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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Storm in a Teacupby Helen Czerski

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78

    Just as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating. What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter ? In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as... more...

  • Fuelby Karen Pinkus

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Fuel is an idiosyncratic, speculative dictionary of fuels, real and imagined, historical and futuristic, hopeless and utopian. Drawing on literature, film, and scientific treatises?most produced long before ?climate change? was in circulation?Fuel argues for a distinction between energy (a system of power) and fuel (a substance, which can be thought... more...

  • The Participatory Condition in the Digital Ageby Darin Barney; Gabriella Coleman; Christine Ross; Jonathan Sterne; Tamar Tembeck

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Just what is the ?participatory condition?? It is the situation in which taking part in something with others has become both environmental and normative. The fact that we have always participated does not mean we have always lived under the participatory condition. What is distinctive about the present is the extent to which the everyday social,... more...

  • Chance in Evolutionby Grant Ramsey; Charles H. Pence

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution. The diversity of life, from single-celled organisms to multicellular animals and plants, is the result of a long, complex, and highly chancy history. But how profoundly has chance shaped life on earth? And what, precisely, do we mean by chance?... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethicsby Stephen M. Gardiner; Allen Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    A cutting-edge introduction to environmental ethics in a time of dramatic global environmental change, this collection contains forty-five newly commissioned articles, with contributions from well-established experts and emerging voices in the field. Each chapter explains the role played by central theories, ideas, issues, and concepts in contemporary... more...

  • Because Without Causeby Marc Lange

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Not all scientific explanations work by describing causal connections between events or the world's overall causal structure. In addition, mathematicians regard some proofs as explaining why the theorems being proved do in fact hold. This book proposes new philosophical accounts of many kinds of non-causal explanations in science and mathematics. more...

  • Evolution and Transitions in Complexityby Gerard A.J.M Jagers op Akkerhuis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 130.64

    This book discusses several recent theoretic advancements in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary integration in the field of evolution. While exploring novel views, the text maintains a close link with one of the most broadly held views on evolution, namely that of ?Darwinian evolution.?  This work puts forth a new point of view which... 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...

  • Exposedby Stacy Alaimo

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Opening with the statement ?The anthropocene is no time to set things straight,? Stacy Alaimo puts forth potent arguments for a material feminist posthumanism in the chapters that follow. From trans-species art and queer animals to naked protesting and scientific accounts of fishy humans, Exposed argues for feminist posthumanism immersed in strange... more...

  • Big Science Transformedby Olof Hallonsten

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book analyses the emergence of a transformed Big Science in Europe and the United States, using both historical and sociological perspectives. It shows how technology-intensive natural sciences grew to a prominent position in Western societies during the post-World War II era, and how their development cohered with both technological and social... more...