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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story

ANGELA SAINI · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knewFor hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. No less...
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Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses

John Dvorak · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. Eclipses -- one of the rarest and most stunning celestial events we can witness here on Earth -- have shaped the course of human history and thought since humans first turned their eyes to the sky.What do Virginia...
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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Bob Berman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

How much do you know about the radiation all around you?Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It's zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot see,...
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Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

David J. Linden · Viking; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnectedJohns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." - The Times MagazineFrom the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.What are the elementary ingredients...
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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

Kat Arney · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make our eyes blue, our hair curly, and they control our risks of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism, and Alzheimer's. One thousand dollars will buy you your own genome readout, neatly stored on a USB stick. And advances...
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The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

Anil Ananthaswamy · Dutton Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders - revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science...
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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

Christie Wilcox · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A thrilling tale of encounters with nature's masters of biochemistryIn Venomous, the molecular biologist Christie Wilcox investigates venoms and the animals that use them, revealing how they work, what they do to the human body, and how they can revolutionize biochemistry and medicine today.Wilcox...
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The Birth of a New Physics

I Bernard Cohen · W. W. Norton
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion.
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Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

Dave Asprey · Harperwave
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower - in two weeks or less.For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover...
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Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Dean Burnett · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett.The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know...
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Stephen Hawking: A Life In Science

Michael White · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Book

A biography of the world's most brilliant scientist discusses Hawking's childhood, his twenty-five year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, his celebrity, the breakup of his marriage, and his revolutionary theories on the origin of the universe. 20,000 first printing.
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Probability: An Introduction

Samuel Goldberg · Dover Publications
Pages: 322
Format: Paperback

Excellent basic text covers set theory, probability theory for finite sample spaces, binomial theorem, probability distributions, means, standard deviations, probability function of binomial distribution, and other key concepts and methods essential to a thorough understanding of probability....
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How the Body Works

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia.If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips...
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Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

David Bainbridge · Overlook Press, 2015.
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

"Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future,"--Amazon.com.
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