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  • The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould

    2007·
    ·4.24·344 Ratings
    "Nature is so wondrously complex and varied that almost anything possible does happen....I rejoice in [its] multifariousness and leave the chimera of certainty to politicians and preachers."—from Ever Since DarwinUpon his death in 2002, Stephen Jay Goul
  • Wittgenstein's Vienna

    1996·
    ·4.06·247 Ratings
    This is a remarkable book about a man (perhaps the most important and original philosopher of our age), a society (the corrupt Austro-Hungarian Empire on the eve of dissolution), and a city (Vienna, with its fin-de siecle gaiety and corrosive melancholy).
  • Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

    1992·
    ·3.93·255 Ratings
    In the seventeenth century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next three hundred years: the vision of Cosmopolis, a society as rationally ordered as the Newtonian view of nature. While fueling extraordinary advances in
  • The Uses of Argument

    2003·
    ·3.88·103 Ratings
    This reissue of the modern classic on the study of argumentation features a new Introduction by the author.
  • Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective

    2000·
    ·4.22·1,329 Ratings
    In 1973, Carl Sagan published The Cosmic Connection, a daring view of the universe, which rapidly became a classic work of popular science and inspired a generation of scientists and enthusiasts. This seminal work is reproduced here for a whole new genera
  • Imagined Worlds

    1998·
    ·3.72·103 Ratings
    One hundred years after H. G. Wells visited the future in The Time Machine, Freeman Dyson marshals his uncommon gifts as a scientist and storyteller to take us once more to that ever-closer, ever-receding time to come. The stories he tells - about "Napole
  • The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space (Apogee Books Space)

    2000·
    ·4.23·180 Ratings
    This expanded third edition features a new preface, introduction, and collection of essays by space researchers.
  • The Scientist as Rebel

    2006·
    ·3.88·239 Ratings
    An illuminating collection of essays by an award-winning scientist whom the London Times calls “one of the world’s most original minds.”From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman Dyson. Like artists an
  • Infinite in All Directions

    2004·
    ·3.92·256 Ratings
    Infinite in All Directions is a popularized science at its best. In Dyson's view, science and religion are two windows through which we can look out at the world around us. The book is a revised version of a series of the Gifford Lectures under the title
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