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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV>“<B>Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—<I>The New York Times Book Review, </I>Editor's Choice</B><BR /><BR /><B><I>A National Geographic</I> Best Book of 2017</B><BR /><BR /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?</DIV>
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Language

English

Pages

609

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<b>THE #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book<BR> A <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Seattle Times</i> Best Book of the Year</b><BR> <BR>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i>—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (<i>Elle</i>).<BR><BR>“Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i> in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in <i>The Gene: An Intimate History</i>, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of <i>Paradise Lost</i>” (<i>The New York Times</i>). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.<BR> <BR>“Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (<i>The Washington Post</i>). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.<BR> <BR>“A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (<i>Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel</i>), <i>The Gene</i> is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “<i>The Gene</i> is a book we all should read” (<i>USA TODAY</i>).
Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
by , Maggie A. Norris

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

March 08, 2017

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<b>Learn about the human body from the inside out</b> <p>Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery—which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. <p><i>Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies</i> combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. <ul> <li>Understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology</li> <li>Get to know the body's anatomical structures—from head to toe</li> <li>Explore the body's systems and how they interact to keep us alive</li> <li>Gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health</li> </ul> <p>Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, <i>Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies</i> is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.
What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and E...
by Scott Carney

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<div><b><i><span>What Doesn't Kill Us, </span></i></b><b><span>a<i> New York Times </i>bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.</span></b><span> </span><span><br /><br /><span>Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our </span></span><span>forebears? </span><span><br /><br /><span>Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.</span><br /><br /><span>An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, </span><i>What Doesn't Kill Us</i><span> explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.</span></span><br /><span> </span></div>
The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of...
by Amy Myers M.D.

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<p>Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.</p><p>In <em>The Autoimmune Solution</em>, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.</p>
Breaking out of Homeostasis: Achieve Mind-Body Mastery and Contin...
by Ludvig Sunstrom

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

December 07, 2017

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Stop Human Biology From Sabotaging Your Success.<br /><br />Homeostasis is the invisible biological force that's sabotaging your success, and preventing you from living a healthy, happy and adventurous life. It’s the #1 factor subconsiously influencing every aspect of your existence.<br /><br />Homeostasis runs in the background of your brain, and fights against every positive change that you make.<br /><br />If you don't learn the truth about how homeostasis permeates your life, then you risk taking the path of least resistance in everything that you do, and settling for eternal mediocrity.<br /><br />But, by choosing to Break out of Homeostasis, you can use your newfound knowledge to:<br />* Live a bold and adventurous life that will be exciting to look back on when you’re older (die without regrets)<br />* Gain a major psychological edge that helps you dominate our fast-changing technological economy<br />* Get in the best physical shape of your life<br />* Overcome nearly any obstacle that you face, and develop a healthy addiction to winning<br /><br />Breaking out of Homeostasis helps you conquer homeostasis, so that you can leverage every minute of every day to live the best life possible.<br />You will learn how to Break out of Homeostasis by mastering the eight key influences of biology and society:<br />1. Cognition<br />2. Habits<br />3. Discipline<br />4. Learning<br />5. Stimulation<br />6. Addictions<br />7. Reward system<br />8. Risk-taking<br /><br />Breaking out of Homeostasis provides you with all of the information, tools and exercises that you need to take back control of your brain and body, and live the type of life that you desire.<br /><br />Whether you’re already an elite competitor, or you want to participate in the upper echelon of business, technology, science, the arts, finance, sports, or any other field that rewards high-performance – this book will change your life for the best.<br /><br />Breaking Out of Homeostasis is a timeless work that will help you become happy, healthy, and wealthy, and remain adaptable in an uncertain world.
Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship wit...
by Rachel Herz

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 26, 2017

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<p>An eye-opening exploration of the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess.</p><br /><p>In <em>Why You Eat What You Eat</em>, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (<em>Washington Post</em>), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption—such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes—and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table.</p><br /><p><em>Why You Eat What You Eat</em> presents our relationship to food as a complicated recipe, whose ingredients—taste, personality, and emotions—combine to make eating a potent and pleasurable experience. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other.</p>
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 17, 2004

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<p>"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—<em>Entertainment Weekly</em></p><br /><em>Stiff</em> is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Insi...
by Michael Mosley

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Fast Diet</i> and <i>The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet </i>comes a life-changing look at your gut—home to your “second brain”—and the crucial role it plays in your health and your weight.<BR><BR>Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons—as many as you would find in the brain of a cat—and is home to the microbiome, an army of tiny organisms that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.<BR> <BR>In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many “good” gut bacteria leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity. Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by feeding the “good” bacteria that keep you healthy and lean, while staving off “bad” bacteria that contribute to weight gain and disease.<BR> <BR>Dr. Mosley also shares a simple two-phase healing program, an effective way to repair and replenish the microbiome and to ease intestinal distress. Discover how foods like chocolate, red wine, and cheese can be part of a gut-healthy diet; how fasting can strengthen the gut and boost “good” bacteria; how changing your microbiome can undo the damage of yo-yo dieting; and how opening a window (and other simple acts) can improve gut health.<BR> <BR>Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, <i>The Clever Gut Diet </i>includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health for the rest of your life.
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
by Giulia Enders

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

May 24, 2015

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<div>Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. <I>Gut: The Inside Story</I> is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author’s wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit. Along the way, the author provides practical advice such as the best ways to sit on the toilet to have a comfortable bowel movement, how clean your kitchen should be for optimum gut health, and how different laxatives work. She tells stories of gut bacteria that can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, or even suicide, and she discusses the benefits of dietary supplements such as probiotics. This book is a fascinating primer for anyone interested in how our ideas about the gut are changing in the light of cutting-edge scientific research. In the words of the author, “We live in an era in which we are just beginning to understand just how complex the connections are between us, our food, our pets and the microscopic world in, on, and around us. We are gradually decoding processes that we used to believe were part of our inescapable destiny.”</div>

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