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

'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and in-depth study of how new technology will transform the world of work' Gordon Brown New technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. Yet in A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind shows why this time really is different. Advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Susskind
R 365,50

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 339,15 R 399,00

All the Ghosts in the Machine : Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age

A fascinating and thought-provoking journey into the problematic world of our digital afterlife.
R 276,25 R 325,00

Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee? : Test yourself against the amazing minds of animals

Animal science is bizarre and wonderful. At the extreme end of zoology, psychologists are designing personality tests for dogs and logic problems for pigeons. They're giving fish spatial reasoning problems and asking cockatoos to keep a beat.

Now, through dozens of interactive puzzles, IQ tests and quizzes, Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee? lets you test yourself against the best nature has to offer. So: are you more than a match for a marmoset? Or a bit of a birdbrain?

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R 191,25 R 225,00

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 199,75 R 235,00

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 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 254,96 R 299,95

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 272,00 R 320,00

Alice's Adventures In Water-land

Describes the properties of liquid water and the relevance of these properties to life. This book is of interest to both adults and students.
R 476,00 R 560,00

Bad Science

Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.
R 161,50 R 190,00

A Briefer History of Time

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Like prior editions of the book-but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
R 272,00 R 320,00

Beyond Measure : A Guided Tour Through Nature, Myth and Number

A collection of essays that stand on their own but are also connected. Part I examines how numbers and geometry arise in nature and several cultural contexts. Part II shows how many of the same numbers and number sequences are related to the study of numbers, dynamical systems, chaos and fractals.
R 1 713,60 R 2 016,00