History and Philosophy of Science
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
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
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
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
A physician and cancer researcher shares his personal observations on the uniformity, diversity, interdependence, and strange powers of the earth's life forms
The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
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
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
Explores how simple changes in one century can have far-reaching implications in another
Philosophy of Mathematics
2nd Edition Paperback
Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Gödel and other major thinkers.
River Out of Eden
A Darwinian View of Life
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
The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Argues against popular conceptions about the nature of progress and evolution, and shows how variety is the essence of life