Science + Psychology

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GIRL AT THE BAGGAGE CLAIM: EXPLAINING THE EAST-WEST CULTURE GAP

Written by Jen, Gish
A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"?
February 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 336 Pages |
$26.95
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EINSTEIN'S MASTERWORK: 1915 AND THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

Written by Gribbin, John
In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences--a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity.
October 17, 2017 | Paperback | Pegasus Books | 240 Pages |
$16.95
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CLOCKWORK FUTURES: THE SCIENCE OF STEAMPUNK AND THE REINVENTION OF THE MODERN WORLD

Written by Schillace, Brandy
The gear turns, the whistle blows, and the billows expand with electro-mechanical whirring. The shimmering halo of Victorian technology lures us with the stuff of dreams, of nostalgia, of alternate pasts and futures that entice with the suave of James Bond and the savvy of Sherlock Holmes. Fiction, surely.
September 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 400 Pages |
$28.95
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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: HERITAGE AND ADAPTATION

Written by Unschuld, Paul U
A leading authority explains the ideas and practice of Chinese medicine from its beginnings in antiquity to today. Paul U. Unschuld describes medicine's close connection with culture and politics throughout Chinese history.
January 9, 2018 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 184 Pages |
$20.00
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THEORY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: "ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES" AS A WORK IN PROGRESS

Written by Lieberman, Philip
Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century.
November 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 232 Pages |
$30.00
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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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