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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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Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies. Against a monadic and totalizing understanding of science, DeLanda's historicizing investigation traces the centrality of divergence, specialization and hybridization through the fields and subfields of chemistry.The strategy followed uses a series of chemical textbooks, separated from each other by fifty year periods (1750, 1800, 1850, and 1900), to follow the historical formation of consensus practices. The three chapters deal with one subfield of chemistry in the century in which it was developed: eighteenth-century inorganic chemistry, nineteenth-century organic chemistry, and nineteenth-century physical chemistry. This book creates a model of a scientific field capable of accommodating the variation and differentiation evident in the history of scientific practice. DeLanda proposes a model that is made of three components: a domain of phenomena, a community of practitioners, and a set of instruments and techniques connecting the community to the domain.Philosophical Chemistry will be essential reading for those engaged in emergent, radical and contemporary strands of thought in the philosophy of science and for those scholars and students who strive to practice a productive dialogue between the two disciplines.

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9781472591838 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies.

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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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Product Description: “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...read more

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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 | About this edition: “A house of wonders itself.

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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 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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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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The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch -- the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan.Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature -- these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future.As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.

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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 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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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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