• Prescott's Microbiology
    Prescott's Microbiology
    ISBN: 9780073402406
    Title: Prescott's Microbiology
    Author: SHERWOOD LINDA ET AL


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  • Presence of the Past Morphic Resonance & the Memory of Nature
    Presence of the Past Morphic Resonance & the Memory of Nature
    ISBN: 9781594774614
    Title: Presence of the Past Morphic Resonance & the Memory of Nature
    Author: SHELDRAKE RUPERT

    Explains how self-organizing systems, from crystals to human societies, share collective memories that influence their form and behavior. In this fully revised and updated edition of THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST, Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake lays out new evidence and research in support of his controversial theory of morphic resonance and explores its far-reaching implications in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology. His theory proposes that all self-organizing systems, from crystals to human society, inherit a collective memory that influences their form and behavior. This collective memory works through morphic fields, which organize the bodies of plants and animals, coordinate the activities of brains, and underlie conscious mental activity. Sheldrake shows how all human beings draw upon and contribute to a collective human memory and that even our individual recollections depend on morphic resonance rather than physical storage in the brain. He explores the major role that morphic resonance plays not just in animal instincts and cultural inheritance, such as religion and ritual, but also in the larger process of evolution, which Sheldrake shows to be more an interplay of habit and creativity than a mere "survival of the fittest." Offering a replacement for the outdated, mechanistic worldview that has dominated biology since the nineteenth century, Sheldrake's new understanding of life, matter, and mind shows that rather than being ruled by fixed laws, nature is essentially habitual. And because memory is inherent in nature, he explains, in order to survive successfully for generations to come, we will have to give up our old habits of thought and adopt new ones: habits that are better adapted to life in a world living in the presence of the past--as well as the presence of the future.

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  • Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled the Mysteries of Electromagnetism & Matter
    Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled the Mysteries of Electromagnetism & Matter
    ISBN: 9781785784958
    Title: Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled the Mysteries of Electromagnetism & Matter
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN


    Asked to name a great physicist, most people would mention Newton or Einstein, Feynman or Hawking. But ask a physicist and there's no doubt that James Clerk Maxwell will be near the top of the list.


    Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncovered the way gases behave. And, most significantly, he transformed the way physics was undertaken in his explanation of the interaction of electricity and magnetism, revealing the nature of light and laying the groundwork for everything from Einstein's special relativity to modern electronics.


    Along the way, he set up one of the most enduring challenges in physics, one that has taxed the best minds ever since. 'Maxwell's demon' is a tiny but thoroughly disruptive thought experiment that suggests the second law of thermodynamics, the law that governs the flow of time itself, can be broken. This is the story of a groundbreaking scientist, a great contributor to our understanding of the way the world works, and his duplicitous demon.



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  • Psychedelic Apes: From Parallel Universes to Mushroom Gods - The Weirdest Theories from the History of Science
    Psychedelic Apes: From Parallel Universes to Mushroom Gods - The Weirdest Theories from the History of Science
    ISBN: 9781509860517
    Title: Psychedelic Apes: From Parallel Universes to Mushroom Gods - The Weirdest Theories from the History of Science
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    What if we're living inside a black hole? What if we've already found extraterrestrial life? What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom?In Psychedelic Apes, bestselling author Alex Boese will delve into the curious scientific subculture of weird theories.
    Thoroughly bizarre and contrary to the established norm, these ideas are often vehemently rejected by the intellectual community.From the creation of the universe to the evolution of humans, the birth of civilization right through to our more recent past, Psychedelic Apes explores some of the craziest ideas from science and history and shows that, sometimes, even the weirdest theories may be proved true . . .

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  • Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook
    Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook
    ISBN: 9781925322408
    Title: Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook
    Author: BROOKS MICHAEL

    A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other.

    This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors and popes. This stubborn and unworldly man was the son of a lawyer and a brothel keeper, but also a gifted physician and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics. That is the argument of this charming and intoxicatingly clever book, which is truly original in its style, and in the manner of the modernists embodies in its very form its theories about the world.

    The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook is a science book with the panache of a novel, for readers of Carlo Rovelli or Umberto Eco. It is a work of and about genius.


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  • Quantum Chance : Nonlocality, Teleportation & Other Quantum Marvels
    Quantum Chance : Nonlocality, Teleportation & Other Quantum Marvels
    ISBN: 9783319054728
    Title: Quantum Chance : Nonlocality, Teleportation & Other Quantum Marvels
    Author: GISIN NICOLAS


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  • Quantum Fuzz: the Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us
    Quantum Fuzz: the Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us
    ISBN: 9781633882393
    Title: Quantum Fuzz: the Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us
    Author: WALKER MICHAEL S

    Quantum physics has turned our commonsense notion of reality on its head. This accessible book describes in layperson's terms the strange phenomena that exist at the quantum level--a world of tiny dimensions where nothing is absolutely predictable, where we rethink causality, and information seemingly travels faster than light. The author, a veteran physicist, uses illuminating analogies and jargon-free language to illustrate the basic principles of the subatomic world and show how they explain everything from the chemistry around us to the formation of galaxies. He also explains how scientists and engineers interact with this nebulous reality and, despite its mysteries, achieve results of great precision.
    Up front is a brief history of the early 20th-century "quantum revolution," focusing on some of the brilliant individuals whose contributions changed our view of the world--Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Paul Dirac, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, and others. The work concludes with a discussion of the many amazing inventions that have resulted from quantum theory, including lasers, semiconductors, and the myriad of electronic devices that use them.
    Lucidly written, this book conveys the excitement of discovery while expanding the reader's appreciation for a science that explores the basis of everything we know.

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  • Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman & John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman & John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    ISBN: 9781541672987
    Title: Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman & John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    Author: PAUL HALPERN

    The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and history
    In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits. Their collaboration led to a complete rethinking of the nature of time and reality. It enabled Feynman to show how quantum reality is a combination of alternative, contradictory possibilities, and inspired Wheeler to develop his landmark concept of wormholes, portals to the future and past. Together, Feynman and Wheeler made sure that quantum physics would never be the same again.



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  • Quantum Physics in Minutes
    Quantum Physics in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781786481214
    Title: Quantum Physics in Minutes
    Author: LAVENDER GEMMA


    The fastest way to understanding quantum physics - learn about how our universe works, in minutes.

    Quantum physics is the most fundamental, but also the most bewildering, of sciences. Allowing for simultaneously dead-and-alive cats, teleportation, antimatter and parallel universes, it also underpins all digital technology and even life itself. But at last it's possible through this clear and compact book, illuminated with 200 simple diagrams for anyone to understand the strange and beautiful subatomic world, and hence the nature of reality itself.


    Contents include: inside the atom, the Higgs boson, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schr#65533;dinger's cat, relativity, dark energy and matter, black holes, God playing dice, the Theory of Everything, the birth and fate of the Universe, string theory, quantum computing, superconductivity, quantum biology and consciousness, and much more.



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  • Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: a Guide to the Universe
    Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: a Guide to the Universe
    ISBN: 9780571235469
    Title: Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: a Guide to the Universe
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


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  • Radical Abundance How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization
    Radical Abundance How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization
    ISBN: 9781610391139
    Title: Radical Abundance How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization
    Author: DREXLER ERIC K

    K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology-the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a lower cost. The result will shake the very foundations of our economy and environment.

    Already, scientists have constructed prototypes for circuit boards built of millions of precisely arranged atoms. The advent of this kind of atomic precision promises to change the way we make things-cleanly, inexpensively, and on a global scale. It allows us to imagine a world where solar arrays cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and laptops cost about the same.

    A provocative tour of cutting edge science and its implications by the field's founder and master, Radical Abundance offers a mind-expanding vision of a world hurtling toward an unexpected future.



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  • Radical Gardening Politics Idealism & Rebellion  in the Garden
    Radical Gardening Politics Idealism & Rebellion in the Garden
    ISBN: 9780711230309
    Title: Radical Gardening Politics Idealism & Rebellion in the Garden
    Author: MCKAY GEORGE


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    Price: $34.00
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  • Reality Frame: Relativity & Our Place in the Universe
    Reality Frame: Relativity & Our Place in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781785782817
    Title: Reality Frame: Relativity & Our Place in the Universe
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN


    Weaving together the great ideas of science, The Reality Frame takes us on a thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind.
    Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg builds up reality piece by piece, from space, to time, to matter, movement, the fundamental forces, life, and the massive transformation that life itself has wrought on the natural world. He reveals that underlying it all is not, as we might believe, a system of immovable absolutes, but the ever-shifting, amorphous world of relativity.

    From religion to philosophy, humanity has traditionally sought out absolutes to explain the world around us, but as science has developed, relativity has swept away many of these certainties, leaving only a handful of unchangeable essentials- such as absolute zero, nothingness, light- leading to better science and a new understanding of the essence of being human.

    This is an Ascent of Man for the 21st century, the gripping story of modern science that will fill you with wonder and give you a new insight into our place in the universe.

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  • Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey
    Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey
    ISBN: 9780446676137
    Title: Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey
    Author: GOODALL JANE

    "Lost in awe at the beauty around me, I must have slipped into a state of heightened awareness....Self was utterly absent: I and the chimpanzees, the earth and trees and air, seemed to merge, to become one with the spirit power of life itself." Her revolutionary studies of Tanzania's chimpanzees forever altered our definition of "humanity." Now, intriguing as always, Jane Goodall explores her deepest convictions in a heartfelt memoir that takes her from the London Blitz to Louis Leakey's famous excavations in Africa and then into the forests of Gombe. From the unforgettable moment when a wild chimpanzee gently grasps her hand to the terror of a hostagetaking and the sorrow of her husband's death, her unshakable spiritual beliefs break through to give her life meaning and direction. Here, thoughtfully exploring the challenges of both science and the soul, she offers an inspiring, optimistic message as profound as the knowledge she brought back from the forests, and that gives us all...

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  • Reassembler
    Reassembler
    ISBN: 9781473656918
    Title: Reassembler
    Author: MAY JAMES


    Reassembly is merely a form of therapy; something that stimulates a part of my brain that is left wanting in my daily life. When I rebuild a bicycle, I re-order my head. So might you...


    I'm delighted that you will be holding in your hands a book about putting things back together. It's a subject that fascinates me but which I assumed was a lonely passion that I would take to the grave, unconsummated by the normal channels of human interaction.


    Welcome! You and I, we are not alone, and our screwdrivers are our flashing Excaliburs as we sally forth to make small parts of the fragmented world whole again.



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  • Relativity
    Relativity
    ISBN: 9780415854719
    Title: Relativity
    Author: EINSTEIN ALBERT

    Relativity Time's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge.

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  • Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge & Its Ambitions, 1500-1700
    Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge & Its Ambitions, 1500-1700
    ISBN: 9780230545168
    Title: Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge & Its Ambitions, 1500-1700
    Author: DEAR PETER

    Peter Dear creates a fascinating picture of the origins and development of scientific thought and practice in early modern Europe. The second edition of this successful text has been updated and expanded in the light of recent scholarship, offering greater treatment of key topics such as alchemy, medicine and gender.

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  • Richness of Life
    Richness of Life
    ISBN: 9780099488675
    Title: Richness of Life
    Author: GOULD STEPHEN JAY

    "There aren't many scientists famous enough in their lifetime to be canonized by the US Congress as one of America's 'living legends'. It is still more unlikely that the title should have been conferred on a man regarded by many in the US as a notorious radical and sometime Marxist - controversial throughout his life as a theorist and polemicist even amongst colleagues in his own chosen fields of palaeontology and evolutionary theory. Yet few would have grudged this accolade to Stephen Jay Gould, whose writings on history - both of the natural world and of the study of that natural world - had made him a household name by the time of his death in 2002. And not just in the Anglophone world, for his books and articles have been widely translated and read in their hundreds of thousands in every society in which debate about evolution and the human condition are the stuff of intellectual life. ould's written legacy is prodigious - the unbroken series of 300 essays published in Natural History magazine, a clutch of books culminating in the monumental 1400 page Structure of Evolutionary Theory, appearing just months before his death, and of course his academic papers. A committed Darwin

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  • Right Stuff
    Right Stuff
    ISBN: 9780312427566
    Title: Right Stuff
    Author: WOLFE TOM


    A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test


    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY


    'What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'?


    A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making.


    'Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' - New York Times Book Review



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  • Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, & the West
    Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, & the West
    ISBN: 9781107571075
    Title: Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, & the West
    Author: HUFF TOBY E.

    Now in its third edition, The Rise of Early Modern Science argues that to understand why modern science arose in the West it is essential to study not only the technical aspects of scientific thought but also the religious, legal and institutional arrangements that either opened the doors for enquiry, or restricted scientific investigations. Toby E. Huff explores how the newly invented universities of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and the European legal revolution, created a neutral space that gave birth to the scientific revolution. Including expanded comparative analysis of the European, Islamic and Chinese legal systems, Huff now responds to the debates of the last decade to explain why the Western world was set apart from other civilisations.

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  • Rock Paper Scissors Game Theory in Everyday Life Strategies for Co-operation
    Rock Paper Scissors Game Theory in Everyday Life Strategies for Co-operation
    ISBN: 9781848502024
    Title: Rock Paper Scissors Game Theory in Everyday Life Strategies for Co-operation
    Author: FISCHER LEN

    Game Theory is the study of co-operation and the underlying strategies that shape human behaviour and it can show you how to live a more productive, more harmonious and happier life. In Rock, Paper, Scissors, Len Fisher unearths the wide-ranging applications for this science, and the ways we can use its discoveries to find effective means to co-operate in daily life. Whether we want to understand where a shared supply of teaspoons disappears to, or why countries take themselves to the brink of nuclear war, Game Theory reveals the decision-making process. Len Fisher's writing brings this science of interaction to life with anecdotes and applications that are sure to spark the imagination and give you pause for thought. Dealing with collaboration, co-operation, completion and confrontation, Rock, Paper, Scissors is essential reading for anyone interest in what it takes to get people to work together.

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  • Royal Society
    Royal Society
    ISBN: 9781786691897
    Title: Royal Society
    Author: TINNISWOOD ADRIAN


    The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge has been at the forefront of scientific endeavour for more than 350 years, since receiving its royal charter from Charles II in 1662. Philosophical Transactions, published in 1665, established the concepts of scientific priority and peer review and is the oldest scientific journal in continuous publication in the world. The 8,000 fellows elected to the Society to date include all of the scientific leading lights of the last four centuries, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking.


    The Society's motto, nullius in verba, 'on the word of no one', is a reminder of its founders' belief that authority must always be questioned; hypotheses can never be taken for granted; truths must be demonstrated or they are not truths at all. Adrian Tinniswood examines why the Royal Society has been such a pivotal institution in the cultural life of Britain and the world.



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  • Scatter, Adapt & Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
    Scatter, Adapt & Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
    ISBN: 9781863956031
    Title: Scatter, Adapt & Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
    Author: NEWITZ ANNALEE

    Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes. Should we just give up and accept our doom? Absolutely not. Homo sapiens will survive the next mass extinction.Annalee Newitz's brilliantly speculative and hopeful work of popular science focuses our attention on humanity's long history of dodging the bullet of extinction - and suggests practical ways to keep doing it. From bacteria labs in St. Louis to ancient underground cities in central Turkey, we discover the keys to long-term survival. This book leads us away from apocalyptic thinking, into a future where we live to build a better world.

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  • Scent of Time: A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering
    Scent of Time: A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering
    ISBN: 9781509516056
    Title: Scent of Time: A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering
    Author: HAN BYUNG-CHUL


    In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time. Our attachment to the vita activa creates an imperative to work which degrades the human being into a labouring animal, an animal laborans. At the same time, the hyperactivity which characterizes our daily routines robs human beings of the capacity to linger and the faculty of contemplation. It therefore becomes impossible to experience time as fulfilling.

    Drawing on a range of thinkers including Heidegger, Nietzsche and Arendt, Han argues that we can overcome this temporal crisis only by revitalizing the vita contemplativa and relearning the art of lingering. For what distinguishes humans from other animals is the capacity for reflection and contemplation, and when life regains this capacity, this art of lingering, it gains in time and space, in duration and vastness.



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  • Science & Human Values
    Science & Human Values
    ISBN: 9780060972813
    Title: Science & Human Values
    Author: BRONOWSKI JACOB

    Science and Human Values was originally a lecture by Jacob Bronowski at MIT in 1953. Published five years later, it opens unforgettably with Bronowski's description of Nagasaki in 1945: 'a bare waste of ashes', making him acutely aware of science's power both for good and for evil. After such knowledge, what forgiveness? With care and erudition Bronowski argues that scientific endeavour is an essentially creative act, part of a great shared human interest in ourselves and the world around us; and, routinely, a process of trial-and-error, the end of which is not - cannot be - preordained. 'Above all, Bronowski strove to make science and technology answerable to social progress, to 'human values.' He anticipated the deepening gap between the 'two cultures' and knew that the sciences must be restored to a place in political common sense.' George Steiner

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  • Science & Islam: a History
    Science & Islam: a History
    ISBN: 9781785782022
    Title: Science & Islam: a History
    Author: MASOOD EHSAN

    Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy.
    From Musa al-Khwarizmi, who developed algebra in ninth-century Baghdad, to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Ehsan Masood tells the amazing story of one of history s most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science, via the scholars, research, and science of the Islamic empires of the Middle Ages."

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  • Science & Sustainability: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom
    Science & Sustainability: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom
    ISBN: 9781137435910
    Title: Science & Sustainability: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom
    Author: HENDRY JOY

    Indigenous science is often dismissed as quackery or nonsense, out of touch with progress and current events. However, Indigenous peoples have passed down vital information for generations, from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of likely earthquakes. These scientific practices that have been developed by Indigenous peoples around the world have been largely ignored by Western colonizers in their lands. From Japan and& New Zealand& to Australia and Canada, Indigenous science involves environmentally-focused, sustainable practices that allow people to live with the land rather than in spite of it. Here, Hendry examines science through these Indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name and drawing attention to some of its shortcomings. She takes the reader with her on the learning process and shares a myriad of sustainable examples that can be put into practice.

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  • Science Book
    Science Book
    ISBN: 9781409350156
    Title: Science Book
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    All the big ideas in science, simply explainedPart of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made.Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.

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    Price: $50.00
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  • Science Delusion
    Science Delusion
    ISBN: 9781444727937
    Title: Science Delusion
    Author: SHELDRAKE RUPERT

    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas.

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  • Science Delusion
    Science Delusion
    ISBN: 9781444727944
    Title: Science Delusion
    Author: SHELDRAKE RUPERT

    Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book (published in the US asScience Set Free), Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The 'scientific worldview' has become a belief system. All reality is material or physical. The world is a machine, made up of dead matter. Nature is purposeless. Consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain. Free will is an illusion. God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.

    Sheldrake examines these dogmas scientifically, and shows persuasively that science would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

    InThe God DelusionRichard Dawkins used science to bash God, but here Rupert Sheldrake shows that Dawkins' understanding of what science can do is old-fashioned and itself a delusion.

    'Rupert Sheldrake does science, humanity and the world at large a considerable favour.'The Independent

    'Certainly we need to accept the limitations of much current dogma and keep our minds open as we reasonably can. Sheldrake may help us do so through this well-written, challenging and always interesting book.'Financial Times

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  • Science for Life Using the Latest Science to Change Our Lives for the Better
    Science for Life Using the Latest Science to Change Our Lives for the Better
    ISBN: 9781848318182
    Title: Science for Life Using the Latest Science to Change Our Lives for the Better
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    From the failings of the five-second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date with an online resource, "Science for Life" is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.

    Science plays a fundamental role in everyday livesimproving health, increasing life expectancy, and enhancing life experience. Yet it can be difficult to get a handle on what's best for you and your family.

    Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg presents the latest scientific advice, cutting through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better.

    Discover why the much-advertised antioxidants aren't good for you, the truth about fat and sugar, and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what works and what doesn't in enhancing brainpowerfrom the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how we can turn the psychological pressure back onto them.

    Brian Clegg is a science writer who studied physics at Cambridge University and specializes in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of popularscience.co.uk and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK)."

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    Price: $52.00

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  • Science for Life: a Manual for Better Living
    Science for Life: a Manual for Better Living
    ISBN: 9781785780257
    Title: Science for Life: a Manual for Better Living
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    In Science for Life, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg cuts through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet, to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better.
    Discover the much-advertised antioxidants that aren't good for you, the truth about fat and sugar and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what does and what doesn't enhance brainpower -- from the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how to turn the psychological pressure back on them.
    From the shortcomings of the five second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date on a partnering website, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Science Hacks
    Science Hacks
    ISBN: 9781844039845
    Title: Science Hacks
    Author: BARRAS COLIN


    With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages.

    On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.

    Includes such topics and fields as:

    Particle Physics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics
    Medicine
    Chemistry
    Ecology

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    ISBN: 9780857385000
    Title: Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    Author: PARSONS PAUL

    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will grow in importance with our advancing understanding. In 100 sections, this book provides an overview of the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs tells a rich and fascinating story of discovery, invention, gradual progress and inspired leaps of the imagination. Many key concepts and discoveries are defined and discussed including: The circumference of the Earth, Chaos theory, Algebra, Relativity, Newton's Principia, Brownian motion, Pi, Wave/particle duality, Germ theory, The computer, X-rays, The double helix, Viruses, The human genome. Readable, informative and thought-provoking, this is the ideal introduction to cutting-edge science and the essential overview for anyone who wants to learn more about these often daunting but increasingly essential subjects.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Science in Seconds
    Science in Seconds
    ISBN: 9781780871448
    Title: Science in Seconds
    Author: MUIR HAZEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    ISBN: 9780593077504
    Title: Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.
    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.
    Though it spans three decades, this book, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens, couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate change deniers.
    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--" a] mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.
    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.
    PRAISE FOR RICHARD DAWKINS
    "Dawkins is above all a masterly expositor, a writer who understands the issues so clearly that he forces his readers to understand them too."--The New York Times Book Review
    "One of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science . . . Richard Dawkins climbs mental Everests."--The Evening Standard
    "A superb writer who] unashamedly and gloriously delights in science."--New Republic
    "One of the best nonfiction writers alive today."--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor, Harvard University, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and The Blank Slate

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    ISBN: 9780593077511
    Title: Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.
    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.
    Though it spans three decades, this book, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens, couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate change deniers.
    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--" a] mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.
    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.
    PRAISE FOR RICHARD DAWKINS
    "Dawkins is above all a masterly expositor, a writer who understands the issues so clearly that he forces his readers to understand them too."--The New York Times Book Review
    "One of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science . . . Richard Dawkins climbs mental Everests."--The Evening Standard
    "A superb writer who] unashamedly and gloriously delights in science."--New Republic
    "One of the best nonfiction writers alive today."--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor, Harvard University, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and The Blank Slate

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    ISBN: 9781784162016
    Title: Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.

    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been a brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

    Though it spans three decades, this book couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate-change deniers.

    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time, for instance, is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--"a mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.

    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.

    Praise for Science in the Soul

    "Compelling . . . rendered in gloriously spiky and opinionated prose . . . Dawkins is] one of the great science popularizers of the last half-century."--The Christian Science Monitor

    "Dawkins is a ferocious polemicist, a defender of reason and enemy of superstition."--John Horgan, Scientific American

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Science Is Beautiful: the Human Body
    Science Is Beautiful: the Human Body
    ISBN: 9781849941921
    Title: Science Is Beautiful: the Human Body
    Author: SALTER COLIN ED

    Our bodies are amazing. The microscopic elements of the human body are profoundly fascinating and also beautiful. We unearth some of the most wonderful microscopic images of the human body ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of our brains, our cells, our veins, our hormones, even our diseases and the medicines to treat us. The images are as beautiful as any art.

    This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it's the work of a white blood cell, the power of human hormones, the tiny hairs on our arms, the movement of human cancer cells, the jagged edges of caffeine crystals, or the wonderful shapes of nerve cells, the powerful images will draw you into discovering more about the human body. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Science Magpie
    Science Magpie
    ISBN: 9781848314160
    Title: Science Magpie
    Author: FLYNN SIMON


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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