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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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How Psychology Works: The Facts Visually Explained

DK · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, this book makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used...
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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

Carl Bergstrom · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act.Based on Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West's popular course...
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Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution

Carol Hay · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An audacious and accessible guide to feminist philosophy -- its origins, its key ideas, and its latest directions.Think Like a Feminist is an irreverent yet rigorous primer that unpacks over two hundred years of feminist thought. In a time when the word feminism triggers all sorts of responses,...
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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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What's Your Enneatype? An Essential Guide to the Enneagram: Understanding the Nine Personality Types for Personal Growth and Strengthened Relationships

Liz Carver · Fair Winds Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Learn - through - how to assess how you think, feel, and experience life, so that you can correctly identify which of the nine types you are.Type 1: The Improver/Reformer/Perfectionist (Life Strategy: "I must be perfect and do what is right.") Type 2: The Helper/Giver/Befriender...
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Show Them You're Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College

Jeff Hobbs · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Four teenage boys are high school seniors at two very different schools within the city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the nation with nearly 700,000 students. Author Jeff Hobbs, writing with heart, sensitivity, and insight, stunningly captures the challenges and triumphs...
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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

Eric Weiner · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global...
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Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

Wolfram Eilenberger · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The year is 1919. The horror of the First World War is still fresh for the protagonists of Time of the Magicians, each of whom finds himself at a crucial juncture. Benjamin, whose life is characterized by false starts and unfinished projects, is trying to flee his overbearing father and floundering...
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Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding...
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