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Encounters With the Archdruid
Encounters With the Archdruid
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514313
Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist
Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds
Parallel Universes
The Search for Other Worlds
Paperback      ISBN: 0671696017
Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology
Crossing Open Ground
Crossing Open Ground
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721835
A collection of essays reflecting the ideas of man and landscape includes a statement of the power of landscape as metaphor and an account of the attempt to save thirty-six whales stranded on a beach.
Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0684163225
Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.
Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics
Quantum Reality
Beyond the New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0385235690
A look at quantum physics covers wave motion, the problem with measurement, Bell's theorem, and the implications concerning the nature of reality
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Paperback      ISBN: 067145711x
A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century
Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816510571
An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics
The Construction of Modern Science
Mechanisms and Mechanics
Paperback      ISBN: 0521292956
Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century
Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0691024251
This pioneering work in the history of science, which originated in a series of three Gauss Seminars given at Princeton University in 1984, demonstrated how the roots of the scientific revolution lay in medieval scholasticism. A work of intellectual history addressing the metaphysical foundations of modern science, Theology and the Scientific Imagination raised and transformed the level of discourse on the relations of Christianity and science. Amos Funkenstein was one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Jewish history, medieval intellectual history, and the history of science. Called a genius and Renaissance man by his academic colleagues, Funkenstein was legendary for his ability to recite long literary passages verbatim and from memory in Latin, German, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Greek decades after he had last read them. A winner of the coveted Israel Prize for History, Funkenstein was born and raised in Palestine and received his Ph.D. in history and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin in 1965, as one of the first Jewish students to receive a doctorate in Germany after World War II. Author of seven books and more than fifty scholarly articles in four languages, Funkenstein was at the height of his powers in Theology and the Scientific Imagination, which ends with the author's influential discernment of the seventeenth century's "unprecedented fusion" of scientific and religious language. It remains a fundamental text to historians and philosophers of science.
Evolution of Physics
Evolution of Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0671201565
Clear and concise explanations of the development of theories explaining physical phenomena