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The Scientist as Rebel
The Scientist as Rebel
Paperback      ISBN: 1590172949
From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman J. Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In their pursuit of nature’s truths, they are guided as much by imagination as by reason, and their greatest theories have the uniqueness and beauty of great works of art.Dyson argues that the best way to understand science is by understanding those who practice it. He tells stories of scientists at work, ranging from Isaac Newton’s absorption in physics, alchemy, theology, and politics, to Ernest Rutherford’s discovery of the structure of the atom, to Albert Einstein’s stubborn hostility to the idea of black holes. His descriptions of brilliant physicists like Edward Teller and Richard Feynman are enlivened by his own reminiscences of them. He looks with a skeptical eye at fashionable scientific fads and fantasies, and speculates on the future of climate prediction, genetic engineering, the colonization of space, and the possibility that paranormal phenomena may exist yet not be scientifically verifiable.Dyson also looks beyond particular scientific questions to reflect on broader philosophical issues, such as the limits of reductionism, the morality of strategic bombing and nuclear weapons, the preservation of the environment, and the relationship between science and religion. These essays, by a distinguished physicist who is also a prolific writer, offer informed insights into the history of science and fresh perspectives on contentious current debates about science, ethics, and faith.
Dreams of Earth and Sky
Dreams of Earth and Sky
Hardcover      ISBN: 1590178548
In this sequel to The Scientist as Rebel (2006), Freeman Dyson—whom The Times of London calls “one of the world’s most original minds
The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story
The Universe Is a Green Dragon
A Cosmic Creation Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0939680149
Communicating his ideas in the form of a classical dialogue between a youth and a wise elder, cosmologist Brian Swimme crafts a fascinating exploration into the creativity suffusing the universe. His explication of the fundamental powers of the cosmos is mystical and ecstatic and points directly to the need to activate one's own creative powers.
IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World
IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World
Paperback      ISBN: 0762494530
The creators of the IFLScience website offer a compendium of their best articles in their trademark irreverent but celebratory and entertaining style providing fascinating facts about health, nature, the human brain and space. 15,000 first printing. Original. Illustrations.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0547799535
Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.
How Science Works
How Science Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465464190
Using clear, easy-to-understand graphics, an ultimate science book explores answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology and the universe.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017
Paperback      ISBN: 1328715515
Best-selling author Hope Jahren edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
Paperback      ISBN: 0544748999
This anthology of writing in the fields of science and nature include a Pulitzer Prize-winning essay on the earthquake that could destroy the West Coast and an investigative journalism piece that generated change in the nail salon industry. Original. 25,000 first printing.
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
13 Things That Don't Make Sense
The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0307278816
Offers a provocative look at thirteen of the most hotly debated topics in modern-day science and analyzes how issues from cold fusion to dark matter are changing the way scientists work and how they will shape and define science in the twenty-first century. Reprint.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
Paperback      ISBN: 054428674x
An award-winning science writer and the best-selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who, balancing research with humanity, have penned fascinating stories of discovery across the disciplines. Original. 25,000 first printing.