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Basic Physiology and Anatomy

By: Ellen E. Chaffee; Esther M. Greisheimer

Price: $9.99

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 002844

Condition: Very Good


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Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

By: Francis Fukuyama

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Picador: 2003

Seller ID: 001643

ISBN: 0312421710

Condition: Fine


A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of "the end of history," Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man's changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to the modernity's utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability ... View more info

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Beyond Genetics: Putting the Power of DNA to Work in Your Life

By: Glenn McGee

Price: $4.99

Publisher: William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001537

ISBN: 0060008008

Condition: Fine


Just as digital technology transformed our world faster and in ways that would have been unimaginable mere decades ago, genetic science is about to radically alter our lives -- and in ways perhaps even more dramatic and profound. Sooner than you can imagine, human beings will be capable of diagnosing their own illnesses, designating the sex of their children, even designing the food they eat -- all as easily as using a cell phone. The genetic revolution has arrived, t... View more info

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Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

By: Joseph LeDoux

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 001582

ISBN: 0142001783

Condition: Fine


In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons--the brain's synapses--are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a ... View more info

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Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the President's Council On Bioethics

By: Leon R. Kass

Price: $5.99

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2002

Seller ID: 001644

ISBN: 1586481762

Condition: Fine


Few avenues of scientific inquiry raise more thorny ethical questions than the cloning of human beings, a radical way to control our DNA. In August 2001, in conjunction with his decision to permit limited federal funding for stem-cell research, President George W. Bush created the President's Council on Bioethics to address the ethical ramifications of biomedical innovation. Over the past year the Council, whose members comprise an all-star team of leading scientists, do... View more info

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The Female Brain

By: Louann Brizendine

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2007

Seller ID: 002173

ISBN: 0767920104

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Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can't remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they... View more info

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The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul

By: Mario Beauregard; Denyse O'Leary

Price: $5.99

Publisher: HarperOne: 2007

Seller ID: 001628

ISBN: 0060858834

Condition: As New


Do religious experiences come from God, or are they merely the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on his own research with Carmelite nuns, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard shows that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. He offers compelling evidence that religious experiences have a nonmaterial origin, making a convincing case for what many in scientific fields are loath to consider--that it is God who creates our spiritual experiences... View more info

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A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness

By: Merlin Donald

Price: $5.99

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001579

ISBN: 0393323196

Condition: Very Good


In this masterful rebuttal to the prevailing neuroscientific arguments that seek to explain away consciousness, Merlin Donald presents "a sophisticated conception of a multilayered consciousness drawing much of its power from its cultural matrix" ("Booklist"). Donald makes "a persuasive case...for consciousness as the central player in the drama of mind" (Peter Dodwell), as he details the forces, both cultural and neuronal, that power our distinctively human modes of awa... View more info

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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

By: Michio Kaku

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1998

Seller ID: 001605

ISBN: 0385484992

Condition: Fine


In "Visions, " physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live. The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be pas... View more info

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Teach Yourself Genetics

By: Morton Jenkins

Price: $4.99

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 2002

Seller ID: 001708

ISBN: 0844215643

Condition: Very Good


Genetics is one of the most controversial and fast-changing areas of science today, which is what makes this book especially fascinating to read. It takes an easy, illustrated approach and covers every aspect from inheritance to the ethics of genetic engineering, eugenics, and the Human Genome Project. View more info

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement

By: Ramez Naam

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2005

Seller ID: 001680

ISBN: 0767918436

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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author

By: Richard Dawkins

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2006

Edition: 30

Seller ID: 001693

ISBN: 0199291152

Condition: Fine


Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life. In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can a... View more info

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The New Brain: How the Modern Age Is Rewiring Your Mind

By: Richard Restak

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Rodale Books: 2004

Seller ID: 001666

ISBN: 1594860548

Condition: Fine


Now Available in Paperback The era of the "New Brain" is upon us Already our brains are working differently than they did just one hundred years ago. Drugs are already available that work in the brain to prevent us from feeling drowsy, depressed, anxious, or fearful, or that enhance concentration and memory. Dramatic treatments to repair damage in the brain are becoming common. In The New Brain, neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and bestselling author Dr. Richard Res... View more info

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The Terrible Gift: The Brave New World of Genetic Medicine

By: Rick J. Carlson; Gary Stimeling

Price: $5.99

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001662

ISBN: 1891620657

Condition: Fine


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The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics

By: Robin Marantz Henig

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001613

ISBN: 0618127410

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Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension

By: Stephen S. Hall

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2003

Seller ID: 001544

ISBN: 0618492216

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

By: Steven Pinker

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2000

Seller ID: 001685

ISBN: 0060958332

Condition: Very Good


In this classic study, the world's leading expert on language and the mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about languages: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it envolved. With wit, erudition, and deft use it everyday examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution like ... View more info