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Product Description: The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world’s leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062296054 | Perennial, April 19, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.

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Product Description: As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman's latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling Edge Question series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think?The development of artificial intelligence has been a source of fascination and anxiety ever since Alan Turing formalized the concept in 1950...read more
By Barry Brett (narrator), John Brockman (editor) and Lisa Larsen (narrator)

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9781504653060 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 6, 2015), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman's latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling Edge Question series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think?

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Product Description: 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...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062425652 | Perennial, October 6, 2015, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think.

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9781504653077 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 6, 2015), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman's latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling Edge Question series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think?

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Product Description: Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. 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...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062374349 | Perennial, February 17, 2015, cover price $15.99

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9781494558987 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 17, 2015), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.
9781494508982 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 17, 2015), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: Hydatid disease has many features that make its study particularly deficient. Most cases are, in fact, asymptomatic and beyond the reach of the clinician. The number of reported cases of the disease has increased substantially over recent years, both in developed and developing countries...read more
By Susan Ericksen (narrator)

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9780407013292, titled "Surgical Management of Hydatid Disease" | Butterworth-Heinemann, September 1, 1989, cover price $120.00 | also contains Surgical Management of Hydatid Disease | About this edition: Hydatid disease has many features that make its study particularly deficient.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062296085, titled "The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos" | Perennial, July 8, 2014, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.

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9781494505370, titled "The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, September 24, 2014), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: 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.
9781494555375, titled "The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos" | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, September 24, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: 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.

By Peter Berkrot (narrator), John Brockman, Antony Ferguson (narrator), Michelle Ford (narrator) and Jo Anna Perrin (narrator)

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9781452649153 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 19, 2014), cover price $95.99

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Product Description: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett.
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062296238 | Perennial, February 11, 2014, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.

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9781452669151 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 19, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C.
9781452619156 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 19, 2014), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Ann Marie Lee (narrator)

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9781452619149 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 5, 2014), cover price $42.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.
9781452669144 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 5, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: What makes a child decide to become a scientist?•For Robert Sapolsky–Stanford professor of biology–it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible.•Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein’s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak...read more

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9780375422911 | Pantheon Books, August 1, 2004, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Twenty-seven scientists write about their earliest inspirations and the childhood events that motivated them to become scientists.

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9780099592877 | Vintage Uk, November 5, 2013, cover price $16.90 | About this edition: What makes a child decide to become a scientist?
9781400076864 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, September 13, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In a collection of incisive essays, twenty-seven of the world's leading scientists--including Robert Sapolsky, Lee Smolin, Mary Catherine Bateson, Janna Levin, Nicholas Humphrey, Freeman Dyson, and others--reflect on the key moments, experiences, and events in their childhoods that first set them on the course of pursuing a scientific career.

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9781417757381 | Turtleback Books, September 13, 2005, cover price $25.70 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought. -Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062258540 | Perennial, October 29, 2013, cover price $15.99

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9781494512002 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 14, 2015), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more...read more
By David Brooks (foreword by)

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9780552778480 | Transworld Pub, January 31, 2013, cover price $15.55 | About this edition: Edge.
9780857521026 | Transworld Pub, March 1, 2012, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: In this title, over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062230171 | Perennial, January 22, 2013, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.

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Product Description: The Internet, in the memorable words of EDGE founder John Brockman, is 'the infinite oscillation of our collective consciousness interacting with itself. It's not about computers. It's not about what it means to be human - in fact, it challenges, renders trite, our cherished assumptions on that score...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780857892461 | Atlantic Books, January 1, 2012, cover price $27.40 | About this edition: The Internet, in the memorable words of EDGE founder John Brockman, is 'the infinite oscillation of our collective consciousness interacting with itself.

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Product Description: "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...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062023131 | Perennial, August 16, 2011, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: "Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain.

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Product Description: Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson, Nassim Taleb, and nearly 150 other intellectual rock stars reveal how the internet is changing our minds, culture, and future, in John Brockman’s latest compendium from Harper Perennial and Edge.org.
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062020444 | Perennial, January 18, 2011, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson, Nassim Taleb, and nearly 150 other intellectual rock stars reveal how the internet is changing our minds, culture, and future, in John Brockman’s latest compendium from Harper Perennial and Edge.

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Product Description: “This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About with This Will Change Everything...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780061899676 | Perennial, December 22, 2009, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: “This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.

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Product Description: Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you changed your mind about? The answers are brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start countless passionate debates...read more
By John Brockman (editor) and Brian Eno (introduced by)

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9780061686542 | Perennial, January 1, 2009, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.

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Product Description: The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: "What are you optimistic about?"Spanning a wide range of topics—from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world—What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9781847391292 | Gardners Books, September 1, 2008, cover price $13.90 | About this edition: The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse.

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Product Description: Some of the top scientists of today—the geographer Jared Diamond, the linguist Steven Pinker, the philosopher Daniel Dennett, Marvin Minsky, Lee Smolin, among others—discuss the unique contributions each is making to the development of modern thought...read more
By John Brockman (editor) and Salvador Paniker (introduced by)

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9788472456440 | Italian edition edition (Karios Editorial Sa, June 1, 2008), cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Some of the top scientists of today—the geographer Jared Diamond, the linguist Steven Pinker, the philosopher Daniel Dennett, Marvin Minsky, Lee Smolin, among others—discuss the unique contributions each is making to the development of modern thought.

In a provocative series of essays, 150 of the world's leading scientific thinkers--including Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson--share their hopeful visions for the future as they address such topics as the global spread of higher education, finding the genes that cause mental illness, and finding a cure for war. Original. 40,000 first printing.
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780061436932 | Perennial, November 1, 2007, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In a provocative series of essays, 150 of the world's leading scientific thinkers--including Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, J.

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A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists describes ideas and advances that could have devastating repercussions in terms of both their use and philosophical implications, ranging from using medication to change personality to examining a universe in which we are completely alone. Original. 40,000 first printing.
By John Brockman (editor), Richard Dawkins (other contributor) and Steven Pinker (introduced by)

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9780061214950 | Perennial, March 1, 2007, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists describes ideas and advances that could have devastating repercussions in terms of both their use and philosophical implications, ranging from using medication to change personality to examining a universe in which we are completely alone.

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