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The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between

Abigail Marsh · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"A riveting ride through your own brain." --Adam GrantHow the brains of psychopaths and heroes show that humans are wired to be goodAt fourteen, Amber could boast of killing her guinea pig, threatening to burn down her home, and seducing men in exchange for gifts. She used the tools...
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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

Persi Diaconis · Princeton University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statisticsIn the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs...
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The Healing Self: A Revolutionary Plan for Wholeness in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Deepak Chopra · Harmony
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

After collaborating on two major books featured as PBS specials, Super Brain and Super Genes, Chopra and Tanzi now tackle the issue of lifelong health and heightened immunity.In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, super bugs, and the aging process The Healing Self offers...
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A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

DEREK K WILSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A rich and multi-faceted history of heroes and villains interwoven with the profound changes in human knowledge that took place between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.Spanning some of the most vibrant and fascinating eras in European history, Cambridge historian Derek Wilson reveals...
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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Rose George · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough scienceBlood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit...
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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

DANIEL H PINK · Riverhead Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending...
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Bayou-Diversity 2: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country

Kelby Ouchley · LSU Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this sequel to his previous exploration of Louisiana's bayou country, conservationist Kelby Ouchley continues his journey through the vast ecosystems of the state with a fresh array of historical and cultural narratives, personal anecdotes, and reflections. Informative and entertaining,...
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Geometry For Dummies

Mark Ryan · For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest...
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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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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world s most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted...
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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

SARAH-JAYNE BLAKEMORE · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains the developmental journey our brains take during adolescence and how the experience of these years determines the adults we become. Risk taking, intense relationships, going to bed and getting up late--what is going on in teenagers'...
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Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You

CATHERINE CARVER · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers--some live for less than a day, others remember battles for decades, but all are essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could not survive...
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The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

David N Schwartz · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico FermiIn 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages...
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The DNA Restart: Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging

Sharon Moalem · Rodale Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The DNA Restart turns traditional dietary advice on its head with groundbreaking research that demonstrates that we all require different diets based on our genes. In The DNA Restart, Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, provides a revolutionary step-by-step guide to the diet and lifestyle perfect for your...
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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

DANIEL GOLEMAN · Avery
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship...
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