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Creatures Born of Mud and Slime

The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

by Daryn Lehoux

<p>We accept that, at some point in the history of our universe, living creatures emerged from nonliving matter. Yet from the time of Aristotle until the late nineteenth century, many people believed in spontaneous generation, that living ...

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Creatures of Cain

The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America

by Erika Lorraine Milam

<p>After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency. <em>Creatures of Cain</em> charts the rise and precipitous fall in Cold War America of a theory that attributed man’s evolutionary success to his ...

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Cryopolitics

Frozen Life in a Melting World

by Michael Bravo, Alexander Friedrich, Soraya de Chadarevian & others

<p><strong>The social, political, and cultural consequences of attempts to cheat death by freezing life.</strong></p> <p>As the planet warms and the polar ice caps melt, naturally occurring cold is a resource of growing scarcity. At the same ...

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Crystal Clear

The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

by A.M. Glazer & Patience Thomson

<p>Crystal Clear takes you behind the scenes in the life of one of the most prominent scientists of the twentieth century, William Lawrence Bragg (WLB) - an innovative genius, who together with his father, William Henry Bragg (WHB) founded and ...

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Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

by Gary Tomlinson

<p>The rapid evolutionary development of modern <em>Homo sapiens</em> over the past 200,000 years is a topic of fevered interest in numerous disciplines. How did humans, while undergoing few physical changes from their first arrival, so quickly ...

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Culture of Chemistry

The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer

by Balazs Hargittai & István Hargittai

<p>Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerpts of these Editor's choice chapters chronicle the culture and history of chemistry, featuring great chemists ...

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Cultures without Culturalism

The Making of Scientific Knowledge

by Karine Chemla & Evelyn Fox Keller

<p>Cultural accounts of scientific ideas and practices have increasingly come to be welcomed as a corrective to previous—and still widely held—theories of scientific knowledge and practices as universal. The editors caution, however, against the

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Cycles of Invention and Discovery

by Venkatesh Narayanamurti

<p>Using Nobel Prize–winning examples like the transistor, laser, and magnetic resonance imaging, Venky Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu explore the daily micro-practices of research and show that distinctions between the search for knowledge and ...

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

by Lisa Randall

<p><strong>The most thrilling, genre-busting, unlikely science book you’ll ever read, from the world-renowned, multi-award-winning, superstar physicist Lisa Randal.</strong></p> <p>66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space ...

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Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

by Evelleen Richards

<p>Darwin’s concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin ...

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Darwin and Women

A Selection of Letters

by Charles Darwin

<p>Darwin and Women focusses on Darwin's correspondence with women and on the lives of the women he knew and wrote to. It includes a large number of hitherto unpublished letters between members of Darwin's family and their friends that throw ...

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Darwin the Writer

by George Levine

<p>Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important book written in English in the nineteenth century, transformed the way we looked at the world. It is usually assumed that this is because the idea of evolution was so ...

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Darwin's Plots

Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

by Gillian Beer

<p>Gillian Beer's classic Darwin's Plots, one of the most influential works of literary criticism and cultural history of the last quarter century, is here reissued in an updated edition to coincide with the anniversary of Darwin's birth and of ...

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Darwin's Theory of Evolution

The Origin of Species

by 50 MINUTES

<b>Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the essential points of Darwin’s theory of evolution in next to no time with this concise guide.</b><br><br>50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Darwin’s theory of ...

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Database of Dreams

The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity

by Rebecca Lemov

<div>Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human ...

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David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women

by Chris Talbot

<p>The letters transcribed in this book were written by physicist David Bohm to three close female acquaintances in the period 1950 to 1956. They provide a background to his causal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Marxist philosophy ...

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Dawn of the Neuron

The Early Struggles to Trace the Origin of Nervous Systems

by Michel Anctil

In science, sometimes it is best to keep things simple. Initially discrediting the discovery of neurons in jellyfish, mid-nineteenth-century scientists grouped jellyfish, comb-jellies, hydra, and sea anemones together under one term - ...

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Days of Slaughter

Inside the Fall of Freddie Mac and Why It Could Happen Again

by Susan Wharton Gates

<p>In September 2008, beset by mounting losses on high-risk mortgages and mortgage securities, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation teetered on the brink of insolvency. Fearing that confidence in the housing market would collapse ...

ISBN: 9781421421940

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De Motu and the Analyst

A Modern Edition, with Introductions and Commentary

by G. Berkeley

<p>Berkeley's philosophy has been much studied and discussed over the years, and a growing number of scholars have come to the realization that scientific and mathematical writings are an essential part of his philosophical enterprise. The aim ...

ISBN: 9789401125925

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Deadly Companions

How Microbes Shaped our History

by Dorothy H. Crawford

<p>Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and ...

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