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What Is This Thing Called Science: An Assessment of the Nature and Status of Sci

By: Chalmers, A.F.

Price: $5.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0702218316

ISBN: 0702218316

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Promise of Space

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/29/2014

Seller ID: 6817042

ISBN: 6817042

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Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make

By: Clynes, Tom

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780544705029

ISBN: 0544705025

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Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?

By: Colborn/Dumanoski/Myers

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Publisher: PLUME:

Seller ID: 9780452274143

ISBN: 0452274141

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"A critically important book that forces us to ask new questions about the synthetic chemicals that we have spread across this earth."--Al Gore. View more info

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First You Build A Cloud

By: Cole, K. C.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS: 1/2/2015

Seller ID: 9780156006460

ISBN: 0156006464

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For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific min... View more info

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

By: Collins, Michael

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Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX:

Seller ID: 9780374531942

ISBN: 0374531943

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The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events--technical and spiritual--of our lifetime. In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative ... View more info

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Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed

By: Conant, Jennet

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 12/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780684872889

ISBN: 0684872889

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The Untold Story of the American Entrepreneur Who Helped Build the Atomic Bomb and Defeat the Nazis. Legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure Alfred Lee Loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the twentieth century -- Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and others -- at his state-of-the-art laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York, in the late 1930s. He established a top-secret defense laboratory at MIT and personally bankrolled pioneering research into new, high-powered radar detection systems that helped defeat the German Air Force and ... View more info

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Meanings of the Gene: Public Debates about Human Heredity

By: Condit, Celeste

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF WISCONSIN PR:

Seller ID: 9780299163648

ISBN: 0299163644

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"The Meanings of the Gene "is a compelling look at societal hopes and fears about genetics in the course of the twentieth century. The work of scientists and doctors in advancing genetic research and its applications has been accompanied by plenty of discussion in the popular press--from Good Housekeeping and Forbes to Ms. and the Congressional Record--about such topics as eugenics, sterilization, DNA, genetic counseling, and sex selection. By demonstrating the role of rhetoric and ideology in public discussions about genetics, Condit raises the controversial question, Who shapes decisions... View more info

People's History of Science

By: Conner, Clifford, D.

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9781560257486R

ISBN: 9781560257486R

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Kepler's Witch: An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Po

By: Connor, James A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 5/22/2016

Seller ID: 9780060750497

ISBN: 0060750499

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Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler - 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer - reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter, Connor's book brings to life the tidal forces of Reformation, Counter-Reformation, and social upheaval. Johannes Kepler, who discovered the three basic laws of planetary motion, was persecuted for his support of the Copernican system. After a neighbour accused his mother of witchcraft... View more info

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Curves of Life (Dover Books Explaining Science)

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 048623701X

ISBN: 048623701X

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Classic, well-thought-out examination of the function of the spiral, or helix, in both nature and art. Demonstrates how spiral is fundamental to structure of shells, leaves, horns, human body, drawings of Leonardo, Leaning Tower of Pisa, more. 1914 edition. 426 illustrations. View more info

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Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)

By: Cox, Brian

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780306819643

ISBN: 0306819643

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In "The Quantum Universe," Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in "Why Does E=mc2?" and make fundamental scientific principles accessible--and fascinating--to everyone.The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the "weirdness" of the quantum world, and it ofte... View more info

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Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)

By: Cox, Brian/Forshaw

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306821448

ISBN: 0306821443

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In "The Quantum Universe," Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in "Why Does E=mc2?" and make fundamental scientific principles accessible--and fascinating--to everyone.The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pronouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's contention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the "weirdness" of the quantum world, and it ofte... View more info

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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

By: Crick/Ridley, Matt

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Publisher: 1/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780060823337

ISBN: 006082333X

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Francis Crick, who died at the age of eighty-eight in 2004, will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the great scientists of all time. Between 1953 and 1966 he made and led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life: the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things -- the genetic code. His own discoveries -- though he always worked with one other partner and did much of his thinking in conversation -- include not only the double helix but the whole mechanism of protein synthesis, the three-let... View more info

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Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

By: Cronon, William

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Publisher: 1/29/2011

Seller ID: 9780809001583

ISBN: 0809001586

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Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize "Changes in the Land" offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities. View more info

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Marie Curie: A Life

By: Curie, Marie/Quinn

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780201887945

ISBN: 0201887940

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One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating new radioactive elements. Despite these achievements, or perhaps because of her fame, she has remained a saintly, unapproachable genius. From family documents and a private journal only recently made available, Susan Quinn at last tells the full human story. From the stubborn sixteen-year-old studying science at night while working as a governess, to her romance and scientific partnership with Pierr... View more info

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Madame Curie

By: Curie/Curie, Eve

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306810381

ISBN: 0306810387

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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie's daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie's legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the study of radioactivity and her two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. It also spotlights her remarkable life, from her childhood in Poland, to her storybook Parisian marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie, to her tragic death from the very radium ... View more info

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Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

By: Curie/Redniss, Lauren

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DEY STREET BOOKS: 10/5/2013

Seller ID: 9780061351327

ISBN: 0061351326

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In 1891, 24 year old Marie, nee Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two new elements with startling properties, radium and polonium. They recognized radioactivity as an atomic property, heralding the dawn of a new scientific era. They won the Nobel Prize. Newspapers mythologized the couple's romance, beginning articles on the Curies with "Once upon a time . . . " Then, ... View more info

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Storm in a Teacup

By: Czerski, Helen

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780393248968

ISBN: 0393248968

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Leonardo da Vinci on the Human Body: The Anatomical, Physiological, and Embryolo

By: da Vinci, Leonard

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 0517381052

ISBN: 0517381052

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