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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • A Fortunate Universeby Geraint F. Lewis; Luke A. Barnes; Brian Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    An engaging defence and critique of the various arguments from both science and religion on the fine-tuning of the Universe. more...

  • The Dialectic of Durationby Gaston Bachelard; Mary McAllester Jones; Cristina Chimisso

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 28.99

    In The Dialectic of Duration Gaston Bachelard addresses the nature of time in response to the writings of his great contemporary, Henri Bergson. For Bachelard, experienced time is irreducibly fractured and interrupted, as indeed are material events. At stake is an entire conception of the physical world, an entire approach to the philosophy of... more...

  • Foresightby Lawrence W. Sherman; David Allan Feller

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    This book offers eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future. more...

  • Deconstructing Cosmologyby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A critical assessment of the standard cosmological model and its main challenger, modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND). more...

  • Modern Prometheusby James Kozubek

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book tells the dramatic story of Crispr and the potential impact of this gene-editing technology. more...

  • Local Knowledge (Text Only)by Clifford Geertz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 12.45

    The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.' more...

  • Time Travelby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic... more...

  • Studies on Binocular Visionby Dominique Raynaud

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This book clarifies the interrelationship between optics, vision and perspective before the Classical Age, examining binocularity in particular. The author shows how binocular vision was one of the key juncture points between the three concepts and readers will see how important it is to understand the approach that scholars once took. In the Middle... more...

  • Evolutionary Theoryby Niles Eldredge; Telmo Pievani; Emanuele Serrelli; Ilya Temkin

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The natural world is infinitely complex and hierarchically structured, with smaller units forming the components of progressively larger systems: molecules make up cells, cells comprise tissues and organs that are, in turn, parts of individual organisms, which are united into populations and integrated into yet more encompassing ecosystems. In the... more...

  • Bring Back the Kingby Helen Pilcher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction ? the ability to bring extinct species back to life ? is fast becoming reality. Around the globe, scientists are trying... more...