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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 'In Silico' Simulation of Biological Processesby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 212.00

    Over recent decades vast amounts of biological data have been accumulated. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to apply traditional theoretical methods to the formulation of coherent pictures of cell and organ function because it is no longer possible for a human theorist to integrate all of the available information. Instead, computer technologies... more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 16.00

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 30-Second Theoriesby Paul Parsons; Martin Rees

    Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories ? ideas explain why things happen the way they do. We don?t know for certain these are correct ? no one ever saw the Big Bang ? but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything... more...

  • 40 Days and 40 Nightsby Matthew Chapman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America. Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education, decided in late 2005, pitted the teaching of intelligent design (sometimes known as "creationism in a lab coat") against the teaching... more...

  • 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: The Futureby Richard Watson

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 12.72

    What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence?This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders - and terrors - awaiting... more...

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

    Quercus Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

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

  • Abductive Inferenceby John R. Josephson; Susan G. Josephson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 45.00

    This book analyses abduction as an information-processing phenomenon. more...

  • About The Size Of Itby Warwick Cairns

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.96

    A serious and seriously funny book about weights and measures. It explains what they are, how they come about and how they are formed and shaped by the one guiding principle of measurement that no one ever mentions: that most of us have better things to think about. This is the only book devoted to the mishmash of bodges, estimates and rules-of-thumb... more...

  • Acceptable Evidenceby Deborah G. Mayo; Rachelle D. Hollander

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 44.99

    Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk.... more...

  • Access Deniedby George Campbell; Ronni Denes; Catherine Morrison

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 28.99

    African-Americans, Latinos and American Indians are still severely under-represented science, engineering and mathematics in the USA. These essays explore the participation of minorities in these fields and the outcomes of government and private programmes to increase opportunities. more...