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  • Mars Directby Robert Zubrin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 3.99

    ?Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue.? ?Carl Sagan, The Denver Post   If you ever daydream about space travel and human space flight?or hope to one day rove the Red Planet alongside Curiosity ?then MARS DIRECT will teach you how we can get there The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming decades, we will... more...

  • New Challenges to Philosophy of Scienceby Hanne Andersen; Dennis Dieks; Wenceslao J. Gonzalez; Thomas Uebel; Gregory Wheeler

    Springer 2013; US$ 229.00

    This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the interdisciplinary development of its specialist fields, but also to provoke reflection on the idea of ‘European philosophy of science’. This efforts should foster a contemporaneous reflection... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reality Checkby Donald R. Prothero; Michael Shermer; Pat Linse

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country?all are reaching a fevered pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect... more...

  • Practical Applications of the Philosophy of Scienceby Peter Truran

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Explores the practical applicability of the philosophy of science to scientific research, but also considers its relevance to practice within the realms of technology,  design, crafts, and even within the world of arts and the humanities.   The attempt to engage working scientists with the issues raised by the philosophy of science... more...

  • Fashionable Nonsenseby Alan Sokal; Jean Bricmont

    Picador 2014; US$ 18.99

    In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text --an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo... more...