages |
$16.95
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END OF THE MEGAFAUNA: THE FATE OF THE WORLD'S HUGEST, FIERCEST, AND STRANGEST ANIMALS

Written by MacPhee, Ross D E
Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone.
November 13, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$35.00
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CLICK HERE TO KILL EVERYBODY: SECURITY AND SURVIVAL IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD

Written by Schneier, Bruce
Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers--from home thermostats to chemical plants--are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 288 Pages |
$27.95
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ACCESSORY TO WAR: THE UNSPOKEN ALLIANCE BETWEEN ASTROPHYSICS AND THE MILITARY

Written by Lang, Avis
In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war.
September 11, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 576 Pages |
$30.00

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