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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 5.98
Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31
The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of 13 Things that Don't Make Sense , investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But as bestselling author Michael Brooks explains, the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the... more...
- American Planning Association 2002; US$ 51.99
This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, Michael Brooks bridges the gap between theory and practice. He describes an original approach?Feedback Strategy?that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big difference: it not only acknowledges but welcomes politics?the... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 7.98
For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life. In Chance , a (not entirely)... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99
Michael Brooks nimmt sich in diesem Buch die Zunft der Forscher zur Brust. Mit einer Fülle faszinierender Geschichten zeigt er, dass Wissenschaftler durchaus keine objektiven, abwägenden, gerechten ?Übermenschen? sind, sondern Individuen, die ein Ziel, eine Vision antreibt und die dieses Ziel auch gegen Widerstände, auf eigene Kosten wie auf Kosten... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A humorous and keen look at the roller-coaster boom and bust of the 1960s and 1970s by the New York Times ?bestselling author of Business Adventures John Brooks blends humor and astute analysis in this tale of the staggering ?go-go? growth of the 1960s stock market and the ensuing crashes of the 1970s. Swiftly rising stocks promised fast money... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 72.00
Do violent video games lead to violence? Does spanking children make them unstable? Can the alcoholic drink socially? Do children raised by gay parents turn out OK? Are eyewitness accounts accurate? Is winter a cause of depression? Does cell phone use compromise driving ability? These questions and others from the world of psychology touch on our... more...
- F+W Media 2015; US$ 16.99
Reinvigorate Your Fiction! You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or an editor. But something's wrong. You're not getting the glowing response you had expected, or you might have even received a rejection. Your... more...