Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun.
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers 77 of Dennett's most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life's most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. Alongside well-known favourites like Occam's Razor, Dennett presents some of his own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal and The Wandering Two-Bitser. A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that's also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers in all walks of life delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he urged them to make good art.
Make Good Art contains the full text of Gaiman's inspiring speech.
Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Edward O. Wilson distills sixty years of teaching into Letters To A Young Scientist, a book for students, young and old. Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career -- both his successes and his failures -- and his motivations for becoming a biologist.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
In this riveting new thriller, Inferno, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante's Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante's dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
Just released today, Inferno is already selling like wildfire. We've still got plenty of stock but at 30% OFF we don't expect them to remain for long! Come and secure your copy soon. You can find the book front and centre in our stores, right before the cash desk.Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
The funniest mom on Twitter, Kelly Oxford, plunges you headlong into her life in this hilarious memoir, Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar. With her trademark blend of biting wit and self-deprecation shining through on every page, this side-splitting book of essays will make you laugh, cry, and then laugh some more. The straight-talking and riotously funny blogger opens up about her childhood, motherhood and life as she sees it from the skewed perspective that has made her the toast of the social media world.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
Able to combine complex, thrilling plots with a measured, formal narrative, le Carré enjoys the enviable position of being a critically acclaimed writer who has consistently topped the international bestseller lists for five decades.
His new novel, A Delicate Truth, is a furiously paced story of moral dilemma and unexpected love. A counter-terror operation is being mounted in Britain?s most precious colony, Gibraltar. But all is not what it seems, and Toby Bell must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service.
A Delicate Truth is 30% off for the months of May and June. Find it with our other new, discounted hardcovers near the front of our stores.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
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