Science + Psychology

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GOOD TIME TO BE BORN: HOW SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH GAVE CHILDREN A FUTURE

Written by Klass, Perri
Only one hundred years ago, in even the world's wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers--of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Throughout history, culture has been shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Eugene O'Neill wrote about and mourned them.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 384 Pages |
$28.95
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ALIGNMENT PROBLEM: MACHINE LEARNING AND HUMAN VALUES

Written by Christian, Brian
Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us--and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of machine learning advances.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 496 Pages |
$28.95
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BONES: INSIDE AND OUT

Written by Meals, Roy A
Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it's lightweight but responds to stresses, and it's durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life.
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$27.95
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UNDYING: PAIN, VULNERABILITY, MORTALITY, MEDICINE, ART, TIME, DREAMS, DATA, EXHAUSTION, CANCER, AND CARE

Written by Boyer, Anne
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
September 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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WHY DO BUSES COME IN THREES?: THE HIDDEN MATHEMATICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Written by Wyndham, Jeremy
A fascinating look at how mathematics is relevant to our everyday lives Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And which classic puzzle was destroyed by Allied bombing in the war? These and many other questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book.
September 8, 2020 | Hardcover | Protico | 224 Pages |
$14.95
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SUPERBUGS: DEADLY MICROBES AND THE EXTRAORDINARY RACE FOR A CURE: A TALE OF HUMAN INGENUITY

Written by McCarthy, Matt
International BestsellerAn amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future.
June 9, 2020 | Paperback | Avery Publishing Group | 304 Pages |
$17.00
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NOTES FROM AN APOCALYPSE: A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD AND BACK

Written by O'Connell, Mark
Harrowing, tender-hearted, and funny as hell --Jenny Offill"Fascinating...Oddly uplifting" --The Economist
April 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 272 Pages |
$27.95
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WE ARE THE WEATHER: SAVING THE PLANET BEGINS AT BREAKFAST

Written by Foer, Jonathan Safran
In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it?
August 4, 2020 | Paperback | Picador USA |
$17.00
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PRIMER FOR FORGETTING: GETTING PAST THE PAST

Written by Hyde, Lewis
"One of our true superstars of nonfiction" (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.
September 22, 2020 | Paperback | Picador USA | 384 Pages |
$18.00
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ANALOGIA: THE EMERGENCE OF TECHNOLOGY BEYOND PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL

Written by Dyson, George
Named one of WIRED's The Best Pop Culture That Got Us Through 2020 In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution--and an unsettling vision of what comes next. In 1716, the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz spent eight days taking the cure with Peter th
August 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 304 Pages |
$28.00

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