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Essential University Physics: Volume 1
Essential University Physics: Volume 1
by Richard Wolfson
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Richard Wolfson’s Essential University Physics, Second Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications. This text is a compelling and... (read more)

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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics
Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics
by Robert Gilmore
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In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of... (read more)

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The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications
The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications
by David Deutsch
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For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This... (read more)

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Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warming, and Other Atmosph
Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warming, and Other Atmosph
by Michael Mogil
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The ultimate guide to the planet-altering effects of extreme weather, featuring full-color photos and fascinating explanations of how weather systems work--now in paperback Recent decades have brought record temperatures, devastating storms, and killer... (read more)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Einstein, 2e (Complete Idiot's Guides)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Einstein, 2e (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Gary F Moring
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You're no idiot of course. You know that Albert Einstein came up with the famous "E=mc" equation and that his hair looked like it had survived a nuclear test blast. But when it comes to understanding his theories and how they changed the world--well, you'... (read more)

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Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists
Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists
by Sharon Traweek
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The unique breed of particle physicists constitutes a community of sophisticated mythmakers--explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who are these people? What is their world really like? Sharon Traweek, a... (read more)

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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
by James Kakalios
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A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and... (read more)

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The Little Book of String Theory (Science Essentials)
The Little Book of String Theory (Science Essentials)
by Steven S Gubser
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"This is an engaging and concise introduction to the main ideas in string theory. Gubser gives us a quick tour of the basic laws of physics as we understand them today, and then demonstrates how string theory seeks to go beyond them. He serves as an... (read more)

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Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
by Michio Kaku
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A physicist speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universeandmdash;from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxiesandmdash;is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent... (read more)

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Six Easy Pieces Essentials of Physics Explained By Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Six Easy Pieces Essentials of Physics Explained By Its Most Brilliant Teacher
by Richard P Feynman
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Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during... (read more)

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Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
by Lee Smolin
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"If you are looking for a bracing alternative vision of physics built from the ground up, Smolin's Time Reborn will take you to the mountaintop." — NPR What is time? It’s the sort of question we rarely ask because it seems so... (read more)

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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A gripping, authoritative account of the men, women, science, drama and intrigue behind the single most important event of the century: the discovery of nuclear energy and construction of the atomic bomb. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.... (read more)

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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science behind the Headlines
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science behind the Headlines
by Richard A. Muller
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We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential country in the world, we need to know'"truly understand, not just rely on television's talking... (read more)

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About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
by Paul Davies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-294) and index.... (read more)

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Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Third Edition
Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Third Edition
by Ian Johnston
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Most books concerned with physics and music take an approach that puts physical theory before application. Consequently, these works tend to dampen aesthetic fascination with preludes burdened by an overabundance of algebraic formulae. In Measured Tones:... (read more)

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E=mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall and Golf Balls Go Awry
E=mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall and Golf Balls Go Awry
by Jeff Stewart
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You don't have to be Einstein to understand quantum physics. With amusing examples from film, TV, and history, learn how physics affects everything in your surroundings--without the use of mind-bending math or the need for a particle accelerator. With E... (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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Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity (Dover Phoenix Editions)
Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity (Dover Phoenix Editions)
by Ernst Cassirer
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In this double-volume work, a great modern philosopher propounds a system of thought in which Einstein's theory of relativity represents only the latest (albeit the most radical) fulfillment of the motives inherent to mathematics and the physical... (read more)

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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
by Galileo Galilei
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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his... (read more)

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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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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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