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Warmth Disperses and Time Passes: The History of Heat
Warmth Disperses and Time Passes
The History of Heat
Paperback      ISBN: 0375753729
Focusing on the life of James Clerk Maxwell, a pioneer in the field of thermodynamics, an award-winning science writer shows how the physics of heat can explain the behavior of energy, time, and the physical world. Originally published as Maxwell's Demon. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Einstein: The Life and Times
The Life and Times
Paperback      ISBN: 038001159x
A compelling biography of the great physicist focuses on the intellect, and the philosophical tensions, that made Einstein such great scientist, and an interesting man. Reissue. PW. NYT.
The Anthropic Principle: Man As the Focal Point of Nature
The Anthropic Principle
Man As the Focal Point of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0817634827
Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation
Faster Than the Speed of Light
The Story of a Scientific Speculation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0738205257
A theoretical physicist challenges Einstein's theory of special relativity with a new theory on the varying speed of light that suggests that light traveled faster in the early universe than it does today, explaining how key problems in cosmology are solved by VSL theory.
Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science
Stephen Hawking
A Life in Science
Paperback      ISBN: 0452269881
Weaves the life of the famed scientist and author of the phenomenal best-seller A Brief History of Time together with detailed explanations of some of his theories. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
King Arthur and His Knights
King Arthur and His Knights
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517618850
Recounts the tales of King Arthur and his knights, from the early prophecies of Merlin and Arthur's birth to the destruction of Camelot
E=Mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Paperback      ISBN: 0425181642
A behind-the-scenes study of the one of the world's greatest scientific discoveries examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective. Reprint.
Physical Fluid Dynamics
Physical Fluid Dynamics
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0198544936
This book presents the physics of incompressible flow for the benefit of students and others who need to understand fluid motion. In this new edition, much of the material is new or rewritten, but the purpose and style of the first edition are retained. Particular emphasis is given to information obtained by experiment and observation in addition to analysis of the equations of motion. The book's primary concern is to convey a fundamental understanding of the behavior of fluids in motion. Special features include an introductory non-mathematical treatment of three particular flow configurations; extensive consideration of geophysical topics; and detailed coverage of topics that are known primarily through experimental data. Numerous photographs illustrate the phenomena discussed, and a concluding chapter demonstrates the wide applicability of fluid mechanics. New topics in the second edition include double diffusive convection and modern ideas about dynamical chaos. The discussion of instabilities has been restructured and the treatments of separation and of convection in horizontal layers considerably expanded.
Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries
Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality
Solving the Quantum Mysteries
Paperback      ISBN: 0316328197
An intriguing tour of the mysteries of modern physics describes how dramatic improvements in experimental techniques and new theories have transformed the quantum universe over the last decade--from mind-bending paradoxes to intriguing sidelights. Reprint. PW.
Grand Obsession: Madame Curie and Her World
Grand Obsession
Madame Curie and Her World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385261357
Tells of the lives and revolutionary work of Curie and her husband Pierre, whose work with radiation had an enormous impact on modern physics, and whose legacy was carried on by their daughter and son-in-law