Eric Kandel - Psychology - 2012 - 656 pages
Kandel tells the story of how these pioneers—Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele—inspired by the Vienna School of Medicine, in turn influenced the founders of the Vienna School of Art History to ask pivotal questions such ...
Anjan Chatterjee, MD - Psychology - 2013 - 248 pages
Replete with facts, anecdotes, and analogies, this empirical guide to aesthetics offers scientific answers without deflating the wonders of beauty and art.
Arthur Shimamura - Psychology - 2013 - 312 pages
In a thoughtful and entertaining manner, the book explores how the brain interprets art by engaging our sensations, thoughts, and emotions.
G. Gabrielle Starr - Philosophy - 2013 - 272 pages
In Feeling Beauty, G. Gabrielle Starr argues that understanding the neural underpinnings of aesthetic experience can reshape our conceptions of aesthetics and the arts.
Kristen Iversen - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 432 pages
" It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.
Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
Baratunde Thurston - Humor - 2012 - 272 pages
If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
Deborah Fallows - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 208 pages
In sharing what she discovered about Mandarin, and how those discoveries helped her understand a culture that had at first seemed impenetrable, Deborah Fallows's Dreaming in Chinese opens up China to Westerners more completely, perhaps, ...
Daniel Tudor - Business & Economics - 2013 - 336 pages
In Korea: The Impossible Country, Tudor examines Korea's cultural foundations; the Korean character; the public sphere in politics, business, and the workplace as well as the family, dating, and marriage.
Gabriel Campanario - Art - 2012 - 320 pages
With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity ...
Marianne Williamson - Psychology - 2009 - 336 pages
Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for ...
Charles H. Ferguson - Business & Economics - 2012 - 368 pages
Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence ...
Harry Ritchie - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2013 - 240 pages
It was only years later, when I was teaching English to foreign students, that I realised that English grammar wasn't obscure and wilfully difficult but a fascinating subject which I was already brilliant at - and this book will prove that ...
Harry Hochstadt - Science - 2012 - 352 pages
Comprehensive textbook provides both mathematicians and applied scientists with a detailed treatment of orthogonal polynomials, principal properties of the gamma function, hypergeometric functions, Legendre functions, confluent ...
Jo Marchant - History - 2009 - 304 pages
In "Decoding the Heavens," Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism.