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  • Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind
    Views : 478
    Pages : 288

    by: Art Markman Robert Duke

    Publisher: pSterling

    Book Description

    The hosts of the Two Guys on Your Head radio show and podcast, which examines “an array of interesting, head-scratching quandaries about human behavior,” seek to replicate their snappy dialogue in print.

    M ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1454919078

    ISBN-13: 9781454919070

    Language: English

  • The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves
    Views : 415
    Pages : 320

    by: Charles Fernyhough

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    From Joan of Arc to Brian Wilson, throughout history, people have reported hearing voices in their heads. But where do they come from?

    Fernyhough (Psychology/Durham Univ.; Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0465096808

    ISBN-13: 9780465096800

    Language: English

  • Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe
    Views : 51
    Pages : 360

    by: Ian Stewart

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    Stewart (Mathematics/Univ. of Warwick; Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers, 2015, etc.) tackles the universe in this latest compendium of facts and fancy.

    The prolific popularizer shows that he is not only a polymath in the se ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 0465096107

    ISBN-13: 9780465096107

    Language: English

  • Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe (Bloomsbury Sigma)
    Views : 265
    Pages : 288

    by: Louisa Preston

    Publisher: pBloomsbury Sigma

    Book Description

    An astrobiologist and planetary geologist delineates the development of life on Earth and then makes the leap into “life” elsewhere in the heavens.

    In her debut, Preston proves to be a jaunty, upbeat, and highly curious writer. “Tod ... more

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    2016-11-08

    ISBN-10: 1472920090

    ISBN-13: 9781472920096

    Language: English

  • Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal
    Views : 465
    Pages : 288

    by: Erik Vance

    Publisher: pNational Geographic

    Book Description

    The human mind is capable of astonishing feats, but does it hold the power to alleviate pain, or even cure disease, simply through suggestibility?

    The placebo effect, in which an inert substance relieves symptoms simply because the patien ... more

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    2016-11-08

    ISBN-10: 1426217897

    ISBN-13: 9781426217890

    Language: English

  • A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System
    Views : 171
    Pages : 272

    by: Mark Thompson

    Publisher: pPegasus Books

    Book Description

    The popular host of the BBC's award-winning Stargazing Live takes readers on an imaginary journey throughout our solar system.

    Although many elements of such a trip are not yet possible, Thompson (A Down to Earth Guide to the C ... more

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    2016-11-08

    ISBN-10: 1681772396

    ISBN-13: 9781681772394

    Language: English

  • Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice
    Views : 389
    Pages : 368

    by: Alice Dreger

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Dreger (Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics/Northwestern Univ.; One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal, 2004, etc.) passionately investigates character assassinations in academia and how “[s]cience and soc ... more

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    2016-04-05

    ISBN-10: 0143108115

    ISBN-13: 9780143108115

    Language: English