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  • Unweaving the Rainbowby Richard Dawkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our... more...

  • The Geek Manifestoby Mark Henderson

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38

    Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its... more...

  • The End of Discoveryby Russell Stannard

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    It is generally thought that science, by its very nature, must always progress. But this is not so. One day, fundamental science will come to an end. Not when we have discovered everything, but when we have discovered whatever is open to us to understand - which is not the same thing.Limitations as to what the human brain can comprehend, together with... more...

  • Galileo's Fingerby Peter Atkins

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Any literate person should be familiar with the central ideas of modern science. In his sparkling new book, Peter Atkins introduces his choice of the ten great ideas of science. With wit, charm, patience, and astonishing insights, he leads the reader through the emergence of the concepts, and then presents them in a strikingly effective manner. At... more...

  • Science and Human Valuesby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Science and Human Values was originally a lecture by Jacob Bronowski at MIT in 1953. Published five years later, it opens unforgettably with Bronowski's description of Nagasaki in 1945: 'a bare waste of ashes', making him acutely aware of science's power both for good and for evil. After such knowledge, what forgiveness? With care and erudition... more...

  • The Common Sense of Scienceby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    Jacob Bronowski was, with Kenneth Clarke, the greatest popularizer of serious ideas in Britain between the mid 1950s and the early 1970s. Trained as a mathematician, he was equally at home with painting and physics, and wrote a series of brilliant books that tried to break down the barriers between 'the two cultures'. He denounced 'the destructive... more...

  • Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciencesby Colin Howson

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 36.00

    This is a volume of studies on the problems of theory-appraisal in the physical sciences. more...

  • A Summary of Scientific Methodby Peter Kosso

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    A Summary of Scientific Method is a brief description of what makes science scientific. It is written in a direct, clear style that is accessible and informative for scientists and science students. It is intended to help science teachers explain how science works, highlighting strengths without ignoring limitations, and to help scientists articulate... more...

  • The Very Idea of Modern Scienceby Joseph Agassi

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is a study of the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science. It describes the ideology of the amateur scientific societies as the philosophy of the Enlightenment Movement and their social structure and the way they made modern science such a magnificent institution. It also shows what was missing in the scientific organization... more...

  • The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricismby Nikolay Milkov; Volker Peckhaus

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The Berlin Group for scientific philosophy was active between 1928 and 1933 and was closely related to the Vienna Circle. In 1930, the leaders of the two Groups, Hans Reichenbach and Rudolf Carnap, launched the journal Erkenntnis. However, between the Berlin Group and the Vienna Circle, there was not only close relatedness but also significant difference.... more...