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2012.5.29 NEW ARRIVALS


The End of Illness

AUTHOR: David Agus


Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In “The End of Illness,” David Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what health means. Dr. Agus presents an eye-opening picture of the human body and all of the ways it works - and fails - showing us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow each of us to achieve that often elusive but now reachable goal of a long, vigorous life.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

AUTHOR: Susan Cain


At least one-third of the people we know are introverts.

They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams.

Although they are often labeled quiet, it is to introverts that we owe a number of the great contributions to society - from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Passionately argued, impressively researched and filled with stories of real people, “Quiet” shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts and how much we lose in doing so. And she draws on some revealing, cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.
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