History and Philosophy of Science
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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310698
Charles Darwin's Autobiography was first published in 1887, five years after his death. It was a bowdlerized edition: Darwin's family, attempting to protect his posthumous reputation, had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial. The present complete edition did not appear until 1959, one hundred years after the publication of The Origin of Species. Upon its appearance, Loren Eiseley wrote: "No man can pretend to know Darwin who does not know his autobiography. Here, for the first time since his death, it is presented complete and unexpurgated, as it exists in the family archives. It will prove invaluable to biographers and cast new light on the personality of one of the world's greatest scientists. Nora Barlow, Darwin's granddaughter, has proved herself a superb editor. Her own annotations make fascinating reading." The daring and restless mind, the integrity and simplicity of Darwin's character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life--his family, his education, his explorations of the natural world, his religion and philosophy. The editor has provided page and line references to the more important restored passages, and previously unpublished notes and letters on family matters and on the controversy between Samuel Butler appear in an appendix.
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
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.
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Beyond Einstein
The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0385477813
A revised and updated edition of an introduction to the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, explains how scientists have been able to join the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe. Reprint.
All the Math You'll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide
All the Math You'll Ever Need
A Self-Teaching Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0471317519
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it. Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: * Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. * Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. * Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. * Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life
Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Evolution and the Meaning of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 068482471x
Offers a wider perspective on Darwin's scientific theory of natural selection, explaining how it extends beyond biology, analyzing current controversies over the origins of life and inherent biases, and challenging popular philosophies
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Paperback      ISBN: 0679764895
The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Paperback      ISBN: 0679747044
A biography of the flamboyant Nobel Prize-winning scientist describes how Feynman cracked safes, played the bongos, studied the behavior of Jell-O, and conducted experiments in seduction, all in the name of science
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.<>"
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.
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Probability
Paperback      ISBN: 0486675491
Featured topics include permutations and factorials, probabilities and odds, frequency interpretation, mathematical expectation, decision making, postulates of probability, rule of elimination, much more. Exercises with some solutions. Summary. 1973 edition.