STRANGE SCIENCE

Depending on who you ask, all science can be strange. For example, in the immortal words of The Insane Clown Posse, "I've seen miracles all around me, stop and look around it's all astounding, water, fire air and dirt, f*cking magnets, how do they work? I don't want to talk to a scientist, ya'll MF lying and getting me pissed..." See?

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  1. The Hidden Brain

    The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

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    The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. Learn More
  2. The Greatest Show on Earth

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    $30.00

    In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on earth has existed in its present form since the beginning of time. Learn More
  3. The Enigma of Cranial Deformation

    The Enigma of Cranial Deformation: Elongated Skulls of the Ancients

    $19.95

    Popular Lost Cities author Childress tackles the enigma of worldwide cranial deformation along with Canadian-Peruvian anthropologist Foerster. Learn More
  4. Earth (The Daily Show)

    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide To The Human Race

    $16.99

    The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Learn More
  5. The Cryptopedia

    The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange, and Downright Bizarre

    $16.95

    At the edge of the known world, demons, monsters, and baffling phenomena abound. Learn More
  6. The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

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    In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. Learn More
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    The Cartoon Guide To Genetics

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    Illustrates, simplifies, and humor-coats the important principles of classical and modern genetics and their experimental bases. Learn More
  8. Cartoon Guide To Chemistry

    The Cartoon Guide To Chemistry

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    A refreshingly humorous but thorough ancillary guide to general chemistry from the author of the bestselling The Cartoon Guide to Physics and The Cartoon Guide to Genetics. Learn More
  9. The Botany Of Desire

    The Botany Of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

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    Pollan links 4 fundamental human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control - with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. Learn More
  10. The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math

    The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians

    $12.95

    Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving. Learn More

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