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Alfred Weber and the Crisis of Culture, 1890-1933

- 46,41 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Alfred Weber was an important participant in the dialogue over the political and cultural crises of the late Empire and Weimar Republic. This study connects Weber's career to the social, political, intellectual, cultural, and institutional contexts of the period.
Rubrique(s) : Germany | Europe | History | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Social History | Historical Study | 20th Century

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (English Edition)

- 6,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman?from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will ...
Rubrique(s) : World | Sociology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | History & Philosophy | Science | Germany | Europe

Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide

- 4,99 €
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Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers ? and provoked and shocked others. The ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. And a German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. Brian Clegg and Oliver ...
Rubrique(s) : History | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Social History | Historical Study | 20th Century | World | Sociology

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes

- 11,99 €
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'The most inspiring book I've ever read' Bill Gates, 2017'A brilliant, mind-altering book ... Everyone should read this astonishing book' Guardian'Will change the way you see the world' Daily MailShortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012Wasn't the twentieth century the most violent in history? In his extraordinary, epic book Steven Pinker shows us that this is wrong, telling the story ...
Rubrique(s) : Social Sciences | Nonfiction | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Essays & Commentary | Essays & Commentary | Comics & Graphic Novels

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science

- 19,20 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
This book provides a comprehensive account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, c.1500?1700. Often referred to as the Scientific Revolution, this period saw major transformations in fields as diverse as anatomy and astronomy, natural history and mathematics. Articles by leading specialists describe in clear, accessible prose supplemented by extensive bibliographies, how new ideas, ...
Rubrique(s) : Education | Reference | Cosmology | Astronomy | Infinity | Mathematics | Calculus | Pure Mathematics

Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists

- 9,10 €
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Here is a collection of writings that bridges the gap between science and religion. Quantum Questions collects the mystical writings of each of the major physicists involved in the discovery of quantum physics and relativity, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Planck. The selections are written in nontechnical language and will be of interest to scientists and nonscientists ...
Rubrique(s) : Logic | Mathematical Physics | Physics | Cosmology | Comics & Graphic Novels | Catégories | Education | Reference

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

- 6,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the ...
Rubrique(s) : Cosmology | Astronomy | Infinity | Mathematics | Calculus | Pure Mathematics | Logic | Cosmology

Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

- 9,23 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
René Descartes (1596?1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm ?Cogito, ergo sum? marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has made our intellectual conquest of physical space possible.But Descartes had a mysterious and mystical side, as well. Almost certainly a member of the occult ...
Rubrique(s) : Physics | Mathematical Physics | Personality | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Social Psychology & Interactions | Violence in Society | Personality

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman (English Edition)

- 7,99 €
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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind ...
Rubrique(s) : Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Social Psychology & Interactions | Violence in Society | History of Technology | Technology | History of Technology | Technology

Hysteria: The disturbing history

- 8,98 €
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The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women - or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of Hysteria - an illness that disappeared not through medical endeavour, but through growing understanding and cultural change. More generally, it raises the question of how diseases are ...
Rubrique(s) : Philosophy | Mysticism | Other Practices | Religion & Spirituality | Quantum Theory | Philosophy | Mysticism | Other Practices

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

- 17,99 €
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A ground-breaking synthesis of the entire science of human behaviour by 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' (Oliver Sacks) -- 'It?s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I?ve ever read' Wall Street JournalWhy do we do what we do? Behave is at once a dazzling tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through ...
Rubrique(s) : Health, Mind & Body | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Biology | Biological Sciences | Science | Genetics | Evolution

Virtually Human: The Promise?and the Peril?of Digital Immortality

- 7,85 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness?simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology?becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer ...
Rubrique(s) : History & Philosophy | Health, Mind & Body | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Ebooks Kindle | Catégories | Biology | Biological Sciences

God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

- 6,64 €
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This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Genetics | Evolution | History & Philosophy | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Artificial Intelligence

A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

- 8,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand ...
Rubrique(s) : Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Europe | History | Medieval | World | Europe | History

Einstein: His Life and Universe (English Edition)

- 9,40 €
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By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released ...
Rubrique(s) : Medieval | World | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Memory Improvement | Self-Help | Success

The Innermost Kernel: Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli's Dialogue with C.G. Jung

- 46,07 €
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The publication of W. Pauli's Scientific Correspondence by Springer-Verlag has motivated a vast research activity on Pauli's role in modern science. This excellent treatise sheds light on the ongoing dialogue between physics and psychology.
Rubrique(s) : Study Skills | Education | Nonfiction | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers

Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) (English Edition)

- 19,12 €
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The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations -- the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of ...
Rubrique(s) : Business & Investing | Success | Self-Help | Memory Improvement | Study Skills | Education | Nonfiction | Probability & Statistics

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

- 13,99 €
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ?A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.? - Financial Times It?s the biggest revolution you?ve never heard of, and it?s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned ...
Rubrique(s) : Applied | Mathematics | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | 20th Century

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

- 8,80 €
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A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancerSociety is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This ...
Rubrique(s) : Relativity | Physics | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | 20th Century

A Short History of Nearly Everything

- 7,10 €
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take ...
Rubrique(s) : Relativity | Physics | Movements | Psychology & Counseling | Epistemology | Philosophy | Ethics & Morality | Quantum Theory

The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true

- 7,10 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality - science.Packed with inspiring ...
Rubrique(s) : Folklore & Mythology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | History & Philosophy | Science | Folklore & Mythology

Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion

- 7,10 €
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For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and ?new atheist? Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the ...
Rubrique(s) : Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Consciousness & Thought

The Gene: An Intimate History

- 9,49 €
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Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on SundayTHE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 ?Dramatic and precise? [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time? He is a natural ...
Rubrique(s) : Philosophy | Popular Culture | Spiritualism | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Agnosticism

Naturalizing Badiou: Mathematical Ontology and Structural Realism

- 49,94 €
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Crossing the boundaries between 'continental' and 'analytic' philosophical approaches, this book proposes a naturalistic revision of the mathematical ontology of Alain Badiou, establishing links with structuralist projects in the philosophy of science and mathematics.
Rubrique(s) : Spirituality | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy | Popular Culture | Spiritualism | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion

Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

- 11,99 €
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What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating?and significant?missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, ...
Rubrique(s) : Religious Studies | Agnosticism | Spirituality | Genetic | Disorders & Diseases | Health, Mind & Body | Biotechnology | Biological Sciences

The Emperor of All Maladies

- 8,39 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book PrizeShortlisted for the Duff Cooper PrizeNow, as cancer becomes an ever more universal experience, the need to understand it, and its treatment, has never been more compelling. In this groundbreaking and award-winning account Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the ...
Rubrique(s) : Genetics | Evolution | Reference | Genetics | Basic Science | Medicine | Medical Ethics | Physician & Patient

Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World

- 6,02 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
This is the story of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön who faked the discovery of a new superconductor made from plastic. A star researcher at the world-renowned Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, he claimed to have stumbled across a powerful method for making carbon-based crystals into transistors, the switches found on computer chips. Had his experiments worked, they would have paved the way ...
Rubrique(s) : Genetic | Disorders & Diseases | Health, Mind & Body | Genetics | Basic Science | Medicine | Medical Ethics | Physician & Patient

The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

- 18,84 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Universally recognized as bringing about a revolutionary transformation of the notions of space, time, and motion in physics, Einstein's theory of gravitation, known as "general relativity," was also a defining event for 20th century philosophy of science. During the decisive first ten years of the theory's existence, two main tendencies dominated its philosophical reception. This book is an ...
Rubrique(s) : Biotechnology | Biological Sciences | Genetics | Evolution | Reference | History & Surveys | Metaphysics | Modern

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy

- 14,03 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must replace the old view in which the universe is governed by immutable laws by a new one in which laws evolve. ...
Rubrique(s) : History | Mathematics | History & Surveys | Metaphysics | Modern | History | Mathematics | Personal Health

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

- 9,16 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were?and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark ...
Rubrique(s) : Social History | Historical Study | History | Public Health | Administration & Policy | Personal Health | Social History | Historical Study

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