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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Burdick, Alan
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $28.00

“Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we’re bored and speed by as we get older? How and wh...


Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Burdick, Alan
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $28.00

“Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we’re bored and speed by as we get older? How and wh...


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?
Krauss, Lawrence M.
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $17.00

From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes “a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in w...


How to Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
Klein, Stefan
(Hardcover)

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An eye-opening celebration of the marvels of space, time, the cosmos, and more.How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose—each one an ode to a breathtaking realm of discovery—Stefan Klein us...


Borderless Economics
Guest, Robert
(Paperback)

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A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native...


Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
Hofstadter, Douglas
(Hardcover)

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Analogy is the core of all thinking.This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize–winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over thirty years. Now, with ...


An Optimist's Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What 's Next?"
Stevenson, Mark
(Paperback)

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In the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, a smart and entertaining guide to the future. Mark Stevenson - a writer, deep thinker, and stand-up comedian-set out simply, asking, "What's next for our species?" and then traveled the globe in pursuit of the answers. Along...


An Optimist's Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What 's Next?"
Stevenson, Mark
(Paperback)

85% off list price of $16.00

In the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, a smart and entertaining guide to the future. Mark Stevenson - a writer, deep thinker, and stand-up comedian-set out simply, asking, "What's next for our species?" and then traveled the globe in pursuit of the answers. Along...


The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
Pinker, Steven
(Paperback)

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Bestselling author Steven Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from The Selfish Gene ...


You Are Not a Gadget - A Manifesto
Lanier, Jaron
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $15.00

A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this pro...


Fashionable Nonsense
Sokal, Alan
(Paperback)

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In Fashionable Nonsense, Alan Sokal, the author of the hoax, and Jean Bricmont contend that abuse of science is rampant in postmodernist circles, both in the form of inaccurate and pretentious invocation of scientific and mathematical terminology and in the more insidious form of epistemic relati...


Skeptic
Shermer, Michael
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $28.00

For fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and de...


The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
Husain, Amir
(Hardcover)

83% off list price of $27.00

The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence - and not only survive, but thrive.Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already us...


The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
Husain, Amir
(Hardcover)

89% off list price of $27.00

The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence - and not only survive, but thrive.Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already us...


Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
Milner, Greg
(Paperback)

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Pinpoint tells the fascinating story of a hidden system that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Tracking the development of GPS from its origins as a bomb guidance system to its present ubiquity, Greg Milner examine the technology's double-edged effect on the way we live, work, and trave...


Knocking on Heaven's Door
Randall, Lisa
(Paperback)

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One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and the bestselling author of Warped Passages, Lisa Randall is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In this, her most recent book, Randall takes u...


Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
Johnson, Steven
(Paperback)

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This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people ar...


Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science
Levitan, Dave
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $15.95

The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected officials attack scientific findings that conflict with their political agen...


The Astonishing Hypothesis
Crick, Francis
(Softcover)

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Traditionally, the human soul is regarded as a nonphysical concept that can only be examined by psychiatrist and theologists. In his new book, the Astonishing Hypotheses, Nobel laureate Francis Crick boldly straddles the line between science and spirituality by examining the soul from the standpo...


Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
Dawkins, Richard
(Hardcover)

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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.


The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
Costa, Rebecca D.
(Paperback)

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Why can't we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve?Rebecca Costa confronts - and offers a solution to - these questions in her ...


The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date
Arbesman, Samuel
(Paperback)

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Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing.Samuel Arbesman shows us how knowledge in most fiel...


Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
Offit, Paul A.
(Paperback)

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In 2014, California suffered the largest and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” in more than fifty years. This tragedy was avoidable. An effective vaccine has been available since the 1940s. In recent years other diseases, like measles and mumps, have also made a com...


Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve any Problem, and Make a Better World
Nye, Bill
(Paperback)

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In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. ...


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