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The Curve of Binding Energy
The Curve of Binding Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0374515980
While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B. Taylor, warns of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe resulting from the fabrication of atomic bombs by individuals using stolen materials
Great Ideas in Physics: The Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics
Great Ideas in Physics
The Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071357386
What does it mean to say that time and space are relative? How can an electron be in two places at once? Dealing with these questions, this book provides an understanding of the physical processes that define the universe. It also brings in relevant passages from philosophy to demonstrate how these ideas have impacted the world of thought.
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
The Tao of Physics
An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
Paperback      ISBN: 1570625190
Studies similarities between the concept of a harmonious universe that emerges from the theories of modern physics and the vision of a continuously interactive world conceived by Eastern mystics
The Special Theory of Relativity
The Special Theory of Relativity
Paperback      ISBN: 041514809x
Based on his famous final year undergraduate lectures on theoretical physics, Bohm presents the theory of relativity as a unified whole, making clear the reasons which led to its adoption, and explaining its basic meaning.
Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
Here Be Dragons
The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
Paperback      ISBN: 019514600x
In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth. The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer the greatest remaining question facing humankind: Are we alone? From their "safe haven of skepticism" the authors venture into the "rough seas of speculation," where theory and evidence run the gamut from hard science to hocus pocus. Arguing that the universe is spectacularly suited for the evolution of living creatures, Koerner and LeVay give us ringside seats at the great debates of Big Science. The contentious arguments about what really happens in evolution, the acrimonious UFO controversy, and the debate over intelligence versus artificial intelligence shed new light on the wildly divergent claims about the universe and life's place in it.
Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children
Dear Professor Einstein
Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591020158
Presents a short biography of Albert Einstein along with sixty letters to and from the physicist.
Meaning of Relativity
Meaning of Relativity
Paperback      ISBN: 0691023522
Simplified version of Professor Einstein's theories that explain that the measurments of motion or rest are relative to the motion or rest of the observer
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0425186202
Traces ongoing efforts by scientific observers throughout the world to detect gravitational waves, infinitesimal quakes that could significantly expand on what is known about the universe today. Reprint.
On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Paperback      ISBN: 1573920355
The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
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.