Science + Psychology

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SKELETON KEYS: THE SECRET LIFE OF BONE

Written by Black (Brian Switek), Riley
"A provocative and entertaining magical mineral tour through the life and afterlife of bone." --Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Riverhead Books | 288 Pages |
$26.00
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TIMEKEEPERS: HOW THE WORLD BECAME OBSESSED WITH TIME

Written by Garfield, Simon
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera.
December 4, 2018 | Paperback | Canongate Books | 368 Pages |
$16.00
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LIFE: THE LEADING EDGE OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, GENETICS, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Written by Brockman, John
The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists--including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson.
April 19, 2016 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 384 Pages |
$16.99
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WHEN DEATH BECOMES LIFE: NOTES FROM A TRANSPLANT SURGEON

Written by Mezrich, Joshua D
"With When Death Becomes Life, Joshua Mezrich has performed the perfect core biopsy of transplantation--a clear and compelling account of the grueling daily work, the spell-binding history and the unsettling ethical issues that haunt this miraculous lifesaving treatment.
January 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Harper | 384 Pages |
$27.99
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BEYOND WEIRD: WHY EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT QUANTUM PHYSICS IS DIFFERENT

Written by Ball, Philip
"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realize that it's not really telling us that "weird" things happen out of sight, on the tiniest level, in the atomic world: rather, everything is quantum.
October 18, 2018 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 384 Pages |
$26.00
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BREAKTHROUGH: IMMUNOTHERAPY AND THE RACE TO CURE CANCER

Written by Graeber, Charles
New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight -- and possibly even cure -- cancer, in this "captivating and heartbreaking" (The Wall Street Journal) book, featuring interviews with 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine award winners James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo.
November 13, 2018 | Hardcover | Twelve | 320 Pages |
$28.00
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PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF COMPUTING IN THE UNITED STATES

Written by Rankin, Joy Lisi
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism.
October 8, 2018 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 336 Pages |
$29.95
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HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT ETH ZURICH, VOLUME 1, 1933-1934

Written by Jung, C G
Jung's lectures on the history of psychology--in English for the first time
October 30, 2018 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 256 Pages |
$29.95
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HOW TO WALK ON WATER AND CLIMB UP WALLS: ANIMAL MOVEMENT AND THE ROBOTS OF THE FUTURE

Written by Hu, David
Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us
November 13, 2018 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$24.95
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SPACEFLIGHT: A CONCISE HISTORY

Written by Neufeld, Michael J
A concise history of spaceflight, from military rocketry through Sputnik, Apollo, robots in space, space culture, and human spaceflight today.Spaceflight is one of the greatest human achievements of the twentieth century. The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite, in 1957; less than twelve years later, the American Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon.
October 16, 2018 | Paperback | MIT Press | 248 Pages |
$15.95

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