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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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“Gripping...the Jaws of hurricane yarns.” The Washington... (read more)

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The Seat of the Soul
The Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav
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Library Journal A readable, thought-provoking [work] on how our perceptions must change dramatically if we are to survive.... (read more)

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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
by John Gribbin
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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 Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
by Paul Davies
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Are We Alone in the Universe? In this provocative and far-reaching book, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin of life. Three and a half billion years ago, Mars... (read more)

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Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
by Paul Davies
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PAUL DAVIES is Director of the Beyond Center at Arizona State University and the bestselling author of more than twenty books. He won the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work on the deeper meaning of science. His books include About Time, The Fifth Miracle,... (read more)

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Einstein on Race and Racism
Einstein on Race and Racism
by Fred Jerome
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andquot;While Albert Einstein is most famous for his theory of relativity, he held fervently to some moral absolutes, few more precious than his heroic and passionate anti-racist writing and activism. Einstein on Race and Racism brilliantly recovers the... (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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Wildfire Survival (Urban Survival)
Wildfire Survival (Urban Survival)
by James Kavanagh
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Every year across our Nation, people lose their homes due to wildfires that often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents and spread incredibly quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Those homes fortunate enough... (read more)

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What Is Relativity?
What Is Relativity?
by L. D. Landau
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"An excellent introduction to complicated but fascinating subject." and#8212; Booklist This compelling book offers readers with no technical expertise beyond arithmetic an enlightening tour of the paradoxes inherent in the special theory of relativity... (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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Sidelights on Relativity
Sidelights on Relativity
by Albert Einstein
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In 1905, a German technical journal, Annalen der Physik, published a remarkable paper by a young clerk in the patent office at Berne, Switzerland. The clerk was Albert Einstein. The paper outlined his Special Theory of Relativity, a revolutionary... (read more)

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Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe
Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe
by George Smoot
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In a new preface to this paperback edition of the 1993 book, Smoot (winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 2006) cites recent projects seeking to further understanding of the origins of the universe. The University of California-Berkeley cosmologist... (read more)

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The Coming Global Superstorm
The Coming Global Superstorm
by Art Bell
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THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A DIRE WARNING FOR OUR FUTURE. The climatological nightmare portrayed in the motion picture The Day After Tomorrow isn't just a fantasy scenario. The first decade of the 21st century has seen some of the most... (read more)

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The Nature of Space and Time: New Edition (Princeton Science Library)
The Nature of Space and Time: New Edition (Princeton Science Library)
by Stephen Hawking
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Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of... (read more)

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The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
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"[A]n amusing and remarkably informative jaunt through the heavenly vapors that draws on classical poetry, physics, geekery and pop culture....By mixing self-deprecating humor and hard science, Pretor-Pinney makes learning about clouds fun." Library... (read more)

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Newton and Gravity: The Big Idea (Big Idea)
Newton and Gravity: The Big Idea (Big Idea)
by Paul Strathern
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God and the New Physics
God and the New Physics
by Paul Davies
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"Mr. Davies knows the arcana of physics the way a plumber knows wrenches, and he can make sense out of quite daunting ideas.... One of the most adept science writers on either side of the Atlantic." -- Timothy Ferris, The New York Times Book... (read more)

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Pauli Lectures on Physics Volume 2 Optics &
Pauli Lectures on Physics Volume 2 Optics &
by Wolfgang Pauli
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In the 1950s, the distinguished theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli delivered a trademark series of lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. His comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of classical and modern physics was... (read more)

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Mad about Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities
Mad about Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities
by Christoph Jargodzki
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More mind-bending fun in physics The sequel to the popular Mad About Physics, Mad About Modern Physics promises endless hours of entertaining, challenging fun. With detailed answers to hundreds of questions ("Are fluorescent lights dangerous to your... (read more)

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