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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...


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...


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...


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...


Scientism: The New Orthodoxy

by Richard N. Williams & Daniel N. Robinson

Scientism: The New Orthodoxy is a comprehensive philosophical overview of the question of scientism, discussing the role and place of science in the humanities, religion, and the social sciences.

Clarifying and...


An Intellectual History of Innovation: The Idea of Innovation Over the Centuries

by Benoît| Godin

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....


The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs

by Julien Musolino & Victor J. Stenger

Most Americans believe they possess an immaterial soul that will survive the death of the body. In sharp contrast, the current scientific consensus rejects the traditional soul, although this conclusion is rarely...


Nuclear Physics and Gamma-Ray Sources for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation:Proceedings of the International Symposium: Proceedings of the Interna

by Takehito Hayakawa, Masao Senzaki & Paul Bolton

Nuclear nonproliferation is a critical global issue. A key technological challenge to ensuring nuclear nonproliferation and security is the detection of long-lived radioisotopes and fissionable nuclides in a...


Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....


History of Technology, Volume 32

by Ian Inkster

This volume provides an overview of current research in the history of Italian technology in the long run, from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. The contributors focus on different aspects of Italian...


Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth: A Celebration of Scientific Eccentricity and Self-Experimentation

by Trevor Norton

A witty celebration of the great eccentrics who have performed dangerous scientific experiments on themselves for the benefit of humankind.

Many scientists have followed the advice of the great Victorian doctor...


Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age

by Derek Cheung & Eric Brach

Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the...


Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

by Jenny Leigh Smith

This book is the first to investigate the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-twentieth-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that...


The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

by Jonathan Eig

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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

by Nicholas Carr

At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day. In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind...


30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius

by Christopher Rush

Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black!

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to connect the BeagleBone...


Aha... That is Interesting!: John H Holland, 85 Years Young

by Jan W Vasbinder

John Holland is one of the few scientists, who all by themselves and by their pursuits, helped change the course of science and the wealth of human knowledge. There is hardly a field of science or problems,...


In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

by Demetris Nicolaides

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth...


Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World

by Carl Zimmer

In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for...