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  • Blindspotby Mahzarin R. Banaji; Anthony G. Greenwald

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality,... more...

  • 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 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...

  • Ignoranceby Stuart Firestein

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Contrary to the popular view of science as a mountainous accumulation of facts and data, Stuart Firestein takes the novel perspective that ignorance is the main product and driving force of science, and that this is the best way to understand the process of scientific discovery. 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...

  • Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglementby Alisa Bokulich; Gregg Jaeger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book addresses the most important developments and debates in this exciting area of research for historians, philosophers of science and physicists. more...

  • Thinkby Guy P. Harrison

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.     This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their... more...

  • The Language of Godby Francis S. Collins

    Free Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    Does science necessarily undermine faith in God? Or could it actually support faith? Beyond the flashpoint debates over the teaching of evolution, or stem-cell research, most of us struggle with contradictions concerning life's ultimate question. We know that accidents happen, but we believe we are on earth for a reason. Until now, most scientists... more...