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  • The Intelligibility of Natureby Peter Dear

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists... more...

  • Complexityby Melanie Mitchell

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    A fascinating look at the exciting new sciences of complexity and what they reveal about everything from ant colonies to the World Wide Web, now available in paperback more...

  • The Nature of Lifeby Mark A. Bedau; Carol E. Cleland

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 128.00

    Introduces a broad range of scientific and philosophical issues about life through the original historical and contemporary sources. more...

  • History of Science 3153by Richard Jones; Ken Kirby; Charles Kelly

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is a university text book offered to support a history of modern science course. more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Innovation Contestedby Benoît Godin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Innovation is everywhere. In the world of goods (technology), but also in the world of words: innovation is discussed in the scientific and technical literature, but also in the social sciences and humanities. Innovation is also a central idea in the popular imaginary, in the media and in public policy. Innovation has become the emblem of the modern... more...

  • Computation, Proof, Machineby Gilles Dowek; Pierre Guillot; Marion Roman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 33.00

    To understand the future of mathematics, this fascinating book returns to its past, tracing the hidden history that follows the thread of computation. more...

  • Age of Discoveryby Ian Goldin; Chris Kutarna

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 19.59

    The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and... more...

  • Technopolyby Neil Postman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth. From... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...