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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95
In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected?a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley?s great leaders, having taken... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
In The Age of Entanglement , Louisa Gilder brings to life one of the pivotal debates in twentieth century physics. In 1935, Albert Einstein famously showed that, according to the quantum theory, separated particles could act as if intimately connected?a phenomenon which he derisively described as ?spooky action at a distance.? In that same year,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells?taken without her knowledge?became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first ?immortal? human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00
The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into the valor, greed, genius, and folly of humanity. A problem for miners in the Middle Ages,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 13.99
Walter Gratzer's themes in the stories he relates in this book are collective delusion and human folly. Science is generally seen as a process bound by rigorous rules, which its practitioners must not transgress. Deliberate fraud occasionally intrudes, but it is soon detected, the perpetrators cast out and the course of discovery barely disturbed.... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 10.99
"More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 37.95
Any serious student attempting to better understand the nature, methods and justification of science will value Alex Rosenberg?s updated and substantially revised Third Edition of Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction . Weaving together lucid explanations and clear analyses, the volume is a much-used, thematically oriented introduction... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99
The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson ( Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas ). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer to Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein, from the arts and humanities to science and philosophy, The German Genius is a lively and accessible... more...