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Written by HOPE JAHREN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/28/2017

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87372-4

National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

New York Times Notable Book
 
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books 

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate,Entertainment WeeklyNewsdayMinneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her...

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HOW DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION IGNITED A NATION
Written by RANDALL FULLER

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-42833-6

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race

“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book Review

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs.  Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American...

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS HUMAN FOSSILS
Written by LYDIA PYNE

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-42985-2

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestors

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museum collections, there are a few that have become world-renowned celebrity personas—ambassadors of science that speak to public audiences. In Seven Skeletons,...

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A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD AND HAUNTING WORLD OF DOLPHINS
Written by SUSAN CASEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80484-6

New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by a profound experience swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey set out on a quest to learn everything she could about these creatures. Her journey takes her from a community in Hawaii known as “Dolphinville,” where the animals are seen as the key to spiritual enlightenment, to the dark side of the human-cetacean relationship at marine parks and dolphin-hunting grounds in Japan and the Solomon Islands, to the island of Crete, where...

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THE STORY OF YOU
Written by DAVID EAGLEMAN

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87053-2

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?  In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme...

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EXPLORING THE NEW SCIENCE OF NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS
Written by CASEY SCHWARTZ

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 08/25/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-91152-0

A thorough, witty, and accessible journalistic exploration of the culture of modern psychiatry, focusing on the nascent reconciliation of neuroscience and psychoanalysis—historically opposed approaches to understanding how human beings think, feel, and behave.
 
As part of a pioneering program to unite the disciplines of psychoanalysis and neuroscience, Casey Schwartz spent 2006 immersed in the masterworks of psychoanalytic theory at the Anna Freud Centre in London, and 2007 studying the brain...

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A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD AND HAUNTING WORLD OF DOLPHINS
Written by SUSAN CASEY

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 08/04/2015

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53730-8

Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, scientists have discovered dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, feel despondent, adorn themselves, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, form cliques, throw tantrums, gossip, scheme.

Several native peoples trace their lineage to dolphins. They are the...

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THE SCIENTIFIC QUEST TO UNDERSTAND, ENHANCE, AND EMPOWER THE MIND
Written by MICHIO KAKU

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/17/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47334-9

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality. This scientific tour de force unveils the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and...

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A COMPLETE USER'S GUIDE
Written by PATRICIA DANIELS
Foreword by RICHARD RESTAK

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21414-1

A comprehensive home reference for students and individuals, this fully illustrated, easy-to-understand new edition includes the most up-to-date information about the human body.

Created in collaboration with a panel of medical experts, The Body features the latest information about the inner workings of the human body and its vital systems. Packed with plenty of how-to tips to stay healthy and illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and diagrams, this book is beautiful,...

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Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 10/14/2014

Price: $34.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34482-3

A History of Life in 100 Fossils showcases 100 key fossils that together illustrate the evolution of life on earth. Iconic specimens have been selected from the renowned collections of the two premier natural history museums in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, and the Natural History Museum, London. The fossils have been chosen not only for their importance in the history of life, but also because of the visual story they tell. This stunning book is perfect for all readers...

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VITAL QUESTIONS ABOUT SCIENCE
Written by KEITH PARSONS

Format: Trade Paperback, 429 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/05/2014

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14929-1

Is science more rational or objective than any other intellectual endeavor? Are scientific theories accurate depictions of reality or just useful devices for manipulating the environment? These core questions are the focus of this unique approach to the philosophy of science. Unlike standard textbooks, this book does not attempt a comprehensive review of the entire field, but makes a selection of the most vibrant debates and issues.

The author tackles such stimulating questions as: Can...

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EVOLUTION, HEALTH, AND DISEASE
Written by DANIEL LIEBERMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74180-6

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions have impacted us physically. He shows how the increasing disparity between the...

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