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  1. Book ImageScientists Confront Velikovsky

    Donald Goldsmith, Isaac Asimov

    In this book, Velikovsky’s ideas are seriously discussed and criticized by three astronomers, a sociologist, and an expert on ancient astronomical records. The result is a full-scale critique of Velikovsky’s work from several perspectives. Lucid and informative, the book not only shows the deficiencies of Velikovsky’s views, but also makes clear why these views have attracted such a strong public following.More

  2. Book ImageThe Menace of Atomic Energy

    Ralph Nader, John Abbotts

    Revised Edition

    “This book by Nader and John Abbotts, a nuclear engineer who has worked for Nader for the last five years, is the only one that covers the field. I predict it will become the handbook for a long time for anyone who is worried about the biological, social, and economic cost of this technology.” —David Dinsmore Comey, Chicago Sun-Times Book WeekMore

  3. Book ImageIntroduction to Quantum Physics

    A.P. French, Edwin F. Taylor

    Quantum physics concerns the behavior of the smallest things we know. These smallest things are very small indeed. Although the world of the very small is remote from our senses, it shapes everyday experience.More

  4. Book ImageThe Twenty-Ninth Day: Accommodating Human Needs and Numbers to the Earth's Resources

    Lester R. Brown

    A lily pond, so the French riddle goes, contains a single leaf. Each day the number of leaves doubles—two leaves the second day, four the third, eight the fourth, and so on. Question: If the pond is completely full on the thirtieth day, when is it half full? Answer: On the Twenty-ninth day.More

  5. Book ImageRays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World

    Denis Hayes

    A safe, sustainable future is certainly not assured, granted the awesome power of vested interest and inert bureaucracies. But on the evidence provided in Rays of Hope, such a future appears well worth fighting for.More

  6. Book ImageDoing Better and Feeling Worse: Health in the United States

    John H. Knowles

    The articles deal with a wide range of problems and questions, from the soaring costs of medical care, medical manpower and training, biomedical research, ethics, delivery systems, technology, and insurance to the very meaning of health.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageThe Victim Is Always the Same

    Irving Spencer Cooper

    This taut, compelling drama centers on a radical brain operation performed on two little girls with a horrible and disfiguring disease, dystonia musculorum deformans.More

  9. Book ImageThe Home of Man

    Barbara Ward Jackson, Enrique Pen~alosa

    The largest “wandering of the people” in human history is taking place at a moment when mankind has both a more demanding vision of equality and dignity for all and new awareness of the physical limits of the environment. How will the 1.5 billion people pouring into the world’s cities between now and the year 2000 be provided with housing, food, jobs, and essential services? How will the destitute villages be given new purpose, vitality, and expanded livelihood?More

  10. Book ImageVitamins: Their Use and Abuse

    Joseph Victor Levy, Paul Bach-y-Rita

    Americans are consuming vitamins in ever-increasing amounts, and this book was written because its authors, both biomedical professionals, could get no sound general guidance on vitamins for themselves and their families from any existing volume. They were impressed with the confusion, conflicting information and claims, and indeed fraudulent hucksterism that exist in the field of vitamins.More

  11. Book ImageGreek Science After Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term "science" in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks.More

  12. Book ImageGod or Beast: Evolution and Human Nature

    Robert Claiborne

    With the same erudition and wit that characterized his Climate, Man, and History, Robert Claiborne now tackles the evolution of human nature. Drawing heavily on recent studies of our closest relatives, the apes and monkeys, he seeks to delineate the inherited likes, dislikes, and tendencies which still shape--though they do not rigidly determine--our behavior.More

  13. Book ImageEarly Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term science in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practices of rational criticism of scientific theories.More

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageThe Selected Papers of Wolfgang Kohler

    Mary Henle

    "Miss Henle, who teaches at the New School, has produced a labor of love and discipleship." --New York Times Book ReviewMore

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