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- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99
This history of atomism, from Democritus to the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, chronicles one of the most successful scientific hypotheses ever devised, making the case that in the final analysis, atoms and the void are all that exists. Originating separately in both ancient Greece and India, the concept of the atom persisted for centuries,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 9.99
What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific... more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
This book presents a cultural perspective on scientific and technological development. As opposed to the "story-lines" of economic innovation and social construction that tend to dominate both the popular and scholarly literature on science, technology and society (or STS), the authors offer an alternative approach, devoting special attention to the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 49.99
A collection of essays which explores the relations between science and politics with the instruments of the social studies of science, thereby providing insights into their re-alignment under a new regime of governance. more...
- University of California Press 1986; US$ 21.56
Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods,... more...
- Transworld 2009; US$ 12.83
Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 17.99
Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical... 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future , Michio Kaku?the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible ?gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world?s top scientists who are already inventing the future... more...