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The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone

Steven R Gundry
Format: Hardcover

The author of the bestselling Plant Paradox series takes a fresh look at one of the top health issues plaguing Americans - fatigue - and offers a revolutionary plan for boosting energy and revitalizing mental and physical stamina.In his bestselling books, The Plant Paradox and The Longevity...
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Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

Shankar Vedantam
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a counterintuitive, thought-provoking exploration of deception's role in human success.Everyone agrees that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful...
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Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

Lisa Genova · Harmony
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might...
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Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can't answer that question...
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Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

Judson Brewer
Format: Hardcover

We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember. Whether facing issues as public as a pandemic or as personal as having kids at home and fighting the urge to reach for the wine bottle every night, we are feeling overwhelmed and out of control. But in this timely...
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A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey

Jonathan Meiburg
Format: Hardcover

In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive . . . quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from...
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After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond

Bruce Greyson · St. Martin's Essentials
Format: Hardcover

Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these "near-death experiences," dismissing them as "tricks of the brain"...
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Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Michelle Nijhuis
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement -- told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement...
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Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science

Erika Engelhaupt · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Using humor and real science in the tradition of Mary Roach, this narrative illuminates the gross, strange, morbid, and outright absurd realities of our bodies, our earth, and our universe.Filled to the brim with far-out facts, this wickedly informative narrative from the author of National...
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The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Douglas W. Tallamy
Format: Hardcover

With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature's Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species...
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