Science + Psychology

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ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY

Written by Wilson, Edward O
In this profound and lyrical book, one of our most celebrated biologists offers a sweeping examination of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences: what they offer to each other, how they can be united, and where they still fall short. Both endeavours, Edward O. Wilson reveals, have their roots in human creativity--the defining trait of our species.
October 3, 2017 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 256 Pages |
$24.95
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MOST IMPROBABLE JOURNEY: A BIG HISTORY OF OUR PLANET AND OURSELVES

Written by Alvarez, Walter
Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for the "Impact Theory" explaining dinosaur extinction--has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History.
December 5, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$15.95
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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: TRAVELING THE WORLD TO FIND THE GOOD DEATH

Written by Doughty, Caitlin
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America.
October 3, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 272 Pages |
$24.95
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DARWIN'S BACKYARD: HOW SMALL EXPERIMENTS LED TO A BIG THEORY

Written by Costa, James T
James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began.
September 5, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$27.95
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ARITHMETIC

Written by Lockhart, Paul
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve would be better for divisibility, and eight is smaller and well suited to repeated halving.
August 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press |
$22.95
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GENESIS REVISITED

Written by Sitchin, Zecharia
Modern Technology . . . or Knowledge of the Ancients? Space travel . . . Genetic engineering . . . Computer science . . . Astounding achievements as new as tomorrow. But stunning recent evidence proves that as these ultramodern advances were known to our forfathers millions of yrsterdays ago . . . as early as 3,000 years before the birth of Christ!
October 1, 1990 | Mass Market Paperbound | Avon Books | 352 Pages |
$7.99
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WHAT WE SEE IN THE STARS: AN ILLUSTRATED TOUR OF THE NIGHT SKY

Written by Oseid, Kelsey
An illustrated guide to the heavens combines the myths, historic significance, and various interpretations of objects seen in the night sky, including the recognized constellations, meteors, eclipses, planets, and moons.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | Ten Speed Press | 160 Pages |
$16.99
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SPACEMAN: AN ASTRONAUT'S UNLIKELY JOURNEY TO UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

Written by Massimino, Mike
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night?
September 12, 2017 | Paperback | Three Rivers Press (CA) | 336 Pages |
$16.00
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DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTION: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LIFE WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

Written by Ratey, John J
Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, this text by the bestselling authors of "Driven to Distraction" is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside.
December 27, 2005 | Paperback | Ballantine Books | 380 Pages |
$17.00
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YES BRAIN: HOW TO CULTIVATE COURAGE, CURIOSITY, AND RESILIENCE IN YOUR CHILD

Written by Bryson, Tina Payne
From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child's innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity. When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity.
January 9, 2018 | Hardcover | Bantam | 208 Pages |
$27.00

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