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Henri Poincare: A Scientific Biography
Henri Poincare: A Scientific Biography
by Jeremy Gray
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"Poincaré 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&... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science
Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science
by Michael White
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However, he has also managed to popularize science in a way unparalleled by other scientists of his stature. He became a household name, achieving almost cult-like fame, with the release of his best-selling book, "A Brief History of Time". Although... (read more)

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E = Einstein: His Life, His Thought, and His Influence on Our Culture
E = Einstein: His Life, His Thought, and His Influence on Our Culture
by Donald Goldsmith
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In the history of physics, there has been no greater visionary than Albert Einstein. Through his revolutionary Theory of Relativity, he fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe. But there is more to Einstein than just E=mc2—and this... (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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Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life
Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life
by Leonard Mlodinow
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As a young physicist, Leonard Mlodinow looked for guidance from his mentor, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Drawing on transcripts from their meetings during their time together at Cal Tech, Mlodinow shares Feynman's provocative... (read more)

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The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science
The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science
by J L Heilbron
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After World War II, most scientists in Germany maintained that they had been apolitical or actively resisted the Nazi regime, but the true story is much more complicated. In Serving the Reich, Philip Ball takes a fresh look at that controversial history,... (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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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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Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius
Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius
by Silvan S Schweber
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Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, two iconic scientists of the twentieth century, belonged to different generations, with the boundary marked by the advent of quantum mechanics. By exploring how these men differed--in their worldview, in their... (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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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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Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer
Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer
by Anthony Hyman
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This book discusses the career of Charles Babbage (1791-1871), British advocate of the systematic use of science in industry and creator of machines that were precursors of the modern computer. Babbage used his immense personal charm and vitality in an... (read more)

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Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (California Studies in the History of Science)
Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (California Studies in the History of Science)
by Maurice Finocchiaro
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“A classic introduction to Galileos masterpiece.”—William A. Wallace, author of Galileos Logic of Discovery and Proof... (read more)

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Galileo
Galileo
by Galileo
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In 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a "hurried little masterpiece" in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope--the craters of the moon, the... (read more)

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Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl
Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl
by Michele Zackheim
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In 1902 an illegitimate daughter was born to Albert Einstein. In 1903 she canished. The discovery in 1986 of early love letters between Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric, the woman who would become his first wife, revealed the birth of the child named... (read more)

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The New Quotable Einstein
The New Quotable Einstein
by Albert Einstein
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For the first time in paperback, here is a newly expanded edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as setting a new standard for quotation books. Tens of thousands of readers have enjoyed The Quotable Einstein and The Expanded Quotable Einstein,... (read more)

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The Einstein Reader
The Einstein Reader
by Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.... (read more)

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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
by Joao Magueijo
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On the night of March 26, 1938, nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship, cash and passport in hand. He was never seen again. In A Brilliant Darkness, theoretical physicist João Magueijo tells the story of Majorana and his research... (read more)

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Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics
Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics
by John Stachel
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"It is particularly remarkable that a single physicist--Albert Einstein--has such extraordinarily deep perceptions of the workings of Nature that he laid foundation stones of . . .[the] twentieth-century revolutions [in physics] in the single year of... (read more)

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The Big Idea: Newton and Gravity
The Big Idea: Newton and Gravity
by Paul Strathern
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An overview of the life and work of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists the world has ever known, whose discoveries and theories have pervaded everyday life. "The Big Idea" series aims for a clear-cut presentation of complex and... (read more)

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