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The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments
The Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments
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The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
by Sam Sheridan
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The Dynamics of Disaster
The Dynamics of Disaster
by Susan W. Kieffer
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Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
by James Kakalios
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In the pulp magazines and comics of the 1950s, it was predicted that the future would be one of gleaming utopias, with flying cars, jetpacks, and robotic personal assistants. Obviously, things didn't turn out that way. But the world we do have is... (read more)

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The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
by Nicholas Stern
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A uniquely gifted economist was given the full resources of a government in order to find the answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: what will be the cost of dealing with, or ignoring, global warming. His conclusions made headlines world... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by George Musser
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The aim of this new revolution is to develop a theory of everythinga set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. ourselves.... (read more)

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A New Understanding of the Atom
A New Understanding of the Atom
by John T. Sanders
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Einstein overthrew Newtonian physics but like Newton he still believed that physical events have definite causes. Then Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist, joined others in describing a strange new world of uncertainty and mystery. Quantum mechanics has... (read more)

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Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
by Frank Close
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The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high: the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to be won. Many... (read more)

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American Prometheus
American Prometheus
by Kai Bird
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific... (read more)

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Summer World: A Season of Bounty
Summer World: A Season of Bounty
by Bernd Heinrich
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As the snow melts and the spring approaches, the animal kingdom awakens. In Summer World, Bernd Heinrich, the bestselling author of Winter World, brings us an up-close and personal view of that awakening and rebirth. Almost all life on the surface of the... (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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The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. Knocking on Heaven's Door is an exhilarating and accessible... (read more)

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The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats
by Jon Ronson
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Now a feature film. In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known accepted military practice ? and, indeed, the laws of physics ? they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility... (read more)

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volumes 13 & 14: Feynman on Fields/Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 1
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volumes 13 & 14: Feynman on Fields/Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 1
by Richard P. Feynman
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For decades, Richard P. Feynmans Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as a classic resource for students and professionals. Responding to the interest in the source materialfrom which the Lectures on Physics were transcribed, Basic Books is... (read more)

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Natural Science and the Planet Earth
Natural Science and the Planet Earth
by Jack Sommer
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Alexander von Humboldt and other sparked a centuries-long debate about natural history and geological destiny by discussing what today we call the environment. Some now believe the earth cannot safely accommodate its growing burdens; other say longer... (read more)

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The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
by Nicholas Stern
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Based on the largest and deepest study of global warming ever conducted, Gambling the Planet offers a concise, accessible exploration into the reality of this crisisand, in particular, into its possible solutions.... (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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When weapons builders detonated the first hydrogen bomb in 1952, they tapped into the biggest source of energy in our solar system ? the phenomenon that makes the sun shine. Nuclear fusion seems a virtually unlimited source of power, but it has been at... (read more)

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Einstein's Revolution
Einstein's Revolution
by John T. Sanders
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Isaac Newton's world had operated in a fixed, rigid, ?absolute? framework of space and time. Yet discoveries about electromagnetism in the late nineteenth century created new and troubling inconsistencies. In 1905, Einstein's name became synonymous with ?... (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 seems synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. Here Manjit Kumar gives a superbly written account of the theory, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science.... (read more)

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Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
by Chris Mooney
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Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science and one of the leading young environmental journalists and bloggers working today, immerses readers in the world of those who study hurricanes. What was once an arcane branch of meteorology (itself an... (read more)

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Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
by Bernd Heinrich
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The animal kingdom relies on staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, most animals are adapted to an amazing range of conditions. In Winter... (read more)

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