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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

Robert Kolker · Doubleday
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work...
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In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration

Shane O'Mara · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A hymn to walking, the mechanical magic at the core of our humanity.In this captivating book, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits walking confers on our bodies and brains, and to appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill. From walking's...
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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A mind-bending journey into the hidden world of fungi that will change your understanding of life on earth "A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book . . . I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world--the secrets of which modern science is only now beginning to fathom." - Robert...
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Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities

David J. Eicher · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Tour the incredible scope of the cosmos as we know it with the editor in chief of Astronomy, featuring jaw-dropping illustrations and full-color photography from the magazine's archives, much of it never before published. "The natural history of the galaxies is majestic and deserves...
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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor · Riverhead Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species,...
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Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

Alastair Gee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of the most destructive American wildfire in a century.On November 8, 2018, the ferocious Camp Fire laid waste to almost the entire town of Paradise, California, a community of 27,000 people. At least 85 died, images of the fire transfixed viewers across the world, and the resulting...
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Golf's Holy War: The Battle for the Soul of a Game in an Age of Science

Brett Cyrgalis · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Just as Michael Lewis's Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, Brett Cyrgalis's Golf's Holy War takes us inside golf's clash between its beloved artistic tradition and its analytic future. The world of golf is at a crossroads. As tech­nological innovations...
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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter...
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Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig · Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Format: Paperback

Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office...
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The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

Mark W. Moffett · Head of Zeus
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. In the vein...
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