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Summary & Study Guide - Homo Deus

by Lee Tang

What Does the Future Hold for Humans?

The must-read summary of ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’, by Yuval Noah Harari.

For most of history, humans were preoccupied with three problems: famine, plagues,...


Summary & Study Guide - Sapiens

by Lee Tang

How Human Evolve from Insignificant Apes to Become the Rulers of the World

The must-read summary of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari.

In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari focuses...


Technology, Modernity, and Democracy

by Eduardo Beira & Andrew Feenberg

This important collection of essays by Andrew Feenberg presents his critical theory of technology, an innovative approach to philosophy and sociology of technology based on a synthesis of ideas drawn from STS...


Light without Heat

by David Carroll Simon

In Light without Heat, David Carroll Simon argues for the importance of carelessness to the literary and scientific experiments of the seventeenth century. While scholars have often looked to this period in...


Evolutions

by Oren Harman

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism

We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world...


A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

by Boris Worm & Derek P. Tittensor

The number of species found at a given point on the planet varies by orders of magnitude, yet large-scale gradients in biodiversity appear to follow some very general patterns. Little mechanistic theory has...


Causation in Science

by Yemima Ben-Menahem

This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events--the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad family...


Fire in California's Ecosystems

by Jan W. van Wagtendonk

Fire in California’s Ecosystems describes fire in detail both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and as a growing threat to urban and suburban developments in the state. Written by...


The Last Lobster

by Christopher White

From the author of Skipjack & The Melting World comes a mystery: the curious boom in America’s beloved lobster industry and its probable crash

Maine lobstermen have happened upon a bonanza along their rugged,...


Genetics in the Madhouse

by Theodore M. Porter

The untold story of how hereditary data in mental hospitals gave rise to the science of human heredity

In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began...


The Neuroscience of Emotion

by Ralph Adolphs & David J. Anderson

A new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotions in humans and animals

The Neuroscience of Emotion presents a new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotion across species. Written by Ralph Adolphs...


To Caress the Air

by C.David Gierke

Most people accept the view that the Wright brothers invented the airplane. “Not so!” according to American aviation pioneer Augustus Moore Herring. “The aeroplane has a good many daddies.” Herring should...


Romancing The Moon

by Nicolenya Caltman

This is a poetry and picture book about a love affair with the moon. written for my darling man...my man on the moon. While very personal, the poem can apply perfectly for any special man, woman, or any loved...


The Earth's orbit

by Oleksiy Serdyuk & Natalia Shkurat

Despite the fact that year 2018 has recently begun, it has already been marked by a number of important events in Cosmonautics. Many important events also await us in the near future. Humanity is becoming more...


Summary & Study Guide - Resurrection Science

by Lee Tang

Prevention and Reversal of Species Extinction

The must-read summary of “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things,” by M. R. O’Connor.

Many species are threatened...


The Fruit Forager's Companion

by Sara Bir

From apples and oranges to pawpaws and persimmons

Half of the fruit that grows in yards and public spaces is never picked or eaten. Citrus trees are burdened with misshapen lemons, berries grow in tangled thickets...


Post-Truth

by Steve Fuller

‘Post-Truth’ was Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers, especially in light of the Brexit and US Presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep...


Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

by C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy, Do Kyun Kim & Robert F. Butler et al.

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural...


Success through Failure

by Henry Petroski

Design pervades our lives. Everything from drafting a PowerPoint presentation to planning a state-of-the-art bridge embodies this universal human activity. But what makes a great design? In Success through Failure...


The Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin & GP Editors

It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. The Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a...