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The Hyperpower of Informatics
Gérard Berry shows how information and data have come to occupy a central role not only in our technologies and sciences, but also in our daily lives...
Simplexity Simplifying Principles for a Complex World
Simplexity, as I understand it, is the range of solutions living organisms have found, despite the complexity of natural processes, to enable the brain to prepare an action and plan for the consequences of it.
Itzhak Fried, Alain Berthoz, Gretty M. Mirdal
The Brains That Pull the Triggers Syndrome E
History shows us the same grim phenomenon over and over: under extreme circumstances, apparently ordinary citizens turn into merciless torturers and systematic executioners of defenseless victims...
Pierre-André de Chalendar
The Urban Challenge Reviving the desire to live in a city
Once the seductive symbol of sophistication and unlimited possibility, the city has become synonymous in our imagination with sprawl...
Jean-Pierre Changeux, Stuart J. Edelstein
The Brain as a Chemical Machine Nicotinic receptors and neuronal communication
This richly illustrated volume furnishes an exceptional opportunity for scientists and students to follow the course of a major advance in our understanding of the molecular basis of brain functions.
The Good, the True, and the Beautiful
"this book attempts to show that it is up to us to relentlessly inspire the minds of humans to invent a future that will enable humanity to attain a life of more solidarity, a happier life for and with each one of us [...] J. -P. C.
Philippe Cury, Daniel Pauly
“A system is viable only if it combines speed and slowness,” write Philippe Cury and Daniel Pauly. “Nature’s cycles tell us that viability requires a combination of these dynamics—fast and slow, innovation and inertia.”...
The L'Oréal Adventure
Today, it is difficult to imagine that in 1948 L’Oréal was just another small business. In 35 years its turnover went from 200 million to 20 billion francs...