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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Fermat's Enigma
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Paperback      ISBN: 0385493622
A national best-seller traces the quest of scientists around the world to solve the theorem devised by seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, a story of extraordinary human emotion, ambition, and desperation. Reprint. AB. LJ. NYT. PW.
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.
Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge: Proceedings of the Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London 1965, Volume 4
Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge
Proceedings of the Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London 1965, Volume 4
Paperback      ISBN: 0521096235
This volume arose out of a symposium on Thomas Kuhn's work, with Karl Popper in the chair.
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
The Lives of a Cell
Notes of a Biology Watcher
Paperback      ISBN: 0140047433
A physician and cancer researcher shares his personal observations on the uniformity, diversity, interdependence, and strange powers of the earth's life forms
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Genius
The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Paperback      ISBN: 0679747044
A biography of the flamboyant Nobel Prize-winning scientist describes how Feynman cracked safes, played the bongos, studied the behavior of Jell-O, and conducted experiments in seduction, all in the name of science
Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Why Things Bite Back
Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679747567
A scientific historian takes a close-up look at the unexpected ramifications of technological development, examining the paradoxical, ironic consequences of the things we do to supposedly improve our lives. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Pinball Effect: How Rennaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburator Possible
The Pinball Effect
How Rennaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburator Possible
Paperback      ISBN: 0316116106
Explores how simple changes in one century can have far-reaching implications in another
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Mathematics
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 052129648x
Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Gödel and other major thinkers.
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
River Out of Eden
A Darwinian View of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0465069908
Expanding on his theory that the gene is the basic unit of evolution, the author explains how genes meet, compete, unite, and separate to form new species
Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Full House
The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Paperback      ISBN: 0609801406
Argues against popular conceptions about the nature of progress and evolution, and shows how variety is the essence of life