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A BIG BANG IN A LITTLE ROOM : THE QUEST TO CREATE NEW UNIVERSES

An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life's biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own? What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe? As sta..

27,50€

FREUD AND BEYOND : A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOANALYTIC THOUGHT

Freud's concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation o..

20,90€

HOW TO LISTEN TO JAZZ

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively, accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz. Covering everything from the music's structure and history to the basic building blocks of improvisation, Gioi..

19,60€

SPERM WARS (REVISED) : INFIDELITY, SEXUAL CONFLICT, AND OTHER BEDROOM BATTLES

Sperm Wars turns the conventional thinking about the biology of sex on its head. Evolutionary biologist Robin Baker argues that human sexuality follows certain laws, and all of those laws are governed by one thing: sperm warfare. In the interest of p..

20,90€

THE GRAND CHESSBOARD : AMERICAN PRIMACY AND ITS GEOSTRATEGIC IMPERATIVES

In The Grand Chessboard , renowned geostrategist Zbigniew Brzezinski delivers a brutally honest and provocative vision for American preeminence in the twenty-first century. The task facing the United States, he argues, is to become the sole political..

22,60€

TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE : A REVOLUTIONARY LIFE

Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. Born into bondage in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he..

35,50€

WHY BEAUTY IS TRUTH : A HISTORY OF SYMMETRY

At the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory, and much of modern cosmology lies one concept: symmetry. In Why Beauty Is Truth , world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the history of the emergence of this remarkable are..

19,60€

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