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The Agile Mind

Wilma Koutstaal - 2012 - Medical - No preview available
In this book, Wilma Koutstaal covers all aspects of agile thought, and how it emerges from and interacts with memory, perception, emotion, executive control, motivation, and action, as well as how it is related to creativity, mediated by learning ...
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Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

Peter Ward - 2006 - Science - Limited preview
For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth--until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history ...
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Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and ...

Caleb Scharf - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
"Offering a sweeping tour of fantastic physics and cosmic history, Gravity's Engines provides a view of the most fearsome places in the universe, and finally asks what it will take to see the event horizon of a black hole"--
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101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

Terry McDermott - 2010 - Medical - Limited preview
An obsessive scientist and his eclectic team of researchers race to discover one of the hidden treasures of neuroscience—the physical makeup of memory—and in the process pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug. Gary Lynch is the real thing, the ...
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Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us

Joe Palca, Flora Lichtman - 2011 - Science - No preview available
Two crackerjack science journalists from NPR look at why some things (and some people!) drive us crazy It happens everywhere?offices, schools, even your own backyard. Plus, seemingly anything can trigger it?cell phones, sirens, bad music ...
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Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a ...
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The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from ...

Howard S. Friedman Ph.D., Leslie R. Martin Ph.D. - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
Watch a video Watch a Fox News segment on The Longevity Project. This landmark study--which Dr. Andrew Weil calls "a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions"--upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age ...
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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Steven Levy - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology ...
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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

James D. Watson - 2011 - Science - Limited preview
The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind. By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick ...
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The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the ...

David Kirkpatrick - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
An insider's history of the online social network traces the collaborations and conflicts among its founders, the personalities that shaped its development, and the ways in which the site has become an integral part of contemporary culture.
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