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 Post What 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 | 320 Pages |
$17.00
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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. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate.
August 30, 2016 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 192 Pages |
$26.00
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JAMES LOVELOCK: THE EARTH AND I

Written by Sedláček, Tomás
"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 | 168 Pages |
$29.99
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LANGUAGE INSTINCT

Written by Pinker, Steven
In The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, weaves his vast knowledge of language into a compelling theory: that language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution like web spinning in spiders or sonar in bats.
September 4, 2007 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 576 Pages |
$17.99
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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 |
$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 and Helgoland "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, ent
March 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Riverhead Books | 96 Pages |
$18.00
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HALLUCINATIONS

Written by Sacks, Oliver
"Illuminate[s] the complexities of the human brain and the mysteries of the human mind." --The New York Times To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience.
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

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