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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...
James E. Darnell
Up from Mississippi A memoir
How did a young native of the American South, raised in an era of racism and segregation, rise to a highly decorated position at the forefront of molecular biology research?
Christian de Duve
Genetics of Original Sin
“In this book I examine the extraordinary saga of life on Earth in the light of the most recent scientific discoveries. [...]" C. de D.
Selective Eating The Rise, the Meaning and Sense of «Personal Dietary Requirements»
The issue of selective eating is explored here from a wide interdisciplinary perspective: from a biomedical standpoint to social and historical analyses.
The Useless Man A Political Economy of Populism
Today, the “wretched of the earth” are no longer those oppressed by colonization, but rather the unemployed and the working poor, migrants and refugees, landless peasants depending on public or familial assistance to survive—in a word, the economically useless.
On the Death and Life of Language
Claude Hagège is a recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal, and professor at the Collège de France.
Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize in Physics
The Science of Light From Galileo’s Telescope to Quantum Physics
Light has fascinated mankind since the dawn of time...
Pascal Lamy, Nicole Gnesotto
Strange New World Geoeconomics vs Geopolitics
A must-read for anyone interested in getting a firmer grasp on global and European affairs.
Jacques de Larosière
50 Years of Financial Crises
“This story essentially tells of the financial crises that the markets always end up inflicting on those who have abused their innovations, their excesses and the lax atmosphere.