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Annual Review of Neuroscience, Volume 25 - W. Maxwell Cowan
Forty-one articles are presented, comprising an important report of developments in the field and a review of progress. It is, therefore, a disappointment to note that this highly respected publisher has allowed its production department to perfect bind Neuroscience and to hide that cheaper technique by notch adhesive binding: the signatures are left intact with the gutter edge cut through at several places to allow adhesive to reach part of each page. The head & tail remains not notched to
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How Genes Influence Behavior - Jonathan Flint, Ralph J. Greenspan, Kenneth S. Kendler
How important are genetic influences on behavior? How many genes influence an individual behavior, and how much influence does a single gene have? How do genes interact with the environment to influence the development of behavioral traits? What are the differences between humans and 'simpler' organisms when it comes to the genetic control of behavior? How Genes Influence Behavior is a unique introduction to behavioral genetics, which combines conceptual rigor with accessibility to answer
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Chiang Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost - Jonathan Fenby
With a narrative as briskly paced and vividly detailed as an international thriller, this definitive biography of Chiang Kai-shek masterfully maps the tumultuous political career of Nationalist China's generalissimo as it reevaluates his brave but unfulfilled life. Chiang Kai-shek was one of the most influential world figures of the twentieth century. The leader of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist movement in China, by 1928 he had established himself as head of the government in Nanking. But
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The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism - Olivia Fox Cabane
What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to
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Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon - Ross Terrill
This is the most complete and authoritative account of the childhood and tumultuous life of Jiang Qing, from her early years as an aspiring actress to her marriage and partnership with Mao Zedong, the controversial years of power after Mao's death, her final years of disgrace and imprisonment, and her suicide in 1991.
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Sea Otters - Marianne Reidman
Our natural history series brings you closer to living marine and coastal communities, where you'll come face to face with some of the more interesting residents. Richly illustrated with color photographs and illustrations, these books make great references for amateur naturalists and students alike.Learn captivating details, including the latest research, about these superbly adapted marine mammals.
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Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings - Gary L. Wenk
Why is eating chocolate so pleasurable? Can the function of just one small group of chemicals really determine whether you are happy or sad? Does marijuana help to improve your memory in old age? Is it really best to drink coffee if you want to wake up and be alert? Why is a drug like PCP potentially lethal? Why does drinking alcohol make you drowsy? Do cigarettes help relieve anxiety? Can eating less food preserve your brain? What are the possible side effects of pills that claim to make you