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  • Time, Light and the Dice of Creationby Philip Franses

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    The laws of modern physics are seen as the bedrock of our understanding of the material world that surrounds us. Newton's and Maxwell's mathematics reliably describe behaviour and events in the world, and have given us the age of technology from telephones to space travel. Yet the founders of modern scientific thought, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg... more...

  • The Philosophy of Cognitive Scienceby Mark J. Cain

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    In recent decades cognitive science has revolutionised our understanding of the workings of the human mind. Philosophy has made a major contribution to cognitive science and has itself been hugely influenced by its development. This dynamic book explores the philosophical significance of cognitive science and examines the central debates that have... more...

  • The Prisoner's Dilemmaby Martin Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This volume examines the Prisoner's Dilemma, exploring its continued significance and ramifications in varying fields of study. more...

  • Science, Culture and Societyby Mark Erickson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today’s knowledge economies and knowledge societies. And yet science is considered by many to be remote, and even... more...

  • The Runes of Evolutionby Simon Conway Morris

    Templeton Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution , Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing us with compelling new evidence to support the mounting scientific view that the history of life... more...

  • Thumbelinaby Michel Serres; Daniel W. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 18.99

    This book is an English-language translation of a bestselling book in France that explores the relationship between humans and new technologies. more...

  • The March of Unreasonby Dick Taverne

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice... more...

  • 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...

  • Denialismby Michael Specter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries,... more...

  • Explaining Social Behaviorby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences. more...