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  • Bad Scienceby Ben Goldacre

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.99

    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry,... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Scienceby Kent W. Staley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book explores central philosophical concepts, issues, and debates in the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary. more...

  • Know It Allby New Scientist; Mick O'Hare

    The Experiment 2015; US$ 14.95

    A joy for science lovers, Know It All is your ticket to a grand meeting of curious minds! New Scientist magazine?s beloved ?Last Word? column is a rare forum for ?un-Google-able? queries: Readers write in, and readers respond! Know It All collects 132 of the column?s very best Q&As. The often-wacky questions cover physics, chemistry, zoology... more...

  • What is Life?by Erwin Schrodinger; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. more...

  • Physics of the Futureby Michio Kaku

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medi­cine,... more...

  • Natural Philosophyby Wilhelm Ostwald; Thomas Seltzer

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Along with several collaborators, Russian-born chemist Wilhelm Ostwald is regarded as one of the key figures in developing the field now known as physical chemistry. In 1909, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on catalysis and several other key processes. In this comprehensive volume, Ostwald lays out a complete scientific system and relates... more...

  • Causal Reasoning in Physicsby Mathias Frisch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    The book argues, partly through detailed case studies, for the importance of causal reasoning in physics. more...

  • A Certain Ambiguityby Gaurav Suri; Hartosh Singh Bal

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged... more...

  • Models as Mediatorsby Mary S. Morgan; Margaret Morrison

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    Edited collection examining the ways in which models are used in modern science. more...

  • Social Practicesby Theodore R. Schatzki

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 36.00

    Addresses the basic structures of social life drawing on the work of Wittgenstein. more...