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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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Einstein's Dreams meets Tuesdays with Morrie in Leonard Mlodinow's touching memoir about the guidance granted him by his mentor, the brilliant physicist Richard Feynman. For some, it was that special connection with a grandparent or a football coach, a... (read more)

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Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer
by Jeremy Bernstein
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As a former colleague of Oppenheimer's, Bernstein has composed a narrative that is both personal and historical, bringing the reader closer to the life and workings of an extraordinary and controversial man.... (read more)

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The Unexpected Einstein: The Real Man Behind the Icon
The Unexpected Einstein: The Real Man Behind the Icon
by Denis Brian
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Advance Praise for The Unexpected Einstein "Einstein, the scientist who rejected all mythology, has himself become something of a mythological character—a god of the universe. Einstein would have approved of Denis Brian's demystification of the... (read more)

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Modern Library Science)
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Modern Library Science)
by Galileo Galilei
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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
by Jennet Conant
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They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There... (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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Achievement of Galileo
Achievement of Galileo
by Galileo Galilei
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Galileo has been termed by Einstein "the father of modern science."  Why that is so is the main burden of  The Achievement of Galileo.  Included in this volume are not only selections from his own works, full of the thrill and pride of... (read more)

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Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
by Ray Monk
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Albert Einstein: A Biography
Albert Einstein: A Biography
by Albrecht Folsing
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Folsing has also written biographies of Galileo and Roentgen. He focuses on how Einstein's personality and background combined with his intellectual powers to produce the scientific discoveries he is known for. He steers between hero worship and... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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The Making of a Soviet Scientist: My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space from Stalin to Star Wars
The Making of a Soviet Scientist: My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space from Stalin to Star Wars
by Roald Z Sagdeev
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The critically acclaimed memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science "Revelations and insights about the Soviet space program . . . It is good that such a wise man will live among us for a while." --The New York Times "A rare,... (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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A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Mark Wolverton
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A Life in Twilight reveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimers life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commissions investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his... (read more)

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Einstein & Our World 2ND Edition
Einstein & Our World 2ND Edition
by David Cassidy
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Born in Germany during the imperial era in 1879, Albert Einstein died seventy-six years later in Princeton, New Jersey, one decade after the defeat of Nazi Germany and the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Japan. While most available works on... (read more)

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Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
by Jack Copeland
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In 1999,Time magazine named Alan Turing one of the twentieth century's 100 greatest minds, alongside the Wright brothers, Albert Einstein, and Watson and Crick. Who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life? Marking the... (read more)

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Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity
Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity
by Andrew Robinson
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With contributions from Freeman Dyson, Stephen Hawking, João Magueijo, Steven Weinberg, Philip Anderson, Robert Schulmann, Philip Glass, Max Jammer, Sir Joseph Rotblat, I. Bernard Cohen, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke This definitive illustrated study of one... (read more)

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The Expanded Quotable Einstein
The Expanded Quotable Einstein
by Albert Einstein
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Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the first edition of The Quotable Einstein. This enlarged and updated version offers even more fascinating insight into Time magazine's "Man of the Century." The Expanded Quotable Einstein includes about 375 new... (read more)

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Einstein for Beginners
Einstein for Beginners
by Joseph Schwartz
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Einstein: A Relative History
Einstein: A Relative History
by Donald Goldsmith
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Albert Einstein has been named the most important man of the twentieth century. As we look to understand the true nature of the universe with technological tools that weren't even dreamed of in his lifetime, Einstein's formulae remain our best key for... (read more)

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