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How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained

DK · DK PUB
Format: Hardcover

Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Moving on to function,...
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The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ

Monty Lyman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. We see it, touch it, and live in it every day. It is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival....
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Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

David Eagleman · Pantheon
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly...
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White Hot Light: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine

Frank Huyler · Harper Perennial
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Another "pitch-perfect book of short essays" (New York Times Book Review) from the acclaimed author of Blood of Strangers, this one exploring the contemporary practice of medicine from the perspective of a doctor with 25 years of experience in the ER.In the late 1990s, a young...
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Trauma and the 12 Steps, Revised and Expanded: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery

Jamie Marich · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 252
Format: Paperback

Step 1: You admit that you're powerless over your addiction. Now what?12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) have helped countless people on the path to recovery. But many still feel that 12-step programs aren't for them: that the spiritual...
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The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir

Sara Seager · Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Sara Seager has always been in love with the stars: so many lights in the sky, so much possibility. Now a pioneering planetary scientist, she searches for exoplanets - especially that distant, elusive world that sustains life. But with the unexpected death of Seager's husband, the purpose...
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The End of Alzheimer's Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age

Dale Bredesen · Avery
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In The End of Alzheimer's Dale Bredesen laid out the science behind his revolutionary new program that is the first to both prevent and reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Now he lays out the detailed program he uses with his own patients. Accessible and detailed, it can be tailored...
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Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer

Carlos Busqued · Catapult
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Over the course of one ghastly week in September 1982, the bodies of four taxi drivers were found in Buenos Aires, each murder carried out with the same cold precision. The assailant: a nineteen-year-old boy, odd and taciturn, who gave the impression of being completely sane. But the crimes...
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The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature

Sue Stuart-Smith · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the "real" life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening...
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