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EVER SINCE DARWIN: REFLECTIONS IN NATURAL HISTORY

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000038847

ISBN: 0140222227

Condition: Good


"A remarkable achievement by any measure. [Gould] is profoundly intelligent , a writer of great natural wit, and his sophistication and learning range far beyond the parameters of his academic field, biology. . . . One is hard pressed to single out past writers who could wear the sobriquet of natural history essayist with such distinction." - David Walsten, Chicago Tribune "A shrewd and learned intellectual whose essays on Charles Darwin have the style and address of what in other circumstances might be the writing of a literary critic upon Stendhal or Proust or other such major f... View more info

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HIGHER SUPERSTITION: THE ACADEMIC LEFT AND ITS QUARRELS WITH SCIENCE

By: Gross, Professor Paul R.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045295

ISBN: 0801847664

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." View more info

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SEVEN TENTHS

By: Hamilton-Paterson, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limi: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019124

ISBN: 0091745012

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout: This is a combination of a description of the sea and its boundaries in our imaginations with an appreciation of its mysteries. These include such special places as reefs and lagoons and such strange phenomena as islands that never existed and yet appear on maps. The author takes the reader into the deeps and into the cold fear of drowning, into the marvels of marine life and the sombre zone of the wreck. The high technology of an ocean survey ship opens up a strange history of ocean maps and names, and a bleak North Sea trawler takes us int... View more info

DISAPPEARING THROUGH THE SKYLIGHT: CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Hardison, Jr. O. B.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000003991

ISBN: 014011582X

Condition: Very Good


Hardison, English professor (Georgetown), Shakespearean scholar, and amateu r physicist, is always entertaining and often thought-provoking, as in Ente ring the Maze: Identity & Change in Modern Culture (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1981) ; here, he is very successful at placing the advent of technology within th e context of our century. Through witty and elegantly written chapters on a rt, architecture, music, and poetry, he weaves a cogent and coherent theory on how the world left the domain of philosophers and classical artists and entered that of mathematicians and computer scientists. When our capa... View more info

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THE END OF SCIENCE: FACING THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE TWILIGHT OF THE S CIENTIFIC AGE

By: Horgan, John

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000015261

ISBN: 0201626799

Condition: Very Good+/ Fine


A crisp first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper: John Horgan makes the powerful case that the best and most exciting scientific discoveries are behind us. He states that many scientists today, particularly those he interviewed for the book, are "gripped by a profound unease," due partially to dwindling financial resources and vicious competition, but increasingly due to the sense that "the great era of scientific discovery is over." In other words, he argues, the big problems that can be solved have been, and the big ones that haven't been solved can't be. Am... View more info

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ROCKS OF AGES: SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN THE FULLNESS OF LIFE

By: Jay, Stephen (Alexander Agassiz Pr Gould

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000045179

ISBN: 0099284529

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Writing with characteristic bracing intelligence and clarity, Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of having to choose between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for the golden resolution that accords dignity and distinction to both? In elaborating and exploring his thought-provoking concept, Gould delves into the history of science with stories of figures as Galileo and Darwin, ... View more info

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APOCALYPSE 2012

By: Joseph, Lawrence E.

Price: ¥350.00

Publisher: Broadway: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000037834

ISBN: 0007227396

Condition: Very Good


Is the world really coming to an end in 2012? The answer frighteningly is ' maybe', according to the Bible, the I Ching, the Mayans, meteorologists and vulcanologists. Apocalypse 2012 is cheerful sceptic Laurence E Joseph's in vestigation into the 2012 Doomsday phenomenon. Journalist and science writer Laurence E Joseph is our incisive and witty g uide unravelling the religious, astrological and mystical prophecies behind the potentially earth-shattering events of 2012. And at the core of this b ook is Joseph's investigation into the growing number of scientific researc hers trying to figure ... View more info

ABUSING SCIENCE: THE CASE AGAINST CREATIONISM

By: Kitcher, Philip

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000004025

ISBN: 026261037X

Condition: Very Good


Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complet e available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. View more info

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THE TANGLED WING: BIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE HUMAN SPIRIT

By: Konner, Melvin

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1982

Seller ID: RWARE0000024155

ISBN: 003057062X

Condition: Fair


Why do we behave as we do, and how are we to judge this behaviour in terms of right and wrong, good and evil, natural and unnatural? On the answers to these questions, whole systems of religion, law and government have been f ounded. Now, science has begun to address these same questions, offering da ta that is both exciting and controversial. Specifically concerned with the biological bases of human behaviour and human emotions, this book is a tre atment of materials that have often been misused and exploited for question able ends. View more info

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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST

By: Lehrer, Jonah

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Canongate Books: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000040183

ISBN: 0857862316

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Is science the only path to knowledge? In this sparkling and provocative book, Jonah Lehrer explains that when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Taking a group of celebrated writers, painters and composers, Lehrer shows us how artists have discovered truths about the human mind - real, tangible truths - that science is only now rediscovering. We learn, for example, how Proust first revealed the fallibility of memory; how George... View more info

THE HUMAN BODY

By: Lewis, Paul

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: BB: 1972

Seller ID: RWARE0000005305

ISBN: 0553148745

Condition: Very Good


A color guide the workings of the human body. View more info

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ARROW OF CHAOS: ROMANTICISM AND POSTMODERNITY

By: Livingston, Ira

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000035924

ISBN: 0816627959

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

SCIENCE AT THE BEDSIDE : CLINICAL RESEARCH IN AMERICAN MEDICINE, 1905-1945

By: McGehee, A. Harvey

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University: 1981

Seller ID: RWARE0000008186

ISBN: 0801825628

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good


"This book is an important one to medical historians, historians of science , and general historians. Its one hundred pages of endnotes is a bibliograp hical treasure chest."-- Journal of American History. View more info

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GAIA ATLAS OF PLANET MANAGEMENT

By: Myers, Norman

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Pan Books Ltd: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000027649

ISBN: 0330284916

Condition: Good


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TRIBOLOGY IN METAL CUTTING AND GRINDING

By: N/A

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: Mechanical Engineering Publi: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000027526

ISBN: 0852988133

Condition: Very Good


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HOW TO CLONE THE PERFECT BLONDE

By: Nelson, Sue

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ebury Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000044217

ISBN: 0091897475

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In an attempt to create the most popular science book ever, Nelson & Hollingham use cutting-edge science and technology to bring a little more happiness into our lives: cloning a faithful pet so that an old friend will forever be there to fetch your slippers, recreating a Grand National winner in a petri dish, avoiding arguments by actually being in two places at once, boosting your intelligence with an extra brain, or simply making sure you don't get... View more info

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OUR FINAL HOUR

By: Rees, Martin

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000040943

ISBN: 0465068626

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Our Final Hour by Martin Rees A scientist known for unraveling the complexities of the universe over millions of years, Sir Martin Rees now warns that humankind is potentially the maker of its own demise-and that of the cosmos. Though the twenty-first century could be the critical era in which life on Earth spreads beyond our solar system, it is just as likely that we have endangered the future of the entire universe. With clarity and precision, Rees maps out the ways technology could destroy our species and thereby foreclose the potential of a living universe whose evolution has just begun.R... View more info

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TAMED: TEN SPECIES THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD

By: Roberts, Alice

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Windmill Books: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000047602

ISBN: 1786090015

Condition: Very Good


In Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the deep history of 10 familiar species wi th incredible wild pasts: dogs, apples and wheat; cattle, potatoes and chic kens; rice, maize and horses--and, finally, humans. She reveals how becomin g part of our world changed these animals and plants, and shows how they be came our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species. Enlightening, wide-ranging and endlessly fascinating, Tamed encompasses tho usands of years of history and archaeology alongside cutting-edge genetics and anthropology. Yet it is also a deeply personal journey that change... View more info

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SCIENCE AND BEYOND

By: Rose, Steven

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Blackwell Pub: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000039110

ISBN: 0631144838

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Essays examine the role of science in modern society and discusses the infl uence of economic, ethical, and political factors on science. View more info

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AFRO-ASIAN CULTURE STUDIES

By: Rosenfeld, Erwin M.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000027654

ISBN: 0812004523

Condition: Good


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