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The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable?
 

The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable? (Paperback)

By Stannard, Russell

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Fundamental science will one day come to an end, argues Russell Stannard. Ultimately there will be experiments too vast to finance, areas of knowledge the human brain cannot comprehend, evidence that forever eludes us. His book explores the likely boundaries of our quest to under ...

ISBN 9780199645718
Published 29 May 2012 by Oxford University Press (R)
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Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension
 

Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension (Hardback)

By Arbesman, Samuel

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The acclaimed author of The Half-Life of Facts explains the challenges of overly complex technology. On July 8th, 2015, something weird happened. The NYSE computers went down and trading was suspended for several hours. The culprit wasn't hackers or a rogue algorithm. It was just ...

ISBN 9781591847762
Release Date 19 September 2016 by Penguin
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Ai: Its Nature and Future

Ai: Its Nature and Future (Hardback)

By Boden, Margaret A.

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Artificial Intelligence surrounds us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. Margaret Boden considers the realistic and unrealistic expectations we have placed on AI, analyses its progress, and considers the value of ...

ISBN 9780198777984
Published 9 June 2016 by Oxford University Press (R)
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Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change (Hardback)

By Pilkey, Orrin H.; Pilkey-Jarvis, Linda; Pilkey, Keith C.

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With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can l ...

ISBN 9780231168441
Published 15 June 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
 

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind (Hardback)

By Helfand, David J.

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We all swim in a sea of Big Data, dangerously vulnerable to the unscientific thinking that now replaces the critical faculties we used to rely on. We seek simple explanations where complexity is required. But as we endeavor to solve global problems of energy, food, and water shor ...

ISBN 9780231168724
Published 15 January 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Skeptic

Skeptic (Hardback)

By Shermer, Michael

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Seventy-five of author's contributions to Scientific American magazine.

ISBN 9781627791380
Published 9 February 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (Paperback)

By Weinberg, Steven

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Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, the author shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there is to ...

ISBN 9780141980874
Published 29 February 2016 by Penguin
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The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success

The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success (Audio CD/Audio)

By Koch, Robert; Koch, Richard, MBA; Read by Pratt, Sean

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In this follow-up to his best-selling The 80/20 Principle, the power law that helped hundreds of thousands achieve more by doing less, Richard Koch puts science to work, applying 92 other natural laws to promote the science of success within the ever-changing world of business. W ...

ISBN 9781469031927
Published 28 June 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter

The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter (Paperback, New edition)

By Capra, Fritjof

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Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics.

ISBN 9780006547518
Published 28 April 1997 by HarperCollins
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Popper

Popper (Paperback, New edition)

By Magee, Bryan

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Karl Popper has been hailed as the greatest philosopher of all time and as a thinker whose influence is ackowledged by a variety of scholars. This work demonstrates Popper's importance across the whole range of philosophy and provides an introduction to the main themes of philoso ...

ISBN 9780006860082
Published 5 June 1985 by HarperCollins
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Series Fontana Modern Masters
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