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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
  • The "Have-more" Plan

    By Carolyn Robinson

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780882660240
    • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
    • Published: January 1973
    This 60-year-old back-to-the-land homesteading classic introduces you to the basics of finding land; building a homestead; growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs; raising livestock, fish, and honey bees; building farm structures; harvesting your own firewood; and much more.
  • "Man-With Variations": Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937

    By Joseph Mitchell

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780996635516
    • Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press
  • The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden

    By William Alexander

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565125575
    • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    • Published: March 2007
  • 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
  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'

    By Erwin Schrodinger

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781107431836
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • 'Perfectly Delightful': The Life & Gardens of Harvey Ladew

    By Christopher Weeks

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801861123
    • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: 1999
    Immensely readable and chatty account of the wealthy American socialite, fox hunter, artist, traveler, topiary gardener extraordinaire at his country estate outside Baltimore...who ate snails with the French writer Colette, in bed. A story of multicontinental revelry. Notes, index. Illus., 18 color plates/numerous b&w text figures. 279p.
  • 'Subtle is the Lord...': The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

    By Abraham Pais

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192806727
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 2005
    Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories
  • 'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!' (Adventures of a Curious Character)

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393316049
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 1997
    Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric?a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah. Black-and-white photographs throughout. 352p. Pap.
  • 'The Planetary Garden' and Other Writings

    By Gilles Clément

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812247121
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: June 2015
  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Our Price: $7.95 - $8.00
    • 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.
  • 'e': The Story of a Number (Princeton Science Library)

    By Eli Maor

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691168487
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2015
    The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious numbere. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of e to mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.
  • (State Museum Report) Birds of New York

    By Elon Howard Eaton

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111154406
    • Publisher: University of the State of New York
    • Published: 1912
    2 volumes. 4to. New York State Museum, Memoir 12. As contained in State Museum Annual Reports 63 vol. 3 & 66 vol. 3. Second volume bound without table of contents. Mild scuffing to boards. Minor light staining to edges of textblock. VG. THE SET:
  • ...And Then I Met the Getty Kouros: An Engineer's Odyssey from the Streets of Tehran to the Hills of Malibu

    By Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780996056106
    • Publisher: Quantech Press
    • Published: September 2014
  • 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.

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