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What is the most important Invention in the past 2000 Years? by The Edge Foundation1999
What's your Law? by The Edge Foundation2004
What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty by John Brockman2005
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable by John Brockman2006
What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better by John Brockman2007
What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything by John Brockman2008
This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future by John Brockman2009
Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future by John Brockman2010
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking by John Brockman2011
This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works by John Brockman2012
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night by John Brockman2013
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress (Edge Question Series) by John Brockman2014
What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence by John Brockman2015

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Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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