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The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel
When Margulis passed away in 2011, she left behind a groundbreaking scientific legacy that spanned decades. In this collection, Dorion Sagan, Margulis’s son and longtime collaborator, gathers together the voices of friends and colleagues to remark on her life and legacy, in essays that cover her early collaboration with James Lovelock, her fearless face-off with Richard Dawkins during the so-called “Battle of Balliol” at Oxford, the intrepid application of her scientific mind to the insistence that 9/11 was a false-flag operation, her affinity for Emily Dickinson, and more.
Exercises to stretch and build learning and systems thinking capabilities
This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running each of the thirty games.
Two books under one cover deliver a brief, incisive, and entertaining romp through the science of sex and death.
Donella Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.
A Brief History of the Future
In a quirky yet highly thought-provoking style, Dorion Sagan uses his knowledge of philosophy, science, and sleight-of-hand magic to probe some of the deepest questions we face on Earth.
First in a trilogy on Happiness, Love, and Power by Spain's leading science personality.
Reflections on the Nature of Nature
The sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays.
Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time
Passionate quests for truth from some of the greatest scientists at work today.
Tales of Science and Love
A unique look at the inner lives of scientists.
Collaboration with Nature, Ecological Planning Lecture
A gift to future generations, this CD, made
from rare tapes lost until now, presents McHarg waxing
profound on a thermodynamic definition of creativity as
matter and energy raised to higher levels of order; evolution
both physical and biological (plants, animals, and
microorganisms) in the context of nature; and the criteria
and attributes of the creative process.