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The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922-1923

- 20,07 €
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The first publication of Albert Einstein?s travel diary to the Far East and Middle EastIn the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the renowned physicist had never visited before. Einstein's lengthy itinerary consisted of stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in ...
Rubrique(s) : Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Scientists | Specific Groups | History & Philosophy

Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

- 14,25 €
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Energy is at the heart of physics and of huge importance to society and yet no book exists specifically to explain it, and in simple terms. In tracking the history of energy, this book is filled with the thrill of the chase, the mystery of smoke and mirrors, and presents a fascinating human-interest story. Moreover, following the history provides a crucial aid to understanding: this book explains ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Essays & Travelogues | Reference & Tips | Travel | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Ebooks en anglais

Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos (English Edition)

- 12,99 €
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The cells in our bodies consist of molecules, made up of the same carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms found in air and rocks. But molecules, such as water and sugar, are not alive. So how do our cells?assemblies of otherwise ?dead? molecules?come to life, and together constitute a living being? In Life?s Ratchet, physicist Peter M. Hoffmann locates the answer to this age-old question at the ...
Rubrique(s) : Ebooks en langues étrangères | Scientists | Specific Groups | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Essays & Travelogues | Reference & Tips

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything (English Edition)

- 10,99 €
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"I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative." --Bill GatesA captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing ...
Rubrique(s) : Travel | Chemistry | Energy | Physics | Mechanics | Chemistry | Energy | Physics

Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

- 10,76 €
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The Red Planet has been a subject of fascination for humanity for thousands of years, becoming part of our folklore and popular culture. The most Earthlike of the planets in our solar system, Mars may have harbored some form of life in the past and may still possess an ecosystem in some underground refuge. The mysteries of this fourth planet from our Sun make it of central importance to NASA and ...
Rubrique(s) : Mechanics | Molecular Biology | Biological Sciences | Biophysics | Molecular Physics | Nanostructures | Molecular Biology | Biological Sciences

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

- 11,99 €
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'My new favourite book of all time' Bill GatesTOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIs modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and ...
Rubrique(s) : Biophysics | Molecular Physics | Nanostructures | World | History | World | History | Aeronautics & Astronautics

Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics beyond Earth

- 17,32 €
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The first book-length, in-depth ethnography of U.S. human spaceflight What if outer space is not outside the human environment but, rather, defines it? This is the unusual starting point of Valerie Olson?s Into the Extreme, revealing how outer space contributes to making what counts as the scope and scale of today?s natural and social environments. With unprecedented access to spaceflight ...
Rubrique(s) : Astronomy | Astronomy | History of Technology | Technology | Aeronautics & Astronautics | Astronomy | Astronomy | History of Technology

Post-Truth: Knowledge As A Power Game (Key Issues in Modern Sociology Book 1) (English Edition)

- 13,56 €
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?Post-truth? was Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers in the light of the Brexit and US presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep in the history of Western social and political theory. Post-Truth reaches back to Plato, ranging across theology and philosophy, to focus on the Machiavellian tradition in classical sociology, as ...
Rubrique(s) : Technology | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy | Nonfiction | Movements | Political | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy

Of a Fire on the Moon

- 8,76 €
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For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer?the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction?wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America?s reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage ...
Rubrique(s) : Nonfiction | Movements | Political | Anthropology | Social Sciences | Anthropology | Social Sciences | Epistemology

What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (English Edition)

- 12,99 €
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The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universeEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics ...
Rubrique(s) : Sociology | Epistemology | Sociology | Adventurers & Explorers | 20th Century | United States | Americas | Adventurers & Explorers

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

- 13,00 €
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DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The TimesWe stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and ...
Rubrique(s) : Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | History & Philosophy | Science | Social Aspects

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

- 9,99 €
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY'Awe-inspiring? You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver SacksWhy do human beings behave as they do? We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our ...
Rubrique(s) : Technology | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | History & Philosophy | Science

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

- 6,71 €
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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) : Ebooks Kindle | Social Aspects | Technology | Health, Mind & Body | Biology | Biological Sciences | Genetics | Evolution

Theories of Everything: Ideas in Profile

- 4,93 €
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Physicist Frank Close takes the reader to the frontiers of science in a vividly told investigation of revolutionary science and enterprise from the seventeenth century to the present. He looks at what has been meant by theories of everything, explores the scientific breakthroughs they have allowed, and shows the far-reaching effects they have had on crucial aspects of life and belief. Theories of ...
Rubrique(s) : Health, Mind & Body | Catégories | Biology | Biological Sciences | Genetics | Evolution | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature

Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan

- 15,99 €
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Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening understanding of and appreciation for this art form, as she moves from a position of aesthetic response as an audience member to that of assimilation as a student. As a student of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her own artistic and personal transformation through essays, poems, interviews, and reflections ...
Rubrique(s) : Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing

The Gene: An Intimate History

- 9,44 €
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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) : Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions | Artists, Architects & Photographers

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

- 8,49 €
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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) : Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

- 11,27 €
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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 love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and ...
Rubrique(s) : Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (English Edition)

- 7,49 €
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A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion ...
Rubrique(s) : Education | Physics | Reference | Education | Physics | Reference | Dance | Performing Arts

The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number

- 8,99 €
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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand ...
Rubrique(s) : Arts & Photography | Dance | Performing Arts | Arts & Photography | Genetic | Disorders & Diseases | Biotechnology | Genetics

The God Delusion (English Edition)

- 8,49 €
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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment ...
Rubrique(s) : Theology | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Atheism | Spirituality | History & Philosophy

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) : Science | Theology | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Atheism | Spirituality

The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul (English Edition)

- 9,99 €
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The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that ...
Rubrique(s) : History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Programming | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Programming

The Emperor of All Maladies

- 8,99 €
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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) : Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Substance Abuse | Recovery | Health, Mind & Body | Media Studies | Social Sciences

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin

- 29,45 €
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Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ...
Rubrique(s) : Nonfiction | Catégories | Substance Abuse | Recovery | Health, Mind & Body | Media Studies | Social Sciences | Nonfiction

The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

- 8,47 €
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'. . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . .'An odd feature of the Bible is that it is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession - from Joseph battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of ...
Rubrique(s) : Oncology | Internal Medicine | Medicine | History | Special Topics | Oncology | Internal Medicine | Medicine

Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

- 7,99 €
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In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements?and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are ...
Rubrique(s) : History | Special Topics | Fauna | Outdoors & Nature | Zoology | Biological Sciences | Fauna | Outdoors & Nature

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) : Zoology | Biological Sciences | Europe | History | Renaissance | World | Greek & Roman | Philosophy

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

- 9,16 €
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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) : Folklore & Mythology | Bible Study | Reference | Witchcraft | Earth-Based Religions | Occultism | Occult | Europe

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform The World

- 9,10 €
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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the ...
Rubrique(s) : History | Renaissance | World | Greek & Roman | Philosophy | Folklore & Mythology | Bible Study | Reference

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