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"The Hour of Eugenics": Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

- 13,26 €
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Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social ...
Rubrique(s) : Central America | Americas | History | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | 20th Century | World | Discrimination & Racism

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) : Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Demography | History & Philosophy | Science | History | Special Topics | Medicine

Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

- 28,95 €
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Darwin?s concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin because it explained things that natural selection could not and offered a naturalistic, as opposed to divine, account of beauty and its perception.  Only now, ...
Rubrique(s) : Central America | Americas | History | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | 20th Century | World | History

The Invisible College

- 8,47 €
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In 1660 a small group of men, led by Sir Robert Moray, met in London with a secret plan to reshape the world. They were members of the 'Invisible College', better known today as the FreemasonsEmerging from the horrors of the Civil War, Britain was a society torn apart by political difference, religious ferment and was still immersed in medieval superstition. It was a country which burnt alive at ...
Rubrique(s) : Special Topics | Medicine | Discrimination & Racism | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Demography | History & Philosophy | Science

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

- 15,07 €
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The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the ...
Rubrique(s) : Ebooks Kindle | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists | Scientists

Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science

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Mature sciences have been long been characterized in terms of the ?successfulness?, ?reliability? or ?trustworthiness? of their theoretical, experimental or technical accomplishments. Today many philosophers of science talk of ?robustness?, often without specifying in a precise way the meaning of this term. This lack of clarity is the cause of frequent misunderstandings, since all these notions, ...
Rubrique(s) : Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil | Engineering

Rethinking Scientific Change and Theory Comparison:: Stabilities, Ruptures, Incommensurabilities?

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This volume presents a collection of essays devoted to the analysis of scientific change and stability. It explores the balance and tension that exist between commensurability and continuity on the one hand and incommensurability and discontinuity on the other. The book constitutes fully revised versions of papers that were originally presented at an international colloquium held at the University ...
Rubrique(s) : Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions | Artists, Architects & Photographers | Arts & Literature | Biographies & Memoirs | Business | Professionals & Academics | Scientists

The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries

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The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945 redefines the European history of eugenics by exploring the ideological transmission of eugenics internationally and its application locally in East-Central Europe. It includes 100 primary sources translated from the East-Central European languages into English for the first time and key contributions from leading scholars in the field from ...
Rubrique(s) : Scientists | Specific Groups | Biography & History | Business & Investing | Entrepreneurship | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Surveying & Photogrammetry | Civil

Rockets and People - Volume IV: The Moon Race (English Edition)

- 1,99 €
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Much has been written in the West on the history of the Soviet space program but few Westerners have read direct first-hand accounts of the men and women who were behind the many Russian accomplishments in exploring space. The memoirs of Academician Boris Chertok, who worked under the legendary Sergey Korolev, translated from the original Russian, fill that gap.In this last volume of his ...
Rubrique(s) : Engineering | Professional & Technical | Patents & Inventions | England | Europe | England | Europe | Popular Culture

Science and Government

- 10,65 €
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Science and Government is a gripping account of one of the great scientific rivalries of the twentieth century. The antagonists are Sir Henry Tizard, a chemist from Imperial College, and Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), a physicist from the University of Oxford. The scientist-turned-novelist Charles Percy Snow tells a story of hatred and ambition at the top of British science, exposing how ...
Rubrique(s) : Customs & Traditions | Catégories | Customs & Traditions | Popular Culture | Social Psychology & Interactions | Psychology & Counseling | Health, Mind & Body | Violence in Society

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

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Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from ...
Rubrique(s) : Popular Culture | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Subjects | Livres anglais et étrangers | Anthropology | Sociology | History & Philosophy

Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

- 27,20 €
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In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and psychological. Following this turn, the interest in scientific practices continued to increase and had an ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Anthropology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Popular Culture | Sociology

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

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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) : History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Philosophy | Philosophy | Programming | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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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) : Technology | Programming | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Health, Mind & Body | Biology | Biological Sciences

The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness (English Edition)

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It is often assumed that the national identity must be a matter of values and ideas. But in Robert Winder's brilliantly-written account it is a land built on a lucky set of natural ingredients: the island setting that made it maritime; the rain that fed the grass that nourished the sheep that provided the wool, and the wheat fields that provided its cakes and ale. Then came the seams of iron and ...
Rubrique(s) : Genetics | Evolution | Health, Mind & Body | Catégories | Biology | Biological Sciences | Genetics | Evolution

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

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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) : History | History | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing | Memory Improvement | Self-Help | Success

Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion

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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) : Study Skills | Education | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics | Guides | Job Hunting & Careers | Business & Investing

Styles of Knowing: A New History of Science from Ancient Times to the Present

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Now available in English, Styles of Knowing explores the development of various scientific reasoning processes in cultural-historical context. Influenced by historian Alistair Crombie?s Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition, Chunglin Kwa organizes his book according to six distinct styles: deductive, experimental, analytical-hypothetical, taxonomic, statistical, and evolutionary. ...
Rubrique(s) : Success | Self-Help | Memory Improvement | Study Skills | Education | Probability & Statistics | Applied | Mathematics

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

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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) : Consciousness & Thought | Spiritualism | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Agnosticism | Spirituality

The Planets

- 9,34 €
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Dava Sobel's The Glass Universe will be available from Viking in December 2016With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the ...
Rubrique(s) : Consciousness & Thought | Spiritualism | Occult | Religion & Spirituality | Science & Religion | Religious Studies | Agnosticism | Spirituality

The God Delusion

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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

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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We 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 be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and ...
Rubrique(s) : Science | Theology | Christianity | Religion & Spirituality | Ebooks en anglais | Ebooks en langues étrangères | Atheism | Spirituality

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

- 17,51 €
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Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth.As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated ...
Rubrique(s) : History & Philosophy | Science | Ebooks Kindle | Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology

The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance

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The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field. The one definitive text on the development of the periodic table by van Spronsen (1969), has been out of print for a considerable time. The present book provides a successor to van Spronsen, but goes further in giving an evaluation of the ...
Rubrique(s) : Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science | Computers & Internet | Social Aspects | Technology | Anthropology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction

The Duke and the Stars

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The Duke and the Stars explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the ?predictive art? of astrology was often a critical, secretive source of information for Italian Renaissance rulers, particularly in times of crisis.
Rubrique(s) : Human Geography | Conservation | Environment | Outdoors & Nature | Environmental Science | Earth Sciences | Essays & Commentary | Futurology

Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine

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Mankind's battle to stay alive is the greatest of all subjects. This brief, witty and unusual book by Britain's greatest medical historian compresses into a tiny span a lifetime spent thinking about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. Each chapter sums up one of these battlefields (surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals, laboratories and the human body) in a way that is both ...
Rubrique(s) : Anthropology | Social Sciences | Nonfiction | Human Geography | Conservation | Environment | Outdoors & Nature | Environmental Science

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

- 7,59 €
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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) : Earth Sciences | Essays & Commentary | Futurology | Inorganic | Chemistry | Inorganic | Chemistry | Italy

Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work

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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was one of the founders of quantum theory. He is numbered alongside Newton, Maxwell and Einstein as one of the greatest physicists of all time. Together the lectures in this volume, originally presented on the occasion of the dedication ceremony for a plaque commemorating Dirac in Westminster Abbey, give a unique insight into the relationship between Dirac's character and ...
Rubrique(s) : Europe | History | Renaissance | World | Practical Politics | Politics | Astrology | New Age

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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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) : Italy | Europe | History | Renaissance | World | Practical Politics | Politics | Astrology

The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation

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The Emergent Multiverse presents a striking new account of the 'many worlds' approach to quantum theory. The point of science, it is generally accepted, is to tell us how the world works and what it is like. But quantum theory seems to fail to do this: taken literally as a theory of the world, it seems to make crazy claims: particles are in two places at once; cats are alive and dead at the same ...
Rubrique(s) : New Age | History | Special Topics | Medicine | History | Special Topics | Medicine | Neurology

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