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Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

A Life Caring for Children

by T. Berry Brazelton

Hardcover, 224 pages, Perseus Books Group, $24.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • A Life Caring for Children
  • T. Berry Brazelton

The pediatrician shares the life-shaping experiences that inspired his career, from the Texas childhood during which he routinely cared for younger cousins to his revolutionary observations of newborn behavior.

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Out of Our Heads

Out of Our Heads

Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness

by Alva Noe

Paperback, 214 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published February 2 2010 | purchase
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  • Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness
  • Alva Noe

A noted philosopher and member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science examines flaws in current understandings about consciousness while proposing a radical solution that argues that consciousness must not be limited to the confines of the brain.

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The Astronaut Wives Club

The Astronaut Wives Club

A True Story

by Lily Koppel

Hardcover, 272 pages, Grand Central Pub, $28, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • A True Story
  • Lily Koppel

Describes what life was like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom, and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts.

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Monkey Mind

A Memoir of Anxiety

by Daniel B. Smith

Paperback, 212 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of Anxiety
  • Daniel B. Smith

Daniel Smith documents his experiences with a kind of anxiety that results in panic attacks, bouts of insomnia and thoughts of "existential ruin." He shares insights into anxiety in today's world, and stories of sufferers to illustrate anxiety's intellectual history and influence.NPR Bestseller

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Permanent Present Tense

Permanent Present Tense

The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.

by Suzanne Corkin

Hardcover, 400 pages, Basic Books, $14, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.
  • Suzanne Corkin

Recounts the extraordinary story of a brain-damaged patient known as H. M, who, after a psychosurgical procedure in 1952 to alleviate his epilepsy stole his ability to form new memories, helped scientists to make considerable advances in the study of memory. 40,000 first printing.

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Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals

How Artists Work

by Mason Currey

Hardcover, 278 pages, Knopf, $24.95, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • How Artists Work
  • Mason Currey

From Beethoven to Woody Allen, from Leo Tolstoy to Charles Dickens and John Updike, here are artists on how they create (and avoid creating) their works. Writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, philosophers, caricaturists, comedians, poets, sculptors and scientists consider how they work in letters, diaries and interviews compiled and edited by Mason Currey.

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The Call of Everest

The Call of Everest

The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak

by Conrad Anker and Thomas Hornbein

Hardcover, 303 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak
  • Conrad Anker and Thomas Hornbein

Presents a historical survey of the world's tallest mountain, featuring accounts of famous climbs and tragedies, previously unpublished photographs, and scientific findings on the impact of climate change.

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Wave

Wave

by Sonali Deraniyagala

Paperback, 227 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published December 31 2013 | purchase
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  • Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, parents and two young sons in the terrifying Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. They had been vacationing on the southern coast of her home country, Sri Lanka, when the wave struck. Wave is her brutal but lyrically written account of the awful moment and the grief-crazed months after, as she learned to live with her almost unbearable losses — and allow herself to remember details of her previous life.NPR Bestseller

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Give Me Everything You Have

Give Me Everything You Have

On Being Stalked

by James Lasdun

Paperback, 218 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published February 4 2014 | purchase
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  • On Being Stalked
  • James Lasdun

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student whose campaign of hate mail, violently anti-Semitic online postings and false public accusations were orchestrated to destroy his professional and personal life.

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Brilliant Blunders

Brilliant Blunders

From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

by Mario Livio

Hardcover, 341 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
  • Mario Livio

Draws on the careers of five renowned scientists including Charles Darwin, William Thomson, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein to reveal the important roles of their mistakes in advancing science, from Pauling's error in his model of DNA molecule structure to Hoyle's dismissal of the "Big Bang" theory.

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How Animals Grieve

How Animals Grieve

by Barbara J. King

Hardcover, 193 pages, Univ of Chicago Pr, $25, published March 21 2013 | purchase
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  • Barbara J. King
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A Tear at the Edge of Creation

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe

by Marcelo Gleiser

Paperback, 289 pages, Univ Pr of New England, $18.95, published August 6 2013 | purchase
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  • A Tear at the Edge of Creation
  • A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe
  • Marcelo Gleiser

A physics and philosophy professor challenges modern beliefs about the definable nature of the cosmos, arguing that all things exist because of random imperfections, primordial asymmetries and outright accidents, in a report that also cites the importance of caring for the planet.

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Darwin's Ghosts

Darwin's Ghosts

The Secret History of Evolution

by Rebecca Stott

Hardcover, 396 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 12 2012 | purchase
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  • Darwin's Ghosts
  • The Secret History of Evolution
  • Rebecca Stott

Evolution was not discovered single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, contrary to what has become standard lore, but is an idea that emerged over many centuries, advanced by daring individuals across the globe who had the imagination to speculate on nature's extraordinary ways, and who had the courage to articulate such speculations at a time when to do so was often considered heresy.

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The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals

How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson

Hardcover, 305 pages, St Martins Pr, $28, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq
  • Victor Davis Hanson

Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.

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Mission To Mars

Mission To Mars

My Vision for Space Exploration

by Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David and Andrew Aldrin

Hardcover, 258 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Mission To Mars
  • My Vision for Space Exploration
  • Buzz Aldrin, Leonard David, et al

The history-making astronaut, aerospace engineer and respected advocate for space colonization outlines a plan for taking humans to Mars within the next quarter century. The book poses business-specific arguments, while outlining practical strategies for travel and planetary homesteading.

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Ask Wendy

Ask Wendy

Straight-up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life

by Wendy Williams

Hardcover, 287 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Straight-up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life
  • Wendy Williams

Drawn from her popular "Ask Wendy" segment, the outspoken host of The Wendy Williams Show tells it like it is in this collection of womanly wisdom that is filled with advice on everything from relationships, parenting, body image, beauty and more. 100,000 first printing.

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