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Judging Edward Teller: A Closer Look at One of the Most Influential Scientists of the Twentieth Century
Judging Edward Teller: A Closer Look at One of the Most Influential Scientists of the Twentieth Century
by Istvan Hargittai
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Many people know Edward Teller as the "Father of the H-Bomb." To his supporters he was a hero of the Cold War. To his detractors he was evil personified. Between these extremes was the life of the real man. In this definitive and comprehensive biography,... (read more)

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Brotherhood of the Bomb
Brotherhood of the Bomb
by Gregg Herken
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The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between three men-Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most... (read more)

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J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
by David C Cassidy
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David C. Cassidy's celebrated biography is more than the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant physicist who served as scientific director for the Manhattan Project. It also tells the hidden story of the political and social forces that... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind (Macsci)
Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind (Macsci)
by Kitty Ferguson
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Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace, dignity, and courage while coping with devastating disability... (read more)

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Einstein: The Man and His Achievement
Einstein: The Man and His Achievement
by G J Whitrow
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From the three hour-long broadcasts on the BBC Third Programme in 1966, contained in this book, came a clear answer to the question, Who is Albert Einstein? The purpose of the series was to study Einstein's life and work and put them in perspective... (read more)

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Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World
Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World
by David Berlinski
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Sir Isaac Newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific era. Despite this, he has remained inaccessible to most modern readers, indisputably great but undeniably remote. andlt;BRandgt; In this... (read more)

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The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race
The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race
by Priscilla J. McMillan
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On April 12, 1954, the nation was astonished to learn that scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer faced charges of violating national security. Why had the charismatic leader of the Manhattan Project — the man who led the team that developed the atomic... (read more)

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Reference Sources for the Social Sciences and Humanities, #32: Einstein and the Humanities
Reference Sources for the Social Sciences and Humanities, #32: Einstein and the Humanities
by Dennis P Ryan
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Albert Einstein's landmark theory of relativity, simplistically explained as all things are relative, sparked a revolution in thought affecting all fields. During the year of Einstein's 100th birthday, notable U.S. and international scholars gathered to... (read more)

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Thread of the Silkworm
Thread of the Silkworm
by Iris Chang
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The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became—to Americas continuing chagrin—the father of the Chinese missile program.... (read more)

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101 Things You Didn't Know about Einstein: Sex, Science, and the Secrets of the Universe
101 Things You Didn't Know about Einstein: Sex, Science, and the Secrets of the Universe
by Cynthia Phillips and Shana Priwer
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Best known for his Theory of Relativity, the eccentric genius Einstein also worked to develop hearing aids, once drafted a letter to FDR about the use of nuclear fission in weapons of mass destruction, and was offered the role of President of Israel not... (read more)

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On the Frontier
On the Frontier
by Frederick Seitz
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Market: General physics community, especially those in condensed matter and crystallography, as well as historians of science. This revealing autobiography by a prominent physicist and distinguished member of the physics community spans the past 60 years.... (read more)

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Ideas and Opinions (Modern Library)
Ideas and Opinions (Modern Library)
by Albert Einstein
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all... (read more)

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Henri Poincare: A Scientific Biography
Henri Poincare: A Scientific Biography
by Jeremy Gray
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"Poincar was much more than a mathematician: he was a public intellectual, and a rare scientist who enthusiastically rose to the challenge of explaining and interpreting science for the public. With amazingly lucid explanations of Poincar's ideas, this... (read more)

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Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
by Thomas J Mcfarlane
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Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings includes introductory remarks that illuminate the quotes, but the focus of the book is the parallel sayings themselves. The parallels are presented side by side on facing pages, inviting the reader to read the... (read more)

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Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist
Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist
by Barry Parker
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Barry Parker (Pocatello, ID) is an award-winning science writer and the author of twenty-seven highly acclaimed popular science books, including The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms; Albert Einstein's Vision: Remarkable... (read more)

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Albert Einstein: Out of My Later Years
Albert Einstein: Out of My Later Years
by Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein, among the greatest scientists of all time, was also a man of profound thought and deeply humane feelings. His collected essays offer a fascinating and moving look at one of the twentieth century's leading minds. Covering a fifteen year... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work. by Kitty Ferguson
Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work. by Kitty Ferguson
by Kitty Ferguson
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Stephen Hawking has been an iconic figure in physics for the last half a century, making many groundbreaking discoveries on the nature of the universe. Yet while his mind roams to the farthest corners of reality, his body has become increasingly trapped... (read more)

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Einstein lived here
Einstein lived here
by Abraham Pais
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Abraham Pais's 'Subtle is the Lord...' is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. Timothy Ferris, in The New York Times Book Review, called it "the biography of Einstein he himself would have liked best," adding that "it is a work against which... (read more)

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Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time
Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time
by Michio Kaku
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How did Albert Einstein come up with the theories that changed the way we look at the world? By thinking in pictures. Michio Kaku leading theoretical physicist (a cofounder of string theory) and best-selling science storyteller shows how Einstein used... (read more)

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Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
by John Archib Wheeler
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He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. John Archibald Wheeler's fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics... (read more)

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