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  • "Almost a Man of Genius"

    By Joy Dorothy Harvey

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813523972
    • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
    • Published: July 1997
  • 'A Lifelong Love Affair': The Memoirs of Lewis G. Weeks, Geologist

    By Lewis G. Weeks

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199936561
    • Publisher: No Publisher Evident
    • Published: 1978
  • The 'God' Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

    By Matthew Alper

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402214523
    • Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    Acclaimed by a wide range of experts, The "God" Part of the Brain is a classic. Matthew Alper presents a stunning argument: that our brain is hardwired to believe in a God. He offers a scientific explanation that we inherit an evolutionary mechanism that allows us to cope with our greatest terror - death. The author also evokes his personal odyssey as he sought to understand why mankind created the concept of a higher power to deal with the fear and terror we experience due to our species' unique awareness of the inevitability of death. The "God" Part of the Brain has sparked praise by scientists such as E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner; E. Fuller Torry, "the most famous psychiatrist in America"; and Arnold Sadwin, former Chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. The book has been adopted by universities across the country. Praise for The "God" Part of the Brain "This cult classic in many ways parallels Rene Descartes' search for reliable and certain knowledge...Drawing on such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and biology, Alper argues that belief in a spiritual realm is an evolutionary coping method that developed to help humankind deal with the fear of death...Highly recommended." - Library Journal "I very much enjoyed the account of your spiritual journey and believe it would make excellent reading for every college student - the resultant residence-hall debates would be the best part of their education. It often occurs to me that if, against all odds, there is a judgmental God and heaven, it will come to pass that when the pearly gates open, those who had the valor to think for themselves will be escorted to the head of the line, garlanded, and given their own personal audience." - Edward O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner "This is an essential book for those in search of a scientific understanding of man's spiritual nature. Matthew Alper navigates the reader through a labyrinth of intriguing questions and then offers undoubtedly clear answers that lead to a better understanding of our objective reality." - Elena Rusyn, MD, PhD; Gray Laboratory; Harvard Medical School "What a wonderful book you have written. It was not only brilliant and provocative but also revolutionary in its approach to spirituality as an inherited trait." - Arnold Sadwin, MD, former chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania "A lively manifesto...For the discipline's specific application to the matter at hand, I've seen nothing that matches the fury of The 'God' Part of the Brain, which perhaps explains why it's earned something of a cult following." - Salon.com "All 6 billion plus inhabitants of Earth should be in possession of this book. Alper's tome should be placed in the sacred writings' section of libraries, bookstores, and dwellings throughout the world. Matthew Alper is the new Galileo...Immensely important...Defines in a clear and concise manner what each of us already knew but were afraid to admit and exclaim." - John Scoggins, PhD "Vibrant ... vivacious. An entertaining and provocative introduction to speculations concerning the neural basis of spirituality." - Free Inquiry Magazine
  • 'Man-with Variations': Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937

    By Joseph Mitchell

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780996635516
    • Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'

    By Erwin Schrodinger

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781107431836
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • A 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia

    By Veerle Achten

    Our Price: $69.50
    • ISBN-13: 9789462700796
    • Publisher: Leuven University Press
  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393320923
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2001
    The best-selling sequel to 'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!' As told to Ralph Leighton, this is the last literary legacy which the Nobel laureate physicist prepared as he struggled with cancer. Here, readers meet Feynman's first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love's irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. There's also the narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger's explosion in 1986. reliving the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster's cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water & pulling it out, misshapen.
  • 10 Questions Science Can't Answer (Yet)

    By Michael Hanlon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230622845
    • Publisher: Macmillan
    • Published: February 2010
    The author of The Worlds of Galileo journeys inside some of science's most baffling mysteries to identify ten key questions to which science has not been able to provide an answer--from how did life begin? to why are there two sexes?--exposing some of science's greatest failings and missteps and offering a key to getting science back on the path to discovery. 30,000 first printing.
  • The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

    By Gregory Cochran

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465020423
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Scientists have long believed that a ?great leap forward” some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked the end of significant biological evolution in humans. But top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending argue otherwise: not only has the human species undergone a storm of genetic change after civilization arose, human evolution has in fact accelerated, and these ongoing changes have played a pivotal role in history.
  • 10/23 Event: Soonish

    By Zach Weinersmith

    Our Price: $15.00 - $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112034011
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.
  • 100 Most Important Science Ideas: Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics

    By Mark Henderson

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781554079483
    • Publisher: Firefly Books
    • Published: June 2011
  • 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Science

    By James Trefil

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385247955
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 1992
    A selection of 1,001 entries offers information on such broad topics as classical and molecular biology, evolution, classical and modern physical science, earth science and astronomy
  • 101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can't See

    By Kenneth W. Ford

    Our Price: $19.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674066076
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: October 2012
    Ken Ford’s mission is to help us understand the “great ideas” of quantum physics—ideas such as wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, superposition, and conservation. These fundamental concepts provide the structure for 101 Quantum Questions, an authoritative yet engaging book for the general reader in which every question and answer brings out one or more basic features of the mysterious world of the quantum—the physics of the very small. Nuclear researcher and master teacher, Ford covers everything from quarks, quantum jumps, and what causes stars to shine, to practical applications ranging from lasers and superconductors to light-emitting diodes. Ford’s lively answers are enriched by Paul Hewitt's drawings, numerous photos of physicists, and anecdotes, many from Ford’s own experience. Organized for cover-to-cover reading, 101 Quantum Questions also is great for browsing.Some books focus on a single subject such as the standard model of particles, or string theory, or fusion energy. This book touches all those topics and more, showing us that disparate natural phenomena, as well as a host of manmade inventions, can be understood in terms of a few key ideas. Yet Ford does not give us simplistic explanations. He assumes a serious reader wanting to gain real understanding of the essentials of quantum physics.Ken Ford's other books include The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone (Harvard 2004), which Esquire magazine recommended as the best way to gain an understanding of quantum physics. Ford's new book, a sequel to the earlier one, makes the quantum world even more accessible.
  • 101 Theory Drive: The Discovery of Memory

    By Terry McDermott

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307388339
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2011
    A riveting narrative account of a brilliant, rebel scientist and his notorious lab as they unlock the mystery of memory. For decades Gary Lynch sought to uncover what physically happens in the brain when we form a memory. Luckily award-winning journalist Terry McDermott was with Lynch in his lab as his staff worked tirelessly to achieve this groundbreaking scientific discovery. Here with the verve of a novelist, McDermott introduces the cutting-edge science and wild cast of characters that enabled Lynch to reveal the inner workings of the memory machine. He then explains some practical applications of these discoveries: drugs that could possibly cure a wide range of neurological conditions, including ADHD. He also shows where Lynch’s sights are now set: on discovering the larger architectural of memory formation.  
  • 101 Things You Don't Know About Science and No One Else Does Either

    By James S. Trefil

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395877401
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: November 1997
    Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

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