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Gleiser, Marcelo

Summary: "Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, to understand our origins and the meaning of our lives. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 GLE

Dunn, Rob R.

Summary: "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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Dawkins, Richard

Summary: "The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 DAW

Shermer, Michael.

Summary: "From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to applyscientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 SHE

Krauss, Lawrence Maxwell.

Summary: "Internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how isit all going to end? Why is there something rather than nothing?" is asked of anyone who says there is no God. Yet this is not so much a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523.18 KRA

Johnson, Steven

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Summary: "From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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Dreger, Alice Domurat

Summary: "An investigation of some of the most contentious debates of our time, Galileo's Middle Finger describes Alice Dreger's experiences on the front lines of scientific controversy, where for two decades she has worked as an advocate for victims of unethicalresearch while also defending the right of scientists to pursue challenging research into human identities. Dreger's own attempts to reconcile...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 DRE

Harrison, Guy P

Summary: "This accessible and introductory guide to critical thinking will help you think like a scientist, learn to question everything, and understand how your own brain can trip you up. This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.4 HAR

Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 591.5 WIL

Nye, Bill

Summary: Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. Here, he urges readers to become activists and agents of change. This is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 153 NYE

Johnson, Steven

Summary: "From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at he world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 JOH

Goldman, Steven L.

Summary: Professor Steven L. Goldman of Lehigh University presents 24 lectures addressing various topics pertaining to the nature of scientific knowledge and the limits of scientific theories regarding claims to truth.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 509 GOL
Call number: CD 509 GOL PART 1
Call number: CD 509 GOL PART 2

Summary: In this TEDTalk, Damon Horowitz considers the enormous ability that technology has given us to know more - and more about each other - than ever before. Drawing the audience into a philosophical discussion, he probes the ethical ramifications of the burst of invention that has reshaped the world. Is there a "moral operating system" that could allow humans to put into perspective the central...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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