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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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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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"Sobel is a master storyteller...she brings a great scientist to life."—The New York Times Book Review. "Innovative history and a wonderfully told tale."—Newsweek.... (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's Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius
Einstein's Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius
by Hans Ohanian
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'\'\\\'[A] clear picture of how the scientific and cultural worlds of early twentieth-century Europe influenced Einstein\\\"s theories about physical phenomena. The reader plunges deeply into Einstein\\\"s life and discovers the fundamental forces that... (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 is a sensitive, engaging, and wonderfully readable rendering of the sad final decade of an American patriot brutalized by the destructive politics of the McCarthy era. As such, it is a welcome and vitally important contribution... (read more)

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Einstein & Our World 2ND Edition
Einstein & Our World 2ND Edition
by David Cassidy
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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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In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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The Expanded Quotable Einstein
The Expanded Quotable Einstein
by Albert Einstein
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"All of us who lack Einstein's intellectual and spiritual gifts owe a debt of gratitude to Princeton University Press for having humanized him in this innovative way."--Timothy Ferris, The New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Einstein for Beginners
Einstein for Beginners
by Joseph Schwartz
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Ideas and Opinions
Ideas and Opinions
by Albert Einstein
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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
by Phillip F. Schewe
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Scientist. Innovator. Rebel. For decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the worlds most important thinkers. The Atlantic wrote, “In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein - a visionary who has reshaped thinking in... (read more)

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My Einstein: Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
My Einstein: Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
by John Brockman
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A testament to the lasting influence of Einstein, this volume collects individual experiences and visions of Einstein from 24 leading scientists. The essays include a discussion of the Einstein myth by Roger Highfield, science editor of the Daily... (read more)

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The Writing Life of James D. Watson: Professor, Promoter, Provocateur
The Writing Life of James D. Watson: Professor, Promoter, Provocateur
by Errol C Friedberg
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Although he received a Nobel Prize, an honorary knighthood, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Watson has said his greatest achievement has been his writing. Working with the collection of Watson's original documents at Cold Spring Harbor... (read more)

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A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford (Great Discoveries)
A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford (Great Discoveries)
by Richard Reeves
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Ernest Rutherford, who grew up in colonial New Zealand and came to Cambridge on a scholarship, made numerous revolutionary discoveries, among them the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the 'half-life' of radioactive materials, which led to... (read more)

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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts
The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts
by Sarah Dry
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When Isaac Newton died in 1727 without a will, he left behind a wealth of papers that, when examined, gave his followers and his family a deep sense of unease. Some of what they contained was wildly heretical and alchemically obsessed, hinting at a... (read more)

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Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
by Galileo
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Galileo's trial by the Inquisition is one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of science and religion. Today, we tend to see this event in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome presents a much more nuanced... (read more)

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Einstein: Decoding the Universe (Discoveries)
Einstein: Decoding the Universe (Discoveries)
by Francoise Balibar
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Balibar (physics, U. of Paris VII) describes the life of Albert Einstein and explains his scientific work in plain language. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs. Bibliographical references are not included. Translated by David J. Baker and... (read more)

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Galileo
Galileo
by John Heilbron
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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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Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church
Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church
by Wade Rowland
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The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstition—of Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary and anti-intellectual institution... (read more)

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J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life
J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life
by Abraham Pais
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"An indispensable new look at the ever-enigmatic Oppenheimer."--Booklist (starred review) "A gripping review of the man who really created the atomic bomb and fought to stop the hydrogen bomb. Read this book and find out why."--"Talk of the Town" (WTVF)... (read more)

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