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A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome

- 10,26 €
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Over a century and a half ago, a French physician reported the bizarre behavior of a young aristocratic woman who would suddenly, without warning, erupt in a startling fit of obscene shouts and curses. The image of the afflicted Marquise de Dampierre echoes through the decades as the emblematic example of an illness that today represents one of the fastest-growing diagnoses in North America. ...
Rubrique(s) : Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | History & Philosophy | Science | Neurology

The Scientific Buddha: His Short and Happy Life

- 15,99 €
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This book tells the story of the Scientific Buddha, "born" in Europe in the 1800s but commonly confused with the Buddha born in India 2,500 years ago. The Scientific Buddha was sent into battle against Christian missionaries, who were proclaiming across Asia that Buddhism was a form of superstition. He proved the missionaries wrong, teaching a dharma that was in harmony with modern science. ...
Rubrique(s) : Internal Medicine | Medicine | History | Special Topics | Psychiatry | Specialties | Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling

Religion and Science

- 13,99 €
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Religion and Science is a definitive contemporary discussion of the many issues surrounding our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our scientific age. This is a significantly expanded and feshly revised version of Religion in an Age of Science, winner of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence and ...
Rubrique(s) : Health, Mind & Body | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Neurology | Internal Medicine | Medicine | History | Special Topics

The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother

- 11,74 €
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Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was one of the most admired astronomers who ever lived and a key figure in the scientific revolution. A defender of Copernicus´s sun-centred universe, he famously discovered that planets move in ellipses, and defined the three laws of planetary motion. Perhaps less well known is that in 1615, when Kepler was at the height of his career, his widowed mother Katharina was ...
Rubrique(s) : Psychiatry | Specialties | History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Philosophy | Nonfiction | History

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

- 10,42 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. "Monumental"-Chicago Tribune.At the height of WWI, history?s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a ...
Rubrique(s) : Buddhism | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Philosophy | Nonfiction | History | Buddhism

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

- 22,64 €
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Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honzogaku) that rivaled Western science in complexity?and then seemingly disappeared. Or did it? In The ...
Rubrique(s) : Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Self-Help | Theology | Christianity | Psychology | Self-Help

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

- 23,14 €
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Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth?s past. In The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters?each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon?Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that took us from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to ...
Rubrique(s) : Theology | Christianity | Psychology | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

- 16,90 €
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'Awe-inspiring ? the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired' Henry Marsh, author of Do No HarmA 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 ...
Rubrique(s) : Germany | Europe | History | 17th Century | World | Witchcraft | Earth-Based Religions | Astronomy

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

Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era

- 15,61 €
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Focusing on the period between the 1970s and the present, Life as Surplus is a pointed and important study of the relationship between politics, economics, science, and cultural values in the United States today. Melinda Cooper demonstrates that the history of biotechnology cannot be understood without taking into account the simultaneous rise of neoliberalism as a political force and an economic ...
Rubrique(s) : History | 17th Century | World | Witchcraft | Earth-Based Religions | Astronomy | Astronomy | Disorders & Diseases

The Myth of Human Supremacy

- 14,23 €
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In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail?from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of ...
Rubrique(s) : Medicine | Biotechnology | Special Topics | Medicine | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Biotechnology | Biological Sciences

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) : Science | History & Philosophy | Ebooks Kindle | Human Geography | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Conservation | Environment

Bitcoin: The Future of Money?

- 8,25 €
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Following the economic crisis of 2008, the website ? was registered by a mysterious computer programmer called Satoshi Nakamoto. A new form of money was born: electronic cash. Does Bitcoin have the potential to change how the world transacts financially? Or is it just a passing fad, even a major scam?In Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, MoneyWeek?s Dominic Frisby's explains this ...
Rubrique(s) : Outdoors & Nature | Ecology | Human Geography | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Conservation | Environment | Outdoors & Nature

The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

- 5,53 €
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How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial ...
Rubrique(s) : Ecology | Genetic | Disorders & Diseases | Health, Mind & Body | Genetics | Evolution | Reference | Genetics

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) : Basic Science | Medical Ethics | Physician & Patient | Genetic | Disorders & Diseases | Health, Mind & Body | Genetics | Basic Science

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

- 9,19 €
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It?s a scientific fact: Women rock!  A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics ...
Rubrique(s) : Medical Ethics | Physician & Patient | Genetics | Evolution | Reference | E-commerce | Industries & Professions | Business & Investing

Toxicants, Health and Regulation since 1945

- 25,80 €
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The number of substances potentially dangerous to our health and environment is constantly increasing. The papers in this volume examine the concurrent rise of pollutants and the regulations designed to police their use.
Rubrique(s) : Personal Finance | Popular Economics | Social Aspects | Technology | E-commerce | Industries & Professions | Business & Investing | Personal Finance

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) : Popular Economics | Social Aspects | Technology | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics

The God Delusion

- 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) : Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil

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) : Chemistry | Science | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Geology | Earth Sciences | History & Philosophy | Molecular Physics

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

- 8,25 €
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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) : Physics | Chemistry | Science | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Ebooks Kindle | Geology | Earth Sciences

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

- 11,00 €
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Brilliant but overlooked ideas you must know, as revealed by today?s most innovative minds What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of the acclaimed science salon (?The world?s smartest website??The Guardian), presented to 205 of the world?s most influential thinkers from across the intellectual spectrum?award-winning ...
Rubrique(s) : Atheism | Spirituality | Theology | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Atheism | Spirituality | Essays & Commentary

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) : Essays & Commentary | Oncology | Internal Medicine | Medicine | History | Special Topics | Oncology | Internal Medicine

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

- 8,49 €
(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) : Medicine | History | Special Topics | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Memory Improvement | Self-Help

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

- 6,49 €
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How does the brain recognise images? Could computers drive? How is it possible for man-made programmes to beat the world's best chess players? In this fascinating look into the human mind, Ray Kurzweil relates the advanced brain processes we take for granted in our everyday lives, our sense of self and intellect - and explains how artificial intelligence, once only the province of science fiction, ...
Rubrique(s) : Health, Mind & Body | Success | Study Skills | Education | Nonfiction | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (English Edition)

- 7,99 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific ...
Rubrique(s) : Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Success | Self-Help | Health, Mind & Body | Memory Improvement | Study Skills

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics

- 21,94 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
The third edition of Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity has been carefully updated to reflect significant developments, including a new chapter covering important recent work in the foundations of physics. A new edition of the premier philosophical study of Bell?s Theorem and its implication for the relativistic account of space and time Discusses Roderich Tumiulka?s explicit, relativistic ...
Rubrique(s) : Education | Nonfiction | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet

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