The Macat Library

Science

  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    1st Edition

    By Jo Hedesan, Joseph Tendler

    Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions can be seen, without exaggeration, as a landmark text in intellectual history. In his analysis of shifts in scientific thinking, Kuhn questioned the prevailing view that science was an unbroken progression towards the truth. Progress was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Nature's Metropolis

    Chicago And The Great West, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hudson

    What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Silent Spring

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Selfish Gene

    1st Edition

    By Nicola Davis

    Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Global Crisis

    War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson

    Few historians can claim to have undertaken historical analysis on as grand a scale as Geoffrey Parker in his 2013 work Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. It is a doorstop of a book that surveys the ‘general crisis of the 17th century,’ shows that it was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • The Columbian Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland

    One criticism of history is that historians all too often study it in isolation, failing to take advantage of models and evidence from scholars in other disciplines. This is not a charge that can be laid at the door of Alfred Crosby. His book The Columbian Exchange not only incorporates the results…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • On the Origin of Species

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen Bryson, Nadezda Josephine Msindai

    Charles Darwin called on a broad and unusually powerful combination of critical thinking skills to create his wide-ranging explanation for biological change, On the Origin of Species. It’s one of those rare books that takes a huge problem – the enormous diversity of different species – and seeks…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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Introduction to Macat

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The Macat Video Library

To accompany each book in the series, Macat have put together short 3 minute videos, giving you an overview of the ideas you should know, explained in a way that helps you think smarter. 

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Reviews

"Macat is taking on some of the major challenges in university education… They have drawn together a strong team of active academics who are producing teaching materials that are novel in the breadth of their approach."
Professor Lord Broars, Formers Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. 

"The Macat vision is exceptionally exciting. It focuses upon new modes of learning which analyse and explain seminal texts which have profoundly influenced world thinking and so social and economic development. It promotes the kind of critical thinking which is essential for any society and economy. This is the learning of the future."
Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Former UK Secretary of State for Education. 

"The Macat analysis provide immediate access to the critical conversation surrounding the books that have shaped their respective discipline, which will make them an invaluable resource to al of those, students and teachers, working in the field."
Professor William Tronzo, University of California at San Diego.