• Guide to the Elements
    Guide to the Elements
    ISBN: 9780199832521
    Title: Guide to the Elements
    Author: STWERTKA ALBERT

    Newly updated throughout, and now covering 118 elements, this crystal-clear guide to the periodic table illuminates the basic concepts of chemistry as it traces the history and development of our knowledge of the material world.

    In this fascinating volume, Albert Stwertka makes complex ideas and terms easily understandable, drawing upon engaging historical anecdotes and everyday examples to clarify the text, which is complemented by numerous illustrations, many in full color. Since the second edition, many new elements have been named and discovered, including Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, and Copernicium, and the elements currently called Ununtrium, Ununpentium, Ununhexium, Ununseptium, and Ununoctium. The third edition provides thorough coverage of all these new discoveries. In addition to the new elements, Stwertka has brought the information about the elements in the second edition up-to-date, based on the latest research. He discusses a cylindrical molecule of carbon known as a "nanotube," which has become a do-all wonder substance, touted for use in everything from X-ray machines to paint. A new form of the element boron has been found that is nearly as hard as diamond. Its superior heat resistance could make it attractive for certain industrial uses. And a new particle detector using ultra-pure liquid xenon has been constructed beneath 5,000 feet of rock in Italy to detect dark matter. Stwertka also covers the 2010 Nobel-winning work on graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon that is vital for future generations of computers and touch screens, the discovery of new superconductors, and the development of new uses for the rare earth elements.

    Bringing the periodic table into the 21st century, this engrossing guide to the elements will fascinate everyone curious about the basic building blocks of the material world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Ham Radio for Dummies
    Ham Radio for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118592113
    Title: Ham Radio for Dummies
    Author: SILVER H WARD

    An ideal first step for learning about ham radio Beyond operating wirelessly, today's ham radio operators can transmit data and pictures; use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters; and travel to places high and low to make contact. This hands-on beginner guide reflects the operational and technical changes to amateur radio over the past decade and provides you with updated licensing requirements and information, changes in digital communication (such as the Internet, social media, and GPS), and how to use e-mail via radio. Addresses the critical use of ham radio for replacing downed traditional communications during emergencies or natural disasters Provides updates to all documentation of the American Radio Relay League Explains recent changes to picking your own call sign Places a special emphasis on the major reasons people get into amateur radio: emergency communication, digital communication, and do-it-yourself science Looks at online mapping and charting of websites Whether you're just getting turned on to ham radio or already have your license, Ham Radio for Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you with the terminology, the technology, and the talknology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Hear Where We Are: Sound Ecology & Sense of Place
    Hear Where We Are: Sound Ecology & Sense of Place
    ISBN: 9781461472841
    Title: Hear Where We Are: Sound Ecology & Sense of Place
    Author: STOCKER MICHAEL

    Throughout history, hearing and sound perception have been typically framed in the context of how sound conveys information and how that information influences the listener. "Hear Where We Are" inverts this premise and examines how humans and other hearing animals use sound to establish acoustical relationships with their surroundings. This simple inversion reveals a panoply of possibilities by which we can re-evaluate how hearing animals use, produce, and perceive sound. Nuance in vocalizations become signals of enticement or boundary setting; silence becomes a field ripe in auditory possibilities; predator/prey relationships are infused with acoustic deception, and sounds that have been considered territorial cues become the fabric of cooperative acoustical communities. This inversion also expands the context of sound perception into a larger perspective that centers on biological adaptation within acoustic habitats. Here, the rapid synchronized flight patterns of flocking birds and the tight maneuvering of schooling fish becomes an acoustic engagement. Likewise, when stridulating crickets synchronize their summer evening chirrups, it has more to do with the 'cricket community' monitoring their collective boundaries rather than individual crickets establishing 'personal' territory or breeding fitness. In "Hear Where We Are" the author continuously challenges many of the bio-acoustic orthodoxies, reframing the entire inquiry into sound perception and communication. By moving beyond our common assumptions, many of the mysteries of acoustical behavior become revealed, exposing a fresh and fertile panorama of acoustical experience and adaptation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
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  • Higgs Discovery: the Power of Empty Space
    Higgs Discovery: the Power of Empty Space
    ISBN: 9781847922571
    Title: Higgs Discovery: the Power of Empty Space
    Author: RANDALL LISA

    On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: an entirely new kind of particle had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider.

    The particle - a Higgs boson - is the key to verifying and understanding the Higgs mechanism that underlies elementary particle masses. Harvard Professor Lisa Randall, one of the world's most cited and influential theoretical physicists, and author of the bestselling Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages , deftly explains both this epochal discovery and it's startlingly beautiful implications.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
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  • How to Destroy the Universe
    How to Destroy the Universe
    ISBN: 9781849164795
    Title: How to Destroy the Universe
    Author: PARSONS PAUL

    How do you generate a force field? Is time travel possible? Could you survive falling in a black hole? How do you turn lead into gold? Can you live for ever? If you thought physics was all about measuring the temperature of ice in a bucket or trying to fathom what E=mc2 means, think again_ How to Destroy the Universe and 34 other really interesting uses of physics demystifies the astonishing world of physics in a series of intriguing, entertaining and often extraordinary scenarios - that explain key physics concepts in plain and simple language. You_ll find out how to save the planet from energy shortages by mining the vacuum of empty space, engineer the Earth's climate to reverse the effects of global warming, and fend off killer asteroids just like Bruce Willis and his vest. You_ll learn essential survival skills such as how to live through a lightning strike, how to tough it out during an earthquake and how to fall into a black hole without being squashed into spaghetti. And you_ll discover some plain old cool stuff like how to turn lead into gold, how to travel to the centre of the Earth, how to crack supposedly unbreakable codes and how to use physics to predict the stock market. So if you want to get to grips with science behind relativity, antigravity and parallel universes, or if you are really more interested in learning how to teleport, travel through time or achieve immortality, this is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of modern physics.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology
    Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology
    ISBN: 9780767906289
    Title: Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology
    Author: COOK NICK

    This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers. The atomic bomb was not the only project to occupy government scientists in the 1940s. Antigravity technology, originally spearheaded by scientists in Nazi Germany, was another high priority, one that still may be in effect today. Now for the first time, a reporter with an unprecedented access to key sources in the intelligence and military communities reveals suppressed evidence that tells the story of a quest for a discovery that could prove as powerful as the A-bomb. The Hunt for Zero Point explores the scientific speculation that a "zero point" of gravity exists in the universe and can be replicated here on Earth. The pressure to be the first nation to harness gravity is immense, as it means having the ability to build military planes of unlimited speed and range, along with the most deadly weaponry the world has ever seen. The ideal shape for a gravity-defying vehicle happens to be a perfect disk, making antigravity tests a possible explanation for the numerous UFO sightings of the past 50 years. Chronicling the origins of antigravity research in the world's most advanced research facility, which was operated by the Third Reich during World War II, The Hunt for Zero Point traces U.S. involvement in the project, beginning with the recruitment of former Nazi scientists after the war. Drawn from interviews with those involved with the research and who visited labs in Europe and the United States, The Hunt for Zero Point journeys to the heart of the twentieth century's most puzzling unexplained phenomena.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics & Reality
    In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics & Reality
    ISBN: 9780552125550
    Title: In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics & Reality
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Introducing Particle Physics: a Graphic Guide
    Introducing Particle Physics: a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848315891
    Title: Introducing Particle Physics: a Graphic Guide
    Author: WHYNTIE TOM

    What really happens at the most fundamental levels of nature? From the earliest history of the atomic theory through to the Higgs boson, practicing physicist and CERN contributor Tom Whyntie gives us a mind-expanding tour of cutting-edge science in this brand new graphic guide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00

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  • Little Book of Black Holes
    Little Book of Black Holes
    ISBN: 9780691163727
    Title: Little Book of Black Holes
    Author: GUBSER STEVEN S. ;PRETORIUS FRANS


    Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holes


    Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his equations, he never accepted their physical reality--a viewpoint many shared. This all changed in the 1960s and 1970s, when a deeper conceptual understanding of black holes developed just as new observations revealed the existence of quasars and X-ray binary star systems, whose mysterious properties could be explained by the presence of black holes. Black holes have since been the subject of intense research--and the physics governing how they behave and affect their surroundings is stranger and more mind-bending than any fiction.


    After introducing the basics of the special and general theories of relativity, this book describes black holes both as astrophysical objects and theoretical "laboratories" in which physicists can test their understanding of gravitational, quantum, and thermal physics. From Schwarzschild black holes to rotating and colliding black holes, and from gravitational radiation to Hawking radiation and information loss, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments and analogies to explain their subject accessibly. They also describe the decades-long quest to observe the universe in gravitational waves, which recently resulted in the LIGO observatories' detection of the distinctive gravitational wave "chirp" of two colliding black holes--the first direct observation of black holes' existence.


    The Little Book of Black Holes takes readers deep into the mysterious heart of the subject, offering rare clarity of insight into the physics that makes black holes simple yet destructive manifestations of geometric destiny.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
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  • Little Book of String Theory
    Little Book of String Theory
    ISBN: 9780691142890
    Title: Little Book of String Theory
    Author: GUBSER STEVEN S.


    The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory.



    Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2
    , quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book.




    The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
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  • Living at Micro Scale
    Living at Micro Scale
    ISBN: 9780674060210
    Title: Living at Micro Scale
    Author: DUSENBERY DAVID


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Living Water: Viktor Schauberger & the Secrets of Natural Energy
    Living Water: Viktor Schauberger & the Secrets of Natural Energy
    ISBN: 9780717133901
    Title: Living Water: Viktor Schauberger & the Secrets of Natural Energy
    Author: ALEXANDERSSON OLOF


    This is the story of a pioneering Austrian naturalist and iconoclast who pointed the way to a completely new understanding of the vast potential of natural energy.


    By studying fish in streams and by closely observing the natural water cycle, Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was able to solve basic problems of energy transformation. He saw that modern man, without realizing it, was destroying the earth and sabotaging his own cultures by working against Nature. All the prevailing methods of energy generation - from hydro-electric to nuclear fission - produce harmful long-term effects on the environment and encourage disease. Schauberger had a clear vision of how fertility could be restored to the earth.


    As an inventor Schauberger developed a number of ingenious machines which would revolutionize farming, horticulture, forestry and aircraft propulsion. He developed water purification systems, and showed how air and water could be harnessed as fuels for many machines. His discovery of implosive energy and diamagnetism had many practical applications, most of which have yet to be developed.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
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  • Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    ISBN: 9780465094257
    Title: Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    Author: HOSSENFELDER SABINE

    A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science
    Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00

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  • Make Technology on Your Time #28 Toys & Games
    Make Technology on Your Time #28 Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781449309930
    Title: Make Technology on Your Time #28 Toys & Games
    Author: FRAUENFELDER MARK (EDITOR)

    The first magazine devoted entirely to do-it-yourself technology projects presents its 28th quarterly edition for people who like to tweak, disassemble, recreate, and invent cool new uses for technology. Express your inner child with MAKE Volume 28, featuring toys and games. Any maker can tell you that lots of experimentation and play time are essential to developing brainpower and creativity. This issue pays tribute to the beloved toys and games you grew up with and their evolution through technology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics
    Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics
    ISBN: 9780099510826
    Title: Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics
    Author: BUTTERWORTH JON

    'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian Cox

    What is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out...

    Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the forces that govern their behaviour. The result, so far, is the 'Standard Model' of elementary particles- a theoretical map of the basic building blocks of the universe. With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the map as we know it was completed, but also extended into strange new territory.

    A Map of the Invisible is an explorer's guide to the Standard Model and the extraordinary realms of particle physics. After shrinking us down to the size of a sub-atomic particle, pioneering physicist Jon Butterworth takes us on board his research vessel for a journey in search of atoms and quarks, electrons and neutrinos, and the forces that shape the universe. Step by step, discovery by discovery, we journey into the world of the unseen, from the atom to black holes and dark matter, and beyond, to the outer reaches of the cosmos and the frontiers of human knowledge.

    Beautifully illustrated, with charts and maps offering an inventive visual glossary as the journey progresses, A Map of the Invisibleprovides an essential introduction to our world, and to particle physics. It is a landmark work of non-fiction by one of the great scientists and science writers of today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle
    Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle
    ISBN: 9780753522127
    Title: Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle
    Author: SAMPLE IAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Montauk Project: Experiments in Time
    Montauk Project: Experiments in Time
    ISBN: 9780963188908
    Title: Montauk Project: Experiments in Time
    Author: NICHOLS PRESTON B & MOON PETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • My Big Toe a Trilogy: Unifying Philosophy, Physics, & Metaphysics
    My Big Toe a Trilogy: Unifying Philosophy, Physics, & Metaphysics
    ISBN: 9780972509466
    Title: My Big Toe a Trilogy: Unifying Philosophy, Physics, & Metaphysics
    Author: CAMPBELL THOMAS

    The complete My Big TOE trilogy has now been combined into one paperback volume at a substantial savings over buying the three volumes separately.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Natures Building Blocks an A-z Guide to the Elements
    Natures Building Blocks an A-z Guide to the Elements
    ISBN: 9780199605637
    Title: Natures Building Blocks an A-z Guide to the Elements
    Author: EMSLEY JOHN

    Written by award-winning science writer John Emsley, this informative and highly enjoyable book explains the what, the why and the wherefore of the elements. Arranged alphabetically, from Actinium to Zirconium, it is a complete guide to all the elements that are currently known, with more extensive coverage of those we encounter in our everyday life. The entry on each element reveals where it came from, what role it may have in the human body, the foods that contain it, how it was discovered, its role in human health, the uses and misuses to which it is put, and its environmental role. The new edition includes the three chemical elements discovered since the first edition--Darmstadtium, Roetgenium, and Copernicium--and the section on "transfermium elements" has now been incorporated into the main part of the book. In addition, Emsley has added new information on the economic uses of elements such as Scandium and Gold. Praised byNatureas "amusing and finely crafted,"Nature's Building Blocksoffers a pleasurable tour of the very essence of our material world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
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  • Neutrino
    Neutrino
    ISBN: 9780199695997
    Title: Neutrino
    Author: CLOSE FRANK

    Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. These tiny, ghostly particles are formed by the billions in stars and pass through us constantly, unseen, at almost the speed of light. Yet half a century after their discovery, we still know less about them than all the other varieties of matter that have ever been seen.

    In this engaging, concise volume, renowned scientist and writer Frank Close gives a vivid account of the discovery of neutrinos and our growing understanding of their significance, touching on speculative ideas concerning the possible uses of neutrinos and their role in the early universe along the way. Close begins with the discovery of radioactivity by Henri Becquerel and Marie and Pierre Curie, the early model of the atom by Ernest Rutherford, and Wolfgang Pauli's solution to that problem by inventing the concept of neutrino (named by Enrico Fermi, "neutrino" being Italian for "little neutron"). The book describes how the confirmation of Pauli's theory didn't occur until 1956, when Clyde Cowan and Fred Reines detected neutrinos, and reveals that the first "natural" neutrinos were finally detected by Reines in 1965 (before that, they had only been detected in reactors or accelerators).

    Close takes us to research experiments miles underground that are able to track neutrinos' fleeting impact as they pass through vast pools of cadmium chloride and he explains why they are becoming of such interest to cosmologists--if we can track where a neutrino originated we will be looking into the far distant reaches of the universe.

    "A skilled physicist, Mr. Close tells this story with verve and precision. His writing is admirably clear and eminently accessible. In a short compass, Mr. Close gives the reader a solid account of both the scientists involved and their crucial findings."
    --Wall Street Journal

    "A cracking detective story...a highly recommended book."
    --Science File

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Never Ending Days of Being Dead Dispatches from the Front Line of Science
    Never Ending Days of Being Dead Dispatches from the Front Line of Science
    ISBN: 9780571220564
    Title: Never Ending Days of Being Dead Dispatches from the Front Line of Science
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Nuclear Power: a Very Short Introduction
    Nuclear Power: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199584970
    Title: Nuclear Power: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: IRVINE MAXWELL

    With the world desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gases--a desire compounded by the sky-rocketing cost of fossil fuels--nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news. Yet nuclear power sparks anxiety in many people who are unclear about the nature and extent of the associated risks. In this Very Short Introduction, Maxwell Irvine provides an informative and balanced overview of the entire subject. He presents a concise history of the development of nuclear physics leading up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry and discusses the nature of nuclear energy and the various aspects of public concern, including the risks of nuclear safety, the cost of its development, and the problems of waste disposal. The book looks specifically at safety records, including accounts of the Windscale fire, the Three Mile Island incident, and the Chernobyl disaster. As he dispels much of the widespread confusion about nuclear energy, Irvine argues for the relevance of nuclear power to the ongoing energy crisis and encourages informed debate about its potential.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
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  • On Evil
    On Evil
    ISBN: 9780300171259
    Title: On Evil
    Author: EAGLETON TERRY

    In this work, Eagleton investigates the condition of those who apparently destroy for no reason. In the process, he poses a set of intriguing questions. Is evil really a kind of nothingness? Why should it appear so glamorous and seductive? Why does goodness seem so boring?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject
    On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject
    ISBN: 9780691174389
    Title: On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject
    Author: ZEE A


    A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein's general theory of relativity


    Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the& months each of us spent suspended in the womb& anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In& On Gravity, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein's general theory of relativity.&


    Inspired by Einstein's audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how& gravity& can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation.& Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy.


    Concise and precise, and infused with Zee's signature warmth and freshness of style, On Gravity& opens a unique pathway to comprehending& relativity& and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
    Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
    ISBN: 9780142180303
    Title: Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
    Author: CARROLL SEAN

    Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

    #147;A modern voyage of discovery." #151;Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being

    The Higgs boson is one of our era's most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening#151;after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland#151;into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics#151;all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Particle Physics Very Short Introduction
    Particle Physics Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780192804341
    Title: Particle Physics Very Short Introduction
    Author: CLOSE FRANK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Perfect Theory: a Century of Geniuses & the Battle Over General Relativity
    Perfect Theory: a Century of Geniuses & the Battle Over General Relativity
    ISBN: 9780349123677
    Title: Perfect Theory: a Century of Geniuses & the Battle Over General Relativity
    Author: FERREIRA PEDRO G

    Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything that involves gravity, the force that powers everything on the largest, hottest or densest of scales, can be explained by it. From the moment Einstein proposed the theory in 1915, it was received with enthusiasm yet also with tremendous resistance, and for the following 90 years was the source of a series of feuds, vendettas, ideological battles and international collaborations featuring a colourful cast of characters. In this history, Pedro G. Ferreira shows how the theory has informed our understanding of exactly what the universe is made of and how much is still undiscovered.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Physics
    Physics
    ISBN: 9781627950961
    Title: Physics
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    NEW EDITION includes a recently updated removable 12-page fold-out timeline that traces the history of physics from the very beginning all the way up to 2017.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Physics & Philosophy: the Revolution in Modern Science
    Physics & Philosophy: the Revolution in Modern Science
    ISBN: 9780141182155
    Title: Physics & Philosophy: the Revolution in Modern Science
    Author: HEISENBERG WERNER

    Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Physics Book
    Physics Book
    ISBN: 9781402778612
    Title: Physics Book
    Author: PICKOVER CLIFFORD

    Following the hugely successful The Science Bookand The Math Bookcomes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of ""quantum resurrection."" Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Bookhelps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Physics Book 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
    Physics Book 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
    ISBN: 9781435148055
    Title: Physics Book 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
    Author: PICKOVER CLIFFORD A

    This title is an illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining and thought-provoking entries. The book explores such engaging topics as dark energy and parallel universes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Physics for Rock Stars Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
    Physics for Rock Stars Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
    ISBN: 9780399165863
    Title: Physics for Rock Stars Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
    Author: MCKINLEY CHRISTINE

    From the host of the History channel's "Brad Meltzer's Decoded: " the laws of the universe like you've never experienced them before.
    This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise on science, but a personal tour of physics from a quirky friend.
    Anyone who's ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts--just an inspiring and comical romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Physics in Minutes
    Physics in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781782066484
    Title: Physics in Minutes
    Author: SPARROW GILES

    'Physics in Minutes' covers everything you need to know about physics, condensed into 200 key topics. Each idea is explained in clear, accessible language, building from the basics, such as mechanics, waves and particles, to more complex topics, including neutrinos, string theory and dark matter. Based on scientific research proving that the brain best absorbs information visually, illustrations accompany the text to aid quick comprehension and easy recollection. This convenient and compact reference book is ideal for anyone interested in how our world works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Physics of Life: the Evolution of Everything
    Physics of Life: the Evolution of Everything
    ISBN: 9781250078827
    Title: Physics of Life: the Evolution of Everything
    Author: BEJAN ADRIAN

    The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understanding of the world's systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development. The Physics of Lifeargues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe and the future, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government. This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Physics of the Future the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    Physics of the Future the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    ISBN: 9780307473332
    Title: Physics of the Future the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    Author: KAKU MICHIO


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Physics of the Future: the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    Physics of the Future: the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    ISBN: 9780141044248
    Title: Physics of the Future: the Inventions that Will Transform Our Lives
    Author: KAKU MICHIO

    Welcome to the future, where you'll be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space, the internet will be in your contact lens, nanobots will scan your DNA for signs of disease and you'll be able to control computers with your brain - and even rearrange the physical world itself. It may sound like science fiction but, as physics guru Michio Kaku shows, this is the shape of things to come. Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists who are already inventing this future in their labs, Physics of the Future is a time-travelling tour through the revolutionary advances in medicine, computers, quantum physics and space travel that will forever change our way of life - and alter the course of civilization itself.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Physics of the Impossible: a Scientific Exploration
    Physics of the Impossible: a Scientific Exploration
    ISBN: 9780141030906
    Title: Physics of the Impossible: a Scientific Exploration
    Author: KAKU MICHIO

    'A brilliant, provocative, freewheeling tour around the exotic shores of physics' Independent'A rich compendium of jaw-dropping reality checks' The TimesFrom cyborgs, starships,UFOs, aliens and antimatter to telepathy, invisibility, psychokinesis and precognitionAlbert Einstein said, 'If at first an idea does not sound absurd, there is no hope for it.' Physics of the Impossible shows how our most far fetched ideas today are destined to become tomorrow's science.Michio Kaku, bestselling author and one of the world's most acclaimed physicists, looks at the technologies of the future and explains what's just around the corner, what we might have to wait a few millennia to get our hands on and how surprisingly little of it is truly impossible.(And if that teleporter still feels a long way off, you should know that scientists have already succeeded in transmitting atoms across the lab . . . )'One of the world's most distinguished physicists ... takes the reader on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond' Guardian'After reading Kaku's boundless enthusiasm for the future, what you wouldn't give for a real-life time machine to travel forwards and see just how accurate his predictions are' Sunday Telegraph'Science as escapist literature . . . Kaku is to be congratulated . . . God bless him' Los Angeles Times'Michio Kaku is truly a phenomenon' Focus

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Physics on the Fringe Smoke Rings Circlons & Alternative Theories
    Physics on the Fringe Smoke Rings Circlons & Alternative Theories
    ISBN: 9780802715135
    Title: Physics on the Fringe Smoke Rings Circlons & Alternative Theories
    Author: WERTHEIM MARGARET


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, & Alternative Theories of Everything
    Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, & Alternative Theories of Everything
    ISBN: 9780802778727
    Title: Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, & Alternative Theories of Everything
    Author: WERTHEIM MARGARET

    In 1993, Jim Carter, a trailer park owner in Enumclaw, Washington, sent out to a select group of scientists a letter announcing the publication of a book in which he proposed a complete alternative theory of physics. Gravity and matter, the periodic table, and the creation of the universe-all these Carter explained through wildly creative ideas perfected through backyard experiments using garbage cans and a disco fog machine to make giant smoke rings.For the past fifteen years, acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of Jim Carter and other mavericks and outsiders who invent alternate theories of the universe. By considering the motivations behind their do-it-yourself theories and homemade experiments, Wertheim raises the question of what role an amateur can play in relationship to science. Deeply human, literally fantastical, infused with wit and humor,Physics on the Fringechallenges our conception of what science is, how it works, and who it is for.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781845436469
    Title: Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Author: SPARROW GILES ; SOUTHORN GRAHAM


    Physics is the oldest and deepest of all the sciences, revealing profound truths about the way in which the Universe operates. Schrödinger's Cat, the Higgs boson particle,& string theory-concepts we've all heard of, but how far do we really understand them? Physics Squared guides you through these topics and more. It may have taken us many centuries to realise it, but physical principles underpin all of the other sciences and much of modern technology, making an understanding of basic physics invaluable.


    Physics Squared takes you on a whistlestop journey - across 10 chapters and 100 topics, it guides you from the laws of motion and the basic mechanics of the everyday world, through hugely important fields such as electricity and nuclear physics, to the quantum physics and relativity theories that describe the Universe.


    With accessible yet authoritative text complimented by new colour illustrations, infographics and photos, Physics Squared is the ideal primer or refresher for those who want to learn more about the science that governs our Universe, to gain a better understanding of how the world we live in works.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
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