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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.
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.
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...
Denis Le Bihan
Einstein's Error At the Frontiers of the Brain and the Cosmos
At the crossroads of physics and neuroscience: a new approach to brain function based on Einstein's work on relativity and the cosmological constant.
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.
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.
How Music Sculpts Our Brain
How does the process of learning music impact our brain? To what extent does it foster curiosity, attention and enhance memory?
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...
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...
“Fifty years ago, Francis Crick and James D. Watson discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the carrier of genetic information, the basis for heredity.[...]
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.”...
On the Death and Life of Language
Claude Hagège is a recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal, and professor at the Collège de France.
The Revival of Democracy in America and the Better Angels of Your Nature Letter from a European Friend
A worthy heir to Alexis de Tocqueville’s landmark nineteenth-century analysis of the democratic experiment in the United States, Renaud Lassus’s The Revival of Democracy in America is both a brisk, lucid assessment of the nation’s current political and social climate and a resounding call for optimism at a moment when the prevailing winds seem to be blowing the other way.
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...
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.
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.