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Philosophy of Space and Time
Philosophy of Space and Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0486604438
A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other topics.
Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
Paperback      ISBN: 0374518734
A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time.
Holy the Firm
Holy the Firm
Paperback      ISBN: 0060915439
Writing about a moth consumed by a candle flame, a girl burned in an airplane accident, and a baptism on a cold beach, Dillard bears witness to the violent incursions of the Absolute into the wreck of space and her vision of the power play of holy fire
The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings
The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy
Selected Readings
Paperback      ISBN: 0872200744
A supplementary text for courses in the history of modern philosophy, helping to link developments in modern science and modern philosophy.
This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind: Landscapes of a Western Mind
This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind
Landscapes of a Western Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0156899825
Ivan Doig recalls growing up among the ranches and wilderness of Montana with his father and grandmother, and their friends in the rural community
The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics
The Construction of Modern Science
Mechanisms and Mechanics
Paperback      ISBN: 0521292956
The interplay between the Platonic-Pythagorean tradition and the mechanical philosophy during the 'scientific revolution'.
Pieces of the Frame
Pieces of the Frame
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514984
Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work. Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.
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
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human
The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0679734163
Examines the process of engineering design and explains what can be learned by studying unsuccessful designs and the reasons for their failure