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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...

  • 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...

  • The Splendid Feast of Reasonby Seymour Jonathan Singer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Jonathan Singer's witty, erudite book is a celebration of rationality and an urgent call to make use of intelligence and reason to better cope with human problems. Emphasizing the importance of rationality's greatest achievement, modern science, Singer--one of the foremost biologists of our era--argues that for the first time in several million years... more...

  • Studies in Scientific Realismby Andre Kukla

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    This book offers a superbly clear analysis of the standard arguments for and against scientific realism. In surveying claims on both sides of the debate, Kukla organizes them in ways that expose unnoticed connections. He identifies broad patterns of error, reconciles seemingly incompatible positions, and discovers unoccupied positions with the potential... more...

  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice. more...

  • Reality and Rationalityby Wesley C. Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H. Salmon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Presents a collection of published articles by one of the top philosophers of science in the 20th century, Wesley C Salmon. This volume is of interest to both undergraduates and professional philosophers, primarily in the philosophy of science. more...