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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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Product Description: This short, easy to read introduction to grounded theory will help you to employ the method in your research project. Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of doing grounded theory research, including formulating a research question through analysis of data, theoretical sampling, sorting and saturation, data collection, coding and forming theories from data...read more

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9781473911994 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, November 14, 2017), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This short, easy to read introduction to grounded theory will help you to employ the method in your research project.

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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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Product Description: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience...read more

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9781627791380 | Henry Holt & Co, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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9781250119636 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 10, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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Product Description: Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving...read more

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9781487001681 | House of Anansi Pr, December 13, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Progress.

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Product Description: This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential. Among the subjects treated are: persistence of a substance through change, the notion of a continuant, the logic of identity, the co-occupation of space by a continuant and its matter, the relation of person to human organism, the metaphysical idea of a person, the status of artefacts, the relation of the three-dimensional and four-dimensional conceptions of reality, and the nomological underpinning of sortal classification...read more

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9780198716624 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential.

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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Farsighted, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused.    Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows.     In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

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9780399184482 | Riverhead Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “A house of wonders itself.

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

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Product Description: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data. Digital access to data has revolutionized ways of doing science in the biological and biomedical fields, leading to a data-intensive approach to research that uses innovative methods to produce, store, distribute, and interpret huge amounts of data...read more

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9780226416335 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data.

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9780226416472 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data.

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Product Description: Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study...read more

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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 | About this edition: Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E.

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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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