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Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy
Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy
by Kathleen E. Welch
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"We are commonly not aware of the complex history of orality and literacy and of the effects of this history on the depths of human consciousness, where electronic communication is now having its deep and as yet not understood effects. Professor Welchs... (read more)

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The Strongest Boy in the World, Updated and Expanded
The Strongest Boy in the World, Updated and Expanded
by Philip R Reilly
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This updated edition of Philip Reilly's highly praised and provocative book has been expanded to include an essay about the fast-moving and controversial field of personal genomics. In the essay, Reilly explains how new, cutting-edge technologies have... (read more)

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Science and Spirituality
Science and Spirituality
by Mary A. Mann
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How can science and the spirituality of the great religions help us all in our quest for global harmony? How can artists, philosophers and mystics reveal to us who we are? How can studying our civilization's timeline show us where we came from? How can... (read more)

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Words, Science & Learning
Words, Science & Learning
by C. R. Sutton
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While not denying the value of first-hand experience in the learning process, the author argues for a reinstatement of words as instruments of understanding and shows that they cannot just be taken for granted while organizing practical work.... (read more)

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought
by Michael Ruse
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This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the... (read more)

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Ethics of Food : a Reader for the 21ST Century (02 Edition)
Ethics of Food : a Reader for the 21ST Century (02 Edition)
by Gregory E. (ed.) Pence
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In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This comprehensive collection addresses a broad... (read more)

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Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science
Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science
by Theodore L. Brown
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Science and its offshoot, technology, enter into the very fabric of our society in so many ways that we cannot imagine life without them. We are surrounded by crises and debates over climate change, stem-cell research, AIDS, evolutionary theory and... (read more)

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Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion (Large Print)
Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection Between Science and Religion (Large Print)
by Chet Raymo
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Years ago, noted science teacher and writer Chet Raymo embarked upon his own quest to reconcile the miracle stories he learned as a child with the science he learned as an adult. Skeptics and True Believersis the culmination of that search—a... (read more)

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Believing Primate (09 Edition)
Believing Primate (09 Edition)
by Jeffrey Schloss
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Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely as constituting a threat to the religion they analyse. The... (read more)

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Reframing Consciousness
Reframing Consciousness
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This discussion on the interaction between art, science and technology works through the territories of interactive media and artificial life, combining with them ideas about creativity and personal identity.... (read more)

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Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World
Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World
by H N Pollack
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Scientific uncertainty puzzles many people. The confusion arises when scientists have more than one answer, and disagree among themselves. By acquainting readers with the ways that uncertainty arises in science, how scientists accommodate and make use of... (read more)

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Application of Mathematics To the Sciences of Nature: Critical Moments and Aspects (02 Edition)
Application of Mathematics To the Sciences of Nature: Critical Moments and Aspects (02 Edition)
by Cerrai
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The increasing use of mathematical models in the sciences, primarily in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics, generates much interest and attention. This book brings together evolutionary and population biologists, physicists, mathematicians, and... (read more)

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Review of Reports on Selected Large Federal Science Facilities: Management and Life-cycle Issues
Review of Reports on Selected Large Federal Science Facilities: Management and Life-cycle Issues
by Gabrielle Bloom
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The federal government operates several large-scale research facilities that enable scientific inquiry in a range of fields. This study was designed to help the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) address the issues surrounding the planning... (read more)

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The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
by Fritjof Capra
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Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific ideas—applying complexity theory to large-scale social interaction. In the 1980s, complexity... (read more)

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The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler
The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler
by Fernand Hallyn
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In this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture - the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler - Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosophy and history of science to show how the new sun... (read more)

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After the Science Wars
After the Science Wars
by Phillip Baringer
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The "War" this work speaks of is between scientists who believe that science and its methods are objective and largely above criticism versus an increasing number of social scientists, historians, philosophers and others in Science Studies who have... (read more)

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The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion
The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion
by Hanbury Brown
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We live in a culture which, while largely dependent on science for its material welfare, is largely ignorant of the new ideas and perspectives on which science is based. This book examines the true significance of science and technology for society over... (read more)

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Knowledge, Language and Logic
Knowledge, Language and Logic
by Alex Orenstein
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Quine is one of the twentieth century's most important and influential philosophers. The essays in this collection are by some of the leading figures in their fields and they touch on the most recent turnings in Quine's work. The book also features an... (read more)

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Ideas in Context #38: Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics
Ideas in Context #38: Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics
by Lola Fleck
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Four distinguished authors have been brought together to produce this elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the economic and social context of his ideas; his theory of... (read more)

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Introduction To Science Studies : the Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology (85 Edition)
Introduction To Science Studies : the Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology (85 Edition)
by John M. Ziman
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Professor Ziman provides a coherent account of the different perspectives on science and technology that are normally studied under various disciplinary heads such as philosophy of science, sociology of science, and science policy. It is intended for... (read more)

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