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From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
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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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
by Dave Goldberg
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“A great read…Goldberg is an excellent guide.”—Mario Livio, bestselling author of The Golden Ratio   Physicist Dave Goldberg  speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe—from... (read more)

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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
by Dave Goldberg
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A physicist speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe — from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies — is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent... (read more)

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Condensed Matter Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
by Akira Isihara
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More than a graduate text and advanced research guide on condensed matter physics, this volume is useful to plasma physicists and polymer chemists, and their students. It emphasizes applications of statistical mechanics to a... (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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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
by Manjit Kumar
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Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally... (read more)

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The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein: Writings on Art, Science, and Peace
The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein: Writings on Art, Science, and Peace
by Albert Einstein
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Where does humanity fit in the cosmos? Albert Einstein, one of history's towering scientific geniuses, explores this fascinating subject in a unique anthology. Einstein's complex worldview couples his clinical knowledge of the machinations of the... (read more)

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
by Lisa Randall
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“Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today.” Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum... (read more)

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The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments
The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments
by Jim Baggott
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The Quantum Story begins in 1900, tracing a century of game-changing science. Popular science writer Jim Baggott first shows how, over the space of three decades, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others formulated and refined the theory--and opened the... (read more)

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Eric Sloane's Weather Book
Eric Sloane's Weather Book
by Eric Sloane
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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." and#8212; The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of... (read more)

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Albert Einstein, the Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives (New in Paperback)
Albert Einstein, the Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives (New in Paperback)
by Albert Einstein
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Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery... (read more)

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The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams
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Joel R. Primack is one of the world's leading cosmologists who helped to create the "Standard Model" of particle physics. He was also one of the principal originators of the Cold Dark matter theory. Nancy Ellen Abrams is a lawyer and writer with a long... (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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“A modern voyage of discovery.” —Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our eras most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book... (read more)

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall
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andquot;If you are looking for a bracing alternative vision of physics built from the ground up, Smolin's Time Reborn will take you to the mountaintop.andquot; andmdash; NPR What is time? Itandrsquo;s the sort of question we rarely ask because it seems... (read more)

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The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is
The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is
by Roberto Trotta
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From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology — with a twist. The... (read more)

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Probabilities in Physics
Probabilities in Physics
by Claus Beisbart
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Many results of modern physics--those of quantum mechanics, for instance--come in a probabilistic guise. But what do probabilistic statements in physics mean? Are probabilities matters of objective fact and part of the furniture of the world, as... (read more)

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Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Techn)
Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Techn)
by Kristine C Harper
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andlt;Pandgt;For much of the first half of the twentieth century, meteorology was more art than science, dependent on an individual forecaster's lifetime of local experience. In andlt;Iandgt;Weather by the Numbersandlt;/Iandgt;, Kristine Harper tells the... (read more)

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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav
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“The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesGary Zukavs timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling... (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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A testament to the lasting influence of Einstein, this volume collects individual experiences and visions of Einstein from 24 leading scientists. The essays include a discussion of the Einstein myth by Roger Highfield, science editor of the Daily... (read more)

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Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)
by James Roger Fleming
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As alarm over global warming spreads, a radical idea is gaining momentum. Forget cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, some scientists argue. Instead, bounce sunlight back into space by pumping reflective nanoparticles into the atmosphere. Launch mirrors... (read more)

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