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Truth about Language: What It Is and Where It Came From

by Michael Corballis University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226287195
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Evolutionary science has long viewed language as, basically, a fortunate accident—a crossing of wires that happened to be extraordinarily...

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Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

by Kristine Harper University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

Weather control. Juxtaposing those two words is enough to raise eyebrows in a world where even the best weather models still fail...

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Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

by Alan Mikhail University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered...

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About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

by Jutta Schickore University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226449982
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

Scientists' views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for...

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Colonialism and Science: Saint Domingue and the Old Regime

by James E McClellan III University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9780226514673
Format:
Pbk 416 pages

How was the character of science shaped by the colonial experience? In turn, how might we make sense of how science contributed...

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Nim

by Herbert S Terrace Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
02/1987
ISBN:
9780231063418
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Pbk 303 pages

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Chosen Calling: Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century

by Noah J Efron Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781421413815
Format:
Hbk 168 pages

Scholars have struggled for decades to explain why Jews have succeeded extravagantly in modern science. A variety of controversial...

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Nuclear Iran

by Jeremy Bernstein Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780674417083
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Iran's nuclear program has generated intense controversy ever since the International Atomic Energy Agency reported in 2003 that...

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Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2006
ISBN:
9780300119978
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Hbk 384 pages

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Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

by J David Archibald Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9780231164122
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to...

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Realisation of Concepts: Infinity, Cognition, and Health

by W M Bernstein Karnac Books
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9781782200703
Format:
Pbk 250 pages

There has recently been a flurry of theoretical activity in affective neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis. This book argues that...

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Understanding Relativity: A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories

by Leo Sartori University of California Press
Pub Date:
05/1996
ISBN:
9780520200296
Format:
Pbk 376 pages

Nonspecialists with no prior knowledge of physics and only reasonable proficiency with algebra can now understand Einstein's special...

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