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Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

- 28,15 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
We accept that, at some point in the history of our universe, living creatures emerged from nonliving matter. Yet from the time of Aristotle until the late nineteenth century, many people believed in spontaneous generation, that living creatures sprang into existence from rotting material. As Daryn Lehoux explains in this fascinating book, spontaneous generation was perhaps the last stand of the ...
Rubrique(s) : Ancient | History | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Greek & Roman | Philosophy | Nonfiction | History & Philosophy

Cross-Cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560--1660

- 27,92 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Avner Ben-Zaken reconsiders the fundamental question of how early modern scientific thought traveled between Western and Eastern cultures in the age of the so-called Scientific Revolution. Through five meticulously researched case studies -- in which he explores how a single obscure object or text moved in the Eastern world -- Ben-Zaken reveals the intricate ways that scientific knowledge moved ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Ancient | History | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Ebooks Kindle | Greek & Roman | Philosophy

Subjective Probability: The Real Thing

- 15,19 €
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This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment. Written by one of the greatest figures in the field of probability theory, the book is both a summation and synthesis of a lifetime of wrestling with these problems and issues. After an introduction to basic probability theory, there are chapters on ...
Rubrique(s) : Nonfiction | History & Philosophy | Science | Africa | Europe | Africa | Europe | Epistemology

Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters

- 7,51 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, and DNA to establish the inescapable conclusion that we evolved and are still evolving. He also explains in detail how health, food production, and human ...
Rubrique(s) : Reference | Epistemology | Reference

Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

- 31,28 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
This work is a personal account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Bourgeois crafts an engaging study that draws on her involvement with the Institute and on related archives, interviews, and informal conversations.The volume discusses the people who founded the Institute and built a home for renowned research?leading scientists of the time as well as ...
Rubrique(s) : Catégories

Mysteries of the Quantum Universe

- 13,86 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
The bestselling French graphic novel about the mind-bending world of quantum physics'Tintin for nerds' (Stylist, France)Famous explorer Bob and his dog Rick have been around the world and even to the Moon, but their travels through the quantum universe show them the greatest wonders they've ever seen. As they follow their tour guide, the giddy letter h (also known as the Planck constant), Bob and ...
Rubrique(s) : Comics & Graphic Novels | Quantum Theory | Physics | Comics & Graphic Novels | Quantum Theory | Physics

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) : Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists | Specific Groups

The Biological Foundations of Bioethics

- 24,21 €
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Much recent thought on the ethics of new biomedical technologies, and work in ethics and political philosophy more generally, is committed to hidden and contestable views about the nature of biological reality. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens, a leading expert in the field, teases out these biological foundations of bioethical writing and subjects them to scrutiny. The topics covered ...
Rubrique(s) : Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering | Professional & Technical

The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future

- 20,35 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever before. The Genome Factor describes the latest astonishing discoveries being made at ...
Rubrique(s) : Patents & Inventions | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists


- 13,10 €
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In this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject.Beginning with an overview of Darwin?s life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective. These include natural selection; the origin ...
Rubrique(s) : Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering

Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative experiences and their effects on our bodies, brains and health (English Edition)

- 10,99 €
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In this pioneering book Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage:· Meditation· Gratitude· Connecting with nature· Relating to plants· Rituals· Singing and chanting· Pilgrimage and holy places. The effects of spiritual practices are now being ...
Rubrique(s) : Psychology | Religious Studies | Religion & Spirituality | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Science & Religion | Essays & Commentary | Science

UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities

- 6,14 €
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Foreword by Jacques F. ValleeIntroduction by Burt RutanCommentary by Tom ClancyA never-before-heard firsthand account of a government insider's experience on the cutting edge of UFO exploration While still on active duty in the U.S. Army during the 1980s, Colonel John B. Alexander, Ph.D., created an interagency group to explore the controversial topic of UFOs. Participants came from the Army, ...
Rubrique(s) : History & Philosophy | Psychology | Religious Studies | Religion & Spirituality | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Science & Religion | Essays & Commentary

Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion

- 8,49 €
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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) : Science | Ebooks Kindle | History & Philosophy | UFOs | Occult | Astrophysics & Space Science | Astronomy | UFOs

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

- 8,99 €
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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) : Experiments & Projects | Experiments, Instruments & Measurement | UFOs | Occult | Astrophysics & Space Science | Astronomy | UFOs | Experiments & Projects

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

- 8,99 €
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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) : Experiments, Instruments & Measurement | Philosophy | Nonfiction | Popular Culture | Social Sciences | Spiritualism | Agnosticism | Spirituality

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) : Philosophy | Nonfiction | Popular Culture | Social Sciences | Spiritualism | Agnosticism | Spirituality | Health, Mind & Body

Science and Religion: A Critical Survey

- 8,82 €
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This landmark book, first published in 1987, is now back in print, with a new introduction by its award-winning author. An interdisciplinary approach to the central themes of scientific and religious thought, this book was widely heralded upon its publication for the richness and depth of its contribution to the science and religion dialogue. ?notable for its breadth and depth . . . filled with ...
Rubrique(s) : Consciousness & Thought | Fauna | Outdoors & Nature | Zoology | Biological Sciences | Oceans & Seas | Nature & Ecology | Neurology

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

- 9,49 €
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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace?A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.??Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don?t ...
Rubrique(s) : Internal Medicine | Medicine | Health, Mind & Body | Catégories | Neurology | Internal Medicine | Medicine | Consciousness & Thought

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

- 13,00 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
'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) : Fauna | Outdoors & Nature | Zoology | Biological Sciences | Nature & Ecology | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing

Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

- 22,06 €
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In Studying Human Behavior, Helen E. Longino enters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of ?nature versus nurture.? Rather than supporting one side or another or attempting to replace that dichotomy with a different framework for understanding behavior, Longino focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behavior and ...
Rubrique(s) : Memory Improvement | Self-Help | Success | Study Skills | Education | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics

Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters

- 19,42 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Giants, cannibals and other monsters were a regular feature of Renaissance illustrated maps, inhabiting the Americas alongside other indigenous peoples. In a new approach to views of distant peoples, Surekha Davies analyzes this archive alongside prints, costume books and geographical writing. Using sources from Iberia, France, the German lands, the Low Countries, Italy and England, Davies argues ...
Rubrique(s) : Europe | History | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Renaissance | World | Atlases | Atlases & Maps

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) : Reference | Cartography | Earth Sciences | Science | History & Philosophy | History of Technology | Technology | Europe

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) : History | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Ebooks Kindle | Renaissance | World | Atlases | Atlases & Maps

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

- 13,60 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about ...
Rubrique(s) : Reference | Cartography | Earth Sciences | Science | History & Philosophy | History of Technology | Technology | Chemistry

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

- 5,99 €
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: ?Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.??Michael Agger, Slate?Is Google making us stupid?? When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our ...
Rubrique(s) : Geology | Molecular Physics | Physics | Chemistry | Geology | Molecular Physics | Physics | Consciousness & Thought

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

- 7,59 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
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) : Philosophy | Nonfiction | Atheism | Spirituality | Religion & Spirituality | Consciousness & Thought | Philosophy | Nonfiction

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform The World

- 9,10 €
(Livres anglais et étrangers)
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) : Atheism | Spirituality | Religion & Spirituality | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups

Einstein: His Life and Universe (English Edition)

- 13,24 €
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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) : Quantum Theory | Scientists | Professionals & Academics | Biographies & Memoirs | Scientists | Specific Groups | Quantum Theory | Computers & Internet

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

- 12,99 €
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A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for loneliness and what to do about it.John T. Cacioppo?s groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry. By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context?a factor so ...
Rubrique(s) : Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Cognitive Psychology | Behavioral Sciences | Neurology | Internal Medicine | Medicine

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)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017?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 ...
Rubrique(s) : Computers & Internet | Catégories | Neuropsychology | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Neurology | Internal Medicine | Medicine

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