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- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 18.00
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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.72
In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza examined the role emotion played in human survival and culture. Yet hundreds of years and many significant scientific advances later, the neurobiological roots of joy and sorrow remain a mystery. Today, we spend countless resources doctoring our feelings with alcohol, prescription drugs, health clubs,... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95
Finocchiaro's new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo's career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo's own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial, or the mature theory... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88
In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula?long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty?and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88
The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications?from architecture to mathematics to science. Yet, as twentieth-century physics has revealed, symmetry has a special, central role in nature, one that is occasionally and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of the juxtaposition... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 12.68
Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times , The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on Sunday THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 ?Dramatic and precise? [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 42.00 US$ 38.22
The Spirit of Russian Science comprises dozens of short and funny true stories about the relations between people working in science, the ways people of science interacted, and their attitudes towards life. On the one hand, these stories are very Russian. On the other hand, the spirit of science displayed is very international. One cannot help feeling... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00
This volume presents a historical review of the debates surrounding women's contributions and roles in science, with emphasis on women's access to education, training and professional careers. It examines the question posed throughout history: "are women capable of doing science?" more...