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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Einstein/Isaacson, Walter

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9780743264747

ISBN: 0743264746

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By the author of the acclaimed bestseller "Benjamin Franklin," this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get ... View more info

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Einstein/Isaacson, Walter

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 10/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780743264730

ISBN: 0743264738

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By the author of the acclaimed bestseller "Benjamin Franklin," this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get ... View more info

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Einstein Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty that Causes Havoc

By: Einstein/Miller, Arthur I.

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Publisher: 11/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780465018598

ISBN: 0465018599

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The most important scientist of the twentieth century, and its most important artist, had their periods of greatest creativity almost simultaneously and in remarkably similar circumstances. This fascinating parallel biography of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso as young men examines their greatest works-Einstein's special theory of relativity and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the painting that brought art into the twentieth century. Miller shows how these breakthroughs arose not only from within their respective fields but from larger currents in the intellectual culture of the times: ... View more info

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Unexpected Universe

By: Eiseley, Lauren

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Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780156928502

ISBN: 0156928507

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Drawing from his long experience as a naturalist, the author responds to the unexpected and symbolic aspects of a wide spectrum of phenomena throughout the universe. Scrupulous scholarship and magical prose are brought to bear on such diverse topics as seeds, the hieroglyphs on shells, lost tombs, the goddess Circe, city dumps, and Neanderthal man. View more info

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Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life

By: Emsley, John

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 4/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780192862068

ISBN: 0192862065

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What ingredient in Coke can remove rust from chrome? What is the bitterest substance on earth? What is the worst smelling one? In this entertaining tour of chemistry, John Emsley answers these and many other questions as he illuminates the materials that make up our world. Dozens of lively articles explore such well-known molecules as water, oxygen, and glass; versatile plastics like polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyurethane; even "elements from hell" such as Sarin (a lethal nerve gas). With no formulas, equations, or molecular diagrams to baffle the non-expert, each piece blends history, s... View more info

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Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

By: Fagan, Brian

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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 3/17/2011

Seller ID: 9781596913929

ISBN: 1596913924

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How the earth's previous global warming phase, from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries, reshaped human societies from the Arctic to the Sahara--a wide-ranging history with sobering lessons for our own time. From the tenth to the fifteenth centuries the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature that changed climate worldwide--a preview of today's global warming. In some areas, including Western Europe, longer summers brought bountiful harvests and population growth that led to cultural flowering. In the Arctic, Inuit and Norse sailors made cultural connections across thousands of mil... View more info

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Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe

By: Falk, Dan

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Publisher: THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781250008770

ISBN: 1250008778

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William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time--a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures hinted at the brave new world to come: The methodical and rational Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, and--as Falk convincingly argues--Shakespeare, who observed human nature just as intently as the astronomers studied the night sky.In "The Science of Shakespeare, "we meet not just Shakespeare but a colorful cast of Renaissance thinkers: Th... View more info

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Science: A Four Thousand Year History

By: Fara, Patricia

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199580279

ISBN: 0199580278

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In Science, Patricia Fara rewrites science's past to provide new ways of understanding and questioning our modern technological society. Sweeping through the centuries from ancient Babylon right up to the latest hi-tech experiments in genetics and particle physics, Fara's book also ranges internationally, challenging notions of European superiority by emphasizing the importance of scientific projects based around the world, including revealing discussions of China and the Islamic Empire alongside the more familiar stories about Copernicus's sun-centered astronomy, Newton's gravity, and Darwin'... View more info

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Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction

By: Ferngren, Gary

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 9781421421728

ISBN: 1421421720

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Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Seller ID: 9780060781507

ISBN: 0060781505

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In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris--"the best popular science writer in the English language today" (Christian Science Monitor)--makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger, and disease, the Enlight-enment values it inspired has swelled the number of persons living in free and democratic societies from less than 1 percent of the world population four centuries ago to more than a third today. Ferris de... View more info

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Whole Shebang : A State-Of-The-Universe(s) Report

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 1/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780684838618

ISBN: 0684838613

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From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers -- who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? -- and... View more info

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Seeing in the Dark

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 9/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780684865805

ISBN: 0684865807

Condition: USED


In "Seeing in the Dark," a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appe... View more info

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Coming of Age in the Milky Way

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780060535957

ISBN: 0060535954

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From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous researc... View more info

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Coming of Age in the Milky Way

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: 1/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780385263269

ISBN: 0385263260

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Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: 11/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780684810201

ISBN: 0684810204

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From the world-acclaimed author of "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" comes this delightfully engrossing, comprehensive, and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole.Timothy Ferris begins "The Whole Shebang" with a succinct account of how we have come to know what we know about the universe. Then he explains the meaning behind the exciting new developments that have put cosmology in the headlines -- including the discovery of planets orbiting stars other than our sun, glimpses through the Hubble Space Telescope of how the universe looked when it was only a ... View more info

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Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

By: Feynman, Richard

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780738203492

ISBN: 0738203491

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"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard Feynman--from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas. View more info

Character of Physical Law (no DJ)

By: Feynman, Richard

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 11/19/2014

Seller ID: 0262060167

ISBN: 0262060167

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Tuva or Bust!: Richard Feynman's Last Journey

By: Feynman, Richard

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393320695

ISBN: 0393320693

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In 1977, Feynman and his sidekick fellow drummer and geography enthusiast Ralph Leighton set out to make arrangements to visit Tuva, doing noble and hilarious battle with Soviet red tape, befriending quite a few Tuvans, and discovering the wonders of Tuvan throat-singing. Their Byzantine attempts to reach Tannu Tuva would span a decade, interrupted by Feynman's appointment to the committee investigating the Challenger disaster, and his tragic struggle with the cancer that finally killed him. Tuva or Bust chronicles the deepening friendship of two zany, brilliant strategists whose love of the ... View more info

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"""Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"": Adventures of a Curious Character"

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780393355628

ISBN: 0393355624

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Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780393061321

ISBN: 0393061329

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Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thrived on outrageous adventures. In the phenomenal national bestsellers "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman " and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" the Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounted in an inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums, solving the mystery of the Challenger disaster, and much else of an eyebrow-raising, hugely entertaining, and astounding nature. One of the most influential a... View more info