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Sociology of Science
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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

Leslie Valiant

From a leading computer scientist, a unifying theory that will revolutionize our understanding of how life evolves and learns. How does life prosper in a complex and erratic world? While we know that nature follows patterns—such as the law of... (read more)

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Brahms - His Life and Work

Karl Geiringer

Text extracted from opening pages of book: DR, KAR '-> LL BRAHMS AT THE AGE OF TWENTY, BY LAURENS ( 1853) TO THE MEMORY OF MY MOTHER PREFACE Is a new biography of Brahms really necessary? Have not enough books been written on the master's life? These... (read more)

Isaac Asimov
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I. Asimov :a memoir

Isaac Asimov

Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-562).... (read more)

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Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land

Jan DeBlieu

A fascinating look at how a collision of molecules led to the creation of religion, the discovery of continents, and the destruction of empires, "Wind" brings a poet's voice and a scientist's eye together to reveal the profound influence of this... (read more)

Politics of Science
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Technical Fouls: Democratic Dilemmas and Technological Change (Interventions--Theory and Contemporary Politics)

John Kurt Jacobsen

What is it that shapes the direction of technological progress in advanced industrial societies? Is it science? Technology itself? Or is it something even more powerful and all-encompassing, like power or money or politics? John Kurt Jacobsen addresses... (read more)

Oversized Books
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The Book of Inventions

Ian Harrison

Combining curious and colorful anecdotes with intricate research and photographs, National Geographic presents a fact-filled and lively history of inventions and their inventors. With a creative and humorous approach to reference, The Book of Inventions... (read more)

Patents and Inventions
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Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

Jill Jonnes

An incredible melding of science and history, invention and majesty, here is the gripping story of the race among three titans of the Gilded Age to bring electricity to the world. Though known to man since the early seventeeth century, electricity... (read more)

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