History and Philosophy of Science
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The Birth of a New Physics
The Birth of a New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0393300455
Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion
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'.
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Tropical Nature
Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Paperback      ISBN: 0684187108
A look at the natural history of tropical rain forests in South America, covers insects, birds, animals, and plants
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science
Higher Superstition
The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science
Paperback      ISBN: 0801857074
"We should be thankful that Gross and Levitt have provided a wake-up call. Their significant overview of the thinking of those who teach our lawyers, journalists and teachers should be read by all who are concerned by the decline of the status of science in our times." -- Physics Today
Hippocratic Writings
Hippocratic Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444513
This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout, there are discussions on the philosophy of being a physician.
Mismeasure of Man
Mismeasure of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0393314251
Exposes the fatal flaws in the ranking of people according to their supposed gifts and limits by discussing the development of the theory of limits and by reanalyzing the data on which it is based
The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
The First Three Minutes
A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0465024378
"<>This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.<>"
Ideas and Opinions
Ideas and Opinions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517003937
A collection of Einstein's popular writings includes his thoughts on such subjects as relativity, war, peace, religion, science, human rights, economics, and government
The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World
The Self-Aware Universe
How Consciousness Creates the Material World
Paperback      ISBN: 0874777984
Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
Paperback      ISBN: 0393317552
An intriguing study of the rise of civilization argues that human development is not based on race or ethnic differences but rather is linked to biological diversity, discussing the evolution of agriculture, technology, writing, political systems, and religious belief. Reprint.