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Rising from the Plains
Rising from the Plains
Paperback      ISBN: 0374520658
Blending history and geology, this narrative examines the influence of early surroundings on a geologist's choice of field and specialty and vividly describes the terrain of the Wyoming plains
Music, Physics and Engineering
Music, Physics and Engineering
Paperback      ISBN: 0486217698
Studies the methods, instruments, and processes involved in the creation, reception and duplication of sound
One Life at a Time, Please
One Life at a Time, Please
Paperback      ISBN: 0805006036
Essays discuss cowboys, urban growth, the preservation of the wilderness, hunting, illegal immigrants, wild horses, travel, parklands, and the responsibilities of the writer
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.
Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics
Quantum Reality
Beyond the New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0385235690
A look at quantum physics covers wave motion, the problem with measurement, Bell's theorem, and the implications concerning the nature of reality
Qed: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Qed
The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Paperback      ISBN: 0691024170
Explains the principles of quantum electrodynamics in terms understandable to layman
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
Atom
Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
Paperback      ISBN: 0452268346
Looks at the history of atomic and subatomic research from the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils
Paperback      ISBN: 0394524128
Aids in identifying eight hundred species of common North American fossils with color photographs and line drawings
History of Mathematics
History of Mathematics
Paperback      ISBN: 0486204308
Volume 2 of an unusually clear and readable 2-volume history — from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Evolution of arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, calculating devices, algebra, calculus, more. Includes problems, recreations and applications.
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Houseplants
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Houseplants
Paperback      ISBN: 0671631314
A guide to selecting the right plants for an indoor environment explains how and when to feed, repot, and prune house plants, how to protect them from pests and diseases, and the best ways to arrange and support them