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  • booksreddit.com:Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

    Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

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    A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.The most f…


  • booksreddit.com:Curly Girl: The Handbook

    Curly Girl: The Handbook

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    The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey—the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products—Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to c…


  • booksreddit.com:Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer

    Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing

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    After more than fifty years of good health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly found himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer was the place it ultimately took him: twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer, Adamu Jenitongo.Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in the v…


  • booksreddit.com:Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

    Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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    An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorderIn this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach a…


  • booksreddit.com:Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series)

    Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series)

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    Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach….


  • booksreddit.com:Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

    Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

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    We know that each of us is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, our uniqueness resides. Is it in our genes? The structure of our brains? Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our personality. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how? Sebastian Seung, a dynamic professor at MIT, is on a quest to discover the biological basis of identity. He believes it lies in the pattern of connections between the …


  • booksreddit.com:The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

    The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

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    A brilliant analysis and history of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide.


  • booksreddit.com:Better By The Dozen Plus Two

    Better By The Dozen Plus Two, Part Two: Lessons Learned through Loss and Leukemia by a Family of …

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    Better By The Dozen Plus Two, Part Two subtitled Lessons Learned through Loss and Leukemia by a Family of Sixteen is the sequel to Better By The Dozen Plus Two subtitled Anecdotes and a Philosophy of Life by a Family of Sixteen (2007). The story relates how a large family stays strong, hopeful and faith-filled while learning the lessons of life through the challenges of foreclosure, death, loss, and leukemia through surrender and reliance on God and His love manifested through the love of oth…


  • booksreddit.com:Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close ...

    Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close …

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    Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That’s why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world–and help them …


  • booksreddit.com:Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Diff...

    Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Diff…

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    Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It’s hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically p…


  • booksreddit.com:Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and…


  • booksreddit.com:It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls

    It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family L…

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    From the expert team behind IT’S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT’S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence.Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts differe…


  • booksreddit.com:The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

    The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

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    The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruse…


  • booksreddit.com:The Big Lie: Motherhood

    The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock

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    A candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood.       Biology does not bend to feminist ideals and science does not work miracles. That is the message of this eye-opening discussion of the consequences of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Her doctor told her she still “had time,” but Selvaratnam found little reliable and often conflicting information about a m…


  • booksreddit.com:Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds

    Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

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    “[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”―The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children―boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks―we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read…


  • booksreddit.com:The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

    The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

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    Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:• How to make nerdy frien…


  • booksreddit.com:Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (Bodybuilding Books...

    Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (Bodybuilding Books…

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    THE #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLDIf you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…then you want to read this book.Here’s the deal:Building muscle and burning fat isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless workout supp…


  • booksreddit.com:Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)

    Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)

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    Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of  confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face.  Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding

    The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised

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    From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book—a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as “the bible of bodybuilding.”Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrate…


  • booksreddit.com:More Attention

    More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD

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    This is the only book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) written in a structure that caters to the tendency for adults with ADHD to jump around. This essential guidebook begins by describing how the ADHD brain processes information and how that leads to typical challenges that people with ADHD experience, as well as why certain strategies are effective and others aren’t. This lays the foundation for everything that follows, from getting diagnosed to an overview of the research…