Science + Psychology

INFERIOR: HOW SCIENCE GOT WOMEN WRONG-AND THE NEW RESEARCH THAT'S REWRITING THE STORY

Written by Saini, Angela
What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient.
May 30, 2017 | Hardcover | Beacon Press | 224 Pages |
$25.95

HEART: THE INSIDE STORY OF OUR BODY'S MOST HEROIC ORGAN

Written by Hinrich Von Borstel, Johannes
In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote.
June 13, 2017 | Paperback | Greystone Books | 288 Pages |
$17.95

NO APPARENT DISTRESS: A DOCTOR'S COMING-OF-AGE ON THE FRONT LINES OF AMERICAN MEDICINE

Written by Pearson, Rachel
In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America's medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor--and the poor suffer from their mistakes.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 272 Pages |
$26.95

AGE OF GENIUS: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN MIND

Written by Grayling, A C
Bestselling author A. C. Grayling explains how--fueled by original and unorthodox thinking, war, and technological invention--the seventeenth century became the crucible of modernity.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Paperbacks | 368 Pages |
$20.00

4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN: THE STORY OF MARS

Written by Jenner, Nicky
Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position.
June 20, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury SIGMA | 272 Pages |
$27.00

SUN

Written by Pasachoff, Jay M
It's a good story: we are made of matter like that we also find in the stars. Essential to our planet's existence, the Sun--our nearest star--is also the most fascinating object humans have ever adored, literally the difference between day and night. But getting beyond these basic perceptions requires scientific understanding. What, for instance, is the sun made of? Why does it burn so brightly?
July 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 224 Pages |
$40.00

HOW TO TAME A FOX (AND BUILD A DOG): VISIONARY SCIENTISTS AND A SIBERIAN TALE OF JUMP-STARTED EVOLUTION

Written by Trut, Lyudmila
Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs--they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken--imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades.
March 23, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 240 Pages |
$26.00

AQUATIC APE HYPOTHESIS (SECOND EDITION, SECOND)

Written by Morgan, Elaine
Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing. The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment.
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Souvenir Press | 208 Pages |
$14.95

DEATH BY VIDEO GAME: DANGER, PLEASURE, AND OBSESSION ON THE VIRTUAL FRONTLINE

Written by Parkin, Simon
"The finest book on video games yet.
June 13, 2017 | Paperback | Melville House Publishing | 272 Pages |
$16.99

PRISONER'S DILEMMA

Written by Poundstone, William
Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called "prisoner's dilemma, " a social puzzle that we all face every day.
January 1, 1993 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 320 Pages |
$17.00

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