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Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection

By: Blum, Deborah

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780465026012

ISBN: 046502601X

Condition: USED


In the early twentieth century, affection between parents and their children was discouraged--psychologists thought it would create needy kids, and doctors thought it would spread infectious disease. It took a revolution in psychology to overturn these beliefs and prove that touch ensures emotional and intellectual health. In Love at Goon Park, Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum charts this profound cultural shift by tracing the story of Harry Harlow--the man who studied neglect and its life-altering consequences on primates in his lab. The biography of both a man and an idea, Love at Goon ... View more info

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Ghost Hunters

By: Blum, Deborah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/17/2012

Seller ID: 9781594200908

ISBN: 1594200904

Condition: USED


What if a world-renowned professor of psychology at Harvard University, a doctor and scientist acclaimed as one of the leading intellects of the time, suddenly announced that he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, to great public and professional astonishment, William James-the great philosopher, a founder of the American Psychological Association and brother of Henry James-did just that and embarked on a determined, lifelong pursuit of scientific evidence to prove it. James came together with two other brilliant and charismatic thinkers of the day-Richard Hodgson,... View more info

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Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New Y

By: Blum, Deborah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780143118824

ISBN: 014311882X

Condition: USED


Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, "The Poisoner's Handbook" is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" ("The New York Observer") A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, "The Poisoner's Handbook" is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical... View more info