Science + Psychology

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HOW THE MIND WORKS

Written by Pinker, Steven
In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational--and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love?
June 1, 2009 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 661 Pages |
$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
A New York Times Bestseller An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior--and a first look at a revolution in the making Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly are.
September 8, 2015 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 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 | 440 Pages |
$35.00
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THING EXPLAINER: COMPLICATED STUFF IN SIMPLE WORDS

Written by Munroe, Randall
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, "ten hundred") most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:
November 24, 2015 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 64 Pages |
$24.95

IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Written by Skloot, Rebecca
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "The story of modern medicine and bioethics--and, indeed, race relations--is refracted beautifully, and movingly."--Entertainment Weekly NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO(R) STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE - ONE OF THE "MOST INFLUENTIAL" (CNN), "DEFINING" (LITHUB), AND "BEST" (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE D
March 8, 2011 | Paperback | Broadway Books | 381 Pages |
$16.00

RELATIVITY

Written by Einstein, Albert
An easy to understand collection of the ideas of one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century including the idea he is most known for, the theory of relativity Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theori
June 6, 1995 | Paperback | Broadway Books | 208 Pages |
$10.00

TESLA: INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRICAL AGE

Written by Carlson, W Bernard
Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television.
April 27, 2015 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 520 Pages |
$19.95
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RED BOOK: A READER'S EDITION

Written by Jung, C G
The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C. G. Jung's later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality.
December 17, 2012 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 600 Pages |
$39.95

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