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The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

MARIANO SIGMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.

Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending...
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Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home but Probably Shouldn't: The Complete and Updated Edition

Theodore Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

The ultimate Theodore Gray collection, "Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science" collects every one of Gray's dramatic, visually spectacular, and enlightening scientific experiments into one complete volume. Bestselling author Theodore Gray has spent more than a decade...
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Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Michael Benson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film's release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created...
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Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

Joseph Mazur · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

What are the chances? This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination. But, when we look at coincidences...
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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

Paige Williams · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors in this "tremendous" (David Grann) true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a "beautifully written story steeped...
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Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Mark C Serreze · Princeton University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing ArcticIn the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world....
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Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions

Kari Byron · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Kari Byron - former host of the wildly popular, iconic cult classic MythBusters - shows how to crash test your way through life, no lab coat required. Kari Byron's story hasn't been a straight line. She started out as a broke artist living in San Francisco, writing poems on a crowded...
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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Janna Levin · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves - by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer.From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record...
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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Mark Zegarelli · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293637) was previously published as Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791981) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should...
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Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Richard Dawkins · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Should we believe in God? In this brisk introduction to modern atheism, one of the world's greatest science writers tells us why we shouldn't.

Richard Dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God.

Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things,...
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Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself

Jason Wilkes · Basic Books, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book


Forget everything you've been taught about math. In Burn Math Class, Jason Wilkes takes the traditional approach to how we learn math - with its unwelcoming textbooks, unexplained rules, and authoritarian assertions - and sets it on fire.

Focusing on how mathematics is created...
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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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Algebra: The Easy Way

Douglas Downing Ph.D. · Barrons Educational Series
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

This new edition in Barron's Easy Way Series contains everything students need to prepare for an algebra class. Algebra: The Easy Way provides key content review and practice exercises to help students learn algebra the easy way.

Topics covered in this detailed review of algebra...
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The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel · The MIT Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great...
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

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...

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