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- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 23.98
In this book, John Gribbin tells the story of the people who made science and the turbulent times they lived in. As well as famous figures such as Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein, there are also the obscure, the eccentric, even the mad. This diversecast includes, among others, Andreas Vesalius, landmark 16th-century anatomist and secret grave-robber;... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 16.99
One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58
How did computers take over the world? In late 1945, a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their ostensible goal was to build a computer which would be instrumental in the US government's race to create a hydrogen bomb. The mathematicians themselves,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00
This textbook connects the big ideas and key thinkers of psychology and philosophy in a clear and cohesive theoretical narrative. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00
Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history?s greatest mathematicians to ask how?if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind?it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about ?the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics? in the formulation... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 22.95
In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99
Centuries ago, when the ancient philosopher Zeno proposedhis famous paradox involving Achilles and the Tortoise, he struck at the heart of one of science's most enduring and intractable problems: How do we define the infinite? From then on, our greatest natural philosophers, logicians, mathematicians, and scientists, from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? In modern France, scientists, both amateur and professional, were engaged in defining and measuring human needs. These scientists did not trust in a providential economy to distribute the fruits of labor and uphold the social order. Rather, they believed that social organization... more...