Science + Psychology

PHYSICS OF EVERYDAY THINGS: THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE BEHIND AN ORDINARY DAY

Written by James Kakalios
"Easy-to-follow and imaginative explanations about the extraordinary physics that invisibly guides our daily lives"--
April 4, 2019 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 256 Pages |
$26.00

UNFORBIDDEN PLEASURES

AN AMBITIOUS BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE PHILOSOPHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS THAT GOVERN HUMAN DESIRE AND SHAPE OUR EVERYDAY REALITYA great deal has been written, by psychoanalysts and many others, about the pleasures that are forbidden to us. But what of the pleasures that are unforbidden and freely available to all?
May 1, 2017 | Paperback |
$16.00

MAPPING THE HEAVENS: THE RADICAL SCIENTIFIC IDEAS THAT REVEAL THE COSMOS

For all curious readers, a lively introduction to radical ideas and discoveries that are transforming our knowledge of the universe
May 1, 2017 | PB |
$16.00

HAMLET ON THE HOLODECK: THE FUTURE OF NARRATIVE IN CYBERSPACE (UPDATED)

Written by Janet H. Murray
An updated edition of the classic book on digital storytelling, with a new introduction and expansive chapter commentaries.
April 7, 2017 | PB | MIT Press | 440 Pages |
$24.95

WHAT ALGORITHMS WANT: IMAGINATION IN THE AGE OF COMPUTING

Written by Ed Finn
The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek. We depend on--we believe in--algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want.
March 10, 2017 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 257 Pages |
$29.95

IS THE UNIVERSE A HOLOGRAM?: SCIENTISTS ANSWER THE MOST PROVOCATIVE QUESTIONS

Written by Adolfo Plasencia
Science today is more a process of collaboration than moments of individual "eurekas." This book recreates that kind of synergy by offering a series of interconnected dialogues with leading scientists who are asked to reflect on key questions and concepts about the physical world, technology, and the mind.
May 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Mit Press | 528 Pages |
$29.95

GRAVITY'S KISS: THE DETECTION OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Written by Harry Collins
A fascinating account, written in real time, of the unfolding of a scientific discovery: the first detection of gravitational waves.
January 27, 2017 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 416 Pages |
$29.95

SINGLE DIGITS: IN PRAISE OF SMALL NUMBERS

Written by Marc Chamberland
In Single Digits, Marc Chamberland takes readers on a fascinating exploration of small numbers, from one to nine, looking at their history, applications, and connections to various areas of mathematics, including number theory, geometry, chaos theory, numerical analysis, and mathematical physics. For instance, why do eight perfect card shuffles leave a standard deck of cards unchanged?
June 6, 2017 | PB | 240 Pages |
$17.95

BEST WRITING ON MATHEMATICS 2016

Written by Mircea Pitici
This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.
February 28, 2017 | PB | 408 Pages |
$32.95

SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE MISINFORMATION AGE: SCIENTIFIC HABITS OF MIND

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference.
August 1, 2017 | Paperback |
$22.95

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