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The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas (P.S.)
The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas (P.S.)
by Michael S. Gazzaniga
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Widely considered to be the father of cognitive neuroscience, the author examines "lifespan neuroethics." He also addresses the medical ethics challenges confronting modern society at the dawn of the 21st century.... (read more)

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Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science
Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science
by Werner Heisenberg
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The seminal work by one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Physics and Philosophy is Werner Heisenberg's concise and accessible narrative of the revolution in modern physics, in which he played a towering role. The outgrowth of a... (read more)

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Mind of the Raven : Investigations and Adventures With Wolf-birds (99 Edition)
Mind of the Raven : Investigations and Adventures With Wolf-birds (99 Edition)
by Bernd Heinrich
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Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
by Trevor Corson
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning... (read more)

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Finding Darwin's God (99 Edition)
Finding Darwin's God (99 Edition)
by Kenneth R. Miller
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Written by a distinguished professor at Brown University, this compelling and provocative book demolishing claims that belief in God is incompatible with evolution.... (read more)

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Remaking Eden (Rev 08 Edition)
Remaking Eden (Rev 08 Edition)
by Lee M. Silver
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Could a child have two genetic mothers? Will parents someday soon be able to choose not only the physical characteristics of their children-to-be, but their personalities and talents as well? Will genetic enhancement ultimately lead to a split in the... (read more)

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The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (P.S.)
The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (P.S.)
by Bernd Heinrich
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Although Gerd Heinrich, a devoted naturalist, specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich tried to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities. In this extraordinary... (read more)

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Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)
Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)
by Sharon Moalem
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Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other... (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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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
by Eric Brende
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in... (read more)

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Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality (Ecco)
Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality (Ecco)
by Lee M. Silver
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Stem cell research, genetically modified crops, animals developed with personalized human organs for transplantation, and other previously inconceivable biotech applications could increase the quality of all human lives and maximize the health of the... (read more)

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