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The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind ...

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 ...
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The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

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.
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Experiencing Art: In the Brain of the Beholder

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.
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Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Arthur P. Shimamura, Stephen E. Palmer - Psychology - 2012 - 424 pages
As such, this book offers an introduction to the way art is perceived, interpreted, and felt and approaches these mindful events from a multidisciplinary perspective.
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Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience

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.
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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

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.
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Grace: A Memoir

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.
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz ...

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 ...
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern ...

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.
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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

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.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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.
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From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Pankaj Mishra - History - 2012 - 368 pages
But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book.
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Crossroads and Cultures, Volume A: To 1300: A History of the World's Peoples

Bonnie G. Smith, Marc Van De Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, Kris Lane - History - 2012 - 448 pages
Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground.
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How to Be Black

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.
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Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

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, ...
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Korea: The Impossible Country: The Impossible Country

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.
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The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

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 ...
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A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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 ...
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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a ...

Gilbert King - History - 2012 - 464 pages
Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the ...

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 ...
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Survival of the Sickest

Dr. Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince - Medical - 2009 - 304 pages
This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.
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Clinical Neuroanatomy: Brain Circuitry and Its Disorders

Hans J. ten Donkelaar - Medical - 2011 - 834 pages
Clinical Neuroanatomy: Brain Circuitry and Its Disorders bridges the gap between neuroanatomy and clinical neurology.
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English for the Natives: Discover the Grammar You Don't Know You Know

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 ...
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The Functions of Mathematical Physics

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 ...
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Paddy Whacked

T. J. English - History - 2009 - 480 pages
Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob.
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A Survey of Mathematics with Applications

Allen R. Angel, Christine D. Abbott, Dennis C. Runde - Mathematics - 2012 - 1072 pages
In a Liberal Arts Math course, a common question students ask is, “Why do I have to know this?” A Survey of Mathematics with Applications continues to be a best-seller because it shows students how we use mathematics in our daily lives ...
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Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer - and the Century-long ...

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.
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