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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. In This Idea Must Die: Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we think Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal Nina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the concept of race And much more. Profound, engaging, thoughtful, and groundbreaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today . . . and tomorrow.
By John Brockman (editor)

Paperback:

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

CD/Spoken Word:

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

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By Susan Ericksen (narrator)

Hardcover:

9780407013292, titled "Surgical Management of Hydatid Disease" | Butterworth-Heinemann, September 1, 1989, cover price $120.00 | also contains Surgical Management of Hydatid Disease

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Product Description: Meet the biggest superheroes and villains...and find out if you have what it takes to be one Before you can start vanquishing bad guys, it's important to be schooled in saving the world. Packed with quizzes, sidebars, trivia, and more, this sensational book reveals the science behind your favorite superheroes and supervillains and their ultracool devices and weapons, as well as other awesome technologies from the science-fiction realm...read more
By Howstuffworks.com (corporate author)

Paperback:

9781492603177 | Sourcebooks Inc, October 7, 2014, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Meet the biggest superheroes and villains.

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Product Description: Hollywood and science have found each other, and seem to have formed the strongest bond to date. The increasing use of science consultants in science fiction and science-themed productions, from comedies like The Big Bang Theory to dramas like Breaking Bad, as well as the creation of the Science and Entertainment Exchange by the National Academy of Sciences, suggests a new level of Interaction between science and entertainment media that will surely benefit both sides...read more
By Sidney Perkowitz (editor)

Hardcover:

9780841228245 | Amer Chemical Society, February 5, 2014, cover price $53.00 | About this edition: Hollywood and science have found each other, and seem to have formed the strongest bond to date.

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Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain. The brain has become more than a bodily organ, acquiring a near-mystical status. The message that this organ is the key to everything is everywhere--in self-help books that tell us to work on our brains to achieve happiness and enlightenment, in drug advertisements that promise a few tweaks to our brain chemistry will cure us of our discontents, and in politicians' speeches that tell us that our brains are national resources essential to our economic prosperity.Davi Johnson Thornton looks at these familiar messages, tracing the ways that brain science and colorful brain images produced by novel scientific technologies are taken up and distributed in popular media. She tracks the impact of the message that, "you are your brain" across multiple contemporary contexts, analyzing its influence on child development, family life, education, and public policy. Brain Culture shows that our fixation on the brain is not simply a reaction to scientific progress, but a cultural phenomenon deeply tied to social and political values of individualism and limitless achievement.

Hardcover:

9780813550121 | Rutgers Univ Pr, June 15, 2011, cover price $72.00

Paperback:

9780813550138 | Rutgers Univ Pr, June 15, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain.

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An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

Hardcover:

9781592401468 | Gotham Books, September 8, 2005, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

Paperback:

9781592405084 | 2 original edition (Avery Pub Group, November 3, 2009), cover price $18.00
9781592402427 | Reprint edition (Avery Pub Group, September 21, 2006), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

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Product Description: "America's most interesting and important essayist." ―Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize–winning author of The Age of Insight"[Gerald Weissmann] bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most important, wisdom...read more

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9781934137161 | Consortium Book Sales & Dist, April 1, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "America's most interesting and important essayist.

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