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  • Foresightby Lawrence W. Sherman; David Allan Feller

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    This book offers eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future. more...

  • Imperial Unknownsby Cornel Zwierlein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book offers a new approach to understanding the history of ignorance across politics, religion, history and science during the early Enlightenment. more...

  • Deconstructing Cosmologyby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A critical assessment of the standard cosmological model and its main challenger, modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND). more...

  • Time Travelby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos , here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the... more...

  • The Business of Alchemyby Pamela H. Smith; Pamela H. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    In The Business of Alchemy , Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with religious salvation was transformed into a concentration on material increase and economic... more...

  • From Chemistry to Consciousnessby Harald Atmanspacher; Ulrich Müller-Herold

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 78.61

    This book reflects on the significant and highly original scientific contributions of Hans Primas. A professor of chemistry at ETH Zurich from 1962 to 1995, Primas continued his research activities until his death in 2014. Over these 50 years and more, he worked on the foundations of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, contributed to a number... more...

  • Histoire de la chimieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La chimie est la science des transactions et des créations matérielles. Par elle se fonde la «cité culturelle» du matérialisme dont le champ est à jamais ouvert et illimité. La production d'idées et d'expériences qu'elle engendre dépasse, comme le rappelait opportunément Gaston Bachelard, la mémoire... more...

  • Quantum Nonlocality and Realityby Mary Bell; Shan Gao

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 124.00 US$ 101.68

    A collaboration between distinguished physicists and philosophers of physics, this important anthology surveys the deep implications of Bell's nonlocality theorem. more...

  • Anthropologists in the Stock Exchangeby Marc Flandreau

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Uncovering strange plots by early British anthropologists to use scientific status to manipulate the stock market, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange tells a provocative story that marries the birth of the social sciences with the exploits of global finance. Marc Flandreau tracks a group of Victorian gentleman-swindlers as they shuffled between... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Cultureby Yochai Ataria; David Gurevitz; Haviva Pedaya; Yuval Neria

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 134.77

    This lofty volume analyzes a circular cultural relationship: not only how trauma is reflected in cultural processes and products, but also how trauma itself acts as a critical shaper of literature, the visual and performing arts, architecture, and religion and mythmaking. The political power of trauma is seen through US, Israeli, and Japanese art... more...