History and Philosophy of Science
The Machine in the Garden
Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America
Paperback ISBN: 019513351x
For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.
Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind
Hardcover ISBN: 080143730x
Published in conjunction with the 1999 exhibition commemorating Freud's classic work on dreams, this volume illuminates how, as scientists researched the psychology and physiology of dreams, artists created dramatic images centered in the unconscious. Gamwell (director of the Art Museum at the State U. of New York and curator of the Gallery of Art and Science in NY) reviews the psychoanalytic understanding of dreams and explores the ways in which Freud's theories, as well as those of his followers and critics, have been interpreted artistically. Ernest Hartmann (Tufts U.) traces the somatic and psychological dimensions of dreaming and links them to creative thought. Donald Kuspit (State U. of NY) assesses the results of moving from a 19th-century mystical outlook to a 20th-century scientific paradigm. The volume concludes with a dream archive. Contains 100 color and 50 b&w illustrations. Oversize: 9.25x12.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Stephen Hawking's Universe
An Introduction to the Most Remarkable Scientist of Our Time
Paperback ISBN: 0380707632
Summarize the work of Hawking, a British physicist afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease, concerning gravity, subatomic particles, black holes, and the origins of the universe
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Paperback ISBN: 0140258795
An award-winning science journalist traces the development of the marine chronometer by an obscure, uneducated clock maker--an invention that revolutionized sailing by allowing navigators to determine their ship's longitude. Reprint. Tour.
Music, the Brain & Ecstasy
How Music Captures Our Imagination
Paperback ISBN: 038078209x
An exploration into the various ways music affects and enraptures focuses on the evolution of music, and highlights new ideas pertaining to memory and perception, knowledge and attention, motion and emotion, and other aspects that detail the power of music. Reprint.