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Tacit and Explicit Knowledge

- 17,28 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Much of what humans know we cannot say. And much of what we do we cannot describe. For example, how do we know how to ride a bike when we can?t explain how we do it? Abilities like this were called ?tacit knowledge? by physical chemist and philosopher Michael Polanyi, but here Harry Collins analyzes the term, and the behavior, in much greater detail, often departing from Polanyi?s treatment.In ...
Rubrique(s) : Sociology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Questions & Answers | Education | Reference

The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life

- 19,99 €
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The Empire of Chance tells how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological ...
Rubrique(s) : History & Philosophy | Science | Sociology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Questions & Answers

The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination & Spirit

- 8,99 €
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Stimulating and often startling discussions between three friends, all highly original thinkers: Rupert Sheldrake, controversial biologist, Terence McKenna , psychedelic visionary, and Ralph Abraham , chaos mathematician. Their passion is to break out of paradigms that retard our evolution and to explore new possibilities. Through challenge and synergy they venture where few have gone before, ...
Rubrique(s) : Education | Reference | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | History & Theory | Politics | Probability & Statistics

On Growth and Form

- 9,60 €
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Why do living things and physical phenomena take the form they do? D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions. A great scientist sensitive to the ...
Rubrique(s) : Applied | Mathematics | History & Theory | Politics | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | Metaphysics

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

- 13,00 €
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'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 society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to ...
Rubrique(s) : Philosophy | Metaphysics | Philosophy | Biology | Biological Sciences | Developmental Biology | Biology | Biological Sciences

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

- 6,99 €
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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) : Developmental Biology | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science

- 19,20 €
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This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as non-existent - and sometimes it still is. This volume reveals the diversity of goals, contexts and accomplishments in the study of nature during the Middle Ages. Organized by ...
Rubrique(s) : Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

- 11,00 €
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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons?the brain's synapses?are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses ...
Rubrique(s) : Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry

Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

- 10,99 €
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Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and ...
Rubrique(s) : Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business

This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

- 11,22 €
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The latest volume in the bestselling series from ?the world?s smartest website? by The Guardian?brings together 206 of the world?s most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know.As science informs public policy, decision making, and so many aspects of our everyday lives, a scientifically literate society is crucial. In that spirit, ...
Rubrique(s) : Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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) : Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Memory Improvement | Self-Help | Health, Mind & Body

Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions (English Edition)

- 6,40 €
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In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here, he shows us how what he views as sloppy ...
Rubrique(s) : Success | Study Skills | Education | Nonfiction | History & Philosophy | Science | Probability & Statistics | Applied

Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

- 29,48 €
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This book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter in motion. No need to worry, as some people do, whether a cat can be both dead and ...
Rubrique(s) : Mathematics | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Success | Self-Help

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

- 17,99 €
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'They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place' Kate Fox, author of Watching the EnglishA 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 ...
Rubrique(s) : Health, Mind & Body | Memory Improvement | Study Skills | Education | Nonfiction | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

- 8,49 €
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Just as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating. Our world is full of patterns. If you pour milk into your tea and give it a stir, you?ll see a swirl, a spiral of two fluids, before the two liquids mix completely. The same pattern is found elsewhere too. Look down on the Earth from space, and you?ll find similar ...
Rubrique(s) : Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | ESP | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | ESP | Occult

Einstein's Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius

- 11,99 €
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?A thought-provoking critique of Einstein?s tantalizing combination of brilliance and blunder.??Andrew Robinson, New ScientistAlthough Einstein was the greatest genius of the twentieth century, many of his groundbreaking discoveries were blighted by mistakes, ranging from serious errors in mathematics to bad misconceptions in physics and failures to grasp the subtleties of his own creations. This ...
Rubrique(s) : Religion & Spirituality | Quantum Theory | Physics | Quantum Theory | Physics | Biology | Biological Sciences | Genetics

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) : Evolution | Catégories | Biology | Biological Sciences | Genetics | Evolution | Molecular Biology | Biophysics

The Nature of Consciousness: Essays on the Unity of Mind and Matter

- 8,99 €
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?I?ve gained deeper understanding listening to Rupert Spira than I have from any other exponent of modern spirituality. Reality is sending us a message we desperately need to hear, and at this moment no messenger surpasses Spira and the transformative words in his essays.? ?Deepak Chopra, author of You Are the Universe, Spiritual Solutions, and Super Brain Our world culture is founded on the ...
Rubrique(s) : Earth Sciences | Experiments & Projects | Experiments, Instruments & Measurement | Molecular Biology | Biophysics | Earth Sciences | Experiments & Projects | Experiments, Instruments & Measurement

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) : Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | Cosmology | Astronomy | Cosmology

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) : Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | Cosmology | Astronomy | Cosmology

Ingenious Genes: How Gene Regulation Networks Evolve to Control Development (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology) (English Edition)

- 6,52 €
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Each of us is a collection of more than ten trillion cells, busy performing tasks crucial to our continued existence. Gene regulation networks, consisting of a subset of genes called transcription factors, control cellular activity, producing the right gene activities for the many situations that the multiplicity of cells in our bodies face. Genes working together make up a truly ingenious system. ...
Rubrique(s) : Genetics | Evolution | Science | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | History & Philosophy | Genetics | Evolution

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

- 9,88 €
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*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*"Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."?The New York Times"Succeeds spectacularly."?Science"A tour de force."?SalonAlready 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 ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | History & Philosophy | Ebooks Kindle | Cosmology | Astronomy | Cosmology

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

- 16,19 €
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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) : Physics | Cosmology | Astronomy | Cosmology | Physics | Relativity | Relativity

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

- 7,10 €
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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 | Folklore & Mythology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction

Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M. (English Edition)

- 10,96 €
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In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical? procedure—a targeted lobotomy—in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected—when Henry awoke, he could no longer form new memories, and for the rest of his life would be trapped in the moment.But Henry's tragedy would prove a gift to humanity. As renowned neuroscientist Suzanne ...
Rubrique(s) : Medical | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Medical | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs

Causality: Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practice

- 19,99 €
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Head hits cause brain damage - but not always. Should we ban sport to protect athletes? Exposure to electromagnetic fields is strongly associated with cancer development - does that mean exposure causes cancer? Should we encourage old fashioned communication instead of mobile phones to reduce cancer rates? According to popular wisdom, the Mediterranean diet keeps you healthy. Is this belief ...
Rubrique(s) : Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics

Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases

- 15,51 €
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Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov. Few books on poisons analyse these crimes from the viewpoint of the poison itself, doing so throws a new light on how the murders or attempted murders were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to ...
Rubrique(s) : Law | Criminology | Crime & Criminals | Forensic Science | Murder & Mayhem | True Accounts | Chemistry | Pathology

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

- 20,27 €
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In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and ...
Rubrique(s) : Specialties | Medicine | Law | Catégories | Pathology | Specialties | Medicine | Criminology

Men, Machines, and Modern Times

- 12,35 €
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People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book by a celebrated MIT professor -- the fiftieth anniversary edition of a classic -- describes how we learn to live and work with innovation. Elting Morison considers, among other things, the three stages of users' ...
Rubrique(s) : Crime & Criminals | Forensic Science | Murder & Mayhem | True Accounts | Chemistry | Women's Studies | Ecology | Biological Sciences

Prospects for Human Survival (English Edition)

- 3,00 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Advanced technologies such as computers, genetics, nanotech, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) are progressing at an accelerating pace. Futurists speak of a time called The Singularity when progress will be so rapid that humans can no longer comprehend it. Many expect it during the mid-century. Wells shows that the pace is too rapid for us to safely adapt. He discusses several of the ...
Rubrique(s) : Women's Studies | Ecology | Biological Sciences | History of Technology | Technology | Social Aspects | History of Technology | Technology

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