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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Common Sense of Scienceby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Very Idea of Modern Scienceby joseph agassi

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science, describing the ideology of the amateur scientific societies, their social structure and the ways they helped to make modern science such a magnificent institution. more...

  • The Enlightenment Visionby Stuart Jordan

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    This thought-provoking analysis evaluates the progress that global society has made since the Enlightenment. The author begins by pointing out features of present-day society that are the direct descendants of the Enlightenment's discoveries and advances: our technology, modern medicine, science-based worldview, democratic political institutions, and... more...

  • Genes, Cells and Brainsby Hilary Rose; Steven Rose

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Our fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. But Watson could not have predicted the scale of the industry now dedicated to this new frontier. Since the launch of the multibillion-dollar Human Genome Project, the biosciences have promised miracle cures and radical new ways of understanding... more...

  • Feyerabendby John Preston

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    John Preston is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. more...

  • Biology, History, and Natural Philosophyby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. The Autonomy of Biology as a Natural Science.- II. The Model of Open Systems: Beyond Molecular Biology.- III. Electronic Mobility in Biological Processes.- IV. The Evolution and Organization of Sentient Biological Behavior Systems.- V. The Evolutionary Significance of Biological Templates.- VI. Evolutionary Modulation of Ribosomal RNA Synthesis... more...