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No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman
No Ordinary Genius
The Illustrated Richard Feynman
Paperback      ISBN: 039331393x
A life of the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist features more than a hundred photographs and interviews with family, friends, and Feynman himself, offering insight into the mind of a great creative scientist at work and play. Reprint.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000
Paperback      ISBN: 0618082956
The first in a new annual anthology of the finest science writing to be published in 1999 features such works as Richard Preston's "The Demon in the Freezer," John McPhee's "Farewell to the Nineteenth Century," "Brilliant Light" by Oliver Sacks, and other essays by Wendell Berry, Anne Fadiman, David Guterson, Peter Matthiessen, and other notable authors. Simultaneous. 30,000 first printing.
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Paperback      ISBN: 0192838970
This selection reveals a true Renaissance man, whose habit of rigorous enquiry, observation, and experiment, grounded in a philosophic system, led him to conceive of the universe as an organized cosmos corresponding to a work of art.
Galileo's Daughter: A Historic Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
Galileo's Daughter
A Historic Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713432
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
The Blind Watchmaker
Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0393315703
Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages
Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel
Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages
Paperback      ISBN: 0060925817
An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle.
Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
Fire in the Mind
Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
Paperback      ISBN: 067974021x
A study of the human drive to create order and reason is set in New Mexico and notes the parallel beliefs of the ancient Anasazi, the Tewa Native Americans, the Penitentes, and the scientists of the Santa Fe Institute. Reprint.
Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise
Complexification
Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise
Paperback      ISBN: 0060925876
A renowned mathematician shows how the "science of surprise" can help explain some of the most inexplicable phenomena in science, nature, the arts, the economy, and more.
Family Math
Family Math
Paperback      ISBN: 0912511060
The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
The Feeling of What Happens
Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0156010755
A new theory of consciousness and the construction of identity focuses on the body's reaction to its world, postulating that a complex relationship between body, emotion, and mind is required to configure the self. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.