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Cosmology
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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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Optical Instruments
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The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes
The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes
by David Kriege and Richard Berry
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This book tells how you can build a state-of-the-art Dobsonian telescope using readily available materials and supplies. Every step of construction is detailed in photographs and diagrams, and the underlying ideas are carefully explained. As a result of... (read more)

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Popular
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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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Nuclear
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Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
by Marjorie Caroline Malley
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This is the story of a new science. Beginning with an obscure discovery in 1896, radioactivity led researchers on a quest for understanding that ultimately confronted the intersection of knowledge and mystery. Mysterious from the start, radioactivity... (read more)

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Relativity Theory
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Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (94 Edition)
Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (94 Edition)
by Kip S. Thorne
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Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are... (read more)

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General
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From Eternity To Here : the Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (10 Edition)
From Eternity To Here : the Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (10 Edition)
by Sean M. 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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Astrophysics
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
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If you haven't read Mary Roach's previous bestsellers Bonk and Stiff (shame on you!), Packing for Mars is as good an introduction to Roach as you'll find. Space travel hasn't been this funny or intriguing since Douglas Adams — and best of all, it's... (read more)

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Biographies and Classics
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Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist
Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist
by Gordon Fraser
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This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His achievements are often overlooked, even besmirched... (read more)

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Sale Books
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The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)
The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)
by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
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In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible — and fascinating — to everyone. The subatomic realm... (read more)

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Used Books
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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A gripping, authoritative account of the men, women, science, drama and intrigue behind the single most important event of the century: the discovery of nuclear energy and construction of the atomic bomb. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.... (read more)

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