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- Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95
This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of the philosophical foundations of the Web, a new area of inquiry that has important implications across a range of domains. Contains twelve essays that bridge the fields of philosophy, cognitive science, and phenomenology Tackles questions such as the impact of Google on intelligence and epistemology,... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
Bestselling and world-renowned author Fritjof Capra presents the first in-depth and full description of Leonardo da Vinci's amazing scientific work and discoveries in geology, anatomy, flight, mechanics, botany, and fluid dynamics. And Capra reveals what readers can learn for their own lives and work from ten characteristics of Leonardo's genius. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95
The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy of technology available Includes editors’... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
In Rationality and Ritual , internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology policymaking. By focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history†? the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing†? he offers a powerful critique of such judicial procedures... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Human genomes are 99.9 percent identical—with one prominent exception. Instead of a matching pair of X chromosomes, men carry a single X, coupled with a tiny chromosome called the Y. Tracking the emergence of a new and distinctive way of thinking about sex represented by the unalterable, simple, and visually compelling binary of the X and... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99
Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own†brain trip you up. † † This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 62.00
This book provides realistic answers to hotly debated scientific topics: Science is about quantitative aspects of natural realities (physical, chemical, biological) but it is the result of human intellectual inquiry and therefore not “per se” materialistic.This book, with contributions from experts in physics, cosmology, mathematics,... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 29.99
In the original formulation of quantum mechanics the existence of a precise border between a microscopic world, governed by quantum mechanics, and a macroscopic world, described by classical mechanics was assumed. Modern theoretical and experimental physics has moved that border several times, carefully investigating its definition and making available... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomics In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create ?synthetic life??putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 99.00
New biotechnologies have propelled the question of what it means to be human ‚?? or posthuman ‚?? to the forefront of societal and scientific consideration. This volume provides an accessible, critical overview of the main approaches in the debate on posthumanism, and argues that they do not adequately address the question of what it means to be human... more...