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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
by Stephen W. Hawking
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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to confront the supreme... (read more)

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How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
by Chad Orzel
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When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home. Soon she was trying to use the strange ideas of quantum mechanics for the really important things in her... (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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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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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
by Timothy Ferris
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Winner of the 1988 American Institute of Physics Prize and named one of 1988's best books by the New York Times Book Review, this brilliant, lively and informative book seeks to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time and how this quest has... (read more)

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ABC of Relativity
ABC of Relativity
by Bertrand Russell
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Ask a dozen people to name a genius and the odds are that 'Einstein' will spring to their lips. Ask them the meaning of 'relativity' and few of them will be able to tell you what it is. The basic principles of relativity have not changed since Russell... (read more)

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Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature
Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature
by Steven Weinberg
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The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
by Frank Wilczek
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Physicist understanding of the essential nature of reality changed radically over the past quarter century. Frank Wilczek has played a lead role in establishing the new paradigms. Transcending the clash and mismatch of older ideas about what matter is... (read more)

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Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather (First Guide)
Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather (First Guide)
by Roger Tory Peterson
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This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with... (read more)

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh continues to demonstrate his mastery of bringing complex concepts to lay readers with this brilliant book on the origins of the universe. Singh clearly presents an overview of the history of science, filled with colorful characters, and how... (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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Many books have been written in an attempt to explain quantum physics to the layperson. Considering that most physicists still have problems coming to grips with the counter-intuitive implications of quantum theory, it is easy to understand why they do... (read more)

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Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
by J. Richard Gott
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276).... (read more)

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Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics
Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics
by Max Planck
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Landmark lectures (1909) by discoverer of quantum theory present revolutionary developments occasioned by application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation. Also, how statistical mechanics transformed understanding of chemical physics; principle... (read more)

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Physics (Rea's Problem Solvers)
Physics (Rea's Problem Solvers)
by Rea
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REAs Physics Problem Solver Each Problem Solver is an insightful and essential study and solution guide chock-full of clear, concise problem-solving gems. Answers to all of your questions can be found in one convenient source from one of the most trusted... (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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The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air
The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air
by Marcel Gil Minnaert
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A highly engaging study of mirages, illusions of multiple moons, the fata morgana, colored shadows and scores of other phenomena in a book praised by Science and Math Weekly as "a great depository of projects, science fair ventures, experiments, and... (read more)

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The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life
The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life
by Evan Harris Walker
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For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics... (read more)

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The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report
The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report
by Timothy Ferris
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From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly... (read more)

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The Microscope and How to Use It
The Microscope and How to Use It
by Georg Stehli
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Nontechnical, generously illustrated explanation of how microscope works, what kind to use, how to prepare and examine specimens, maintenance, etc. Index.... (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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