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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America
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.
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
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0226458083
Thomas S. Kuhn's work explaining the process of scientific discovery. This text is the third edition and incorporates a new index.
Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind
Dreams 1900-2000
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
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
Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos
Making a New Science
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092501
Explains the meaning and application of chaos--the study of patterns emerging from seemingly random phenomena--and introduces the scientists responsible for major discoveries in this field
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
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude
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
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.
Einstein: The Life and Times
Einstein
The Life and Times
Paperback      ISBN: 038001159x
A compelling biography of the great physicist focuses on the intellect, and the philosophical tensions, that made Einstein such great scientist, and an interesting man. Reissue. PW. NYT.