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Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality

by Theodore Dalrymple

In Admirable Evasions, Theodore Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought. Most psychological explanations...


Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth

by Juan Enriquez & Steve Gullans

“We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”...


Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

by Alice Dreger

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World until Yesterday

“Alice Dreger would win a prize for this year’s most gripping novel, except for one thing: her stories are true, and this isn’t...


Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

by Laura J. Snyder

The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.

On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek—a...


The Future of Scientific Practice: 'Bio-Techno-Logos'

by Marta Bertolaso

Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to...


Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

by Niles Eldredge

One of evolution’s fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species...


Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy

by Frank Close

It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Who was he, and what caused him to disappear? Was he simply a physicist, or also...


The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery

by Rob Dunn

The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed...


Popular Science: The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

by Doug Cantor

The ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine. GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with...


Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

by David Beck

Today we are used to clear divisions between science and the arts. But early modern thinkers had no such distinctions, with 'knowledge' being a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Each chapter of this collection...


The Moral Arc

by Michael Shermer

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral

From Galileo and Newton to Thomas...


Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden

by Peter Dendle & Alain Touwaide

The important and ever-shifting role of medicinal plants in medieval science, art, culture, and thought, both in the Latin Western medical tradition and in Byzantine and medieval Arabic medicine, is the focus...


Finding Zero

by Amir D. Aczel

The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these...


Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

by R.U. Sirius & Jay Cornell

Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as:

  • the Singularity—the...


Crafting Qualitative Research: Working in the Postpositivist Traditions: Working in the Postpositivist Traditions

by Pushkala Prasad

Courses in management research have traditionally focused on quantitative techniques, and no available text adequately covers the many different perspectives within the qualitative model or shows which qualitative...


Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist

by Chad Orzel

Even in the twenty-first century the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, mixing formulas or working out equations inaccessible to all but the initiated few. The idea that scientists...


Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

by Jon Butterworth

“A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson has brought us a giant step closer to understanding the fabric of our universe....


Nature's Web: Rethinking Our Place on Earth: Rethinking Our Place on Earth

by Peter Marshall

This powerful book provides the first comprehensive overview of the intellectual roots of the worldwide environmental movement - from ancient religions and philosophies to modern science and ethics - and synthesizes...


Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990

by Sabine Höhler

The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Höhler's study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark...


Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory: Taking Concepts Seriously

by Leonidas Tsilipakos

Making use of the insights and practice of Ordinary Language Philosophy, understood as encompassing the work of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin and their followers, Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory reveals...