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Science and Faith?: Friends or Foes?

- 20,64 €
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Many believers worry that science undermines the Christian faith. Instead of fearing scientific discovery, Jack Collins believes that Christians should delight in the natural world and study it. God's truth will stand against any challenge and will enrich the very scientific studies that we fear. Collins first defines faith and science, shows their relation, and explains what claims each has ...
Rubrique(s) : Faith | Christian Living | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Subjects | Theology | Livres anglais et étrangers | Science & Religion

Geometric Possibility

- 22,67 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Relationalism about space is a venerable doctrine that is enjoying renewed attention among philosophers and physicists. Relationalists deny that space is ontologically prior to matter and seek to ground all claims about the structure of space in facts about actual and possible configurations of matter. Thus, many relationalists maintain that to say that space is infinite is to say that certain ...
Rubrique(s) : Religious Studies | History & Philosophy | Science | Christian Living | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères

Advice for a Young Investigator

- 15,35 €
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Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a mythic figure in science. Hailed as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. His groundbreaking works were New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System and Histology of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates. In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled scientific research, Cajal sought ...
Rubrique(s) : Theology | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Metaphysics | Philosophy

Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom

- 11,81 €
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The harmful side of even relatively benign technology is plain to see, but is hardly ever discussed. This book is critical of many aspects of technology, but it intends to evaluate each aspect of technology based on a harm/benefit tradeoff, showing that the best technologies are naturelike and are not harmful at all.
Rubrique(s) : Nonfiction | Metaphysics | Philosophy | Nonfiction | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists

Obesity: The Biography

- 9,19 €
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According to the World Health Organization we are in the midst of a global obesity crisis. Is obesity a disease itself or a symptom of underlying physiological or psychological illnesses? Is it a sign of social excess and therefore not a disease in the medical sense at all? Is it really 'new'?Sander L. Gilman, a leading authority in the social and cultural history of the body, presents a ...
Rubrique(s) : Specific Groups | Education | Methodology & Statistics | Experiments, Instruments & Measurement | History | Special Topics | Medicine | Scientists

The Optimism Bias: Why we're wired to look on the bright side (English Edition)

- 4,49 €
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Psychologists have long been aware that most people tend to maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life. In fact, optimism may be crucial to our existence. Tali Sharot's original cognitive research demonstrates in surprising ways the biological basis for optimism. In this fascinating exploration, she takes an in-depth, clarifying look at how the brain generates hope and what happens when it ...
Rubrique(s) : Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | History | Special Topics | Medicine | Education

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

- 13,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
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 everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 ...
Rubrique(s) : Methodology & Statistics | Experiments, Instruments & Measurement | Sociology | Social Sciences | Environmental | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical

The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe became Self-Aware

- 19,24 €
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How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution, Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing us with compelling new evidence to support the mounting scientific view that the history of life is far more predictable than once thought. A ...
Rubrique(s) : Social Aspects | Technology | Sociology | Social Sciences | Environmental | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

- 13,99 €
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One of America?s foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.How did we come to have minds?For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled ability to create, imagine, and explain. Disciples of Darwin have long aspired to explain how consciousness, ...
Rubrique(s) : Social Aspects | Technology | Diseases | Nutrition | Diseases | Nutrition | Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling

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

- 10,39 €
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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) : Health, Mind & Body | Neurology | Internal Medicine | Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Neurology | Internal Medicine

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

- 7,00 €
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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) : Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

- 32,09 €
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The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on science to bring readers into direct contact with the work of ancient astronomers. While tracing ideas from ancient Babylon to sixteenth-century Europe, the book places its greatest emphasis on the Greek period, when astronomers developed the geometric and philosophical ideas that have determined the subsequent ...
Rubrique(s) : Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil

Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

- 9,49 €
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For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world.All scientists have stood on the shoulders of giants. But most historical accounts today suggest that the achievements of the ancient Greeks were not matched until the European Renaissance in the 16th century, a ...
Rubrique(s) : Engineering | Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions | History & Philosophy | Science | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs

The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America

- 28,80 €
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The Modern Period examines how and why Americans adopted radically new methods of managing and thinking about menstruation during the twentieth century. In the early twentieth century women typically used homemade cloth "diapers" to absorb menstrual blood, avoided chills during their periods to protect their health, and counted themselves lucky if they knew something about menstruation before ...
Rubrique(s) : Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History

The Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization

- 27,69 €
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What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established? And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples? This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by providing a clear overview of the many ways in which ...
Rubrique(s) : Business & Investing | Ebooks Kindle | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical

The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far (English Edition)

- 12,99 €
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Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality?a grand poetic vision of nature?and how we find our place within it.In the beginning there was light. But more than this, there was gravity. After ...
Rubrique(s) : Patents & Inventions | History & Philosophy | Science | Ancient | History | Astronomy | Astronomy | Ancient

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

- 11,36 €
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-Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate, argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene ...
Rubrique(s) : History | Astronomy | Astronomy | Middle East | Medieval | World | Middle East | Medieval

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

- 12,36 €
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Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off ...
Rubrique(s) : World | Women's Health | Personal Health | Health, Mind & Body | 20th Century | United States | Americas | Social Sciences

Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (English Edition)

- 8,99 €
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In 1999, few people had thought to examine the effects of climate on civilization. Now, due in part to the groundbreaking work of archaeologist Brian Fagan, climate change is a central issue. Revised and updated ten years after its first publication, Floods, Famines and Emperors remains the definitive account of how the world's best-known climate event had an indelible impact on history.
Rubrique(s) : Nonfiction | Women's Studies | Physiology | Basic Science | Medicine | History | Special Topics | Women's Health

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (English Edition)

- 7,99 €
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Consider Facebook?it?s human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our ...
Rubrique(s) : Personal Health | Health, Mind & Body | 20th Century | United States | Americas | Physiology | Basic Science | Medicine

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

- 7,10 €
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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) : Programming | Computers & Internet | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | History & Philosophy | Science | Social Aspects | Technology

The Gene: An Intimate History (English Edition)

- 7,58 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies?a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to ?read? and ?write? our own genetic information?Siddhartha ...
Rubrique(s) : Programming | Computers & Internet | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Ebooks Kindle | History & Philosophy | Science | Social Aspects

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) : Technology | Early Civilization | Ancient | History | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Genetics | Evolution

The Science Book

- 4,49 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
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 ...
Rubrique(s) : Genetics | Basic Science | Medicine | Diseases | History | Special Topics | Early Civilization | Ancient

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) : History | Genetics | Basic Science | Medicine | Diseases | History | Special Topics | Social Sciences

Einstein: His Life and Universe (English Edition)

- 10,49 €
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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) : Nonfiction | Genetics | Evolution | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy | Popular Culture | Spiritualism | Occult

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing (English Edition)

- 9,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.?Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing??One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular ...
Rubrique(s) : Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Agnosticism | Spirituality | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy | Popular Culture

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (English Edition)

- 3,90 €
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells ? taken without her knowledge ? became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot's ...
Rubrique(s) : Spiritualism | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Agnosticism | Spirituality | Scientists

The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

- 8,49 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
"This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman." ? Library JournalWidely recognized as one of the 20th century's foremost physicists, George Gamow was also an unusually capable popularizer of science. His talents are vividly revealed in this exciting and penetrating explanation of how the central laws of physical science evolved ? from Pythagoras' discovery of ...
Rubrique(s) : Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | 20th Century | World | Relativity | Physics

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) : Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | 20th Century | World | Relativity

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