Science + Psychology

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GROWTH: FROM MICROORGANISMS TO MEGACITIES

Written by Smil, Vaclav
A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies.
December 8, 2020 | Paperback | MIT Press | 664 Pages |
$19.95
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ALGORITHMS

Written by Louridas, Panos
An accessible introduction to algorithms, explaining not just what they are but how they work, with examples from a wide range of application areas.Digital technology runs on algorithms, sets of instructions that describe how to do something efficiently. Application areas range from search engines to tournament scheduling, DNA sequencing, and machine learning.
August 18, 2020 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$15.95
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BODY

Written by Bryson, Bill
A New York Times Bestseller Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body--with a new afterword for this edition. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability
January 26, 2021 | Paperback | Anchor Books |
$17.00
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BLACK HOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Written by Levin, Janna
From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space--an authoritative and accessible guide to the most alluring and challenging phenomena of contemporary science. Through her writing, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused on making the science she studies not just comprehensible but also, and perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group |
$20.95
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GRASP: THE SCIENCE TRANSFORMING HOW WE LEARN

Written by Yoquinto, Luke
A groundbreaking look at the science of learning: how it works both in the mind and in the classroom, which teaching techniques are most effective, and how schools should (and absolutely should not) use instructional technology.
August 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 352 Pages |
$28.95
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COUNTING: HOW WE USE NUMBERS TO DECIDE WHAT MATTERS

Written by Stone, Deborah
What do people do when they count? What do numbers really mean? We all know that people can lie with statistics, but in this groundbreaking work, eminent political scientist Deborah Stone uncovers a much deeper problem. With help from Dr. Seuss and Cookie Monster, she explains why numbers can't be objective: in order to count, one must first decide what counts.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 312 Pages |
$26.95
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KNOWLEDGE MACHINE: HOW IRRATIONALITY CREATED MODERN SCIENCE

Written by Strevens, Michael
"The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise." --Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the GoogleplexA paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 368 Pages |
$30.00
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WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS?: AND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT DEAD BODIES

Written by Doughty, Caitlin
Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she's ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die.
September 22, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$15.95
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PANDEMIC CENTURY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PANIC, HYSTERIA, AND HUBRIS

Written by Honigsbaum, Mark
A Financial Times Best Health Book of 2019 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice"Honigsbaum does a superb job covering a century's worth of pandemics and the fears they invariably unleash." --Howard Markel, MD, PhD, director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan
June 16, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 480 Pages |
$17.95
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LIGHT AGES: THE SURPRISING STORY OF MEDIEVAL SCIENCE

Written by Falk, Seb
Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the medieval era. But the so-called Dark Ages also gave us the first universities, eyeglasses, and mechanical clocks.
November 17, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 416 Pages |
$30.00

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