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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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All Fishermen Are Liars

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 224
Format: Book

"I have to go fishing; it's my job." John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that's the part we readers get to enjoy. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North...
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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

Carolyn Collins Petersen · Adams Media
Format: Hardcover

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where Astronomy 101 comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses...
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What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics

Adam Becker · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universeEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed...
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The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress...
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Idiot's Guides: Algebra I

Carolyn Wheater · Alpha
Format: Print book

Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra I makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdle that can stand between them and their academic goals. Special sidebars...
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Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

Marie-Monique Robin · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

Over the last thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II approximately 100,000 synthetic chemical molecules have invaded...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school...
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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science

Steve Jones · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed geneticist Steve Jones, the story of the Bible as told through the lens of modern science. In The Serpent's Promise, Steve Jones retells many of the Biblical tales in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a real-life Adam and Eve? Are some—or all—of...
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The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

Susan Wise Bauer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A riveting road map to the development of modern scientific thought.In the tradition of her perennial bestseller The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer delivers an accessible, entertaining, and illuminating springboard into the scientific education you never had. Far too often, public...
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Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

Marcia Bartusiak · Yale University Press
Pages: 237
Format: Print book

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes - not even light - seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story...
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

Eric R Kandel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Nobel Prize recipient Eric R. Kandel investigates The Disordered Mind to uncover what brain disorders reveal about human nature. This challenging study will not only help transform medical care but also encourage a new humanism based in part on the biological confirmation of individuality.Eric...
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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

SABINE HOSSENFELDER · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Most physicists think of beauty as the royal road to discovery; a leading critic shows it is instead the road to nowhereWhether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates...
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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Alastair Bonnett · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

A tour of the world's hidden geographies - from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts - and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today
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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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