Science + Psychology

WHO'S AFRAID OF AI?: FEAR AND PROMISE IN THE AGE OF THINKING MACHINES

Written by Ramge, Thomas
A penetrating guide to artificial intelligence: what it is, what it does, and how it will change our lives At a breathtaking pace, artificial intelligence is getting better and faster at making complex decisions. AI can already identify malignant tumors on CT scans, give legal advice, out-bluff the best poker players in the world, and, with ever-increasing skill, drive our cars.
April 16, 2019 | Paperback | Experiment | 128 Pages |
$9.95

HUMANIMAL: HOW HOMO SAPIENS BECAME NATURE'S MOST PARADOXICAL CREATURE--A NEW EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY

Written by Rutherford, Adam
"Rutherford describes Humanimal as being about the paradox of how our evolutionary journey turned 'an otherwise average ape' into one capable of creating complex tools, art, music, science, and engineering.
March 19, 2019 | Hardcover | Experiment | 256 Pages |
$25.95

GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

Written by Mukherjee, Siddhartha
The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies--a fascinating history of the g
May 2, 2017 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company | 608 Pages |
$20.00

WHY WE SLEEP: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF SLEEP AND DREAMS

Written by Walker, Matthew
"Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book...Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs.
June 19, 2018 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company | 368 Pages |
$18.00

FREUD READER

Written by Freud, Sigmund
The fifty-one texts in this volume range from Freud's dreams, to essays on sexuality, and on to his late writings, including Civilization and Its Discontents. Peter Gay, a leading scholar of Freud and his work, has carefully chosen these selections to provide a full portrait of Freud's thought.
September 17, 1995 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 896 Pages |
$24.95
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TYRANNY OF METRICS

Written by Muller, Jerry Z
How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens business, medicine, education, government--and the quality of our lives Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers.
April 30, 2019 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 248 Pages |
$17.95
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NO SHADOW OF A DOUBT: THE 1919 ECLIPSE THAT CONFIRMED EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY

Written by Kennefick, Daniel
On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century's most celebrated scientific experiment.
April 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 416 Pages |
$29.95

FUTURE OF THE MIND

Written by Kaku, Michio
Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality.
February 17, 2015 | Paperback | Anchor Books |
$16.95
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OTHER MINDS: THE OCTOPUS, THE SEA, AND THE DEEP ORIGINS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Written by Godfrey-Smith, Peter
Named a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016 by Publishers Weekly Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus.
October 17, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 272 Pages |
$16.00

SIXTH EXTINCTION: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY

Written by Kolbert, Elizabeth
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
January 6, 2015 | Paperback | Picador USA | 336 Pages |
$18.00

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