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  • 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...

  • Real Scienceby John Ziman

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 61.00

    A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge. more...

  • Theory and Realityby Peter Godfrey-Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality , Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to... more...

  • Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years Onby William J. Devlin; Alisa Bokulich

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 102.10

    In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change... more...

  • Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Ren? Descartesby Stephen Voss

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 87.99

    A major contribution to Descartes studies, this book provides a panorama of cutting-edge scholarship ranging widely over Descartes's own primary concerns: metaphysics, physics, and its applications. It is at once a tool for scholars and--steering clear of technical Cartesian science--an accessible resource that will delight nonspecialists. The contributors... more...

  • Elon Muskby Ashlee Vance

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 7.19

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.” Elon Musk spotlights the... more...

  • Descartes: A Biographyby Desmond M. Clarke

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This biography addresses the full range of Descartes' interests and traces his intellectual development. more...

  • Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offendersby Jamie Whyte

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 15.00

    Uncover the truth under all the BS In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers,... more...

  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice. more...

  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Jr. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 154.99

    In this work Henry Kyburg presents his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of Kyburg's notions of epistemic probability and its use in the scientific enterprise i.e., the effort to modify previously adopted beliefs... more...