Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition
How do we determine right from wrong? Conscience illuminates the answer through science and philosophy.
In her brilliant work Touching a Nerve, Patricia S. Churchland, the distinguished founder of neurophilosophy, drew from scientific research on the brain to understand its...
Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis
A concise and original presentation of the fundamentals for ‘new to the subject’ electrical engineers
This book has been written for students on electrical engineering courses who don’t necessarily possess prior knowledge of electrical circuits. Based on the author’s own teaching experience, it...
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our...
State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World (State of the World)
A comprehensive guide to global warming and the steps we must take to combat it.
The evidence continues to mount: melting ice caps, rising temperatures, increasingly frequent natural disasters. As the devastating effects of global warming come into sharper focus, societies must work to both mitigate greenhouse gas...
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