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Sidney Perkowitz - Slowlight

Year of Publication: 
2010
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SLOW LIGHT, Invisibility, Teleportation and Other Mysteries of Light by Sidney Perkowitz 
Slow Light is a popular treatment of today's astonishing breakthroughs in the science of light.

Carl E. Walsh - Monetary Theory and Policy, Third Edition

Year of Publication: 
2010
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A new edition of the leading text in monetary economics, a comprehensive treatment revised and enhanced with new material reflecting recent advances in the field.

Carl E. Walsh is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is coeditor of the International Journal of Central Banking and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

 

Vaclav Smil - Prime Movers of Globalization

Year of Publication: 
2010
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The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

Mark Rowlands - The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Year of Publication: 
2010
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There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exclusively "in the head." Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science of the mind. In this book, leading philosopher Mark Rowlands investigates the conceptual foundations of this new science of the mind.

Thomas Princen - Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order

Year of Publication: 
2010
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We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative.

Bengt Holmström and Jean Tirole - Inside and Outside Liquidity

Year of Publication: 
2011
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"This is a very insightful book on a difficult and poorly understood topic at the center of the current financial crisis.

Barri J. Gold - ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science

Year of Publication: 
2010
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In ThermoPoetics, Barri Gold sets out to show us how analogous, intertwined, and mutually productive poetry and physics may be. Charting the simultaneous emergence of the laws of thermodynamics in literature and in physics that began in the 1830s, Gold finds that not only can science influence literature, but literature can influence science, especially in the early stages of intellectual development. Nineteenth-century physics was often conducted in words.

George Gessert - Green light : toward an art of evolution

Year of Publication: 
2010
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Humans have bred plants and animals with an eye to aesthetics for centuries: flowers are selected for colorful blossoms or luxuriant foliage; racehorses are bred for the elegance of their frames. Hybridized plants were first exhibited as fine art in 1936, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York showed Edward Steichen's hybrid delphiniums. Since then, bio art has become a genre; artists work with a variety of living things, including plants, animals, bacteria, slime molds, and fungi.

Paul N. Edwards - A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming

Year of Publication: 
2010
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Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data, "sound science." In A Vast Machine Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data. Today, no collection of signals or observations—even from satellites, which can "see" the whole planet with a single instrument—becomes global in time and space without passing through a series of data models.