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A Cure for Darkness : The story of depression and how we treat it

Reporting on the field of global mental health from its colonial past to the present day, Riley discovers new and exciting therapies, including how a group of grandmothers stands on the frontline of a mental health revolution.
R 386,75

A World Without Work : Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020 The Sunday Times Best Business Books of the Year 2020 The Times of London Best Business Books of the Year 2020 The Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2020 Fortune Magazine Best Business Book of the Year 2020 FiveBooks.com Best Non-Fiction of 2020 Inc.com Best New Business Books of 2020 'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and in-depth study of how new technology will transform the world of work' Gordon Brown '
R 240,00

Anti-vaxxers

"A presentation of the scientific argument in favor of vaccination, which probes the consequences, origins and impact of the the anti-vaccination movement"--
R 360,00

Calling Bullshit : The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

An indispensable handbook to the art of scepticism from two brilliantly contrarian scientists. We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, this book gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate
R 405,00

Astronomical : From Quarks to Quasars, the Science of Space at its Strangest

Does the Big Bang prove the existence of God? What's the Universe expanding into? Is Earth the only planet which supports life? Why did the greatest astronomer in history murder his pet moose?
R 284,75 R 335,00

#HashtagActivism : Networks of Race and Gender Justice

How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent.
R 360,00

Artificial Intelligence : A Guide for Thinking Humans

'If you think you understand AI and all of the related issues, you don't. By the time you finish this exceptionally lucid and riveting book you will breathe more easily and wisely' - Michael Gazzaniga A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. Writing with clarity and passion, leading AI researcher Melanie Mitchell offe
R 403,75 R 475,00

Behave : The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

***'Awe-inspiring... You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry MarshTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / WINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver SacksWhy do human beings behave as they do?
R 225,25 R 265,00

Beyond imagination

Nanotechnology is sweeping the world. This science of very small particles, which includes genetic modification and the reconfiguring of the arrangement of atoms, presents possibilities beyond imagination. It also has huge implications for all South Africans, especially at home.
R 250,75 R 295,00

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics : A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World

A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind

We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask
R 204,00 R 240,00

A Dictionary of Science

This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists.
R 275,36 R 323,95

Blue Mind : How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

Blue Mind is a fascinating account using compelling new research to understand our relationship to the planet's most omnipresent resource - water.
R 301,75 R 355,00