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Harper Perennial. Lawrence krauss provides fresh insight into gravity, dark matter, and the energy of empty space. And much more. Explore the universe with some of today's greatest minds: what it is, how it came into being, and what may happen next. Brian greene and walter Isaacson illuminate the genius who revolutionized modern science: Albert Einstein.

. John brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Benoit Mandelbrot, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Walter Isaacson, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In the universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of the universe and everything in it, including the cutting edge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge.

Lee smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Benoit mandelbrot looks back on a career devoted to fractal geometry. Neil turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory. Seth lloyd investigates the impact of computational revolutions and the informational revolution.

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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works Edge Question Series

In this explains everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge. Org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

With contributions from jared diamond, steven pinker, Nassim Taleb, and more, everything is explained in fun, Brian Eno, Richard Dawkins, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend. Harper Perennial.


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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge. Org "the world's smartest website" -- the guardian, germs, asked 198 of the finest minds what do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, and Steel Jared Diamond on the best way to understand complex problems * author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator Chris J.

Mather, harvard geneticist george church, sun microsystems cofounder Bill Joy, Why Does the World Exist? author Jim Holt, anthropologist Helen Fisher, psychologist Alison Gopnik, Genome author Matt Ridley, Wired founding editor Kevin Kelly, and more. Anderson on the growth of the global brain * harvard cosmologist lisa randall on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on the underestimation of female genius * music legend Peter Gabriel on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson on the surprising ability of small and cheap upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects.

Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand. Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it's advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, anthropology, climatology, physics, economics, psychology, or genetics.

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Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

Craig venter compare genes to digital information, and sketch the frontiers of genomic research. Edward O. Harper Perennial. But the thinkers collected in Life are asking questions that will keep us dreaming for generations. And there’s much more in this fascinating volume. We may never have all the answers.

Wilson reveals what ants can teach us about building a superorganism—and, in turn, about how cells build an organism. Craig venter, and Freeman Dyson. Scientists’ understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology.

. Harper Perennial. Elsewhere, david haig reports new findings on how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome, while Kary Mullis covers cutting edge treatments for dangerous viruses. Featuring pioneering biologists, and science writers, physicists, geneticists,  Life explains just how far we’ve come—and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we’re heading.

Richard Dawkins and J. The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge. Org series explores life itself, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, bringing together the world’s leading biologists, geneticists, Edward O. Wilson, J.


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This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress Edge Question Series

In :steven pinker dismantles the working theory of human behaviorrichard dawkins renounces essentialismsherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligenceGeoffrey West challenges the concept of a “Theory of Everything”Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we thinkMartin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goalNina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the concept of raceAlan Guth rethinks the origins of the universeHans Ulrich Obrist warns against glorifying unlimited economic growthand much more.

Profound, engaging, thoughtful, and groundbreaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today . And tomorrow. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.

The bestselling editor of this Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world’s most brilliant minds to tackle Edge. Org’s 2014 question: what scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress?Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge. Org—”the world’s smartest website” the Guardian—challenges some of the world’s greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time.




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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking Edge Question Series

Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. Edge. Org presents brilliant, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Brian Eno, accessible, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and more. Harper Perennial. Featuring a foreword by new york times columnist david brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter presents some of the best wisdom from today’s leading thinkers—to make better thinkers out of the leaders of tomorrow.

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Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction Best of Edge Series

Unlock your mindfrom the bestselling authors of thinking, prediction, willpower, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, morality, decision-making, intuition, forecasting, unconscious behavior, problem-solving, and beyond.

Edited by john Brockman, publisher of Edge. Org "the world's smartest website"—the Guardian, neuroscientists, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought. Daniel kahneman on the power and pitfalls of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking • daniel gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making • Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature • Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain • Daniel C.

Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind • sarah-jayne blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence • Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking • Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices Harper Perennial.

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What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

In that spirit, John Brockman, publisher of Edge. Harper Perennial. No longer just a matter of science-fiction fantasy 2001, Her, The Terminator, Blade Runner, etc. It is time to seriously consider the reality of intelligent technology, many forms of which are already being integrated into our daily lives.

Used book in Good Condition. Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think. Stephen hawking recently made headlines by noting, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.

Others, conversely, have trumpeted a new age of “superintelligence” in which smart devices will exponentially extend human capacities. Org “the world’s smartest website” – the guardian, philosophers, asked the world’s most influential scientists, and artists one of today’s most consequential questions: What do you think about machines that think? Harper Perennial.

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The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness Best of Edge Series

Unparalleled in scope, insight and quality, depth, Edge. Org’s the Mind isnot to be missed. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. With original contributions by theworld’s leading thinkers and scientists, Philip Zimbardo, including Steven Pinker, George Lakoff, V. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial.

Harper Perennial. Ramachandran, and others, The Mind offers aconsciousness-expanding primer on a fundamental topic. Harper perennial. Theway brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain. Chicago sun-times on this WillChange EverythingMarkingthe debut of a hard-hitting new series from Edge.

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Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology Best of Edge Series

Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. Harper perennial. Harper Perennial. Theway brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain. Chicago sun-times, on this Will Change Everything Launchinga hard-hitting new series from Edge.

Org and harper perennial, editor JohnBrockman delivers this cutting-edge master class covering everything you needto know about Culture. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. With original contributions by the world’sleading thinkers and scientists, including Jared Diamond, Daniel C. Harper Perennial. Dennett, jaron lanier, nicholas Christakis, Brian Eno, and others, Culture offers a mind-expanding primeron a fundamental topic.

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Used book in Good Condition. Harper perennial. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial. More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, despite the absence of concrete proofScientific theory, and educated leaps of faith.

Harper Perennial. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on supposition alone -- yet that is enough to push those minds toward making the theory viable. Eminent cultural impresario, editor, and publisher of Edge www. Edge. Org, john brockman asked a group of leading scientists and thinkers to answer the question: What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it? This book brings together the very best answers from the most distinguished contributors.

Thought-provoking and hugely compelling, this collection of bite-size thought-experiments is a fascinating insight into the instinctive beliefs of some of the most brilliant minds today. Harper Perennial.


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