• Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    ISBN: 9780470636244
    Title: Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    Author: HALPERN PAUL

    An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record-in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse. How big is the observable universe? What it is made of? What lies beyond it? Was there a time before the Big Bang? Could space have unseen dimensions? In this book, physicist and science writer Paul Halpern explains what we know#151;and what we hope to soon find out#151;about our extraordinary cosmos. Explains what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow, and dark matter to examine some of the theories about the content of the universe and why its edge is getting farther away from us faster Explores the idea that the observable universe could be a hologram and that everything that happens within it might be written on its edge Written by physicist and popular science writer Paul Halpern, whose other books include Collider: The Search for the World′s Smallest Particles , and What′s Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    ISBN: 9781510718760
    Title: Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    Author: MARTIN JOEL & BIRNES WILLIAM J.

    Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison’s inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Edison vs. Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals:

    Edison’s little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms don’t die, but rather change the nature of their composition. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone.
    Tesla monitored Edison’s paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today is called EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).
    Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics.
    Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison’s life, many skeptics have denied the existence of the mysterious spirit phone. The authors have researched both Edison’s and Tesla’s journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device. They also have the full cooperation of the Charles Edison fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs. Tesla sheds light on this weird invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    ISBN: 9780141037783
    Title: Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    Author: DAVIES PAUL

    'Extraordinary . . . a visionary glimpse of what we could be'Sunday TelegraphIf aliens ever contact us, it will be perhaps the single most significant event in human history. And Paul Davies will be responsible for saying something back.For fifty years the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence has been scanning the skies. Now Davies, head of SETI's Post Detection Task Group, with 'a rare talent for making physics mind-bogglingly vivid and exciting' (Times Higher Education), explores what the mysterious silence it has so far encountered could mean.Here he looks at exciting new ways to make contact with extra-terrestrial life. He considers what form advanced alien intelligence is likely to take if it exists. And more importantly, what exactly it would mean if it didn't how extraordinary it would be if we were alone, to be human and here in this staggering, eerie silence . . .'Rather wonderful'New Scientist'Conveys excellently the fascination of the quest'The Times'An authoritatively written, immensely clear, lay person's guide tothe many things we don't know about the rest of the universe'Guardian'Positively refreshing'Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781782405979
    Title: Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    Author: IRVINE BEN

    Shines light on one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    ISBN: 9781848318526
    Title: Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences - a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was 'the most valuable theory of my life', and 'of incomparable beauty'. It describes the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the behaviour of orbiting neutron stars, gravitational lensing, and why clocks run slower on the surface of the Earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel.And yet we think instead of 1905, the year of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and his equation E=mc2, as his annus mirabilis, even though the Special Theory is less far-reaching. Today the General Theory is overshadowed by these achievements, regarded as 'too difficult' for ordinary mortals to comprehend. In Einstein's Masterwork, John Gribbin puts Einstein's astonishing breakthrough in the context of his life and work, and make it clear why his greatest year was indeed 1915.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    ISBN: 9781785780486
    Title: Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences - a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was 'the most valuable theory of my life', and 'of incomparable beauty'. It describes the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the behaviour of orbiting neutron stars, gravitational lensing, and why clocks run slower on the surface of the Earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel...And yet we think instead of 1905, the year of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and his equation Emc2, as his annus mirabilis, even though the Special Theory is less far- reaching. Today the General Theory is overshadowed by these achievements, regarded as 'too difficult' for ordinary mortals to comprehend. In Einstein's Masterwork, John Gribbin puts Einstein's astonishing breakthrough in the context of his life and work, and make it clear why his greatest year was indeed 1915.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    ISBN: 9780241004487
    Title: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    Author: SMOLIN LEE

    A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physics

    Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials. But for a century it has also been the problem child of science: it has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy. Whether it's Schr dinger's cat--a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive--or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality.

    In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin provocatively argues that the problems which have bedeviled quantum physics since its inception are unsolved and unsolvable, for the simple reason that the theory is incomplete. There is more to quantum physics, waiting to be discovered. Our task--if we are to have simple answers to our simple questions about the universe we live in--must be to go beyond quantum mechanics to a description of the world on an atomic scale that makes sense.

    In this vibrant and accessible book, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us towards a vision of the quantum that embraces common sense realism.

    If we are to have any hope of completing the revolution that Einstein began nearly a century ago, we must go beyond quantum mechanics to find a theory that will give us a complete description of nature. In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Lee Smolin brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

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  • Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    ISBN: 9780241376584
    Title: Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    Author: STANLEY MATTHEW

    In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown.

    Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to international celebrity, which saw him on the front of papers around the world in 1919, also owed much to Eddington - who he only met after the war - and to international collaboration. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, whereas here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns and all the while subject to the petty concerns of nations, religions and individuals.

    Einstein's War teaches us about science through history, and the physics is more accessible as a result - we see relativity built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    ISBN: 9781598535068
    Title: Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    Author: EISELEY LOREN

    An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907 1977) was among the twentieth century s greatest inheritors of the literarytradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl Sagan. After decades of fieldwork and discovery as a bone-hunter and professor, Eiseley turned late in life to the personal essay, and beginning with the surprise million-copy seller The Immense Journey (1957) he produced an astonishing succession of books that won acclaim both as science and as art.Now for the first time, the Library of America presents his landmark essay collections in a definitive two-volume set.
    This first volume begins with Eiseley s debut collection, which displays his far-reaching knowledge and boundless curiosity about the mysteries of the natural world. Here are vivid accounts of prehistoric ecosystems, the origins of consciousness, the search for living fossils at the bottom of the sea, and the complexities of our evolutionary inheritance. Here too are literary qualities and aspirations that led many to hail Eiseley as a modern Thoreau: his quest for the ultimate meanings and cosmological significance of natural phenomena, along with his immense expressive gifts.

    The Firmament of Time
    (1960), a lyrical and meditative tour de force, looks back at the many ways in which the sciences have been shaped by the changing cultures in which they developed. Examining the role of metaphor in scientific thought, anticipations of scientific discoveries in the works of poets and novelists, and the unconscious conformity of scientific theory to prevailing orthodoxies, Eiseley argues provocatively for the ongoing relevance to scientific progress of dreams, the imagination, and the irrational.
    In his wide-ranging collection The Unexpected Universe (1969), Eiseley turns to the theme of the voyage of discovery: accounts of the mythical and historic journeys ofOdysseus, Captain Cook, and Darwin frame his own more modest wanderings in the environs of Philadelphia. Sometimes he travels no farther than the local dump: and yet, like Homer s hero or these great explorers, he continually finds a universe not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
    As an added feature, this volume presents a selection of Eiseley s uncollected prose, including early autobiographical sketches, vivid and haunting entries from his private notebooks, and his 1957 lecture Neanderthal Man and the Dawn of Human Paleontology.
    A companion volume presents The Invisible Pyramid (1970), The Night Country (1971), and the essays gathered after his death in The Star Thrower (1978)."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Electrified Sheep
    Electrified Sheep
    ISBN: 9781509843053
    Title: Electrified Sheep
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked. Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Packed full of eccentric characters, irrational obsessions and extreme experiments, Electrified Sheep is the follow-up to the bestselling Elephants on Acid. Watch as scientists attempt to blow up the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy - and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Elemental
    Elemental
    ISBN: 9781472140944
    Title: Elemental
    Author: JAMES TIM

    The Universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago. At this point, all of existence could be summed up as an endless soup of particles frothing at temperatures many times hotter than the Sun. It was chaos. Fortunately, as the Universe expanded, everything began to cool and the particles stabilised. It was around this time, as disorder gave way to order, that the elements were born. Fast forward to June 2016 and the periodic table of elements was finally completed with the discovery and addition of four new elements. At last we could identify all the ingredients necessary to make a world. But it doesn't stop there. Human ingenuity knows no bounds; we have even begun to invent our own elements and have created an entire science devoted to their study: chemistry.


    When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, James answers questions such as:


    What is the chemical symbol for a human?


    What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together?


    How many bananas can you stand next to before you die of radiation sickness?


    Which liquid can teleport through walls?


    Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128944
    Title: Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: THEODORE GRAY; NICK MANN (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    Based on the bestselling book "The Elements, " this calendar is an exquisite marriage of science and art, showcasing a year of the most fascinating elements of the periodic table. (Wall)

    Format: Calendar
    Price: $27.99
    $27.99
  • Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780985323035
    Title: Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    In this essential guide to the Periodic Table, we track the history of the powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists as they gather force to create this masterpiece of accumulated knowledge. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table that embeds the story of chemistry in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9781849310659
    Title: Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    In this essential guide to the Periodic Table, we track the history of the powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists as they gather force to create this masterpiece of accumulated knowledge. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table that embeds the story of chemistry in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    ISBN: 9781579128807
    Title: Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    The exploration of the elements continues! Theodore Gray's Elements Vault builds on Gray's best-selling book with all new text, plus removable historic letters and other artifacts and collectible samples of real elements The Elements Vault picks up where The Elements left off. Organized into the nine major groups of the periodic table, including the alkali metals, the alkali earth metals, the transition metals, the nonmetals, the metalloids, the halogens, the noble gases, the actinides, and the lanthanides, Elements Vault includes all new text, new photographs, and even more information about the elements. Elements Vault also includes 20 removable historic documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein's famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium for use in nuclear weapons, a genuine advertisement for lithium-laced 7UP soda, Mendeleev's original notes on the periodic table, and more. Each of these documents is individually packaged in an envelope attached to the book page. The document can be removed and handled and then put back into the book for safekeeping. Also here is a gorgeous 20" x 10" poster of the unique rainbow spectrum emitted by each element in the periodic table. Also included inside the book are real samples of pure elements!Filled with Theo Gray's and Nick Mann's trademark stunning photography throughout, Elements Vault is the perfect addition to Gray's growing series of all-things-elements.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128142
    Title: Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on five years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183 aC, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128951
    Title: Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    The Elements has become an international sensation, selling over half-a-million copies worldwide. The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available.An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183?C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780857625052
    Title: Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Author: DINGLE ADRIAN

    Chemistry is a fascinating subject, full of stories, personalities, mysteries, and intrigues. This beautifully bound and illustrated book sets out the history of the device the provides a foundation for the whole of chemistry as a science: the Periodic Table of Elements. With a foreword by esteemed chemist and Cambridge science writer-in-residence John Emsley, it begins by telling the story of Mendeleev, the brilliant nineteenth-century chemist who used the rules of a card game to figure out the patterns of the elements, and then looks at how his ideas have developed up to the present day.But if the Table itself is the stage, the elements themselves are the stars of the show. There is plenty of detailed chemistry to explore, but The Elements also weaves together the human stories behind the discoveries of different elements, in particular how the elements were discovered and the way in which their various compounds and isotopes have been used throughout history. Each element has its own entry, logically grouped and with a clear explanation of its place in the story. The book also looks at the latest cutting-edge research being performed in an effort to synthesise new elements and answers to questions still unanswered despite modern scientific techniques.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    ISBN: 9780330506649
    Title: Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    Author: BOESE ALEX


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    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    ISBN: 9781509822195
    Title: Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? What is the secret to falling asleep on a plane?Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi? Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere, has conducted a scientific experiment to find out . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    ISBN: 9780465065929
    Title: End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    Author: HORGAN JOHN

    InThe End of Science, John Horgan makes the case that the era of truly profound scientific revelations about the universe and our place in it is over. Interviewing scientific luminaries such as Stephen Hawking, Francis Crick, and Richard Dawkins, he demonstrates that all the big questions that can be answered have been answered, as science bumps up against fundamental limits. The world cannot give us a "theory of everything," and modern endeavors such as string theory are "ironic" and "theological" in nature, not scientific, because they are impossible to confirm. Horgan's argument was controversial in 1996, and it remains so today, still firing up debates in labs and on the internet, not least because--as Horgan details in a lengthy new introduction--ironic science is more prevalent than ever. Still, while Horgan offers his critique, grounded in the thinking of the world's leading researchers, he offers homage, too. If science is ending, he maintains, it is only because it has done its work so well.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    ISBN: 9781785782077
    Title: Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    Author: FARA PATRICIA

    Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, 'an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for Men'. Lecturers attracted huge audiences to marvel at sparkling fountains, flaming drinks, pirouetting dancers and electrified boys. Enlightenment optimists predicted that this new-found power of nature would cure illnesses, improve crop production, even bring the dead back to life.&

    Benjamin Franklin, better known as one of America's founding fathers, played a key role in developing the new instruments and theories of electricity during the eighteenth century. Celebrated for drawing lightning down from the sky with a kite, Franklin was an Enlightenment expert on electricity, developing one of the most successful explanations of this mysterious phenomenon.

    But Patricia Fara, Senior Tutor of Clare College Cambridge, reveals how the study of electricity became intertwined with Enlightenment politics. By demonstrating their control of the natural world, Enlightenment philosophers hoped to gain authority over society. And their stunning electrical performances provided dramatic evidence of their special powers.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    ISBN: 9780552777599
    Title: Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat
    Erwin Schrödinger, best known for his famous “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr. Yet Schrödinger's scientific discoveries only scratch the surface of what makes him so fascinating. More rumpled than Einstein, a devotee of eastern religion and philosophy, and infamous for his alternative lifestyle, his major contribution to physics-and the work for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1933-was to some extent a disappointment to him. Regardless, Schrödinger's masterpiece became an important part of the new physics of his time. This book tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colorful life during one of the most fertile and creative moments in the history of science.

    • The first accessible, in-depth biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger
    • Takes you into the heart of the quantum revolution and explains the captivating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science
    • Written by bestselling author John Gribbin, one of today's greatest popular science writers whose other books include In Search of Schrödinger's Cat , In Search of the Multiverse, and Alone in the Universe


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780802714084
    Title: Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    Author: TWEED MATT

    For anyone interested in the tiny building blocks of our universe, Matt Tweed-the illustrator ofUseful Mathematical & Physical Formulae-offers a fascinating introduction to the complex and beautiful world of the elements. Tweed reveals the principal properties and interactions of substances familiar (carbon, oxygen, water) and unfamiliar (rare earth elements and subatomic particles). He explains atomic bonding, radioactivity, and DNA, and presents alternative ways of visualizing the periodic table, as well as a succinct synthesis of the Big Bang. Scientists and laymen alike will be entranced.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    ISBN: 9780008129361
    Title: Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    Author: CABOT TOM


    Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence.


    Following each stage of the development of the material Universe, from the first cataclysmic moments to the emergence of human and machine intelligence, Eureka! presents the unfolding science that lies behind and between then and now.


    Starting from the point of physical origin, the book moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, sentience; and finally on to the human mind and its quest to understand the Universe through exploration and science.


    Spectacular visuals reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works, covering all the major branches of scientific understanding. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of different subject areas, the book features physics, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology, nano-science, medicine, engineering and computer technology. It illuminates, inspires and amazes us with visually striking and information-rich infographics.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    ISBN: 9781471186004
    Title: Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Author: SAVAGE ADAM

    "An imperative how-to for creativity." --Nick Offerman

    Adam Savage--star of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech--shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

    Every Tool's a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

    Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break-ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer--don't wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don't have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever's handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance--making is messy and filled with screwups, but that's okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid--it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it's a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric-tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue--mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.

    This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.

    I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and--most of all--enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

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  • Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    ISBN: 9781623367916
    Title: Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    Author: BILL NYE


    WithEverything All at Once, New York Timesbestselling author Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.


    Everyone has an inner nerd justwaiting to be awakened by the right passion. InEverything All at Once,Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable--that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned.


    Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach--starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, asBill Nye The Science Guy.


    This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It's how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it...changing the world.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Evidence of Things Unseen
    Evidence of Things Unseen
    ISBN: 9780743258098
    Title: Evidence of Things Unseen
    Author: WIGGINS MARIANNE

    his poetic novel, by the acclaimed author of John Dollar, describes America at the brink of the Atomic Age. In the years between the two world wars, the future held more promise than peril, but there was evidence of things unseen that would transfigure our unquestioned trust in a safe future. Fos has returned to Tennessee from the trenches of France. Intrigued with electricity, bioluminescence, and especially x-rays, he believes in science and the future of technology. On a trip to the Outer Banks to study the Perseid meteor shower, he falls in love with Opal, whose father is a glassblower who can spin color out of light. Fos brings his new wife back to Knoxville where he runs a photography studio with his former Army buddy Flash. A witty rogue and a staunch disbeliever in Prohibition, Flash brings tragedy to the couple when his appetite for pleasure runs up against both the law and the Ku Klux Klan. Fos and Opal are forced to move to Opal's mother's farm on the Clinch River, and soon they have a son, Lightfoot. But when the New Deal claims their farm for the TVA, Fos seeks work at the Oak Ridge Laboratory -- Site X in the government's race to build the bomb. And it is there, when Opal falls ill with radiation poisoning, that Fos's great faith in science deserts him. Their lives have traveled with touching inevitability from their innocence and fascination with "things that glow" to the new world of manmade suns. Hypnotic and powerful, Evidence of Things Unseen constructs a heartbreaking arc through twentieth-century American life and belief.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    ISBN: 9780809043118
    Title: Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    Author: HOSLER JAY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    ISBN: 9781788548083
    Title: Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    Author: HARMAN OREN

    A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human. We may no longer think that the world was hatched from an egg, as the ancient Chinese did, or that our fate is ruled by a capricious Zeus and a resentful Hera. We now use genes to explain desire, and physics to explain the mechanics of the universe and earthly disasters. But are we any the wiser? Has science provided protection from the fires of jealousy and love? Is there no room now for the comforts of mythology? Oren Harman creates grand modern myths and fables out of the materials of the latest science. The earth and moon present a cosmological view of motherhood, the lonelieness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, the birth of language beginning humanity's struggle with truth. Science may not heal our deepest confusions and impulses, but its magical discoveries can help us in our never-ending search for knowledge.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Extreme Cosmos
    Extreme Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781742231112
    Title: Extreme Cosmos
    Author: GAENSLER BRYAN

    The universe is all about extremes. Space has a temperature 270C below freezing. Stars die in catastrophic supernova explosions a billion times brighter than the Sun. A black hole can generate 10 million trillion volts of electricity. And hypergiants are stars 2 billion kilometres across, larger than the orbit of Jupiter. Extreme Cosmos provides a stunning new view of the way the Universe works, seen through the lens of extremes: the fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest and even the loudest. This is an astronomy book that not only offers amazing facts and figures but also reveals the remarkable richness of the universe and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has unveiled.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    ISBN: 9780199390106
    Title: Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Author: FIRESTEIN STUART

    The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false findings, and the occasional remarkable success.
    In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process. Citing both historical and contemporary examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of science as infallible to provide the public with a rare, inside glimpse of the messy realities of the scientific process.
    An insider's view of how science is actually carried out, this book will delight anyone with an interest in science, from aspiring scientists to curious general readers. Accessible and entertaining, Failure illuminates the greatest and most productive adventure of human history, with all the missteps along the way.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    ISBN: 9781877361722
    Title: Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    Author: BECKETT BERNARD

    'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science has unravelled the mystery of life, seen back to the dawn of time and peered down into the weird world of quantum mechanics. Small wonder then that people now look to science to answer the big metaphysical questions. In Falling for Science Bernard Beckett shows this instinct to be misguided. According to Beckett, the modern fashion for making scientists 'the High Priests of Everything' is mysticism in a lab coat. Here the author argues for a new model of scepticism, one which leaves scientists and story tellers to each get on with what they're best at. Beckett is a powerful, persuasive communicator who writes in the contemporary vein of popular science writers like Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. With wit and not a little irreverence, Beckett offers a history of the ideas behind recent scientific development, and introduces the reader to arguments about the nature of consciousness, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence and more. Brilliantly unsettling, FALLING FOR SCIENCE is compulsively readable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    ISBN: 9781760783051
    Title: Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    Author: CARTER LAUREN & CARTER OBERON

    Tackle our ever-growing waste problem with all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life. A Family Guide to Waste-free Living makes it simple and sustainable for families to eliminate waste in the home, at work and out in the world. This is a practical and inspiring resource for anyone wanting to live more sustainably. When it comes to waste-free living, Lauren and Oberon Carter really know their stuff. In 2015, they decided to get serious about minimising their ecological footprint, successfully reducing their energy consumption by more than 60 per cent and transitioning to living completely waste and recycling free. They have written this fantastic guide to help and encourage other families do the same. A Family Guide to Waste-free Living provides a roadmap for anyone wanting to reduce their waste. It is packed with information and offers practical and achievable solutions for eliminating waste in the home, at work and in the world.Inside you'll find:- Simple activities for the whole family.- Instructions on building waste-free kits for around the house and out and about.- A plan for creating change by advocating to government and business.- Tackle our ever-growing waste problem with all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    ISBN: 9781841157917
    Title: Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Author: SINGH SIMON

    This is the story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century, but which every child can understand. It includes the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who finally cracked the code.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • First War of Physics: the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949
    First War of Physics: the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949
    ISBN: 9781605981970
    Title: First War of Physics: the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949
    Author: BAGGOTT JIM

    An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the soviet archives. Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1, ' August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test. Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring? Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race? The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Five Things We Cannot Change & the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    Five Things We Cannot Change & the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    ISBN: 9781590303085
    Title: Five Things We Cannot Change & the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
    Author: RICHO DAVID

    Identifies and explores the unavoidable givens of life - five simple facts of life that we too often deny: everything changes and ends; things do not always go according to plan; life is not always fair; pain is part of life; and, people are not loving and loyal all the time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies
    Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies
    ISBN: 9780465024759
    Title: Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies
    Author: HOFSTADTER DOUGLAS

    Artificial Intelligence

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Fooling Houdini
    Fooling Houdini
    ISBN: 9780434019663
    Title: Fooling Houdini
    Author: STONE ALEX


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    ISBN: 9781849014090
    Title: Forbidden Universe the Occult Origins of Science & the Search for the Mind of God
    Author: PICKNETT LYNN & PRINCE CLIVE

    Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of "The Templar Revelation" and "Mary Magdalene," "The Forbidden Universe" reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment (including Copernicus, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton) were fervent devotees of the philosophical/mystical system of Hermeticism. Many of the most important scientists of this age, including Galileo, belonged to a secret society called the Giordanisti, which had the agenda to overthrow the Church and establish a new age of Hermetic supremacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
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