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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as ...

Sam Kean - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures ...
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The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times

Barbara Taylor - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted ...
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Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ

Elaine E. Castles - 2012 - Psychology - No preview available
The use and misuse of IQ tests has long been a subject of contention in the scientific and social communities, particularly because these evaluations favor intelligence at the expense of other valuable human qualities. This is the first book of ...
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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Charles Wheelan - 2013 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.
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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Christopher Payne, Oliver W. Sacks - 2009 - Medical - No preview available
Powerful photographs of the grand exteriors and crumbling interiors of America's abandoned state mental hospitals.
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Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games ...

Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim - 2011 - Sports & Recreation - No preview available
In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how ...
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The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

Oren Harman - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
“Enthralling.”—Frans de Waal, The New York Times Book Review Survival of the fittest or survival of the nicest? Since the dawn of time man has contemplated the mystery of altruism, but it was Darwin who posed the question most starkly. From the ...
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Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America

John D'Emilio, Estelle B. Freedman - 1988 - History - Limited preview
The first full length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D'Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how ...
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The Numerati

Stephen Baker - 2009 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Examines the Numerati, a global cadre of mathematicians and computer scientists, and how their analyses and predictions are transforming the way people live, work, buy, and vote.
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