New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 251 Folge(n) erschienen.
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episode 223: Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)


O’Connor introduces the basics of game theory and its particular branch, evolutionary game theory...


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   1h6m
 
 

episode 52: Eric Holthaus, "The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming" (HarperOne, 2020)


Holthaus offers a radical vision of our future, specifically how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades...


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   59m
 
 

episode 108: Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience" (MIT Press, 2019)


What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth?


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   30m
 
 

episode 251: Henry M. Cowles, "The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey" (Harvard UP, 2020)


The idea of a single scientific method, shared across specialties and teachable to ten-year-olds, is just over a hundred years old...


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   55m
 
 
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 2020-06-02  2h0m
 
 

episode 51: A. M. Barton and W. S. Keeton, "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests" (Island Press, 2018)


Old-growth forests captivate and inspire us. Walking through them can transport us to a time before human domination of the natural world....


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 2020-05-14  1h10m
 
 

episode 193: Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)


How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?


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 2020-04-28  59m
 
 

episode 19: Wade Roush, "Extraterrestrials" (MIT Press, 2020)


Roush examines one of the great unsolved problems in science: is there life, intelligent or otherwise, on other planets?


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 2020-04-27  54m
 
 

episode 247: Wenfei Tong, "Bird Love: The Family Life of Birds" (Princeton UP, 2020)


Tong looks at the extraordinary range of mating systems in the avian world, exploring all the stages from courtship and nest-building to protecting eggs and raising chicks...


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 2020-04-17  54m
 
 

episode 18: Ray Dorsey, "Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action" (Public Affairs, 2020)


Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability...


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 2020-04-06  42m