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The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

by Thomas Levenson

The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed

For more than fifty years, the world’s top scientists searched for the “missing”...

Spooky Action at a Distance

by George Musser

What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered...

On The Generation And Corruption

by Aristotle

On Generation and Corruption, also known as On Coming to Be and Passing Away, is a treatise by Aristotle. Like many of his texts, it is both scientific and philosophic (although not necessarily scientific in...

Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

by Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth & Michele Friedner

What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life, anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists—biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers—are redefining...

The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life

by Paul Davies


In his latest far-reaching book, The Fifth Miracle, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin...

We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know

by Stefan Klein & Ross Benjamin

World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer

When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize– winning...

Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

by Guy P. Harrison

Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed...

Three Scientific Revolutions: How They Transformed Our Conceptions of Reality

by Richard H. Schlagel

Science has had a profound influence in shaping contemporary perspectives of reality, yet few in the public have fully grasped the profound implications of scientific discoveries. This book describes three intellectual...

Eugenics and Other Evils

by G. K. Chesterton

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

by Sheldon Krimsky

“Stem cells” have become linked with both new frontiers in medical science and political and ethical controversy. The field, along with the emerging area of regenerative medicine, is creating the conditions...

Por qué creemos en dios(es): Una guía concisa de la ciencia de la fe

by Clare Aukofer, J. Anderson Thomson & Richard Dawkins

In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson Jr., MD, and Clare Aukofer offer a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected...

Standardization in Measurement: Philosophical, Historical and Sociological Issues

by Oliver Schlaudt & Lara Huber

The application of standard measurement is a cornerstone of modern science. In this collection of essays, standardization of procedure, units of measurement and the epistemology of standardization are addressed...

Irrationally Yours

by Dr. Dan Ariely & William Haefeli

New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated anthology of his immensely popular Wall Street Journal advice column,...

Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature

by Luigi, Dr Pellizzoni & Ross, Dr Abbinnett

This book explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, shedding light on the ways in which, as our ability to investigate, regulate, appropriate, ‘enhance’ and destroy material reality have developed,...

Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture

by Deborah Lynn, Professor Steinberg

Genes and the Bioimaginary examines the dramatic rise and contemporary cultural apotheosis of ‘the gene’. The book traces not only the genetification of modern life but is also a journey through the complex...

Scientific Controversies: A Socio-Historical Perspective on the Advancement of Science

by Dominique Raynaud, Lisa Christine Chien & Mario Bunge

In Scientific Controversies, Dominque Raynaud shows how organized debates in the sciences help us establish or verify our knowledge of the world. The debates Raynaud has selected share a common pivotal importance...

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...

Running On Air

by Simon Hazlitt

This is a book about the importance of information to the modern business and the right way to manage it. Done properly, Direct Computing will slash its technology costs and transform its ability to keep up...

Running On Air

by Simon Hazlitt

This is a book about the importance of information to the modern business and the right way to manage it. Done properly, Direct Computing will slash its technology costs and transform its ability to keep up...

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.”...