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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
Wolf, Maryanne
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $24.99

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne Wo...


Abundance
Diamandis, Peter H.
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing - fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Ste...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Make the Modern World
Johnson, Steven
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Fille...


The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Carroll, Sean
(Hardcover)

53% off list price of $28.00

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions bu...


The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
Gleiser, Marcelo
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $17.99

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.


The Society of Mind
Minsky, Marvin
(Softcover)

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Marvin Minsky - cofounder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT - gives a revolutionary answer to the age-old question: "How does the mind work?" Minsky brilliantly portrays the mind as a "society" of tiny components that are themselves mindless. Mirroring his theory, Minsky boldly c...


The Magic of Reality - How We Know What's Really True
Dawkins, Richard
(Softcover)

52% off list price of $16.00

Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world's most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with...


Consciousness Explained
Dennett, Daniel C.
(Paperback)

45% off list price of $18.00

Consciousness Explained is a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial in...


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...


A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age
Richtel, Matt
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

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 Mind of God
Davies, Paul
(Paperback)

56% off list price of $15.00

Throughout history, humans have dreamed of knowing the reason for the existence of the universe. In The Mind of God, physicist Paul Davies explores whether modern science can provide the key that will unlock this last secret. In his quest for an ultimate explanation, Davies reexamines the great...


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...


Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice
Dreger, Alice
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $17.00

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...


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

63% off list price of $18.00

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 ...


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

83% off list price of $16.00

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 ...


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

61% off list price of $16.99

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)

70% off list price of $20.00

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...


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...


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

64% off list price of $16.99

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...


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

81% off list price of $16.99

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...


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

62% off list price of $16.00

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...


Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Dennett, Daniel C.
(Softcover)

63% off list price of $18.00

An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future. For a growing number of people, there is nothing more important than religion. It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community. In this daring...


Faith Vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
Coyne, Jerry A.
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $18.00

The New York Times bestselling author of Why Evolution is True explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.In this provocative book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason an...


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