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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks,...
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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mindEmotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today,...
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 86
Format: Print book

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller"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...
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Dataclysm: Who We Are

Christian Rudder · Crown
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerAn 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 dont need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly...
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos...
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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange

Jon Butterworth · The Experiment
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physicsAtom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Readers...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science

Tom Jackson · Shelter Harbor Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and fold out timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of lifethe most complex process in the Universe.From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology...
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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less...
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Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes

Marilyn Roossinck · Princeton Univ Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers...
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded to be the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods,...
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The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Elizabeth Tasker · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Twenty years ago, the search for planets--and life--outside the solar system was a job restricted to science fiction writers. It is now one of the most rapidly growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of these "exoplanets" discovered so far. The detection of these worlds...
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than...
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