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Spider Webs Behavior, Function, and Evolution
ISBN: HB: 9780226534602, University of Chicago Press, August 2020
704 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 195 halftones, 97 line drawings
In this lavishly illustrated, first-ever book on how spider webs are built, function, and evolved, William Eberhard provides a comprehensive overview of spider functional morphology and behavior related to web building, and of the surprising physical...
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£60,00
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Experimental Fire Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700
ISBN: HB: 9780226710709, University of Chicago Press, August 2020
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 2 tables
In medieval and early modern Europe, the practice of alchemy promised extraordinary physical transformations. Who would not be amazed to see base metals turned into silver and gold, hard iron into soft water, and deadly poison into elixirs that could...
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£28,00
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Atlas of AI
ISBN: HB: 9780300209570, Yale University Press, August 2020
288 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 20 black&white illus.
What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of original research, award-winning science and technology s...
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£20,00
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Making Modern Science Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780226365763, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
608 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 93 halftones, 14 line drawings
In this new edition of the top-selling coursebook, seasoned historians Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus expand on their authoritative survey of how the development of science has shaped our world. Exploring both the history of science and its infl...
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£28,00
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Smellosophy What the Nose Tells the Mind
ISBN: HB: 9780674983694, Harvard University Press, July 2020
352 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 8 photos, 9 illus., 1 table
Decades of cognition research have shown that external stimuli "spark" neural patterns in particular regions of the brain. This has fostered a view of the brain as a space that we can map: here the brain responds to faces, there it perceives a sensat...
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£28,95
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Making Spirit Matter Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France
ISBN: PB: 9780226699820, ISBN: HB: 9780226699790, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 1 table
The connection between mind and brain has been one of the most persistent problems in modern Western thought; even recent advances in neuroscience haven't been able to solve it satisfactorily. Historian Larry Sommer McGrath's "Making Spirit Matter" s...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Shaping Science Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams
ISBN: HB: 9780226691084, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
In "Shaping Science", Janet Vertesi draws on a decade of immersive ethnography with NASA's robotic spacecraft teams to create a comparative account of two great space missions of the early 2000s. Although these missions appear to feature robotic expl...
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£36,00
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Phyllostomid Bats A Unique Mammalian Radiation
ISBN: HB: 9780226696126, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
512 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 9 colour plates, 46 halftones
With more than two hundred species distributed across most of mainland Mexico, Central and South America, and islands in the Caribbean Sea, the Phyllostomidae bat family (American leaf-nosed bats) is one of the world's most diverse mammalian families...
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£52,00
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Transmutations of Chymistry Wilhelm Homberg and the Academie Royale des Sciences
ISBN: HB: 9780226700786, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
504 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 halftones, 6 line drawings
This book reevaluates the changes to chemistry that took place from 1660 to 1730 through a close study of the chymist Wilhelm Homberg (1653-1715) and the changing fortunes of his discipline at the Academie Royale des Sciences, France's official scien...
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£36,00
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Catastrophic Thinking Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene
ISBN: HB: 9780226348612, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded – by scientists, by the media, by popular culture – of the looming threat of mass extinction. We're told that human activity is currently producing a sixth mass extinction, perhaps of even greater...
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£28,00
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