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The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems ... and Create More

The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems ... and Create More (Paperback)

By Dormehl, Luke

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What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were best matched with - not just in terms of attractiveness, but for a long-term committed marriage? This book deals with these questions.

ISBN 9780753541708
Published 20 February 2015 by Ebury Press
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Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin (Hardback)

By Biehl, Janet

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The biography of Murray Bookchin, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century, written by Bookchin's personal collaborator and copyeditor.

ISBN 9780199342488
Published 24 August 2014 by Oxford University Press
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Triumphs of Experience
 

Triumphs of Experience (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Vaillant, George E.

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At a time when people are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers welcome news for old age: our lives evolve in our later years and often become more fulfilling. Among the surprising findings: people who do well i ...

ISBN 9780674503816
Release Date 15 April 2015 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English
 

Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English (Hardback)

By Gordin, Michael

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Today scientists are a resolutely monoglot community, using exclusively English - but the rise of English was anything but inevitable and only very recent. In a sweeping history, from the Middle Ages through to today, Michael Gordin untangles the web of politics, money, personali ...

ISBN 9781781251140
Release Date 22 April 2015 by Profile Books Ltd
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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gawande, Atul

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In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that rang ...

ISBN 9781781253946
Published 1 October 2014 by Profile Books Ltd
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The Earth: From Myths to Knowledge
 

The Earth: From Myths to Knowledge (Hardback)

By Krivine, Hubert; Krivine, Alain

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Defending scientific truths in an age of obscurantism.

ISBN 9781781687994
Release Date 22 April 2015 by Verso Books
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

By Harari, Yuval Noah

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How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con ...

ISBN 9780099590088
Release Date 22 April 2015 by Vintage
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Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback)

By Dawkins, Richard

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A polemic against anti-science movements of several kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of sc ...

ISBN 9780141026183
Published 10 May 2006 by Penguin
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Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport
 

Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport (Hardback)

By Cooper, Chris

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Sportsmen and women achieve extraordinary feats through hard work and natural talent. But some do use drugs to push the body further. How do the drugs work? Do they work? Is it possible to test for them? Chris Cooper explains the biochemistry, revealing how people cheat now, and ...

ISBN 9780199581467
Published 1 May 2012 by Oxford University Press
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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
 

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Primack, Richard B.

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Track the effects of a warming climate on Concord, Massachusetts' plants and animals. This book describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the population ...

ISBN 9780226272290
Release Date 15 April 2015 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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