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Decoding the Language of God
Decoding the Language of God
Written by George C. Cunningham, M.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027669
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Decoding the Language of God
Can a Scientist Really Be a Believer?: A Geneticist Responds to Francis Collins
Written by George C. Cunningham, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 269 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2009
Price: $18.00

In his bestselling book, The Language of God, Francis Collins—the new director of the National Institutes of Health and the scientist who led the Human Genome Project—attempted to harmonize the findings of scientific research with Christian belief. In this response to Collins’s work, fellow geneticist George C. Cunningham presents a point-by-point... Read more >
The Mind's Sky
The Mind's Sky
Written by Timothy Ferris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307574886
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The Mind's Sky
Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context
Written by Timothy Ferris


Format: eBook, 300 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

His style as playful as ever, Timothy Ferris explores inner as well as outer space in these essays on the human mind, the search for extraterrestrial (and thus nonhuman) intelligence, and their intersection. Other chapters look at comet strikes as a source of species extinction; near-death experience; apocalyptic prophecies; information theory... Read more >
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But Is It Science?
But Is It Science?
Edited by Robert T. Pennock and Michael Ruse
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591025825
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But Is It Science?
The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy
Edited by Robert T. Pennock and Michael Ruse


Format: Trade Paperback, 577 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $21.99

On December 20, 2005, a U.S. district court in Dover, Pennsylvania, ruled in Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School Board that teaching Intelligent Design in public school biology classes violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The judge explained that Intelligent Design... Read more >
The Coming Convergence
The Coming Convergence
Written by Stanley Schmidt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026136
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The Coming Convergence
Surprising Ways Diverse Technologies Interact to Shape Our World and Change the Future
Written by Stanley Schmidt


Format: Hardcover, 270 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $28.99

Imagine direct communication links between the human brain and machines, or tailored materials capable of adapting by themselves to changing environmental conditions, or computer chips and environmental sensors embedded into everyday clothing, or medical technologies that eliminate currently untreatable conditions such as blindness and paralysis. Now imagine all of these developments... Read more >
People Unlike Us
People Unlike Us
Written by Jeremy J. Millett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026372
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People Unlike Us

Written by Jeremy J. Millett


Format: Hardcover, 227 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $34.99

Has human nature been essentially the same since the evolution of Homo sapiens? If we could observe tribal forest dwellers from the Paleolithic period, would we notice more similarities than differences compared with contemporary men and women? Or has human nature itself undergone such radical changes over the course of evolution... Read more >
Ecology
Ecology
Edited by Carolyn Merchant
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591025788
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Ecology

Edited by Carolyn Merchant


Format: Trade Paperback, 436 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $25.99

As we survey the negative effects of modernism—environmental destruction, the net consumption of irreplaceable natural resources, the ever-widening gulf between first and third worlds—we are forced to grapple with the consequences of the domination of nature by human beings. Clearly, for the earth and its peoples to survive, new ways of... Read more >
Evolution for Everyone
Evolution for Everyone
Written by David Sloan Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385340922
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Evolution for Everyone
How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives
Written by David Sloan Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $16.00

What is the biological reason for gossip?
For laughter? For the creation of art?
Why do dogs have curly tails?
What can microbes tell us about morality?


These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they... Read more >
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Science and Nonbelief
Science and Nonbelief
Written by Taner Edis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591025610
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Science and Nonbelief

Written by Taner Edis


Format: Trade Paperback, 283 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2007
Price: $21.99

Scientists have raised questions about religious belief since the earliest development of scientific thought. Over the centuries, as science has become ever more sophisticated and answered many of the questions previously in the domain of religion, more and more people have developed a skeptical point of view regarding religion. Today, many... Read more >
Evolution for Everyone
Evolution for Everyone
Written by David Sloan Wilson
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ISBN: 9780440336808
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Evolution for Everyone
How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives
Written by David Sloan Wilson


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $11.99

What is the biological reason for gossip?
For laughter? For the creation of art?
Why do dogs have curly tails?
What can microbes tell us about morality?


These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they... Read more >
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Defending Science - within Reason
Defending Science - within Reason
Written by Susan Haack
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ISBN: 9781591024583
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Defending Science - within Reason
Between Scientism And Cynicism
Written by Susan Haack


Format: Trade Paperback, 411 pages
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $19.99

Sweeping in scope, penetrating in analysis, and generously illustrated with examples from the history of science, this new and original approach to familiar questions about scientific evidence and method tackles vital questions about science and its place in society. Avoiding the twin pitfalls of scientism and cynicism, noted philosopher Susan Haack... Read more >
Technology And Science in the Industrializing Nations 1500-1914
Technology And Science in the Industrializing Nations 1500-1914
Written by Eric Dorn Brose
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ISBN: 9781591023678
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Technology And Science in the Industrializing Nations 1500-1914
Control Of Nature
Written by Eric Dorn Brose


Format: Trade Paperback, 133 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2005
Price: $25.99

In this revised, expanded edition of his critically acclaimed book, Eric Dorn Brose weaves a fabric from three histories that, until now, have been thought of as mutually exclusive. The history of technology, the history of science, and the history of economic development leading to the Industrial Revolution have been written... Read more >
On the Integration of Nature
On the Integration of Nature
Written by Richard Grossinger
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ISBN: 9781556436031
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On the Integration of Nature
Post 9-11 Biopolitical Notes
Written by Richard Grossinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2005
Price: $15.95

This collage-like book is an inquiry into the nature of life and of existence itself. Simultaneously philosophical, spiritual, and literary, it pushes the boundaries of this area of thought beyond the strictures of science, religion, and all other forms of ideology. Author Richard Grossinger dazzlingly blends narrative memoir, short science fiction... Read more >
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Of Men And Galaxies
Of Men And Galaxies
Written by Fred Hoyle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591022893
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Of Men And Galaxies

Written by Fred Hoyle


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2005
Price: $15.99

British mathematician and astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915 – 2001) coined the phrase "Big Bang Theory" to describe the currently accepted explanation of the origin of the universe, and he did important work on the origins of stars and on the elements within stars. To the general public he was known... Read more >
Just A Theory
Just A Theory
Written by Moti Ben-Ari
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591022855
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Just A Theory
Exploring The Nature Of Science
Written by Moti Ben-Ari


Format: Trade Paperback, 237 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2005
Price: $21.99

Some people claim that evolution is "just a theory". Do you know what a scientific theory really is? Just a theory is an overview of the modern concepts of science. A clear understanding of the nature of science will enable you to distinguish science from pseudoscience (which illegitimately wraps itself in... Read more >
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