Science + Psychology

MAMA'S LAST HUG: ANIMAL AND HUMAN EMOTIONS

Written by de Waal, Frans
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
March 12, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$27.95
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BIOGRAPHIC EINSTEIN

Written by Clegg, Brian
Many people know that Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the creator of the theory of relativity that revolutionized modern science.
March 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Ammonite Press | 96 Pages |
$14.95
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BIOGRAPHIC TESLA

Written by Clegg, Brian
Many people know that Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an engineer and inventor, instrumental in developing the alternating-current (AC) electrical system and wireless radio communications we still use today. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; that when he first arrived in the U.S.
March 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Ammonite Press | 96 Pages |
$14.95
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CLIMATE REPORT: NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT-IMPACTS, RISKS, AND ADAPTATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Written by U S Global Change Research Program
To hide its dramatic findings, the government released its mandated Climate Assessment Report on Black Friday while everyone was out shopping. Melville House is rushing the report into print - including all its charts, graphs, and illustrations - to broadcast its meticulous and devastating findings about the causes and impact of global warming. The U.S.
January 22, 2019 | Paperback | Melville House Publishing | 272 Pages |
$21.99
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RIPPLES IN SPACETIME: EINSTEIN, GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, AND THE FUTURE OF ASTRONOMY, WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

Written by Schilling, Govert
A Physics Today Best Book of the YearA Forbes "For the Physics and Astronomy Lover in Your Life" Selection"Succinct, accessible, and remarkably timely... This book is a rare find."--Physics Today
March 18, 2019 | Paperback | Belknap Press | 368 Pages |
$16.95
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TEN DRUGS: HOW PLANTS, POWDERS, AND PILLS HAVE SHAPED THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Written by Hager, Thomas
Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher's genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials.
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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SCIENTISTS UNDER SURVEILLANCE: THE FBI FILES

Written by Walter V. Robinson
Cold War-era FBI files on famous scientists, including Neil Armstrong, Isaac Asimov, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Alfred Kinsey, and Timothy Leary.Armed with ignorance, misinformation, and unfounded suspicions, the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover cast a suspicious eye on scientists in disciplines ranging from physics to sex research.
March 12, 2019 | Paperback | MIT Press | 440 Pages |
$24.95
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EXPERIENCING THE IMPOSSIBLE: THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC

Written by Kuhn, Gustav
How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing--and often unsettling--insights into the mysteries of the human mind.What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled.
March 12, 2019 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 296 Pages |
$27.95
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EINSTEIN: HIS SPACE AND TIMES

Written by Gimbel, Steven
A fascinating new biography of Albert Einstein presents the great man of science as a politically engaged individual of his times, demonstrating how his theories and scientific innovations emerged as a direct result of his life, his principles, and the volatile times in which he lived.
March 26, 2019 | Paperback | Yale University Press | 208 Pages |
$16.00
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DANTE AND THE EARLY ASTRONOMER: SCIENCE, ADVENTURE, AND A VICTORIAN WOMAN WHO OPENED THE HEAVENS

Written by Daugherty, Tracy
A fascinating look at the history of astronomy, through the lens of Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949)--a woman whose fascination with Dante's Divine Comedy led her to become an experienced observer of sunspots, solar eclipses, and variable stars in the Victorian era.
April 23, 2019 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 232 Pages |
$26.00

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