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  • Ethics and Scienceby Adam Briggle; Carl Mitcham

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    This book explores ethical issues at the interfaces of science, policy, religion and technology, cultivating the skills for critical analysis. more...

  • Napoleon's Buttonsby Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined... more...

  • The Demon-Haunted Worldby Carl Sagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “ A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”— Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about... more...

  • The Two Culturesby C. P. Snow; Stefan Collini

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here. more...

  • Proofs and Refutationsby Imre Lakatos; John Worrall; Elie Zahar

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This influential book discusses the nature of mathematical discovery, development, methodology and practice, forming Imre Lakatos's theory of 'proofs and refutations'. more...

  • Plato at the Googleplexby Rebecca Goldstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality,... more...

  • The God Delusionby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.09

    'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle , Sunday Times 'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell , Guardian ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH NEW MATERIAL The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either... more...

  • Why People Believe Weird Thingsby Michael Shermer; Stephen Jay Gould

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 13.99

    Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical... more...

  • Evidence, Decision and Causalityby Arif Ahmed

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    An explanation and defence of evidential decision theory, which emphasises the symptomatic value of options over their causal role. more...

  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do... more...