Science + Psychology

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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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JAMES LOVELOCK: THE EARTH AND I

Written by Sedlaček, Tomas
"We are buried beneath mountains of fast-accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding." --James Lovelock
November 6, 2016 | Hardcover | Taschen |
$29.99
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LANGUAGE INSTINCT

Written by Pinker, Steven
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved.
September 4, 2007 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 576 Pages |
$17.99
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HOW THE MIND WORKS

Written by Pinker, Steven
This Pulitzer Prize finalist is a fascinating, provocative work exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior. Pinker synthesizes the best of cognitive science and evolutionary biology to explain what the mind is, how it has evolved, and, ultimately, how it works.
June 1, 2009 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$19.95
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SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS

Written by Rovelli, Carlo
The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems "One of the year's most entrancing books about science."--The Wall Street Journal "Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics."--The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-b
March 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Riverhead Books |
$18.00
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HALLUCINATIONS

Written by Sacks, Oliver
To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or even grief.
July 2, 2013 | Paperback | Vintage | 326 Pages |
$16.95
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DATACLYSM: LOVE, SEX, RACE, AND IDENTITY--WHAT OUR ONLINE LIVES TELL US ABOUT OUR OFFLINE SELVES

Written by Rudder, Christian
Subtitle appears as: Who we are* *when we think no one's looking.
September 8, 2015 | Paperback | Broadway Books | 320 Pages |
$17.00
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LIONS IN THE BALANCE: MAN-EATERS, MANES, AND MEN WITH GUNS

Written by Packer, Craig
If you are a morani (warrior), you have your spear at the ready--you could be the hero, but you will have to wait until the morning light before you can go out and prove yourself. If it is a lion, you want to be the first to spear it--and if the lion turns on you, make sure it mauls you on your chest or stomach, on your face, shins, or throat.
September 15, 2015 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$35.00

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