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In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
by Eric R. Kandel
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Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel intertwines the intellectual history of the powerful new science of... (read more)

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Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience
Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience
by Sally Satel
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What cant neuroscience tell us about ourselves? Since fMRI—functional magnetic resonance imaging—was introduced in the early 1990s, brain scans have been used to help politicians understand and manipulate voters, determine guilt in court cases,... (read more)

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
by Bill Wasik
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An engrossing, lively history of a fearsome and misunderstood virus that binds man and dog The most fatal virus known to science, rabies—a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans—kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims... (read more)

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Genetic Twists of Fate
Genetic Twists of Fate
by Stanley Fields
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andlt;Pandgt;News stories report almost daily on the remarkable progress scientists are making in unraveling the genetic basis of disease and behavior. Meanwhile, new technologies are rapidly reducing the cost of reading someone's personal DNA (all six... (read more)

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Shaping Life (Darwinism Today)
Shaping Life (Darwinism Today)
by John Maynard Smith
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During the past ten years, there has been a revolution in our understanding of developmental biology, as scientists apply the ideas and techniques of genetics and embryology to the processes of development. In this book, John Maynard Smith gives an... (read more)

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Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
by Jay Hosler
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An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic reader Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, this volume is written by the noted comic author and professor of biology Jay Hosler. Evolution features... (read more)

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Life of Earth: Portrait of a Beautiful, Middle-Aged, Stressed Out World
Life of Earth: Portrait of a Beautiful, Middle-Aged, Stressed Out World
by Stanley Rice
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In this portrait of Planet Earth—at just about the mid point of its probable lifespan—a biologist discusses the evolution of the network of life and the crucial role played by humans in determining the future of our world. Unlike most... (read more)

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DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America
DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America
by Bryan Sykes
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Bryan Sykes, one of the world's leading geneticists and best-selling author of , sets his sights on America, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. Sykes embarks on a road trip--DNA testing kit in tow--interviewing genealogists... (read more)

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Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
by Christoph Irmscher
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The definitive biography of the fascinating William James, whose life and writing put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion -- on modernism itself Pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of... (read more)

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
by Laurel Braitman
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For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his... (read more)

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Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
by Donovan Webster
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Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white... (read more)

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Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by Peter C Doherty
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Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty offers a level-headed guide to all aspects of pandemics-what they are, how they spread, and what we can do to prevent them Pandemics. The word conjures up images of horrific diseases sweeping the globe and killing everyone in... (read more)

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The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth
The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth
by Stephen Jay Gould
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The latest research and paintings prepared especially for this book highlight a new edition of the story of life on earth. "The Book of Life" explains how mammals, after surviving the impact of a massive comet, inherited the earth, and explains chains of... (read more)

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The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
by Nathan Wolfe
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“[A] quietly terrifying book. . . . Its hard not to feel a bit feverish at times while reading.” —The Boston Globe   In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have... (read more)

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Supercooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed
Supercooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed
by Martin Nowak
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Martin Nowak, one of the world’s experts on evolution and game theory, working here with bestselling science writer Roger Highfield, turns an important aspect of evolutionary theory on its head to explain why cooperation, not competition, has... (read more)

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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
by Carl Zimmer
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Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a... (read more)

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The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
by Colin Tudge
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For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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Microbiology Demystified (Demystified)
Microbiology Demystified (Demystified)
by Tom Betsy
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Demystified is your vaccine for tricky subjects like microbiology If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further--Microbiology Demystified, Second Edition is your cure for learning this... (read more)

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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
by Carl Schoonover
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In Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle, author and filmmaker Michael Benson assembles an outstanding collection of astronomical images from observatories around the world and in space. We live in a golden age of astronomical observation. Some of the... (read more)

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