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By Charles T. Wolfe (editor)

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9783319310688 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018), cover price $509.00
9783319310671 | Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018, cover price $339.00

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9781473911994 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, November 14, 2017), cover price $120.00

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9781473912007 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, November 14, 2017), cover price $45.00

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9781472591838 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $34.00

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9781474286404 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 23, 2017, cover price $21.95

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9781627791380 | Henry Holt & Co, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9781250119636 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 10, 2017), cover price $17.99

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9780399184482 | Riverhead Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $30.00

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9780735288294 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, December 6, 2016), cover price $35.00

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9780226416335 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $105.00

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9780226416472 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016), cover price $35.00

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9780374536619, titled "Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything" | Scientific Amer Books, November 15, 2016, cover price $16.00

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By Tommaso Bertolotti (editor)

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9783319305257 | Springer-Verlag New York Inc, November 8, 2016, cover price $299.00

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Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution. The diversity of life, from single-celled organisms to multicellular animals and plants, is the result of a long, complex, and highly chancy history. But how profoundly has chance shaped life on earth? And what, precisely, do we mean by chance? Bringing together biologists, philosophers of science, and historians of science, Chance in Evolution is the first book to untangle the far-reaching effects of chance, contingency, and randomness on the evolution of life. The book begins by placing chance in historical context, starting with the ancients and moving through Darwin and his contemporaries, documenting how the understanding of chance changed as Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection developed into the modern synthesis, and how the acceptance of chance in Darwinian theory affected theological resistance to it. Subsequent chapters detail the role of chance in contemporary evolutionary theory—in particular, in connection with the concepts of genetic drift, mutation, and parallel evolution—as well as recent empirical work in the experimental evolution of microbes and in paleobiology. By engaging in collaboration across biology, history, philosophy, and theology, this book offers a comprehensive and synthetic overview both of the history of chance in evolution and of our current best understanding of the impact of chance on life on earth.
By Charles H. Pence (editor)

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9780226401744 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $125.00

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9780226401881 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution.

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Product Description: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science. His ethnographic studies have revolutionized our understanding of areas as diverse as science, law, politics and religion. To facilitate a more realistic understanding of the world, Latour has introduced a radically fresh philosophical terminology and a new approach to social science, ‘Actor-Network Theory’...read more

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9780745650623 | Polity Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $69.95

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9780745650630 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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9780822362494 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $94.95

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9780822362647 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: An exploration of the scientific limits of knowledge that challenges our deep-seated beliefs about our universe, our rationality, and ourselves.Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known...read more

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9780262019354 | Mit Pr, August 23, 2013, cover price $34.95

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9780262529846 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, October 28, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An exploration of the scientific limits of knowledge that challenges our deep-seated beliefs about our universe, our rationality, and ourselves.

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9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99

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9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99

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9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death...read more

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9781474283007 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death.

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9781474282994 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death.

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By John Sulston (editor)

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9780312753245, titled "Sport, Power, and Culture: A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain" | Palgrave Macmillan, October 1, 1986, cover price $39.95 | also contains Sport, Power, and Culture: A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain

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Product Description: Ron Mallon explores how thinking and talking about kinds of person can bring those kinds into being. Social constructionist explanations of human kinds like race, gender, and homosexuality are commonplace in the social sciences and humanities, but what do they mean and what are their implications? This book synthesizes recent work in evolutionary, cognitive, and social psychology as well as social theory and the philosophy of science, in order to offer a naturalistic account of the social construction of human kinds...read more

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9780198755678 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Ron Mallon explores how thinking and talking about kinds of person can bring those kinds into being.

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