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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99
The third volume of Paul Kuttner's popular "tricky questions" series makes science fun for those who shy away from it and challenges those who consider themselves science know-it-alls: Why is the saline content of the Dead sea higher than that of the Atlantic Ocean? What part of the human body can increase up to two hundred times its normal volume?... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 24.99
As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age , "our relationship with nature has changed?radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable." Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness?simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology?becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine?s... more...
- Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99
Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse ?a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 12.99
A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. Whether you choose to laugh or cringe at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, you won't be able... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99
Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and ?new atheist? Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99
A MacArthur “Genius? and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated city-dweller—and why our history points to an optimistic future in the face of environmental crisis more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95
Agricultural production is one of the main keys to the development of healthy societies. It is anticipated that agricultural systems will increasingly have to contend with temperature, humidity and water stress in the near future. This makes the need to increase the efficiency of land and water use ever more urgent. The control and design of greenhouses... more...