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This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
“ 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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist
by John Brockman
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. •Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of faith. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
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...
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Categories: Science
Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
by John Brockman
Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin’s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives. Recently the movement...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality
Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 150 of the world's most influential minds. Brilliant, farsighted, and fascinating, Is the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better (Edge Question...
by John Brockman
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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
My Einstein: Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
by John Brockman
In this fascinating volume, today’s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and...
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Categories: Science
The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century
by John Brockman
A brilliant ensemble of the world’s most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Este libro le hará más inteligente: Nuevos conceptos científicos para mejorar su pensamiento (Spanish Edition)
by John Brockman
¿Qué concepto científico nos ayudaría a mejorar nuestras capacidades cognitivas…?  Esta es la pregunta que John Brockman, editor de la imprescindible página web Edge.org, propuso a los pensadores más influyentes del mundo. Sus visionarias respuestas transitan por las fronteras de la psicología, la filosofía, la economía, la...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Cultura (Spanish Edition)
by John Brockman
Arma inmensamente poderosa aunque poco comprendida, que afecta a la sociedad, al arte, la política e incluso al desarrollo biológico de los humanos, la cultura constituye el escenario en el que tienen lugar las experiencias humanas. Pero ¿qué es exactamente la cultura?, ¿cuáles sus orígenes y reglas? En este libro John Brockman ha...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Social Sciences
Mente (Spanish Edition)
by John Brockman
¿Quién soy “yo”? ¿Cómo se logra la felicidad? ¿Cuál es la clave de la memoria? ¿Cómo se determina la personalidad? ¿Para qué sirven las emociones? ¿Cómo surge la moralidad de un cerebro determinado por conexiones neuronales? La mente es un problema y una incógnita que ha acosado a filósofos, psicólogos, biólogos y...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Come cambierà tutto (La cultura) (Italian Edition)
by John Brockman
Scrutare nel nostro futuro attraverso il dialogo tra scienza e cultura. Comunicheremo solo con il pensiero. Sostituiremo il nostro cervello con i chip di un computer. Abiteremo su altri pianeti e sconfiggeremo la morte grazie a corpi meccanici. Sposeremo finalmente robot fatti su misura. La nostra vita cambierà, tutto cambierà. Ma che...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Universo (Spanish Edition)
by John Brockman
El universo siempre ha sido objeto de fascinación y estudio por parte del hombre, desde épocas remotas. Pero la revolución experimentada por la física en el siglo XX y los grandes avances científicos de las últimas décadas abren nuevas perspectivas y nuevas preguntas, desde la búsqueda de evidencias sobre el bosón de Higgs a la...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world’s most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org’s 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org—”The world’s smartest website” ( The Guardian )—challenges some...
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Categories: Science
Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction in Life and Markets (Best of Edge Series)
by John Brockman
Unlock your mind From the bestselling authors of Thinking , Fast and Slow ; The Black Swan ; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Management & Leadership
This Explains Everything: 150 Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
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?...
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Categories: Science
This Will Make You Smarter: 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
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. Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make...
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Categories: Science
The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness (Best of Edge Series)
by John Brockman
"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 WillChange EverythingMarkingthe debut of a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a...
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Categories: Science
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
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. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"— The Guardian ), posed to the planet's...
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Categories: Science
The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos (Best of Edge Series)
by John Brockman
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. In The Universe , today's most influential science writers explain the science behind...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (Edge Question Series)
by John Brockman
The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better . . . or for worse . . . From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments
by John Brockman
Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand. Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it's advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics...
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Categories: Science
Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science
by John Brockman
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. Scientists’ understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point...
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Categories: Science; Social Sciences
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