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A New York Times Best Seller Best Science Books Of 2016, Science Friday Greatest Science Books Of 2016, BrainPickings.org Years Ago, I Saw A Photograph Of A Young Boy In A Collection Of Images From Life Magazine. He Sits On A Stoop With His Head Thrown Back, Ecstatically Hugging A New Pair Of Shoes. I Can Imagine A Young Girl Feeling That Way About This Book. Even Before You Start To Read, The Spell Is Cast. The Illustrations Are Gorgeous, Irresistible Whimsy. The Cover Lettering Shines Silver Against A Caressable Black Matte Surface. And Then You Start Reading. Here Are Women Who Dared, Who Pioneered, Who Took Risks And Changed The World. Here Is Jane Goodall As A Young Girl, Scaring The Family's Chickens By Trying To Observe How They Laid Eggs. Here Is Alice Ball, Discovering A Cure For Leprosy. Here's Microbiologist Esther Lederberg, So Broke She Cooked Up The Leftover Frog Legs From The Dissection Lab. Here's Rosalind Franklin, Documenting DNA's Distinctive Double Helix (only To Have Her Work Pirated By Watson And Crick). Here Are Physicists, Astronauts, Mathematicians. Vulcanologist And Entomologists. Inventors And Nobel Laureates. Here Is Inspiration. I Can't Wait To Wrap This Book Up And Give It To My Granddaughter Gus The Moment She's Old Enough. - Mary Roach, Author Of Gulp , For Google Play's Our Favorite Authors' Favorite Books Of 2016 This Charming Encyclopedia Includes A Page Of Text And A Fanciful Drawing Of The Women Scientists You've Heard Of - And Plenty Who You Haven't! The Book Has Good Coverage Of The 1800s And Early 1900s - A Critical Time When Women's Expanding Participation In Science Was Changing The Very Structure Of How Knowledge Is Pursued. Interspersed With Gems Like A Colorful Timeline Of Women's Achievements, And A Cartoon Celebrating A Wonderful Hoard Of Lab Supplies, Ignotofsky's Profiles Of Diverse Female Scientists Is A Great Addition To The Shelf Of Any Student, Of Any Age. - Hope Jahren, Author Of Lab Girl , For The Fader In This Wittily Illustrated, Accessible Volume, Rachel Ignotofsky Highlights 50 Women Who Changed The Course Of Science. - Wall Street Journal With The Help Of Eye-catching Artwork, Ignotofsky Celebrates Not Just Astronauts, But Also The Engineers, Biologists, Mathematicians, And Physicists Who've Blazed A Trail For Women In STEM (science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics) Fields From The Ancient To Modern World. The Book Elevates This Information With Beautiful And Instructive Infographics That Delve Into Topics Like The Number Of Women Currently Working In STEM Fields. - Entertainment Weekly (online) With Short, Inspiring Stories And The Accessibility Of A Graphic Novel. . .the Perfect Book To Share With The Science- And Tech-minded People (male And Female, Young And Old) In Your Life. . . .The Must-read, Girl-power STEM Book. - InStyle.com This Book Of Illustrated Biographies Of Scientific Pioneers Is Hands-down Gorgeous. . . .Kids Will Love Paging Through This, Looking At All The Detailed Drawings, But They'll Likely Have To Rip It Out Of The Hands Of The Adults Who Are Marveling At Each New Page Of Factoids. - Sarah Mirk, Bitch Media The Book Is A Beautifully Curated Collection Of Personal Narratives From Female Scientists From A Wide Variety Of Backgrounds And Disciplines, With A Dash Of Whimsy Thrown In. - Upworthy I Applaud Ignotofsky And Her Publisher For Telling These Important Stories About Women Through Such A Rich, Visual Medium. The World Needs More Books Like This. - ScientificAmerican.com's Symbiartic . . .an Illustrated Homage To Some Of The Most Influential And Inspiring Women In STEM. . . .Ignotofsky Captures The Heartbreaking Inequalities That Only Amplify The Impressiveness Of These Women's Feats. - Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org . . .a Clever Introduction To Women Scientists Through History. - Science Friday True Fact: This Book Is So Cool That I Had To Go Steal It B
Consolations of Philosophy Penguin
Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.
Essential Difference Penguin
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Simon Baron-Cohen's "The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain" is an unflinching look at the scientific evidence behind the innate sex differences of the mind. Men and women have always seemed to think in entirely different ways, from conversation and communication to games and gadgets. But are these differences created by society, or do our minds come ready-wired one way or another, with female brains tending towards interaction and male towards organisation? And could this mean that autism - rather than being a mental anomaly - is in fact simply an extreme male brain? Why are female brains better at empathasing? How are male brains designed to analyse systems? And what really makes men and women different? Simon Baron-Cohen explores list-making, lying and two decades of research in a ground-breaking examination of how our brains can be male or female but always completely fascinating. "Compelling...Inspiring". ("Guardian"). "This is no Mars/Venus whimsy, but the conclusion from twenty years of experiment". ("Evening Standard"). "A devastating contribution to the gender debate". ("Mail on Sunday"). "A fascinating, thought-provoking book". ("Observer"). Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor at Cambridge University in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. He is also the Director of Cambridge's internationally renowned Autism Research Centre. He has carried out research into social neuroscience over a career spanning twenty years. He is the author of "Mindblindness" and "Zero Degrees of Empathy".
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