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Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

By: Weiner, Jonathan

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Seller ID: 9780679444350

ISBN: 0679444351

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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Wells, Spencer

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 6/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780691115320

ISBN: 069111532X

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Around 60,000 years ago, a man--identical to us in all important respects--lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?Showing how the secrets about our ancestors are hidden in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for ... View more info

Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars

By: Wertheim, Margaret

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Seller ID: 9780812922004

ISBN: 081292200X

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Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics

By: Weyl, Hermann

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/7/2011

Seller ID: 9780486602691

ISBN: 0486602699

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This landmark among mathematics texts applies group theory to quantum mechanics, first covering unitary geometry, quantum theory, groups and their representations, then applications themselves -- rotation, Lorentz, permutation groups, symmetric permutation groups, and the algebra of symmetric transformations. View more info

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Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)

By: Widmaier, Eric P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/1/2013

Seller ID: 9780716736493

ISBN: 0716736497

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Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

By: Wilcox, Christie

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780300197556

ISBN: 0300197551

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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

By: Wilcox, Christie

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Seller ID: 9780374537104

ISBN: 0374537100

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Introduction to Scientific Research

By: Wilson, E. Bright

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 9/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780486665450

ISBN: 0486665453

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Noted scientist's exceptionally clear, pragmatic guide to principles and procedures useful in a wide range of sciences. Design of experiments and apparatus; classification, sampling and measurement; analysis of experimental data; errors of measurement; probability, randomness and logic; much more. Indispensable for any researcher. 1952 edition. 49 illustrations. View more info

Diversity of Life

By: Wilson, Edward O.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780393310474

ISBN: 0393310477

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Hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture

By: Wilson, Frank R

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 11/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780679740476

ISBN: 0679740473

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"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --"The Boston Globe" "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." --"The New York Times Book Review" The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious sound and stir emotion; those of a surgeon can perform the most delicate operations; those of a rock climber allow him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilso... View more info

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Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physica

By: Woit, Peter

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Seller ID: 9780465092758

ISBN: 0465092756

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At what point does theory depart the realm of testable hypothesis and come to resemble something like aesthetic speculation, or even theology? The legendary physicist Wolfgang Pauli had a phrase for such ideas: He would describe them as "not even wrong," meaning that they were so incomplete that they could not even be used to make predictions to compare with observations to see whether they were wrong or not. In Peter Woit's view, superstring theory is just such an idea. In "Not Even Wrong," he shows that what many physicists call superstring "theory" is not a theory at all. It makes no predic... View more info

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Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Non-Scientist

By: Wolf, Fred Alan

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 10/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780060963101

ISBN: 0060963107

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This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos. View more info

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Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

By: Wolf, Maryanne

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Publisher: PERENNIAL: 9/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780060933845

ISBN: 0060933844

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"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and t... View more info

Right Stuff

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 11/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780553381351

ISBN: 0553381350

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What Einstein Told his Barber

By: Wolke, Robert L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 4/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780440508793

ISBN: 0440508797

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What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to...? Do you often find yourself pondering life's little conundrums? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Or why birds don't get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines? Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of What Einstein Didn't Know, understands the need to...well, understand. Now he provides more amusing explanations of such e... View more info

What Einstein Told His Cook

By: Wolke, Robert L.

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Seller ID: 9780393329421D

ISBN: 9780393329421D

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Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind

By: Zajonc, Arthur

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195095753

ISBN: 0195095758

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In 1910, the surgeons Moreau and LePrince wrote about their successful operation on an eight-year-old boy who had been blind since birth because of cataracts. When the boy's eyes were healed they removed the bandages and, waving a hand in front of the child's physically perfect eyes, asked him what he saw. "I don't know," was his only reply. What he saw was only a varying brightness in front of him. However, when allowed to touch the hand as it began to move, he cried out in a voice of triumph, "It's moving " He could feel it move, but he still needed laboriously to learn to see it move. Light... View more info

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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

By: Zimmer, Carl

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 6/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780684856384

ISBN: 0684856387

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IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites control the minds of their hosts, sending them to their destruction. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites are masters of chemical warfare and camouflage, able to cloak themselves with their hosts' own molecules. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites steer the course of evolution, where the majority of species are parasites. WELCOME TO EARTH. For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and in the darkest shadows of science. Yet these creatures are among the world's most successful and sophisticated organisms. In "Parasite Rex," Carl Z... View more info

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Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

By: Zimmer, Carl

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 5/31/2012

Seller ID: 9780743200110

ISBN: 074320011X

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In this re-issued paperback edition with a new epilogue, Carl Zimmer reveals the power, danger, and beauty of parasites in "a book capable of changing how we see the world" ( "Los Angeles Times" ). For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and the darkest shadows of science. In "Parasite Rex," Carl Zimmer takes readers on a fantastic voyage into the secret universe of these extraordinary life-forms--which are not only among the most highly evolved on Earth, but make up the majority of life's diversity. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite... View more info

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Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

By: Zoellner, Tom

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143116721

ISBN: 014311672X

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The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into the valor, greed, genius, and folly of humanity. A problem for miners in the Middle Ages, an inspiration to novelists and a boon to medicine, a devastat-ing weapon at the end of World War II, and eventually a polluter, killer, excuse for war with Iraq, potential deliverer of Armageddon and a possible last defense against global warming-"Ur... View more info