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How We Learn
The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Written by Benedict Carey


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9388-2 (0-8129-9388-8)

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.
 
From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the... Read more >

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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74224-7 (0-307-74224-5)

Secrets and Lies is a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and for those who discover what has long been hidden.

Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage, her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Future of the Mind
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53082-8 (0-385-53082-X)

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high... Read more >

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47561-9 (0-307-47561-1)

A New Scientist Best Book of 2013

Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior?

For more than three decades... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
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