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  • The Shallowsby Nicholas Carr

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 10.19

    In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes... more...

  • Thinkby Guy P. Harrison

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.     This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their... more...

  • The Mechanical Mindby Tim Crane

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 33.95

    A fascinating exploration of the theories and arguments surrounding the notions of thought and representation. Now in its 2nd edition, Cranes's classic text has introduced thousands to some of the most important ideas in philosophy of mind. more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore?s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • The Universe in a Single Atomby Dalai Lama

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality? After forty years of study with some... more...

  • The Singularity Is Nearby Ray Kurzweil

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 21.00

    For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines , he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process:... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 18.95

    Bohm describes how the notion of Relativity strikes at the heart of our very conception of the universe, regardless of whether we are physicists or philosophers. more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • The Emergence of Probabilityby Ian Hacking

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Includes an introduction, contextualizing his book in light of developing philosophical trends. more...

  • Probabilityby D.H. Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    D. H. Mellor discusses the three basic kinds of probability - physical, epistemic, and subjective - and introduces and assesses the main theories and interpretations of them. more...