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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.<>"
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.
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
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679450777
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on sociobiology and biodiversity argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge in the face of the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge over the past two centuries. 125,000 first printing.

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Visions
How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0385484992
The physicist-author of the best-selling Hyperspace explores how three scientific advances of the twentieth-century--quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--will permanently change humankind's relationship to nature. Reprint. K.
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.
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 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'.
The Illustrated Longitude
The Illustrated Longitude
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713440
A new illustrated edition of the best-selling Longitude chronicles the tale of the eighteenth-century inventor John Harrison, who created the chronometer and, in the process, saved thousands of lives and great fortunes.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World
Science As a Candle in the Dark
Paperback      ISBN: 0345409469
Examines and debunks what the Pulitzer Prize-winning author refers to as "pseudo-science," which includes such popular topics as channeling past lives, alien abduction, and communal hallucinations, suggesting that these trends are dangerous for society. Reprint.