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Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age

By: Timmerman, Luke

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Seller ID: 9780997709308

ISBN: 0997709308

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Physics of Immortality, The

By: Tipler, Frank

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 5/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780385467995

ISBN: 0385467990

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Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

By: Toomey, David

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393348262

ISBN: 0393348261

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In the 1980s and 1990s, in places where no one thought it possible, scientists found organisms they called extremophiles: lovers of extremes. There were bacteria in volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, single-celled algae in Antarctic ice floes, and fungi in the cooling pools of nuclear reactors. But might there be life stranger than the most extreme extremophile? Might there be, somewhere, another kind of life entirely? In fact, scientists have hypothesized life that uses ammonia instead of water, life based not in carbon but in silicon, life driven by nuclear chemistry, and lif... View more info

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Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists

By: Traweek, Sharon

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Seller ID: 9780674063488

ISBN: 0674063481

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

By: Tyson, Neil DeGrasse

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393082104

ISBN: 0393082105

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold with a five- or possibly ten-year delay until the next launch of astronauts from U.S. soil Tyson s views on the future of space travel and America s role in that future are especially timely and urgent. This book represents the best of Tyson s commentary, including a candid new introductory essay on NASA and partisan politics, giving us an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of... View more info

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Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries

By: Tyson, Neil DeGrasse

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 2/27/2015

Seller ID: 9780393330168

ISBN: 0393330168

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Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one. "Holy Wars" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts. "The Search for Life in the ... View more info

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

By: Tyson, Neil deGrasse/Lang, Avi

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Seller ID: 9780393064445

ISBN: 0393064441

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Sidereal Messenger; Galileo Galilei

By: Van Helden, Albert

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 3/14/2012

Edition: 74

Seller ID: 9780226279039

ISBN: 0226279030

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"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the reception of the "Sidereal Messenger" is profound; the bibliography is extensive. What more can I say?"--David W. Hughes, "The Observatory" " "Sidereus nunclus"] has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment. The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of th... View more info

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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

By: Vedral, Vlatko

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Seller ID: 9780199237692

ISBN: 0199237697

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For a physicist, all the world's information. The Universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the Universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics. He describes the bizarre... View more info

Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

By: Ventar, J. Criag

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143125907

ISBN: 0143125907

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Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life

By: Venter, J. Craig

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Publisher: 4/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780670063581

ISBN: 0670063584

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The triumphant true story of the man who achieved one of the greatest feats of our era?the mapping of the human genome Growing up in California, Craig Venter didn?t appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the navy and went to Vietnam, where the life and death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. After pursuing his advanced degrees, Venter quickly established himself as a brilliant and outspoken scientist. In 1984 he joined the National Insti... View more info

Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes

By: Vilenkin, Alex

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Seller ID: 9780809095230

ISBN: 0809095238

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Recent discoveries in cosmology have led to a bizarre new worldview that (to paraphrase Niels Bohr) may be crazy enough to be true. Just consider the litany of mind-boggling new ideas being bandied about lately: the acceleration of cosmic expansion, dark energy (on top of dark matter, yet ), primordial "ripples" in space-time, the quantum creation of the universe from nothing, eternal cosmic inflation, multiple universes . . .Sound crazy enough for you? Fortunately, the new theoretical advances also lead to testable predictions, and we may soon witness the confirmation of some of these predict... View more info

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Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

By: Wade, Nicholas

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Seller ID: 9780143038320

ISBN: 014303832X

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Nicholas Wade's articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the "New York Times." In his groundbreaking "Before the Dawn," Wade reveals humanity's origins as never before--a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the first human language like? How large were the first societies, and how warlike were they? When did our ancestors first leave Africa, and by what route did they leave? By eloquently solving these and numerous other mysteries, Wade offers nothing l... View more info

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Physics Of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind And The Meaning Of Life

By: Walker, Evan Harris

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Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780738204369

ISBN: 0738204366

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For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination. In this tour-de-force of scientific investigation, Evan Harris Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on the principles of quantum physics-a theory that answers questions s... View more info

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Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe

By: Ward, Peter

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Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH: 4/9/2011

Seller ID: 0387952896

ISBN: 0387952896

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The sweeping diversity of complex life on Earth, Ward and Brownlee argue, evolved out of an extraordinary set of physical conditions and chance events that would be extremely hard to duplicate- though not impossible. Many planets throughout the vastness of the Universe may be teeming with microbial life, but advancement beyond this stage is very rare. Everyone with an interest in the possible extent of life in the Universe and the nature of life's evolution on our own planet will be fascinated by RARE EARTH. View more info

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Double Helix: Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

By: Watson, James

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 4/28/2013

Seller ID: 9780743216302

ISBN: 074321630X

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By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick... View more info

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Double Helix

By: Watson, James D.

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Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN:

Seller ID: 9780684852799

ISBN: 0684852799

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"The classic personal account of one of the great scientific discoveries of the century." By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a brilliant young zoologist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, ... View more info

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Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

By: Watts, Duncan J.

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 4/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780393325423

ISBN: 0393325423

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In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet. Whether they bind computers, economies, or terrorist organizations, networks are everywhere in the real world, yet only recently have scientists attempted to explain their mysterious workings. From epidemics of disease to outbreaks of market madness, from people searching for information to firms surviving crisis and change, from the structure of personal relationships t... View more info

Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes: Volume Two: The Stars

By: Webb, T.W.

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Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0486209180

ISBN: 0486209180

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First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

By: Weinberg, Steven

Price: $5.50

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 10/19/2010

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780465024377

ISBN: 0465024378

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This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know. View more info