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  • '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
  • 'Almost a Man of Genius': Clemence Royer, Feminism, and Nineteenth-Century Science (Lives of Women in Science)

    By Joy Harvey

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813523972
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: June 1997
    Clemence Royer, feminism and 19th-century science; biography of the naturalist, 1830-1902.
  • The 'Black Horror on the Rhine': Intersections of Race, Nation, Gender and Class in 1920s Germany

    By Iris Wigger

    Our Price: $99.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230343610
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
    This book explores the 'Black Horror' campaign as an important chapter in the popularisation of racialised discourse in European history. Originating in early 1920s Germany, this international racist campaign was promoted through modern media, targeting French occupation troops from colonial Africa on German soil and using stereotypical images of 'racially primitive', sexually depraved black soldiers threatening and raping 'white women' in 1920s Germany to generate widespread public concern about their presence. The campaign became an international phenomenon in Post-WWI Europe, and had followers throughout Europe, the US and Australia. Wigger examines the campaign's combination of race, gender, nation and class as categories of social inclusion and exclusion, which led to the formation of a racist conglomerate of interlinked discriminations. Her book offers readers a rare insight into a widely forgotten chapter of popular racism in Europe, and sets out the benefits of a historically reflexive study of racialised discourse and its intersectionality.
  • 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
  • The 'God' Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

    By Matthew Alper

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402207488
    • Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc.
    • Published: August 2006
    Originally self-published in 1996, Matthew Alper's manifesto against belief in God has sparked praise by world-renowned scientists such as two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner E.O. Wilson and 'the most famous psychiatrist in America,' E. Fuller Torry. Presenting a reasoned yet stunning argument that our brain is hardwired to believe in a God, Alper masterfully combines scientific research with his own personal journey to give readers a powerful tool to examine their own problems with the almighty. Already a cult classic, 'The 'God' Part of the Brain' is an essential reading for skeptics everywhere.
  • '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
  • 'Since at Least Plato ...' and Other Postmodernist Myths

    By M. Devaney

    Our Price: $169.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780333681640
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 'Subtle is the Lord...': The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

    By Abraham Pais

    Our Price: $16.00
    • 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.
  • A 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia

    By Veerle Achten

    Our Price: $69.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789462700796
    • Publisher: Leuven University Press
    • Published: January 2017
  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393355642
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2018
  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?': Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Our Price: $14.35
    • 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.

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