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Why Science Does Not Disprove God
Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a "well-informed and readable" (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the ...
Our Posthuman Future
A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of "the end of history," Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man's changing unde...
The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
Telling the dramatic story of our quest for understanding, The Island of Knowledge offers a highly original exploration of the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in history, from Plato to Einstein, and how they affect us today.
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science
What led scientists to have acrobats copulate inside an MRI machine? Why do wordless patterns of sound send shivers down our spines and tickle ancient parts of our brains? How did a chemist's quest to create a drug to ease the pain of childbirth result in the creation of LSD? And did it change ou...
The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
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...
Science in Public
Does the general public need to understand science? And if so, is it the scientist's responsibility to communicate? Critics have argued that, despite the huge strides made in technology, we live in a "scientifically illiterate" society - one that thinks about the world and makes important decis...
A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention
From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.In ...
The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
Costa, Rebecca D.
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 ...
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...
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. ...
Galileo's Middle Finger
An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, "Galileo's Middle Finger" is one American's eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controversy. For two decades, historian Alice Dreger has led a life of extraordinary engagement, co...
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...
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
Venter, J. Craig
The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomics In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic life" - putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phas...
Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of AltruismWe no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a...
The Ravenous Brain
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Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist
How did science become so divorced from everyday experience? In Eureka, science popularizer Chad Orzel argues that even the people who are most forthright about hating science are doing science, often without even knowing it.
Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist
How did science become so divorced from everyday experience? In Eureka, science popularizer Chad Orzel argues that even the people who are most forthright about hating science are doing science, often without even knowing it.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scrat...
Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor 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 com...
Knocking on Heaven's Door
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...
The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date
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...
Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth
Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer, getting smarter, and having far fewer kids? How might your lifestyle affect your unborn children and grandchildren? How will gene-editing technologies like CRI...
Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence - and Where It's Taking Us Next
When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that AI is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will e...
Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
Hannibal, Mary Ellen
Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists' efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours mountains, she discovers the power of the her...
The Meaning of Science: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
A philosopher of science examines the biggest ethical and moral issues in science today, and explains why they matter for all of us--scientist and layman alike.Science has produced explanations for everything from the mechanisms of insect navigation to the formation of black holes and the working...
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