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A vivid account of what makes us human.   Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D. F. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential, our limitations, and our desires, with each chapter serving as an eye-opening window on a different stage of brain development: the gender differences that develop in the embryonic brain, what goes on in the heads of adolescents, how parenthood permanently changes the brain.   Moving beyond pure biological understanding, Swaab presents a controversial and multilayered ethical argument surrounding the brain. Far from possessing true free will, Swaab argues, we have very little control over our everyday decisions, or who we will become, because our brains predetermine everything about us, long before we are born, from our moral character to our religious leanings to whom we fall in love with. And he challenges many of our prevailing assumptions about what makes us human, decoding the intricate “moral networks” that allow us to experience emotion, revealing maternal instinct to be the result of hormonal changes in the pregnant brain, and exploring the way that religious “imprinting” shapes the brain during childhood. Rife with memorable case studies, We Are Our Brains is already a bestselling international phenomenon. It aims to demystify the chemical and genetic workings of our most mysterious organ, in the process helping us to see who we are through an entirely new lens.   Did you know?   • The father’s brain is affected in pregnancy as well as the mother’s. • The withdrawal symptoms we experience at the end of a love affair mirror chemical addiction. • Growing up bilingual reduces the likelihood of Alzheimer’s. • Parental religion is imprinted on our brains during early development, much as our native language is.Praise for We Are Our Brains   “Swaab’s ‘neurobiography’ is witty, opinionated, passionate, and, above all, cerebral.”—Booklist (starred review)   “A fascinating survey . . . Swaab employs both personal and scientific observation in near-equal measure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “A cogent, provocative account of how twenty-first-century ‘neuroculture’ has the potential to effect profound medical and social change.”—Kirkus Reviews

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9780812992960 | Spiegel & Grau, January 7, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A vivid account of what makes us human.

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9780812982930 | Spiegel & Grau, December 31, 2016, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: A New York Times Bestseller. A scientist’s exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind’s contents―its emotions, thoughts, and memories―are often described, the essence of mind is rarely, if ever, defined...read more

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9780393710533 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestseller.

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Product Description: Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears...read more

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9780691157283 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 22, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one.

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9780691173153 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, September 27, 2016), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one.
9780345349910, titled "The Death of Joe Gilead" | Ballantine Books, November 1, 1987, cover price $2.50 | also contains The Death of Joe Gilead | About this edition: Released from prison, Joe Gilead tries to start a new life and clear his name of his brother's murder

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Product Description: Developmental Disorders of the Brain: Brain and Behaviour addresses disabilities that occur or have their roots in the early, developmental phase of life which are of utmost concern to parents, siblings, carers and teachers. This text describes the latest clinical and behavioral findings of disorders which largely or entirely involve the frontostriatal (basal ganglia) system including Tourette’s, Obsessive-Compulsive and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity disorders, Schizophrenia, Autism, gambling and addiction, depression, and Conduct, Developmental Motor Co-ordination, and language disorders...read more
By Peter Enticott (editor)

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9781138911888 | 2 revised edition (Psychology Pr, September 14, 2016), cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Developmental Disorders of the Brain: Brain and Behaviour addresses disabilities that occur or have their roots in the early, developmental phase of life which are of utmost concern to parents, siblings, carers and teachers.

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9781138911901 | 2 revised edition (Psychology Pr, September 14, 2016), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Developmental Disorders of the Brain: Brain and Behaviour addresses disabilities that occur or have their roots in the early, developmental phase of life which are of utmost concern to parents, siblings, carers and teachers.

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Product Description: Neuroscience, with its astounding new technologies, is uncovering the workings of the brain and with this perhaps the mind. The 'neuro' prefix spills out into every area of life, from neuroaesthetics to neuroeconomics, neurogastronomy and neuroeducation...read more

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9780745689319 | Polity Pr, August 8, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Neuroscience, with its astounding new technologies, is uncovering the workings of the brain and with this perhaps the mind.

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9780745689326 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, August 8, 2016), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Neuroscience, with its astounding new technologies, is uncovering the workings of the brain and with this perhaps the mind.

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Product Description: WINNER of the 2016 Academic's Choice Smart Book Awards! If the timing is right, the learning that occurs in the first five years can be a gold mine, promoting valuable cognitive and physical development that lasts a lifetime. Boosting Brain Power provides 52 strategies - one for every week of the year - to help teachers stimulate healthy brain growth in young children...read more

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9780876593592 | Gryphon House, May 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: WINNER of the 2016 Academic's Choice Smart Book Awards!

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Product Description: If you have ever wondered why SUVs replaced minivans, how one rap song turned the cognac industry upside down, or what gives Levi's jeans their iconic allure, look no further―in Cool, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp finally explain the fascinating science behind unexpected trends and enduring successes...read more

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9780374129187 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 14, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: If you have ever wondered why SUVs replaced minivans, how one rap song turned the cognac industry upside down, or what gives Levi's jeans their iconic allure, look no further-inCool, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp finally explain the fascinating science behind unexpected trends and enduring successes.
9780345915368, titled "Autobiography of Malcolm X" | Ballantine Books, January 1, 1999, cover price $20.00 | also contains The Autobiography of Malcolm X | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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9780374535933 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 12, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: If you have ever wondered why SUVs replaced minivans, how one rap song turned the cognac industry upside down, or what gives Levi's jeans their iconic allure, look no further―in Cool, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp finally explain the fascinating science behind unexpected trends and enduring successes.

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Product Description: How consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed, and why all vertebrates and perhaps even some invertebrates are conscious.How is consciousness created? When did it first appear on Earth, and how did it evolve? What constitutes consciousness, and which animals can be said to be sentient? In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions―and to tackle the most fundamental question about the nature of consciousness: how does the material brain create subjective experience? After assembling a list of the biological and neurobiological features that seem responsible for consciousness, and considering the fossil record of evolution, Feinberg and Mallatt argue that consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed...read more

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9780262034333 | Mit Pr, March 25, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: How consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed, and why all vertebrates and perhaps even some invertebrates are conscious.

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Product Description: Hack into the secret power of your brain Your Brain100 Billion Neurons100 Trillion ConnectionsAnd you only command 5% of it. Now it's time to take back control! In Brainhack, creativity coach Neil Pavitt gives you tips and tricks to re-programme your brain, developing the skills and insights that can transform how you think, solve problems and make decisions...read more

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9780857086426 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, March 21, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Hack into the secret power of your brain Your Brain100 Billion Neurons100 Trillion ConnectionsAnd you only command 5% of it.

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Product Description: An argument that moral functioning is immeasurably complex, mediated by biology but not determined by it.Throughout history, humanity has been seen as being in need of improvement, most pressingly in need of moral improvement. Today, in what has been called the beginnings of "the golden age of neuroscience," laboratory findings claim to offer insights into how the brain "does" morality, even suggesting that it is possible to make people more moral by manipulating their biology...read more

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9780262033923 | 1 edition (Mit Pr, February 12, 2016), cover price $38.00 | About this edition: An argument that moral functioning is immeasurably complex, mediated by biology but not determined by it.

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Product Description: Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Parenting TitleAs a young boy, his difficulty in concentrating was diagnosed as ADHD. In school, his mind always seemed to wander until he found an activity that he liked. By using that one activity, his mother was able to reach past her son's ADHD and teach him focus and self-discipline...read more

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9780757004148 | Square One Pub, February 15, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Parenting TitleAs a young boy, his difficulty in concentrating was diagnosed as ADHD.

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Product Description: Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives. We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone...read more
By Banks, Leigh Ann Hirschman (contributor) and Daniel J. Siegel, M. D. (foreword by)

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9781101983218 | Reprint edition (J P Tarcher, February 2, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others.

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Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition.Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & Cosmology  In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience...read more

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9780670025503 | Viking Pr, January 27, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness.

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9780373225118, titled "Lover, Stranger" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 1999, cover price $3.99 | also contains Lover, Stranger | About this edition: Lover, Stranger by Amanda Stevens released on Feb 22, 1999 is available now for purchase.

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Product Description: What Goes on in My Head?

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9781465417473 | Revised edition (Dk Pub, January 19, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: What Goes on in My Head?

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Product Description: A bold argument that our "quest for cool" shapes modern culture and the global economy. Like it or not, we live in an age of conspicuous consumption. In a world of brand names, many of us judge ourselves and others by the products we own...read more
By James Patrick Cronin (narrator)

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9781511329026 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, January 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A bold argument that our "quest for cool" shapes modern culture and the global economy.

Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives. We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that twenty-five percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, a family member, or a colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Banks give us a road map for developing the four distinct neural pathways in the brain that underlie the four most important ingredients for close relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. Four Ways to Click gives you the tools you need to strengthen the parts of your brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause.

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9780399169199 | J P Tarcher, February 5, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others.

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9781760113476 | Gardners Books, January 7, 2016, cover price $15.50

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Product Description: Little changes can make a big, big difference!  In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits—once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it...read more
By Howard (foreword by) and Johnson

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9781626252301 | New Harbinger Pubns Inc, January 2, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Little changes can make a big, big difference!

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9781609928773 | Qeb Pub, January 1, 2016, cover price $25.32

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Product Description: A prescriptive guide to restoring cognitive calm, based on Amen Clinics chief psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Annibali’s three decades of treating patients who suffer from overloaded, overstimulated brains.   Dr. Joseph Annibali has treated thousands of people with overloaded, overstimulated brains...read more

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9781594632976 | Avery Pub Group, December 29, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A prescriptive guide to restoring cognitive calm, based on Amen Clinics chief psychiatrist Dr.

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9781611764802 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, December 29, 2015), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A prescriptive guide to restoring cognitive calm, based on Amen Clinics chief psychiatrist Dr.

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Product Description: Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader. A fresh take on contemporary brain science, this book presents neuroscience―the scientific study of brain, mind, and behavior―in easy-to-understand ways with a focus on concepts of interest to all science readers...read more

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9780393709605 | W W Norton & Co Inc, December 14, 2015, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader.

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Product Description: Ready to exercise your brain? Let zany superbraniac Ima Genius be your guide in this interactive book full of fascinating brain facts, puzzles, games, and challenges. Learn what type of thinker you are and the geniuses that share your special type of intellect...read more

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9781426321108 | Csm edition (Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, May 10, 2016), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Ready to exercise your brain?

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Product Description: Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence...read more

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9781101870532 | Pantheon Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity.

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Product Description: QUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built. Give up? Here’s a hint: It’s housed in your head and it’s the one thing that makes you YOU. Your brain is mission control for the rest of your body and steers you through life...read more
By Hank Green (foreword by) and Jennifer Swanson

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9781426320705 | Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, September 8, 2015, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: QUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built.

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9781426320712 | Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, September 8, 2015, cover price $22.90 | About this edition: QUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built.

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Product Description: How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact...read more

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9780778722250 | Crabtree Pub Co, September 1, 2015, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: How are memories formed?

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9780778721994 | Crabtree Pub Co, September 1, 2015, cover price $27.60 | About this edition: Provides facts about the human brain and central nervous system, including the different parts of the brain, its functions, and how to keep it healthy.

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Product Description: Raise the bar with the best of what is known about how the brain/mind learns  Higher-order skills such as critical thinking, planning, decision-making and persistence are the key to success for today’s students. Fully revised to respond to the Common Core and other timely developments, this indispensable guide builds the bridge from brain research to classroom practice...read more
By Karl J. Klimek (editor)

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9781483382722, titled "12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Teach for the Development of Higher-order Thinking and Executive Function" | 3 edition (Corwin Pr, August 18, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Raise the bar with the best of what is known about how the brain/mind learns  Higher-order skills such as critical thinking, planning, decision-making and persistence are the key to success for today’s students.

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