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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

Tim Birkhead - 2012 - Science - No preview available
What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings ...
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Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions

Susan R. Barry - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
When neuroscientist Susan Barry was fifty years old, she took an unforgettable trip to Manhattan. As she emerged from the dim light of the subway into the sunshine, she saw a view of the city that she had witnessed many times in the past but now ...
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Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

David J. Linden - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnected Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination ...
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Eye Benders

Clive Gifford, Anil Seth - 2013 - Optical illusions - No preview available
Why do some printed pictures appear to swirl madly in front of your eyes? How can two colours that look completely different actually be the same? What makes complete images suddenly arise out of random patterns? With this crazy book of optical ...
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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Trevor Cox - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
“A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”—New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the ...
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For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

Rosemary Mahoney - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
"In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind....She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity."--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree In the tradition of ...
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Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

Claudia Hammond - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship ...
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ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color

Jude Stewart - 2013 - Art - Limited preview
Organized by the colors of the rainbow, a design expert and writer provides readers with a whole new way of looking at the world around us, bringing it all vividly to life, from Sweden's "black socks of envy" to Britain's pink-colored machismo.
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Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens: How Synesthetes Color Their Worlds

Patricia Lynne Duffy - 2002 - Psychology - No preview available
Imagine a world in which words have colors and sounds have tastes. In his autobiography, Vladimir Nabokov described this neurological phenomenon, which helped inspire David Hockney's sets for the Metropolitan Opera. Richard Feynman experienced it ...
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Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Daniel Tammet - 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living ...
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