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  • The Geek Manifestoby Mark Henderson

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.97

    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...

  • 50 Philosophy of Science Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Gareth Southwell

    Quercus Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The essential overview of the key philosophical ideas and controversies that have shaped the world of science. more...

  • Character and Opinion in the United Statesby George Santayana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A fascinating figure, the thinker who came to be known as George Santayana was born in Spain, but grew up in the United States. During his formal training in philosophy, Santayana studied under some of the foremost figures of his era, including William James. In the volume Character and Opinion in the United States, the author calls upon his dual status... more...

  • Whatever Happened to the Metric System?by John Bemelmans Marciano

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    The intriguing tale of why the United States has never adopted the metric system, and what that says about us. The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For... more...

  • Science, Myth or Magicby S. Anthony Barnett

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 27.22

    Science, Myth or Magic? is an entertaining, no-nonsense look at the place of science in our world. It shows that science can serve both truth and humanity, and act as a worthwhile tool in making sense of our present predicament. more...

  • Drawing Out Leviathanby Keith M. Parsons

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    "... are dinosaurs social constructs? Do we really know anything about dinosaurs? Might not all of our beliefs about dinosaurs merely be figments of the paleontological imagination? A few years ago such questions would have seemed preposterous, even nonsensical. Now they must have a serious ... more...

  • Science and Poetryby Mary Midgley

    RoutledgeFalmer 2000; US$ 14.95

    A much needed and clear investigation of why and how science has so powerfully shaped the way we understand ourselves, our behaviour towards others and our place in the world. With her customary sharp insight and clear prose, renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely criticises our 17th century inheritance of breaking the world up into small parts... more...

  • Science as Salvationby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Midgley notes how science has developed high spiritual ambitions. From prophetic physicists have come speculations that go beyond the claims of any religion. more...

  • Personal Knowledgeby Michael Polanyi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Science and Social Scienceby Malcolm Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 66.95

    Will help students of social sciences understand how the disciplines evolved, and why and where the models of natural science started being used to help inform the study of society and social behaviour. more...