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Encounters With the Archdruid
Encounters With the Archdruid
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514313
Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0062731009
Humorous cartoons illustrate basic concepts in physics.
History of Pi
History of Pi
Paperback      ISBN: 0312381859
Documents the calculation, numerical value, and use of the ratio from 2000 B.C. to the modern computer age, detailing social conditions in eras when progress was made
What Is Life?: The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell With Mind and Matter & Autobiographical Sketches
What Is Life?
The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell With Mind and Matter & Autobiographical Sketches
Paperback      ISBN: 0521427088
Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a 'beautiful and important book' by 'a great man to whom I owe a personal debt for many exciting discussions'. It appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrodinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions. Brought together with these two classics are Schrödinger's autobiographical sketches, published and translated here for the first time. They offer a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings, making this volume a valuable additon to the shelves of scientist and layman alike.
Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge
Labyrinths of Reason
Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0385242719
Explores the timeless question of how we know what we know by rethinking the paradoxes guiding our understanding in areas such as matter and antimatter, black holes and time travel
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516901
McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
The Foxfire Book
Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
Paperback      ISBN: 0385073534
A vanishing way of life is captured in a study of the mountain folk of the Southern Appalachians
African Silences
African Silences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679731024
Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
Encounters With Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places and Particles
Encounters With Einstein
And Other Essays on People, Places and Particles
Paperback      ISBN: 0691024332
Essays discuss the philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, cosmic radiation, elementary particles, and closed theories