Science + Psychology

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DO ELEPHANTS HAVE KNEES?: AND OTHER STORIES OF DARWINIAN ORIGINS

Written by Ault, Charles R
Thinking whimsically makes serious science accessible. That's a message that should be taken to heart by all readers who want to learn about evolution. Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr.
August 15, 2016 | Hardcover | Comstock Publishing | 240 Pages |
$27.95
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HALF-EARTH: OUR PLANET'S FIGHT FOR LIFE

Written by Wilson, Edward O
"A brave expression of hope, a visionary blueprint for saving the planet. Stephen Greenblatt"
April 4, 2017 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 272 Pages |
$16.95
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BLANK SLATE: THE MODERN DENIAL OF HUMAN NATURE

Written by Pinker, Steven
Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination of the concept of human nature.
August 26, 2003 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 560 Pages |
$20.00
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EXPLORERS' BOTANICAL NOTEBOOK: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THEOPHRASTUS, MARCO POLO, LINNAEUS, FLINDERS, DARWIN, SPEKE AND HOOKER

Written by Thinard, Florence
Translation of: L'herbier des explorateurs: sur les traces de Thaeophraste, Jussieu, La Paerouse, Darwin, Livingstone, Monod.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | Firefly Books | 176 Pages |
$39.95
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HUBBLE'S UNIVERSE: GREATEST DISCOVERIES AND LATEST IMAGES (COMPACT) OE

Written by Dickinson, Terence
Praise for the first edition: "Superbly well-produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio, ' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded." -- Booklist "The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the nearly 300 full-color Hubble images.... this is an amazing book.... Outstanding." -- Library Journal
September 11, 2014 | Hardcover | Firefly Books |
$29.95
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REDUCTIONISM IN ART AND BRAIN SCIENCE: BRIDGING THE TWO CULTURES

Written by Kandel, Eric
The Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel shows how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. He illustrates how reductionism--distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller components--has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths.
August 30, 2016 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 240 Pages |
$29.95
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CURVOLOGY: THE ORIGINS AND POWER OF FEMALE BODY SHAPE

Written by Bainbridge, David
Few things are as tantalizing as a woman's curves...and yet, humans are the only mammals on earth whose females have curvy bodies. Why? And what does this unique body shape mean for us?
November 22, 2016 | Paperback | Abrams Press |
$16.95
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DO NO HARM: STORIES OF LIFE, DEATH, AND BRAIN SURGERY

Written by Marsh, Henry
Named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington PostWhat is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?
June 7, 2016 | Paperback | Picador USA |
$17.00
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WOMEN IN SCIENCE: 50 FEARLESS PIONEERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Ignotofsky, Rachel
It's a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
July 26, 2016 | Hardcover | Ten Speed Press | 128 Pages |
$16.99
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KINGDOM OF SPEECH

Written by Wolfe, Tom
The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. "A whooping, joy-filled and hyperbolic raid on, of all things, the theory of evolution." (Dwight Garner, New York Times)
August 30, 2016 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company |
$26.00

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