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Precision Heart Rate Training
Precision Heart Rate Training
Paperback      ISBN: 0880117702
Explains how to use a heart rate monitor to accurately gauge training intensity while walking, running, cycling, skating, circuit training, or multisport training
Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga
Pick Your Yoga Practice
Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1608681807
"Helps readers understand their options among different styles of yoga. Profiles seven prominent styles in depth and ten others briefly, including their history, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, level of physical exertion, and what to expect ina typical class"--Provided by publisher.
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
The Mind and the Brain
Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
Paperback      ISBN: 0060988479
A leading researcher in brain dysfunction and a Wall Street Journal science writer demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the physical brain. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
Our Inner Ape
A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
Paperback      ISBN: 1594481962
Argues that such social virtues as cooperation, empathy, and morality are as genetically inherent as aggressive and competitive behaviors, drawing on research with two ape species whose DNA most closely resembles that of humans to explain how ape instincts can inform readers about human behavior. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis: Its Role in Medicine, Polititcs, Science, and Culture
The Pot Book
A Complete Guide to Cannabis: Its Role in Medicine, Polititcs, Science, and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1594773688
"Leading experts on the science, history, politics, medicine, and potential of America's most popular recreational drug"--Provided by publisher.
The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body
The Universe Within
The Deep History of the Human Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0307473279
From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Body of Work
Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Paperback      ISBN: 0143113666
A first-year medical student describes an anatomy class during which she studied the donated body of a cadaver dubbed "Eve," an experience that profoundly influenced her subsequent studies and understanding of the human form. Reprint.
Theatre of the Mind: Raising the Cutain on Consciousness
Theatre of the Mind
Raising the Cutain on Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0062026682
A captivating look at consciousness, exploring the most recent and controversial research on the brain. If the brain is the theatre, consciousness is the play. But who or what controls what we watch and how we watch it? In Theatre of the Mind, Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaid’s brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness. Scientists have long tried to map our brains and understand how it is that we think and are self-aware, but what do we really know? Any discussion of the brain raises more questions than answers, and Ingram illuminates some of the most perplexing ones: What happens in our minds when we’re driving and we suddenly realize that we don’t remember the last few miles of highway? How do we remember images, sounds, and aromas from our past so vividly, and why do we often recreate them so differently in our dreams? Ingram’s latest book is a mind-bending experience, a cerebral, stylish ride through the history, philosophy, and science of the brain and the search for the discovery of the self.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
A Search for Who We Are
Paperback      ISBN: 0345384725
"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told." FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.
The Children's Hospital: Guide to Your Child's Health and Development
The Children's Hospital
Guide to Your Child's Health and Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 073820241x
The most comprehensive single-volume guide to children's health offers valuable, easy-to-access information on symptons, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for a host of ailments, diseases, and disorders.