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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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Birds An Anthology
ISBN: HB: 9781851245291, Bodleian Library Publishing, June 2020
272 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Thomas Hardy notes the thrush’s "full-hearted evensong of joy illimited", Gilbert White observes how swallows sweep through the air but swifts "dash round in circles" and Rachel Carson watches sanderlings at the ocean’s edge, scurrying "across the be...
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£16,99
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Black Box of Biology A History of the Molecular Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674281363, Harvard University Press, June 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Since the 1930s, a molecular vision has been transforming biology. Michel Morange provides an incisive and overarching history of this transformation, from the early attempts to explain organisms by the structure of their chemical components, to the...
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£36,95
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Inky Fingers The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674237179, Harvard University Press, June 2020
352 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
From Francis Bacon to Barack Obama, thinkers and political leaders have denounced humanists as obsessively bookish and allergic to labor. In this celebration of bookmaking in all its messy and intricate detail, renowned historian Anthony Grafton invi...
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£31,95
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