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Experience and Theory: An Essay in the Philosophy of Science

by Stephan Korner

Originally published in 1966. This volume analyzes the general structure of scientific theories, their relation to experience and to non-scientific thought. Part One is concerned with the logic underlying empirical...


The Astronomical Revolution: Copernicus - Kepler - Borelli

by Alexandre Koyre

Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man's view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical...


Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief: The Unresolved Conflict

by David Lack

Originally published in 1957. This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects...


The Royal Society: Concept and Creation

by Margery Purver

Originally published in 1967. The origin of the Royal Society has long been obscured by baffling discrepancies in the evidence. This volume investigates its underlying purpose and creation, at the same time...


Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

by Paolo Rossi

Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon's thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon's philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It...


Science and ESP

by J R Smythies

Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many...


Foundations of Inference in Natural Science

by J O Wisdom

Originally published in 1952. This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas - notably...


Science and Religion

by Harold K Schilling

Originally published in 1963.This volume provides a rigorous interpretation that portrays science and religion in their actualities as personal, communal and cultural phenomena involving different concerns,...


Evidence and Explanation in Social Science: An Inter-disciplinary Approach

by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized...


World in Crisis: Populations in Danger at the End of the 20th Century

by Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Witho

The tragedies of war, famine, disease and poverty continue to dominate our headlines. Faced with such tragedy, the politics, ethics, even the economics of humanitarian aid are becoming more complex. The role...


Geoecology: An Evolutionary Approach

by Richard Huggett

Animals, plants and soils interact with one another, with the terrestrial spheres, and with the rest of the Cosmos. On land, this rich interaction creates landscape systems or geoecosystems.

Geoecology investigates...


Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism

by Greg Ringer

This book presents new directions both for tourism and cultural landscape studies in geography, crossing the traditional boundaries between the research of geographers and scholars of the tourism industry.

Drawing...


Regional Climates of the British Isles

by Julian Mayes & Dennis Wheeler

Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and...


Environmental Management and Governance: Intergovernmental Approaches to Hazards and Sustainability

by Raymond Burby, Jennifer Dixon & Neil Ericksen

Problems for environmental management are taking on a new urgency. This book addresses aspects of environmental management that raise fundamental questions about governmental roles and the relationship of humans...


Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental Perspectives

by Ute Collier

Examines the environmental implication of economic deregulation through case studies of the energy, transport and water sectors. The book deals with options for deregulation, looking at self-regulation, negotiated...


Urban Segregation and the Welfare State: Inequality and Exclusion in Western Cities

by Sako Musterd & Wim Ostendorf

Urban Segregation and the Welfare State examines ethnic and socio-economic segregation patterns, social polarisation, and social exclusion in major cities in the Western world. Contributors from across North...


A Geography of the Third World

by C.G Clarke, Dr J P Dickenson & J.P Dickenson

The label of "Third World" covers half the land surface and three quarters of the population of the planet. The problems and potential of this region and its peoples are attracting increasing concern and interest....


Governance of Europe's City Regions: Planning, Policy & Politics

by Tassilo Herrschel & Peter Newman

Governance of Europe's City Regions considers the changing role of the European Union in regional issues, explores how national governments have become increasingly involved at the regional scale and examines...


Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside: Rights, Culture, Land and the Environment

by Gavin Parker

Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside defines citizenship in relation to the rural environment. The book expands and explores a widened conceptualization of citizenship and sets out a range of examples...


Regional Development in China: States, Globalization and Inequality

by Yehua Dennis Wei

This study systematically examines uneven regional development in China, focusing on three central agents: the foreign investor, the state and the region. Wei's findings have important implications for theories...