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Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night's Rest
Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night's Rest
By Hachette Audio
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$25.94
4.6 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
A narcoleptic's tireless journey through the neuroscience of disordered sleep. Whether it's a bout of bad jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all suffered from nights that left us feeling less than well-rested. But for some people, getting a bad night's sleep isn't just an inconvenience: It's a nightmare.  In Sleepyhead, science writer Henry Nicholls uses his own experience with chronic narcolepsy as a gateway to better understanding the cryptic, curious, and relatively uncharted


Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
By Random House Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
One of our greatest living scientists - and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants - gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant ''jumping together''), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities.   Using the natural sciences as his model,


A Field Guide to Backyard Bird Song: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guide Audios)
A Field Guide to Backyard Bird Song: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guide Audios)
By Peterson Books
SKU: #2152015051
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$79.78

sku: 2152015051, mpn: PB39597528X, ean: 9780395975282, isbn: 039597528X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
With this audio guide, you can learn to identify your favorite birds by their songs and calls alone. Backyard Bird Song includes 28 of the most common backyard birds, such as the American Robin, the Song Sparrow, and the Downy Woodpecker, arranged in groups with similar vocalizations..


Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean
Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean
By Tantor Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. ''Cat Daddy,'' isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as the New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos he ''looks like a Hell's Angel''). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines-not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake-is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his 13-year relationship with a petite


Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Gerd Gigerenzer is one of the researchers of behavioral intuition responsible for the science behind Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Blink. Gladwell showed us how snap decisions often yield better results than careful analysis. Now, Gigerenzer explains why our intuition is such a powerful decision-making tool. Drawing on a decade of research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Gigerenzer demonstrates that our gut feelings are actually the result of unconscious mental processes -


Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
By Unknown
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up


First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors,


In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
By Penguin Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses


Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
By Tantor Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from red snapper? How Brie differs from cheddar? For most of us, unfortunately, the answer is: badly. Flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept we don't know enough about to describe - or to appreciate - fully. In Flavor, Bob Holmes shows us just how much we're missing. He tackles questions like why cake tastes sweetest on white plates, how wine experts' eyes fool their noses, and how language affects flavor. He peers over the shoulders of


Inventing Ourselves
Inventing Ourselves
By Hachette Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic but crucial brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior  The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to look inside the living human brain at all ages, we know that this isn't so. 


Hallucinations
Hallucinations
By Random House Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a


Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon
Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed - beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and TV's Little Rascals - come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from 19th-century New York City dogfighting pits - the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA - to early 20th-century movie sets where pit bulls cavorted with


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
By Brilliance Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world's tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our


Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds - and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is


Sound analysis and synthesis with R (Use R!)
Sound analysis and synthesis with R (Use R!)
By Springer
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ean: 9783319776453, isbn: 3319776452,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
Sound is almost always around us, anywhere, at any time, reaching our ears and stimulating our brains for better or worse. Sound can be the disturbing noise of a drill, a merry little tune sung by a friend, the song of a bird in the morning or a clap of thunder at night. The science of sound, or acoustics, studies all types of sounds and therefore covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, from pure to applied acoustics. Research dealing with acoustics requires a sound to be recorded,


Honeybee Democracy
Honeybee Democracy
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable account of scientific discovery,


The Bird Songs Anthology: 200 Birds from North America and Beyond
The Bird Songs Anthology: 200 Birds from North America and Beyond
By Brand: Chronicle Books
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ean: 9781932855883, isbn: 1932855882,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
The Bird Songs Anthology combines the most stunning species from Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song and Bird Songs from Around the World into a unique special edition. In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's aclaimed Macauley Library, The Bird Songs Anthology showcases the sounds of 100 North American birds and 100 species found in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Bird biologist and author Les Beletsky's consice, authoritative accounts detail


Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution
Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution
By McGraw-Hill Education
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$99.86

ean: 9780078023026, isbn: 0078023025,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.Hardcover, Brand New.


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as ''the younger


Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
This is a hauntingly moving memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and the first-year medical student who cuts her open. Christine Montross brings an uncommon perspective to the emotional difficulty of the first year of medical school, and her disturbing, often entertaining anecdotes enrich this exquisitely crafted memoir, endowing an eerie beauty to the world of a doctor-in-training..



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