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

By: Deutsch, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/23/2010

Seller ID: 9780140275414

ISBN: 014027541X

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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.

Price: $5.00

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.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691011462

ISBN: 069101146X

Condition: USED


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

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Pill, Pygmy Chimps, And Degas' Horse: The Remarkable Autobiography Of The Award

By: Djerassi, Carl

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 7/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780465057580

ISBN: 0465057586

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Clockwork Universe

By: Dolnick, Edward

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 4/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780061719516

ISBN: 006171951X

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The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of menwho lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured auniverse that ran like a perfect machine. A meld ofhistory and science, this book is a group portrait ofsome of the greatest minds who ever lived as theywrestled with nature's most sweeping mysteries. Theanswers they uncovered still hold the key to how weunderstand the world.At the end of the seventeenth century--an age ofreligious wars, plague, and the Great Fire of London--when most people saw the world as falling apart, theseearliest scientists saw a world of perfect order. They ... View more info

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Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year

By: Duncan, David Ewing

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780380793242

ISBN: 0380793245

Condition: USED


The adventure spans the world from Stonehenge to astronomically aligned pyramids at Giza, from Mayan observatories at Chichen Itza to the atomic clock in Washington, the world's official timekeeper since the 1960s. We visit cultures from Vedic India and Cleopatra's Egypt to Byzantium and the Elizabethan court; and meet an impressive cast of historic personages from Julius Caesar to Omar Khayyam, and giants of science from Galileo and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking. Our present calendar system predates the invention of the telescope, the mechanical clock, and the concept ol zero and its devel... View more info

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Weather Factor: How Nature Has Changed History

By: Durschmied, Erik

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781559706247

ISBN: 1559706244

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From the doomed campaigns of Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of U.S. forces in the South Pacific and Vietnam, torrential rain, brutal winters, monster typhoons, and killer hurricanes have had far-reaching -- and often terrifying -- consequences. As Erik Durschmied vividly describes in dramatic vignettes, the elements have decided human history as often as the spear, bullet, or atomic bomb. Drawing upon extensive research, as well as the author's own experiences in Vietnam, "The Weather Factor" gives a fascinating account of the inevitable collision between weather fronts and human confl... View more info

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Languages of Edison's Light (Inside Technology)

By: Edison/Bazermanm Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: MIT PR:

Seller ID: 9780262523264

ISBN: 0262523264

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Technology is business, and dealing with the media, the public, financiers, and government agencies can be as important to an invention's success as effective product development. To understand how rhetoric works in technology, one cannot do better than to start with the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison and the incandescent light bulb.Charles Bazerman tells the story of the emergence of electric light as one of symbols and communication. He examines how Edison and his colleagues represented light and power to themselves and to others as the technology was transformed from an idea to a d... View more info

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Meaning of Relativity

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $7.00

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 9781567311365

ISBN: 1567311369

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Einstein Reader

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CITADEL PR: 7/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780806527918

ISBN: 0806527919

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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781579125158

ISBN: 1579125158

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Relativity

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 9780452287846

ISBN: 0452287847

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Albert Einstein's classic guide to the theory of relativity?with insights from today's leading experts This new edition of "Relativity"?the first updated version in over fifty years?includes a wealth of original material written by some of today's foremost scientific authorities. Bestselling author and physicist Roger Penrose puts Einstein's work in historical context and details major developments in relativity theory over subsequent years. Relativity expert Robert Geroch provides commentary on key aspects of the special and general theories; and historian David Cassidy explores the prof... View more info

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Ideas And Opinions

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780517884409

ISBN: 0517884402

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Ideas and Opinions

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 5/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780517003930

ISBN: 0517003937

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Albert Einstein: The Human Side

By: Einstein/ Dukas, Helen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 12/28/2016

Seller ID: 0691023689

ISBN: 0691023689

Condition: USED


Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in these personal papers, most of them never before published, from the Einstein archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker, who asked whether he believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, and exchange about fine music with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this rare, warm enriching book. View more info

Albert Einstein

By: Einstein/ Infeld, Leopold

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: SL43

ISBN: SL43

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Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time

By: Einstein/Bartusiak, Marcia

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780425186206

ISBN: 0425186202

Condition: USED


In a handful of observatories around the world, scientists are waiting, and listening. Their quest: to be the first to detect gravitational waves, infinitesimal quakes that stretch and compress space-time and could add a brand-new dimension to our universal knowledge-allowing us to hear a sun going supernova, black holes colliding, and perhaps one day, the remnant rumble of the Big Bang itself... View more info

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

By: Einstein/Bodanis, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780425181645

ISBN: 0425181642

Condition: USED


Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews--this "little masterpiece" sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. Bodanis begins by devoting chapters to each of the equation's letters and symbols, introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery--from Ole Roemer's revelation that the speed of light could be measured to Michael Faraday's pioneering work on energy fields. Having demystified the equation, Bodanis explains its science and brings it to life historically, making clear the astonishing array of discoveries ... View more info

Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Einstein/Isaacson, Walter

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 9780743266130

ISBN: 0743266137

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