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Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity
Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity
by John Gribbin
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The year the future was born. At the dawn of the twentieth century, young physicist Albert Einstein had quit university life, proved a failure as a teacher, and, in desperate need of means to support his wife and newborn child, had taken a job as a... (read more)

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For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
by Walter Lewin
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FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Walter Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun. Now Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of... (read more)

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The Cartoon Guide to Physics
The Cartoon Guide to Physics
by Larry Gonick
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Anyone who thinks a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill-or imagines that Ohm's Law dictates how long to meditate-or believes that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car-needs The Cartoon Guide to Physics. This handy... (read more)

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The Grand Design
The Grand Design
by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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#1 New York Times Bestseller When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion — or does science... (read more)

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The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics
by Leonard Susskind
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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college—or simply want to know how to think like a physicist—this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker... (read more)

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My Einstein: Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
My Einstein: Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
by John Brockman
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Albert Einstein’s bold mark on our understanding of the world, which has persisted now for more than a century, shows no sign of fading. On the contrary, Einstein and his work promise to inspire, enlighten, and confound us for decades indeed, for... (read more)

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The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
by Shing Tung Yau
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String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The Shape of Inner Space... (read more)

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Molecular Modeling Applications in Crystallization
Molecular Modeling Applications in Crystallization
by Allan S Myerson
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The first book to introduce molecular modeling and its applications in crystallization - written by leading experts in the field.... (read more)

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Galileo
Galileo
by John L Heilbron
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In 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a "hurried little masterpiece" in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope--the craters of the moon, the... (read more)

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most... (read more)

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Particle Physics: A Beginner's Guide
Particle Physics: A Beginner's Guide
by Brian R Martin
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Gaining a following since the launch of the infamous Large Hadron Collider, particle physics explores our most fundamental and mind-blowing questions: How did the Universe start? What are we made of? How small is the smallest thing? Without presuming any... (read more)

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Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
by Marjorie Caroline Malley
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This is the story of a new science. Beginning with an obscure discovery in 1896, radioactivity led researchers on a quest for understanding that ultimately confronted the intersection of knowledge and mystery. Mysterious from the start, radioactivity... (read more)

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About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
by Adam Frank
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andlt;Bandgt;The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. andlt;/Bandgt;Our universeand#8217;s and#8220;beginningand#8221; is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically... (read more)

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The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
by Sean Carroll
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Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer... (read more)

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Achievement of Galileo
Achievement of Galileo
by Galileo Galilei
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Galileo has been termed by Einstein "the father of modern science."  Why that is so is the main burden of  The Achievement of Galileo.  Included in this volume are not only selections from his own works, full of the thrill and pride of... (read more)

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Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
by Richard S Westfall
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Richard S. Westfall was Professor of History and Philosophy, Indiana University. He died in 1996.... (read more)

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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)
Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)
by Lawrence M Krauss
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Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best... (read more)

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Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
by Charles Seife
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With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion for general readers in more than a decade... (read more)

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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
by David Kaiser
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In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group," they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum... (read more)

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Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist
Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist
by Barry Parker
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Barry Parker (Pocatello, ID) is an award-winning science writer and the author of twenty-seven highly acclaimed popular science books, including The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms; Albert Einstein's Vision: Remarkable... (read more)

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