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  • Science a la Modeby Tony Rothman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    These iconoclastic and witty essays are about what happens when scientists jump on band-wagons. Tony Rothman applies creative skepticism to contemporary fashions in science, including the "standard model" Big Bang theory, geodesic domes, the concept of nuclear winter, and sociological applications of the second law of thermodynamics. "Rothman proves... more...

  • Explaining Science's Successby John Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.00

    Paul Feyeraband famously asked, what's so great about science? One answer is that it has been surprisingly successful in getting things right about the natural world, more successful than non-scientific or pre-scientific systems, religion or philosophy. Science has been able to formulate theories that have successfully predicted novel observations.... more...

  • Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyoneby Michela Massimi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human beings capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? Scientific research across both the physical and cognitive sciences raises fascinating philosophical questions. Philosophy... more...

  • Lifeby William Brown; Andrew Fabian

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    An interdisciplinary exploration on the theme of 'life' with contributions from eight leading scholars across the sciences, arts and humanities. more...

  • Falling in Loveby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific in nature, his style gradually developed into the broadly appealing voice which is on display throughout the charming essays and observations... more...

  • Psychology and Social Sanityby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As one of the most significant figures in the development of the field of applied psychology, German-born Hugo Munsterberg emphasized the importance of bringing psychology out of the laboratory and into the real world. In Psychology and Social Sanity, he addresses a number of pressing social problems that defined the cultural landscape of the early... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • How We Got to Nowby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    From the New York Times ?bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You , a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name... more...