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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
by Robert M. Pirsig
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One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and... (read more)

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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin
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A revelation for music buffs and science geeks — and all the better if you happen to be both. How do memory and music work together? What makes timbre? How do writers like Lennon and McCartney, or John Coltrane and Miles Davis, manipulate our... (read more)

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (P.S.)
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (P.S.)
by Mi Csikszentmihalyi
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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment... (read more)

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The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
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In the spirit of Alvin Toffler’ s Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features... (read more)

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
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With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he... (read more)

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Power of Place : How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions (07 Edition)
Power of Place : How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions (07 Edition)
by Winifred Gallagher
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A fascinating and enormously entertaining book that explores the complex relationships between people and the places in which they live, work, and enjoy. A revealing look at the power that place holds over the way we live our lives.... (read more)

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Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying to Understand My Brain (P.S.)
Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying to Understand My Brain (P.S.)
by Dennis Cass
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When journalist Dennis Cass was nineteen years old his stepfather, Bill, suffered from a psychotic break. Cass tried to commit him to a mental institution only to watch Bill escape from a cab en route to a Harlem hospital and run raving down the streets... (read more)

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The Art of Loving (P.S.)
The Art of Loving (P.S.)
by Erich Fromm
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Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding. In his... (read more)

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Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (07 Edition)
Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (07 Edition)
by Steven Pinker
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In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples... (read more)

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