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Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
by Brian Cox
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What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einsteins famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light—while... (read more)

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Before the Big Bang
Before the Big Bang
by Brian Clegg
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According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we dont know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know... (read more)

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Awardandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, andlt;Iandgt;The Making... (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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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
by Vlatko Vedral
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In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral offers a mind-stretching look at the deepest questions about the universe--where everything comes from, why things are as they are, what everything is. The most fundamental definition of reality is not matter or energy,... (read more)

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Linear Water Waves: A Mathematical Approach
Linear Water Waves: A Mathematical Approach
by N G Kuznetsov
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This book gives a self-contained and up-to-date account of mathematical results in the linear theory of water waves. The study of waves has many applications, including the prediction of behavior of floating bodies (ships, submarines, tension-leg... (read more)

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
by Thomas Levenson
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A fascinating slice of true-crime history that unfolds in 1695, when law enforcement was unheard of and modern money was little more than a concept When renowned scientist Isaac Newton took up the post of Warden of His Majestys Mint in London, another... (read more)

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Optics in the Age of Euler: Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795
Optics in the Age of Euler: Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795
by Casper Hakfoort
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This book studies the eighteenth-century origins and early phase of a fundamental debate in optics: whether light is a particle or wave. Specifically, it is the first in-depth study of the contents and reception of Leonhard Euler's wave theory of light... (read more)

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The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
by Anil Ananthaswamy
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In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature... (read more)

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The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (Harvest Book)
The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (Harvest Book)
by K C Cole
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-266) and index.... (read more)

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Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age
Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age
by Amir D Aczel
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Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, in the past century has become more sought after than gold. Its nucleus is so heavy that it is highly unstable and radioactive. If broken apart, it unleashes the tremendous power within the atomthe... (read more)

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The Instant Physicist
The Instant Physicist
by Richard A. Muller
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Richard A. Muller demonstrated in his recent bestseller, Physics for Future Presidents, that he has a unique talent for delivering the “aha” moment—making difficult topics accessible. In The Instant Physicist he shows his ability to... (read more)

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The Joy of Physics
The Joy of Physics
by Arthur Wiggins
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Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
by Paul Halpern
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An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the... (read more)

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Special Relativity: A First Encounter: 100 Years Since Einstein
Special Relativity: A First Encounter: 100 Years Since Einstein
by Domenico Giulini
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Special relativity provides the foundations of our knowledge of space and time. Without it, our understanding of the world, and its place in the universe, would be unthinkable. This book gives a concise, elementary, yet exceptionally modern, introduction... (read more)

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J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
by David C Cassidy
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David C. Cassidy's celebrated biography is more than the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant physicist who served as scientific director for the Manhattan Project. It also tells the hidden story of the political and social forces that... (read more)

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Lenin's Laureate: Zhores Alferov's Life in Communist Science (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Techn)
Lenin's Laureate: Zhores Alferov's Life in Communist Science (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Techn)
by Paul Josephson
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andlt;Pandgt;In 2000, Russian scientist Zhores Alferov shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the heterojunction, a semiconductor device the practical applications of which include LEDs, rapid transistors, and the microchip. The Prize... (read more)

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Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science
Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science
by Ian Sample
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In Massive, prize-winning science journalist Ian Sample tells the story of the race to locate the Higgs Boson, the elusive particle whose existence remains to be proven. Since 1964, when Peter Higgs described an over-arching theory of mass that depended... (read more)

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Ocean of Air
Ocean of Air
by Gabrielle Walker
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We don't just live in the air; we live because of it. It's the most miraculous substance on earth, responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In this exuberant book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the... (read more)

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Applications of Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics
Applications of Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics
by M I Petrashen
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Geared toward postgraduate students, theoretical physicists, and researchers, this advanced text explores the role of modern group-theoretical methods in quantum theory. The authors based their text on a physics course they taught at a prominent Soviet... (read more)

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