Past Books

Past Books

Fall 2014

John MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers. Princeton University Press, 2012. 232 pp.

Spring 2013

Nancy Cartwright, The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 260 pp.

Fall 2012

Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and General Theory. Various editions available.

Summer 2012

Kathryn Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. New York: Ecco, 2010. 416 pp.

Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2010. 288 pp.

Spring 2012

Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986. 296 pp.

Fall 2011

Hugh G. Gauch, Scientific Method in Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 456 pp.

Summer 2011

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 512 pp.

Jim al-Khalili, The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. New York: Penguin, 2010. 336 pp.

Spring 2011

John F. Haught, Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 232 pp.

Fall 2010

Sean B. Carroll, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 368 pp.

Summer 2010

Sean B. Carroll, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. 352 pp.

Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel. New York: New York Review of Books, 2006. 400 pp.

Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science. New York: Pantheon, 2008. 576 pp.

Summer 2009

Steven Johnson, The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America. New York: Riverhead, 2008. 272 pp.

Jo Marchant, Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computerand the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2009. 336 pp.

Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish: a Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. New York: Pantheon, 2008. 240 pp

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