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- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 9.99
Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99
In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
What makes a child decide to become a scientist? ?For Robert Sapolsky?Stanford professor of biology?it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. ?Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein?s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. ?Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow ,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
In this fascinating volume, today?s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson alike.Contributors... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of faith. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on supposition alone... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives?for better . . . or for worse . . . From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99
The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin?s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives. Recently the movement known as ?Intelligent... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
A brilliant ensemble of the world?s most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Even geniuses change their minds sometimes. Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you changed your mind about? The answers are brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start... more...