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Thumbelina: The Culture and Technology of Millennials

by Michel Serres & Daniel W. Smith Rowman & Littlefield International (October 20, 2014)

This book is an English-language translation of a bestselling book in France that explores the relationship between humans and new technologies.


Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

by Michael Yudell & J. Craig Venter Columbia University Press (September 09, 2014)

Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and...


In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters

by Frank R. Spellman & Joan Price-Bayer Government Institutes (December 16, 2010)

Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni...


Opening Heaven's Door

by Patricia Pearson Atria Books (May 13, 2014)

The first book by a respected journalist on Nearing Death Awareness--similar to Near-Death Experience--this "fascinating" (Kirkus Reviews) exploration brings "humor, sympathy, and keen critical intelligence...


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Robert Hass, Edward O. Wilson & Lee Briccetti Bellevue Literary Press (March 17, 2014)

A meeting of great minds at the intersection of the arts and sciences


The Sacred Promise

by Gary E. Schwartz & John Edward Atria Books/Beyond Words (January 11, 2011)

The Sacred Promise offers scientific proof of Spirit’s existence--be it the deceased, angels, or spirit guides--and shows Spirit’s willingness and promise to offer guidance and help with the challenges of...


The Geography of Thought

by Richard Nisbett Free Press (October 26, 2010)

A "landmark book" (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not "hard-wired" but a function of culture....


Lucifer's Legacy: The Meaning of Asymmetry

by Frank Close Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

Popular science writer's cosmic "tour" of asymmetry ranges from development of human embryos to the mysterious Higgs boson, or "God particle," and ongoing research at the CERN laboratory. 2000 edition.


The Concept of Nature

by Alfred North Whitehead Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold....


Philosophy of Science: The Link Between Science and Philosophy

by Philipp Frank Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

A distinguished mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their...


Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms

by Albert Einstein & George Bernard Shaw Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Einstein's essays explore science as the basis for a "cosmic" religion, embraced by all who share a sense of wonder in the universe. Additional topics include pacifism, disarmament, and Zionism.


The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

by David N. Stamos Lexington Books (March 17, 2003)

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views...


Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future

by Donald R. Prothero, Pat Linse & Michael Shermer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country-all are reaching a...


Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul

by Volney P. Gay Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

This is a unique set of multidisciplinary reflections on how the neurosciences shape our understanding of religious experience and religious institutions. Twelve scholars and scientists assess how advances in...


What We Believe but Cannot Prove

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof

Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits...


Monkey Girl

by Edward Humes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

What should we teach our children about where we come from?

Is evolution a lie or good science?

Is it incompatible with faith?

Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature?

From bestselling,...


Becoming Nietzsche: Early Reflections on Democritus, Schopenhauer, and Kant

by Paul A. Swift Lexington Books (March 22, 2005)

Becoming Nietzsche is an essential book for understanding Nietzsche's philosophical genealogy from 1866D1868, a phase that is punctuated by the influence of Friedrich Lange and a surprising rejection of Schopenhauer's...


I Am a Strange Loop

by Douglas Hofstadter & Greg Baglia Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here?

I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and...


The Spike

by Damien Broderick Tor Books (February 09, 2001)

The rate at which technology is changing our world--not just on a global level like space travel and instant worldwide communications but on the level of what we choose to wear, where we live, and what we eat--is...


Doing Physics, Second Edition: How Physicists Take Hold of the World

by Martin H. Krieger Indiana University Press (November 19, 2012)

Doing Physics makes concepts of physics easier to grasp by relating them to everyday knowledge. Addressing some of the models and metaphors that physicists use to explain the physical world, Martin H. Krieger...


The Universe Speaks in Numbers

by Graham Farmelo Basic Books (May 27, 2019)

How math helps us solve the universe's deepest mysteries One of the great insights of science is that the universe has an underlying order. The supreme goal of physicists is to understand this order through...


The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

by Dr. Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria & Jay Novella et al. Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2018)

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect...


Lost in Math

by Sabine Hossenfelder Basic Books (June 11, 2018)

In this "provocative" book (New York Times), a contrarian physicist argues that her field's modern obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science.

Whether pondering black holes or predicting...


The Equations of Life

by Charles S. Cockell Basic Books (June 18, 2018)

A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth

We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other...


Earth in Human Hands

by David Grinspoon Grand Central Publishing (December 05, 2016)

For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've...


Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

by David M. Kaplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2009)

Ideal for professors who want to provide a comprehensive set of the most important readings in the philosophy of technology, from foundational to the cutting edge, this book introduces students to the various...


In Our Own Image

by George Zarkadakis Pegasus Books (March 15, 2016)

Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships--our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein, to today's...


Paths from Science Towards God

by Arthur R. Peacocke Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Author is winner of 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, worth $1 million dollars.

By applying the principles of scientific thought to theological matters, Arthur Peacocke argues that the divine principle...


Pascal's Fire

by Keith Ward Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Groundbreaking, ingenious and devastatingly clear, Keith Ward’s Pascal’s Fire is guaranteed to reignite the timeless dispute of whether scientific advancement threatens religious belief. Turning the conventional...


Philosophy of Science

by Geoffrey Gorham Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

So the world didn’t end on 10 September 2008: but maybe it got you thinking…

The world didn’t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking: was it worth the risk? What is the...


Quantum Shift in the Global Brain

by Ervin Laszlo Inner Traditions (February 27, 2008)

The shift from scientific materialism to a multidimensional worldview in harmony with the world’s great spiritual traditions

• Articulates humanity’s critical choice--to be the last decade of an outgoing,...


Fantastic Fungi

by Paul Stamets Earth Aware Editions (April 14, 2020)

“Louie Schwartzberg’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, “Fantastic Fungi,” offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.” –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“Gorgeous...


Darwin Devolves

by Michael J. Behe & Tim Andres Pabon HarperAudio (February 26, 2019)

The scientist who has been dubbed the "Father of Intelligent Design" and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin's Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen...


Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance & Fred Sanders HarperAudio (May 19, 2015)

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs--a...


Why Science Does Not Disprove God

by Amir Aczel & Grover Gardner HarperAudio (April 15, 2014)

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear,...


A Deadly Wandering

by Matt Richtel & Fred Berman HarperAudio (September 23, 2014)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic "texting-while-driving"...


Irrationally Yours

by Dan Ariely & Simon Jones HarperAudio (May 19, 2015)

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


Signature in the Cell

by Stephen C. Meyer & Derek Shetterly HarperAudio (December 20, 2016)

Named one of the top books of 2009 by the Times Literary Supplement (London), this controversial and compelling audiobook from Dr. Stephen C. Meyer presents a convincing new case for intelligent design (ID),...


Waking Up

by Sam Harris Simon & Schuster Audio (September 09, 2014)

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From...


The Sentient Machine

by Amir Husain & Simon Jones Simon & Schuster Audio (November 21, 2017)

The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence--and not only survive, but thrive.

Artificial...


Why Time Flies

by Alan Burdick & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (January 24, 2017)

“An insightful meditation on the curious nature of time…A highly illuminating intellectual investigation” (Kirkus Reviews) explaining the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time.

“Time” is the...


The Moral Landscape

by Sam Harris Simon & Schuster Audio (October 05, 2010)

Sam Harris's first book, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people--from religious fundamentalists to non-believing scientists--agree...


Free Will

by Sam Harris Simon & Schuster Audio (March 06, 2012)

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality--as well as feelings of remorse...


We Are All Stardust

by Stefan Klein, Gildart Jackson, Simon Vance & Sean Runnette et al. Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

A sterling roster of natural and social scientists in conversation with top-flight journalist Stefan Klein--shedding new light on their work, their lives, and what they still hope to discover

When acclaimed science...


Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World

by Wesley J. Smith & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

What is embryonic stem cell research? Why is it so controversial? What is its relationship to human cloning? Events are moving so fast—and biotechnology seems so complicated—that many of us don’t have...


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

by Richard P. Feynman, Sean Runnette & Jeffrey Robbins Blackstone Publishing (April 15, 2013)

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection,...


Spooky Action at a Distance

A Universe from Nothing

by Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance & Richard Dawkins Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2012)

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

Lawrence Krauss’ provocative answers to these and other timeless...


The Republican Brain

by Chris Mooney & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 10, 2012)

Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality—it’s just part of who they are. From climate change to evolution, the...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

by Jonathan Wells & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2007)

Why Darwinism--like Marxism and Freudianism before it--is headed for extinction

In the 1925 Scopes trial, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to allow the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution in public...