415 books (21 pages) in this category
by Andres Ruzo
Part of the TED series: The Boiling River This fantastical tale - which sent scores of Spanish conquistadores to their death during the great age of discovery - paints an intoxicating image of shamans and spells, forest-dwelling creatures and a
by Catherine Whitlock
Sex, Power, and the Will to Win
by Joe Herbert
Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds
by Cordelia Fine
WINNER 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOKS PRIZE: A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential <i>Delusions of Gender</i>. ...
Colour and Discover
by Graeme Donald
<DIV><P>Caroline Taggart, who has made a name for herself expounding on the subjects of grammar, usage and words generally (and who for decades made her living putting in the commas in other people’s work), takes her usual gentle and ...
The World You Thought You Knew
by Alan Lightman
Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth
by Robin Hanson
Many thinkers believe that the next transformational change in human organisation will be the onset of human-level artificial intelligence (the 'singularity'), and that the most likely method of achieving this will come through brain ...
by Gary Smith
Gary Smith argues that we should not be intimidated into thinking that computers are infallible, that data-mining is knowledge discovery, that black boxes should be trusted. Let's trust ourselves to judge whether statistical patterns make sense ...
The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe
by Ben Miller
The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything
by Marcus Chown
by Paul Parsons
13.8 billion years ago, something incredible happened. Matter, energy, space and time all suddenly burst into existence in a cataclysmic event that’s come to be known as the Big Bang. It was the birth of our universe. What started life ...
From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.
by Michael Shermer
by John Pickrell
<p></p><p><b>'For the general reader, there are few better ways to get the backstory to the latest developments and controversies in science than through this annual collection of essays (and poems).' — Fiona Capp, <i>Sydney Morning ...
by Bianca Nogrady
Good science writing makes you feel. It makes you delight in the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens puzzling over golf balls on the Moon, wonder at the mystery of the Spanish influenza’s deadly ...
The Story of How We Became Us
by Adam Rutherford
A User's Guide
by Scientist New
The Story of You
by David Eagleman
Bestselling author and 'the hottest thing in neuroscience' (<i>The Times</i>), David Eagleman, takes readers on a fascinating and eye-opening journey into the world of the brain. ...
by Rita Carter
by Norman Doidge
The phenomenon of neuroplasticity - the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience - is the most important development in our understanding of the brain and mind since the beginning of ...
by Kate Grenville
Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started. Like perhaps a quarter of the population, Grenville reacts badly to the artificial fragrances around us- other people's perfumes, and all those ...