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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
by Atul Gawande
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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpels edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is&#8212... (read more)

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Art of War (91 Edition)
Art of War (91 Edition)
by Sun Tzu
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Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it... (read more)

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
by Thomas S Kuhn
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Thomas S. Kuhn's classic book is now available with a new index. "A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field. . . . It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost... (read more)

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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? And 114 Other Questions
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? And 114 Other Questions
by New Scientist
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• What time is it at the North Pole? • What's the chemical formula for a human being? • Why do boomerangs come back? • Why do flying fish fly? • Do the living really outnumber the dead? • Why does lightning fork? • Why... (read more)

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
by Thomas Levenson
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A fascinating slice of true-crime history that unfolds in 1695, when law enforcement was unheard of and modern money was little more than a concept When renowned scientist Isaac Newton took up the post of Warden of His Majestys Mint in London, another... (read more)

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Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
by Robert L Park
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In a time of dazzling scientific progress, how can we separate genuine breakthroughs from the noisy gaggle of false claims? From Deepak Chopra's "quantum alternative to growing old" to unwarranted hype surrounding the International Space Station, Robert... (read more)

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Edwin A Abbott
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926),... (read more)

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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
by Neil Postman
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with... (read more)

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The Best American Science Writing (Best American Science Writing)
The Best American Science Writing (Best American Science Writing)
by Atul Gawande
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A rock-and-roll loving surgeon explores the full range of scientific inquiry--from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the year's most thought... (read more)

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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
by Galileo Galilei
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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his... (read more)

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Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
by Edward Tenner
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If computers really eliminate paperwork, why is the office recycling bin always overflowing? Why are the lines before the bank's ATMs often longer than the ones at the tellers' windows? Anyone who has ever pondered those questions will delight in Why... (read more)

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Theories of the Information Society
Theories of the Information Society
by Frank Webster
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Information has come to be regarded as a symbol of the age in which we live. Talk nowadays is of an information technology' revolution, even of an information society'. But just what does this mean? In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis Of) Alien Life
Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis Of) Alien Life
by Peter Ward
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An engrossing and revelatory first look at the search for alien life—on Earth and beyond For the past twenty years, Peter Ward has been at the forefront of popular science writing, with books such as the influential and controversial Rare Earth. In... (read more)

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Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
by John Briggs
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Until recently, such phenomena as the volatility of weather systems, the fluctuation of the shock market, or the random firing of neurons in the brain were considered too "noisy" and complex to be probed by science. But now, with the aid of high-speed... (read more)

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
by Lawrence Weschler
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A nondescript storefront operation in Los Angeles, California, the Museum of Jurassic Technology actually exists — that may be the only thing about it that is for certain. The creation of David Wilson, a man of prodigiously unusual imagination, the... (read more)

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
by Oliver Sacks
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After compiling my short list of unconventional memoirs, I discovered that one author was listed twice. While I loved Oaxaca Journal, I found that Uncle Tungsten takes the cake. You just can't go wrong when you read a book by Oliver Sacks.... (read more)

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Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
by Paul R Gross
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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... (read more)

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Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April-November 1985
Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April-November 1985
by Freeman J Dyson
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Infinite in All Directions is a popularized science at its best. In Dyson's view, science and religion are two windows through which we can look out at the world around us. The book is a revised version of a series of the Gifford Lectures under the title... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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