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An engaging and timely collection examining the impact of plagues, from early history to current medicine and the future.
A multi-disciplinary overview, by leading authorities, of the influence of the work of Charles Darwin on arts, science and society.
The world of communication from human speech and body language to satellites.
Insightful, entertaining accounts of the relationship between serendipity and knowledge by some of the most eminent thinkers of this generation.
The Fragile Environment explores the impact of the human species on its environment.
Experts from the arts and sciences discuss the theme of memory in an accessible collection for the general reader.
This book offers eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future.
Predicting the Future examines humankind's obsessive urge to look beyond the present in the hope of controlling events in the days to come.
Considers the nature of evidence in areas including geological change, superstring theory, law and religion.
This fascinating exploration of the nature and power of human intelligence originates from the Darwin College Lectures.
An interdisciplinary exploration on the theme of 'life' with contributions from eight leading scholars across the sciences, arts and humanities.
This book examines the immense and varied impact that catastrophic change can have on the development of life on earth.
A fascinating journey from inner to outer space by eight eminent researchers; for the general reader.
Seven leading writers discuss powerful topics: from the influence of democracy and cinema to mathematical theory and music.
Aspects of identity explored by eight distinguished authors from different academic disciplines.
In this volume eight famous experts present their energetic commitment to global improvement.
The first book in the Darwin College Lecture series reports on the origins of the most fundamental features of our world.
A fascinating and accessible examination of the survival of the human race.
Fascinating, accessible survey of the acoustic world from physics and music to zoology and film.