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Tyrannosaurus Sue

By: Fiffer, Steve

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Seller ID: 9780965088534

ISBN: 0965088537

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Jasons: The Secret History Science's Postwar Elite

By: Finkbeiner, Ann

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780143038474

ISBN: 0143038478

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The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the Defense Department cannot solve. Among many stunning innovations, they helped invent our electronic battlefield and Star Wars missile defense technology, and are now looking into ways to improve our intelligence gathering. Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to expl... View more info

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Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

By: Firestein, Stuart

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Seller ID: 9780199390106

ISBN: 019939010X

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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

By: Firlik, Katrina

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 10/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780812973402

ISBN: 0812973402

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Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer-witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this rare combination to create a neurosurgeon's Kitchen Confidential-a unique insider's memoir of a fascinating profession. Neurosurgeons are renowned for their big egos and aggressive self-confidence, and Dr. Firlik confirms that timidity is indeed rare in the field. "They're the... View more info

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Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

By: Flexner, Anraham

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Seller ID: 9780691174761

ISBN: 0691174768

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Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

By: Florence, Ronald

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780060926700

ISBN: 0060926708

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Almost a half-century after is completion, the 200-inch Palomar telescope remains an unparalleled combination of vast scale and microscope detail. As huge as the Pantheon of Rome and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, this magnificent instrument is so precisely built that its seventeen-foot mirror was hand-polished to a tolerance of 2/1,000,000 of an inch. The telescope' s construction drove some to the brink of madness, made others fearful that mortals might glimpse heaven, and transfixed an entire nation. Ronald Florence weaves into his account of the creation of "the perfect machine" a stir... View more info

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By: Foer, Joshua

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780143120537

ISBN: 0143120530

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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memoryAn instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, "Moonwalking with Einstein" recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of jo... View more info

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Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

By: Freely, John

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Publisher: OVERLOOK:

Seller ID: 9781468306996

ISBN: 1468306995

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Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the Scientific Revolution and gave way to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In "Before Galileo, " physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of ... View more info

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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

By: Galilei, Galileo

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 8/16/2011

Seller ID: 0486600998

ISBN: 0486600998

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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On The Shoulders of Giants)

By: Galilei/Hawking, Stephen

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Seller ID: 9780762420155

ISBN: 0762420154

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This latest installment in our "On the Shoulders of Giants" series presents the provocative essay by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) in its entirety. Famed for its unapologetic support of Copernicus's theory and subsequent proof that the earth did indeed revolve around the sun (and not vice versa), Galileo's essay engendered great controversy when it was published, as well as heated opposition from the Church. The first work to outwardly challenge the established authority of religion, "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences" set the standard for all future scientists faced with the conflict of sci... View more info

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Two New Sciences/A History of Free Fall

By: Galileo

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Publisher: WALL & EMERSON:

Seller ID: 9780921332503

ISBN: 0921332505

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Selected Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Galileo

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199583690

ISBN: 0199583692

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The first entirely new translation of Galileo's major writings for more than fifty years, this marvelous volume includes selections from all of his important writings on science, including virtually the complete text of A Sidereal Message and a substantial part of his masterpiece, the Dialogueon the Two Chief World Systems. The book contains all of Galileo's contributions to the debate on science and religion, including the letters to Benedetto Castelli and the Grand Duchess Christina, plus key documents from Galileo's trial before the Inquisition. William R. Shea's introduction gives a clear,... View more info

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

By: Galileo

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Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375757662

ISBN: 037575766X

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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

By: Galileo

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 7/6/2012

Seller ID: 9780385092395

ISBN: 0385092393

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Galileo's Daughter: a Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

By: Galileo/Sobel, Dava

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Publisher: 10/27/2015

Seller ID: 9780140280555

ISBN: 0140280553

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-- Also appeared on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Independent, Wordstock, NCIBA, and Booksense bestseller lists-- Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award-- Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association-- Longitude sold more than 300,000 copies in paperback and spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list-- The Penguin edition features a stunning package with a beautiful step... View more info

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One Two Three...Infinity

By: Gamow, George

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 0486256642

ISBN: 0486256642

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research." -- "San Francisco Chronicle." View more info

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World

By: Garfield, Simon

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780393323139

ISBN: 0393323137

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In 1856 eighteen-year-old English chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered a way to mass-produce color. In a "witty, erudite, and entertaining" (Esquire) style, Simon Garfield explains how the experimental mishap that produced an odd shade of purple revolutionized fashion, as well as industrial applications of chemistry research. Occasionally honored in certain colleges and chemistry clubs, Perkin until now has been a forgotten man. "By bringing Perkin into the open and documenting his life and work, Garfield has done a service to history." Chicago Tribune " A]n inviting cocktail of Perk... View more info

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General Relativity from A to B

By: Geroch, Robert

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226288642

ISBN: 0226288641

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"This beautiful little book is certainly suitable for anyone who has had an introductory course in physics and even for some who have not."--Joshua N. Goldberg, "Physics Today" "An imaginative and convincing new presentation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. . . . The treatment is masterful, continual emphasis being placed on careful discussion and motivation, with the aim of showing how physicists think and develop their ideas."--"Choice" View more info

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What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life

By: Gilbert, Avery

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Seller ID: 9781400082346

ISBN: 140008234X

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- How many smells are there? And how many molecules would it take to create every smell in nature, from roses to stinky feet? - Who was the bigger scent freak: the perfume-obsessed Richard Wagner or Emily Dickinson, with her creepy passion for flowers? - By scenting the air in stores, are retailers turning us into subliminally controlled shopping zombies? - Were Smell-O-Vision and AromaRama mere Hollywood fads or serious technologies? Everything about the sense of smell fascinates us, from its power to evoke memories to its ability to change our moods and influence our behavior... View more info

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Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn

By: Gilder, Louisa

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9781400044177

ISBN: 1400044170

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A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles--one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics. In 1935, in what would become the most cited of all of his papers, Albert Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed "spooky action at a distance." In that same year, Erwin Schrodinger christened this spooky correlation "entanglement." Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by the Irish physicist John Bell. Wh... View more info