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  1. Book ImagePhilosophy of Science: The Central Issues

    J. A. Cover, Martin Curd, Christopher Pincock

    Second Edition

    A flexible and comprehensive introduction to the main currents in philosophy of science.More

  2. Book ImageThe Physician and Sexuality in Victorian America

    John S. Haller, Robin M. Haller

    “A highly readable, thoughtful, and detailed study …. No one has yet set the story of Victorian sexuality so firmly in the context of medical history.” —Journal of American HistoryMore

  3. Book ImagePhysics for Engineers and Scientists

    Hans C. Ohanian, John T. Markert

    Extended Third Edition / Parts 1-6 / Chapters 1-41

    Designed for the introductory calculus-based physics course, Physics for Engineers and Scientists is distinguished by its lucid exposition and accessible coverage of fundamental physical concepts.More

  4. Book ImagePhysics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    Richard A. Muller

    "A must-read for future presidents." --?New Scientist?More

  5. Book ImagePillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?

    Sandra Postel

    The overriding lesson from history is that most irrigation-based civilizations fail. As we enter the third millennium the question arises: Will ours be any different?More

  6. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  7. Book ImagePlan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Lester R. Brown

    A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.More

  8. Book ImagePlaying God in the Nursery

    Jeff Lyon

    “The power of Lyon’s book is that he has successfully returned the issue of newborn intensive care from the political or ethical to the profoundly, disturbingly personal. . . . A moving, impressive book.” —Robin Marantz Henig, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The New York Times bestseller: “You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life.”—Jon StewartMore

  10. Book ImagePoetries and Sciences, A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with Commentary

    I. A. Richards

    The reissue of this essay is an important event. The controversy between the life of the imagination and the life of technology has never been as strong as it is today, and so Professor Richards’ observations are of special value.More

  11. Book ImagePower Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution

    Christopher Flavin, Nicholas Lenssen, Linda Starke

    Power Surge predicts a turbulent next decade, as large energy companies struggle to preserve the status quo and newer firms and their environmental allies fight to change government policy and open up energy markets to greater competition. Some giant oil, auto, and utility companies may find themselves in the current position of IBM—overtaken by competitors who are better able to anticipate the coming revolution.More

  12. Book ImageThe Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life

    Daniel N. Stern

    While most psychotherapies agree that therapeutic work in the 'here and now' has the greatest power to bring about change, few if any books have ever addressed the problem of what 'here and now' actually means.More

  13. Book ImageThe Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

    Oren Harman

    “Enthralling.”—Frans de Waal, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future

    Norman Myers

    Second Edition

    “With extensive knowledge and avid enthusiasm. . . . Myers, a worldwide conservation consultant, presents a sobering, consciousness-raising account of the environmental crisis that will develop if the thoughtless exploitation of tropical forests is allowed to continue. . . . An important contribution.” —ALA BooklistMore

  15. Book ImagePrime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle

    Steven Vogel

    The story—and the science—of nature's greatest engine.More

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