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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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Einstein: His Life and Universe
Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
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In preparing this engaging biography of the world's most famous smart guy, Isaacson enlisted the aid of several physicists including Murray Gell-Mann, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and Douglas Stone. As a result, this is much more than an "Einstein... (read more)

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What Is Relativity?
What Is Relativity?
by L. D. Landau
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A pair of eminent Russian theoretical physicists offer a captivating view of the paradoxes inherent to the special theory of relativity. Written in a straightforward fashion, the text uses familiar objects (e.g., trains, rulers, and clocks) to illuminate... (read more)

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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
by Fritjof Capra
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After a quarter of a century in print, Capra's groundbreaking work still challenges and inspires. This updated edition of The Tao of Physics includes a new preface and afterword in which the author reviews the developments of the twenty-five years since... (read more)

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Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (Penguin Classics)
Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (Penguin Classics)
by Maria Celes Galilei
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Placed in a convent at the age of thirteen, Virginia Galilei, Galileos eldest daughter, wrote to her father continually. Now Dava Sobel has translated into English all 124 surviving letters that Virginia (renamed Suor Maria Celeste at the convent) wrote... (read more)

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The Seat of the Soul
The Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav
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With lucidity and elegance, the award-winning author of "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" shows how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution; generated conflict between lovers, communities, and... (read more)

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The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition (Great Discoveries)
The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition (Great Discoveries)
by Dan Hofstadter
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Celebrated, controversial, condemned, Galileo Galilei is a seminal figure in the history of science. Both Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein credit him as the first modern scientist. His 1633 trial before the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the prime... (read more)

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Great Ideas in Physics
Great Ideas in Physics
by Alan Lightman
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The conservation of energy, the second law of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics­­together, these concepts form the foundation upon which modern physics was built. But the influence of these four landmark ideas has... (read more)

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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by Albert Einstein
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Redesigned inside and out to have a fresh, appealing look, this new edition of a classic Crown Trade Paperback is a collection of Einstein's own popular writings on his work and describes the meaning of his main theories in a way virtually everyone can... (read more)

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Relativity and Its Roots
Relativity and Its Roots
by Banesh Hoffmann
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Using simple examples from everyday life, an Einstein scholar offers entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory. Starting with the geometrical and cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, the author traces the theory... (read more)

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Music Physics & Engineering 2ND Edition
Music Physics & Engineering 2ND Edition
by Harry Ferdina Olson
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This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background in physics, math or music, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems — from... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
by David Bodanis
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Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews—this "little masterpiece" sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. Bodanis begins by devoting chapters to each of the equation's letters and symbols, introducing... (read more)

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Einstein:: The Life and Times
Einstein:: The Life and Times
by Ronald W Clark
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Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to revel the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they... (read more)

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Encounters with Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places, and Particles (Princeton Science Library)
Encounters with Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places, and Particles (Princeton Science Library)
by Werner Heisenberg
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In nine essays and lectures composed in the last years of his life, Werner Heisenberg offers a bold appraisal of the scientific method in the twentieth century--and relates its philosophical impact on contemporary society and science to the particulars... (read more)

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The Quantum World (Princeton Science Library)
The Quantum World (Princeton Science Library)
by John Polkinghorne
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A delightful book, written at a popular level but without any misleading over-simplification. New... (read more)

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The Curve of Binding Energy
The Curve of Binding Energy
by John Mcphee
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Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass destruction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear... (read more)

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Relativity: The Special and General Theory
Relativity: The Special and General Theory
by Albert Einstein
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“The additions to the original text give considerable insight and are a valuable addition, particularly for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.” —Choice “It’s as though you are sitting in his classroom, watching [Einstein] alternate... (read more)

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Sidelights on Relativity
Sidelights on Relativity
by Albert Einstein
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Two influential essays: "Ether and Relativity" (1920) discusses properties demanded of the ether of space by the theory of relativity; "Geometry and Experience" (1921) describes the limits within which the Euclidean or other practical geometric systems... (read more)

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Strange Matters: Undiscovered Ideas at the Frontiers of Time and Space
Strange Matters: Undiscovered Ideas at the Frontiers of Time and Space
by Tom Siegfried
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Twentieth-century physics was a long, strange trip indeed. Stranger still is what might lie ahead. In this startling book, science writer Tom Siegfried takes us into a weird world of quark nuggets, selectrons, quintessence, and quantum cosmology and... (read more)

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