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A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain
A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain
by Michael Corballis
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Why do we remember faces but not names? If your brain were cut in half would you suffer more than a splitting headache? How does your dog remember where it buried its bone but you can't find your keys? And do we really only use ten percent of our brains?... (read more)

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Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
by Mark Pendergrast
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“Pendergrast ably recounts the last half century of [epidemics] . . . complete with the mystery, intrigue, and gory details of your favorite police procedural drama.”—SEED   “Thorough, ambitious . . . The stories of EIS... (read more)

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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
by Richard Dawkins
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Twenty years after its original publication, , framed with a new introduction by the author, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too... (read more)

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Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived
Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived
by Chip Walter
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Over the past 180 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. What enabled us to survive when all the others were shown the evolutionary door? Chip Walter tells the intriguing tale of... (read more)

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Microbe Hunters
Microbe Hunters
by Paul De Kruif
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This science classic by Paul de Kruif chronicles the pioneering bacteriological work of the first scientists to see and learn from the microscopic world.   Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters is a timeless dramatization of the scientists... (read more)

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Why We Run: A Natural History
Why We Run: A Natural History
by Bernd Heinrich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-282) and index.... (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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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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How to Catch a Robot Rat: When Biology Inspires Innovation
How to Catch a Robot Rat: When Biology Inspires Innovation
by Agnes Guillot
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andlt;Pandgt;Humans have modeled their technology on nature for centuries. The inventor of paper was inspired by a wasp's nest; Brunelleschi demonstrated the principles of his famous dome with an egg; a Swiss company produced a wristwatch with an alarm... (read more)

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The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
by John J Medina
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What makes us react or feel the way we do? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then let gifted writer John Medina take you on a fascinating tour of the questions involved in the quest to understand the biological basis of human behavior. By... (read more)

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The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning
The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning
by Daniel Bor
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Consciousness is our gateway to experience: it enables us to recognize Van Gogh's starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven's Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine... (read more)

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Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design
Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design
by John Avise
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Humanity's physical design flaws have long been apparent--we get hemorrhoids and impacted wisdom teeth, for instance--but do the imperfections extend down to the level of our genes? Inside the Human Genome is the first book to examine the philosophical... (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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Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain
Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain
by Werner Loewenstein
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No one can escape a sense of awe when reflecting on the workings of the mind: we see, we hear, we are aware of the world around us. But what is the mind? In Physics in Mind, eminent biophysicist Werner R. Loewenstein seeks and answer in the mechanisms of... (read more)

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves
Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves
by George M Church
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Imagine a future in which human beings have become immune to all viruses, in which bacteria can custom-produce everyday items, like a drinking cup, or generate enough electricity to end oil dependency. Building a house would entail no more work than... (read more)

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A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us about Ourselves
A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us about Ourselves
by Robert Burton
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What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the worlds greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a... (read more)

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Creation: Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution
Creation: Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution
by Randal Keynes
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Now a major motion picture The moving, personal story of Charles Darwin and his revolutionary views on nature, evolution, and the human condition. As Darwin's theories continue to shape much of our thinking about the roots of human nature, Creation... (read more)

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Methods in Bioengineering: Stem Cell Bioengineering
Methods in Bioengineering: Stem Cell Bioengineering
by Martin Yarmush
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Written and edited by recognized experts in the field, the new Artech House Methods in Bioengineering book series offers detailed guidance on authoritative methods for addressing specific bioengineering challenges. Offering a highly practical... (read more)

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Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice
Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice
by Michael Moorhouse
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Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl presents a modern introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice. Structuring its presentation around four main areas of study, this book covers the skills vital to the day-to-day activities of today... (read more)

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Biography of a Germ
Biography of a Germ
by Arno Karlen
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This unusual examination of "Borrelia burgdorfieri" (Bb), the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, follows the microbe's path through from mouse to tick to deer to human and discusses the history and evolution of Lyme disease and its impact on our changing... (read more)

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