LALAND, KN: Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

Laland, Kevin N. Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780691151182. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26065) $30.00

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Presents a new theory of human cognitive evolution, examining characteristic of the human species such as intelligence, language, teaching, and cooperation. 450p. Notes. Bibliography. Index. B/W illustrations.

VALIANT, L: Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

Valiant, Leslie. Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World. Basic Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780465032716. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26024) $12.00

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Illustrated. 195p. Index. Glossary. Notes and References. Computer scientist Leslie Valiant draws on his background as a machine learning expert to argue that evolution is a subset of learning processes.

LARSON, B: The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon

The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon, book coverLarson, Barbara. The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon. Penn State University Press, 2005. Factory Sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#25863) $78.00

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Measures 11×9.5 inches. 187 beautifully produced illustrations. 384p. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Title in Refiguring Modernism series. Demonstrates that Redon is concerned with the exploration of vast “invisible” realms, from microbes to electricity.

GINGERICH, O: Scientific Genius and Creativity (Readings from Scientific American)

Gingerich, Owen (editor). Scientific Genius and Creativity (Readings from Scientific American). 1987. ISBN: 0716718588. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#25794) $12.00

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Illustrated. Contributions include Jacob Bronowski on the creative process, Frederick G. Kilgour on William Harvey, I. Bernard Cohen on Newton, Marie Boas Hall on Robert Boyle, Ian Stewart on Gauss, Loren Eisley on Darwin and more. Also: “Prematurity and Uniqueness in Scientific Discovery” by Gunther S. Stent. 100p. Index. Bibliographies.

EDELMAN, GM: Bright Air, Brilliant Fire On the Matter of the Mind by Gerald M. Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire On the Matter of the Mind. Basic Books, 1992. ISBN: 0465007643. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#25720) $12.00

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Nobel laureate Gerald M. Edelman takes issue with the many current cognitive and behavioral approaches to the brain that leave biology out of the picture, and argues that the workings of the brain more closely resemble the living ecology of a jungle than they do the activities of a computer. Illustrated. 280p.

DIAMOND, JM: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Diamond, Jared M. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Norton, 1999. ISBN: 9780393317558. Unmarked. Crease on cover. Good. Paperback. (#25702) $10.00

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Illustrated. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 469p. Guns, Germs, and Steel argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.

PERSONS, S: Evolutionary Thought in America: How Scientific Theories of Evolution have Affected Social and Humanistic Thought

Persons, Stow (editor). Evolutionary Thought in America: How Scientific Theories of Evolution have Affected Social and Humanistic Thought. Yale Univ Press, 1950. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket under clear protective cover, with chipping and tears. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#25515) $20.00

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Contributors include Robert Scoon, R.S.C. Northrop, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Malcolm Cowley, Donald Drew Egbert and others. 462p. Index. 24 figures.