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Cracking the Genome

By: Davies, Kevin

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Publisher: 10/29/2016

Seller ID: 9780743204798

ISBN: 0743204794

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In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA. The discovery was a profound, Nobel Prize-winning moment in the history of genetics, but it did not decipher the messages on the twisted, ladderlike strands within our cells. No one knew what the human genome sequence actually was. No one had cracked the code of life. Now, at the beginning of a new millennium, that code has been cracked. Kevin Davies, founding editor of the leading journal in the field, "Nature Genetics," has relentlessly followed the story as it unfolded, week by week, for ten years. He... View more info

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About Time : Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

By: Davies, P. C. W.

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 2/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780684818221

ISBN: 0684818221

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An elegant, witty, and engaging exploration of the riddle of time, which examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal. The eternal questions of science and religion were profoundly recast by Einstein's theory of relativity and its implications that time can be warped by motion and gravitation, and that it cannot be meaningfully divided into past, present, and future. In "About Time, " Paul Davies discusses the big bang theory, chaos theory, and the recent discovery that the universe appears to be y... View more info

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Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

By: Davies, Paul

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 10/3/2016

Seller ID: 9780671797188

ISBN: 0671797182

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Throughout history, humans have dreamed of knowing the reason for the existence of the universe. In "The Mind of God, " physicist Paul Davies explores whether modern science can provide the key that will unlock this last secret. In his quest for an ultimate explanation, Davies reexamines the great questions that have preoccupied humankind for millennia, and in the process explores, among other topics, the origin and evolution of the cosmos, the nature of life and consciousness, and the claim that our universe is a kind of gigantic computer. Charting the ways in which the theories of such scien... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About the cosmos

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

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Publisher: 6/5/2012

Seller ID: 0060194596

ISBN: 0060194596

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From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, subjects engaging the heavens and outer space have intrigued people through the ages. And yet so many of us look up at the night sky and have to admit that we are totally in the dark when it comes to the most basic facts about the heavens.Into the void steps Kenneth C. Davis with the latest addition to his bestselling and critically acclaimed DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT(R) series. Don't Know Much About(R) the Universe is a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, ... View more info

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Greatest Show on Earth

By: Dawkins, Richard

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Publisher: FREE PR: 2/1/2016

Seller ID: 9781416594796

ISBN: 1416594795

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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, "The God Delusion, "which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller "The Selfish Gene." Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest "New York Times "bestseller, "The Greatest Show on Earth." "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific ... View more info

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Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $6.50

Publisher: FREE PR: 4/26/2016

Seller ID: 9781451675047

ISBN: 1451675046

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Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world's most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, "The Magic of Reality" explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who... View more info

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Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

By: Dawkins, Richard

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 11/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780618056736

ISBN: 0618056734

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Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 5/12/2012

Seller ID: 9781439192818

ISBN: 1439192812

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Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. The Japanese used to explain earthquakes by conjuring a gigantic catfish that carried the world on its back--earthquakes occurred each time it flipped its tail. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers t... View more info

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Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 7/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780199216819

ISBN: 0199216819

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Boasting almost one hundred articles and book excerpts, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "The Discovery of Lucy" to "The Terror and Vastness of the Universe." Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling collection brings together exhilarating pieces by a who's who of scientists and science writers, including Stephen Pinker, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Albert Einstein, Julian Huxley,... View more info

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Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

By: Dawkins, Richard

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Seller ID: 9780062288455

ISBN: 0062288458

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Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9780399592249

ISBN: 0399592245

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Climbing Mount Improbable

By: Dawkins, Richard

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Publisher: 8/30/2011

Seller ID: 0393039307

ISBN: 0393039307

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Brief Candle in the Dark

By: Dawkins, Richard

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Seller ID: 9780552779449

ISBN: 055277944X

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Greatest Show on Earth

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/10/2014

Seller ID: 9781416594789

ISBN: 1416594787

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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, "The God Delusion, "which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller "The Selfish Gene." Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest "New York Times "bestseller, "The Greatest Show on Earth." "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific ... View more info

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Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 -

By: Dear, Peter

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780691142067

ISBN: 0691142068

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From Copernicus, who put the earth in orbit around the sun, to Isaac Newton, who gave the world universal gravitation, the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries transformed the way Europeans understood their world. In this book, Peter Dear offers an accessible introduction to the origins of modern science for students and general readers. This second edition further explores the practice and influence of alchemy, the social standing of early scientists, and the role of medicine and medical practitioners.Provides a comprehensive overview of principal themes and top... View more info

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Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science

By: Des Jardins, Julie

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Publisher: FEMINIST PR:

Seller ID: 9781558616134

ISBN: 1558616136

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Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? "The Madame Curie Complex" moves beyond the most common explanations--limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men--to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to ... View more info

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Fabric of Reality : The Science of Parallel Universes-And Its Implications

By: Deutsch, David

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/23/2010

Seller ID: 9780140275414

ISBN: 014027541X

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For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes "parallel" to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one which synthesizes the theories of evolution, computation, and knowledge with quantum physics. Considered jointly, these four strands of explanation reveal a unified fabric of reality that is both objective and comprehensible, the subject of this darin... View more info

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Hubble: Imaging Space and Time

By: Devorkin, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NATL GEOGRAPHIC CHILDRENS:

Seller ID: 9781426203220

ISBN: 1426203225

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In the spirit of National Geographic's top-selling "Orbit, " this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world's foremost authorities on space history, "Hubble: Imaging Space and Time" illuminates the solar system's workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark ener... View more info

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Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science

By: Dewdney, A.K.

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Publisher: CRYSTAL DREAMS PUB:

Seller ID: 9780471013983

ISBN: 0471013986

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A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematicsAre some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical conundrums such as "squaring the circle," first attempted by the Pythagoreans, to G?del's vexing theorem, from perpetual motion to the upredictable behavior of chaotic systems such as the weather.A. K. Dewdney, PhD (Ontario, Canada), w... View more info

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General Theory of Relativity

By: Dirac, P.A.M.

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691011462

ISBN: 069101146X

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Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The well-established mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, "General Theory of Relativity" comprises thirty-five compact chapters that tak... View more info