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Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: ... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: ... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory (Hardback)

By Consolmagno, Guy, Brother; Mueller, Paul

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In May 2014, Pope Francis revealed that, if Martians wanted to be baptized, he would welcome aliens to the Church. Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno and science historian Father Paul Mueller agree! Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? sheds provocative light on some of the str ...

ISBN 9780804136952
Published 1 October 2014 by Rainbow Book Agencies
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Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud

Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud (Hardback)

By Hopwood, Nick

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Emphasizing the changes worked by circulation and copying, interpretation and debate, this book uses the case to explore how pictures succeed and fail, gain acceptance and spark controversy. It reveals how embryonic development was made a process that we can see, compare, and dis ...

ISBN 9780226046945
Published 15 December 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth (Hardback)

By Powell, James Lawrence

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Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickl ...

ISBN 9780231164481
Published 15 December 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World

From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World (Hardback, New title)

By Waters, Brent

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For many, technology symbolises the faith of the postmodern world, but it is an ambivalent faith encapsulating both the hope and fear for the future. This book examines the religious foundations underlying this troubled faith in technology, as well as critically and constructivel ...

ISBN 9780754639145
Published 1 February 2006 by Ashgate Publishing Group
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Series Ashgate Science and Religion Series
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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
 

Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Hardback)

By Wulf, Andrea

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On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This title presents the story of Enlightenment science, and offers an informative slice of intellectual ...

ISBN 9780434021086
Published 15 May 2012 by Cornerstone
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Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History
 

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History (Hardback)

By Chaline, Eric

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Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, organic minerals, and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of their material cultures.

ISBN 9781742379500
Published 1 August 2012 by Allen & Unwin
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (Hardback)

By Johnson, Steven

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How did the advent of frozen TV dinners help give birth to at least four million babies? And what about our battle against dirt? How did that create the flat screen and the iPhone? This book is a celebration of ideas: how they happen and their sometimes unintended results.

ISBN 9781846148538
Published 19 November 2014 by Penguin
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Gorillas in the Mist
 

Gorillas in the Mist (Paperback)

By Fossey, Dian

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Inspiring the award-winning film, Fossey's 13 years experience in the remote African rain forests with the endangered mountain gorillas are accounted in this classic work, which remains an enduring testament to one of the longest field studies of primates. Photos.

ISBN 9780618083602
Published 16 November 2000 by Houghton Mifflin
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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (Hardback)

By Nye, Bill; Edited by Powell, Corey S.

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Sparked by the a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. I ...

ISBN 9781250007131
Published 1 November 2014 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age

Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Hardback)

By Leitch, Thomas M.

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Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. This book offers vital lessons about the nature of authority and the opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0.

ISBN 9781421415352
Published 15 October 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Series Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology
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