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  • This Will Make You Smarterby John Brockman

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.42

    Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better. Includes contributions from: Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky, Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Lee Smolin, Matt Ridley, Mark... more...

  • What Should We Be Worried About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about?and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"? The Guardian ), posed to the planet's most influential... more...

  • The Universeby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers?including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees?to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In The Universe , today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding... more...

  • Curious Mindsby John Brockman

    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...

  • My Einsteinby John Brockman

    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...

  • What We Believe but Cannot Proveby John Brockman

    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...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Intelligent Thoughtby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • What Have You Changed Your Mind About?by John Brockman

    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...

  • This Will Change Everythingby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.??Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About... more...