Science + Psychology

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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
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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 | 400 Pages |
$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
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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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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 quietly released its mandated Climate Assessment Report on Black Friday 2018. Now, this full color reproduction is the definitive edition of "the most comprehensive assessment of the effects of climate change on the United States" (The New York Times), which every citizen should own.
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."
March 18, 2019 | Paperback | Belknap Press | 368 Pages |
$16.95

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