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NeuroLogic: The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior

Eliezer J Sternberg · Pantheon Books, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A young neuroscientist investigates the brain's hidden logic behind our strangest behaviors, explaining how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create our experiences and preserve our sense of self. From bizarre dreams and hallucinations to schizophrenia and multiple...
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The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

A stunning and original interpretation of an ancient system of poetic, religious, and philosophical thought

Buried in the Egyptian desert some 4,000 years ago, the Pyramid Texts are among the world's oldest poetry. Yet ever since the discovery of these hieroglyphs...

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The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time

Maria Konnikova · Viking, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"It's a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime. . . . If you liked Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, you'll love this lucid and revelatory look into our oh-so-susceptible selves."
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Dude Making a Difference: Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America

Rob Greenfield · New Society Publishers, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride forty-seven hundred miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical...
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The Good News About What's Bad for You . . . The Bad News About What's Good for You

Jeff Wilser · Flatiron Books, 2015.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Eat more steak, drink more whiskey, take more naps, lay off all the kale, and throw out your multivitamins and standing desk. In The Good News About What's Bad For You-The Bad News About What's Good for You author Jeff Wilser shares all the research that allows you to celebrate...

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The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet

Justin Peters · Scribner, 2016.
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society - and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons - from Slate correspondent Justin Peters.

Aaron Swartz was a zealous young...
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Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

James M D Doty · Avery Pub Group, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion...
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Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye

Michael Shermer · Henry Holt and Company, ©2015.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark...
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