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Apollo 11: How America Won the Race to the Moon

by The Associated Press

In this fascinating history of the Apollo 11 mission, The Associated Press chronicles America's journey to the moon.

In 1957 the Soviet Union sent Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space. America took...


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...


Scientific Americans: The Making of Popular Science and Evolution in Early-Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

by John Bruni

The book challenges narrow readings of evolution as 'social Darwinism' by looking at evolutionary theory through the interrelated perspectives of science, North American naturalist literature, and popular journalism....


Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

by Adrian Desmond & James Moore

In this remarkable book, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about...


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....


Thumbelina: The Culture and Technology of Millennials

by Michel Serres & Daniel W. Smith

This book is an English-language translation of a bestselling book in France that explores the relationship between humans and new technologies.


Machines of Loving Grace

by John Markoff

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for...


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...


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...


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...


Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information

by William A. Dembski

In Being as Communion philosopher and mathematician William Dembski provides a non-technical overview of his work on information. Dembski attempts to make good on the promise of John Wheeler, Paul Davies, and...


Launching Europe: An Ethnography of European Cooperation in Space Science

by Stacia E. Zabusky

In this first ethnographic study of the European Space Agency, Stacia Zabusky explores the complex processes involved in cooperation on space science missions in the contemporary context of European integration....


Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel

by Michael Hoskin

Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III,...


The Darwin Archipelago: The Naturalist's Career Beyond Origin of Species

by Steve Jones

Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by...


Science Teaching: The Contribution of History and Philosophy of Science, 20th Anniversary Revised and Expanded Edition

by Michael R. Matthews

Science Teaching explains how history and philosophy of science contributes to the resolution of persistent theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical issues in science education. It shows why it is essential...


Sustainability: The Basics

by Peter Jacques

Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily...


Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

by Hank Prunckun

Since 9/11, the needs of intelligence agencies as well as the missions they conduct have increased in number, size, and complexity. This expanded and updated edition offers a way of gaining the analytic skills...


Irrationally Yours

by Dr. Dan Ariely & William Haefeli

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


The Meaning of Human Existence

by Edward O. Wilson

National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the...


The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality

by Rudy Rucker

This is the definitive popular exploration of what the fourth dimension means, both physically and spiritually. Mathematician and science-fiction novelist Rudy Rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher...