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  1. Book ImageData and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

    Bruce Schneier

    You are under surveillance right now.More

  2. Book ImageEye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

    Laura J. Snyder

    The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.More

  1. Book ImageMicrobiology: The Human Experience

    John W. Foster, Zarrintaj Aliabadi, Joan L. Slonczewski

    A Case-History ApproachMore

  2. Book ImageNeuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind: Learning from the Unwell Brain

    Georg Northoff

    Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind.More

  3. Book ImageFoundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey

    David E. Presti

    Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader.More

  4. Book ImageA Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

    Adam Briggle

    From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies.More

  5. Book ImageCRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate

    David Locke Hall

    The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.More

  6. Book ImageEssential Psychopathology & Its Treatment

    Mark D. Kilgus, Jerrold S. Maxmen, Nicholas G. Ward

    Fourth Edition

    A comprehensive revision to the textbook on modern psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, keyed to the DSM-5 and ICD-10.More

  7. Book ImageThe Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

    Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.More

  8. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  9. Book ImageThe Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us

    Nicholas Carr

    At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day.More

  10. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?"More

  11. Book ImageSonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth

    Craig Ryan

    The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary whose death-defying research has saved millions of lives.More

  12. Book ImageInside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age

    Megan Prelinger

    A visual history of the electronic age captures the collision of technology and art—and our collective visions of the future.More

  13. Book ImageApplied Minds: How Engineers Think

    Guru Madhavan

    A journey inside the minds that build our world.More

  14. Book ImageThe Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

    Nick Lane

    To explain the mystery of how life evolved on Earth, Nick Lane explores the deep link between energy and genes.More

  15. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

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