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Black Holes and Baby Universes: And Other Essays
Black Holes and Baby Universes
And Other Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553095234
A collection of brilliant and insightful essays from the scientist and author of A Brief History of Time includes personal reminiscences, a call for better science education, and explorations of the origins of the universe. 135,000 first printing. $135,000 ad/promo.
Niels Bohr's Times: In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity
Niels Bohr's Times
In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198520492
Pais ( Subtle is the Lord ) now turns to Niels Bohr to illuminate the life and thought of this giant of 20-century physics. Bohr played a major role in shaping the theory of the atomic nucleus; he decoded the atomic spectrum of hydrogen founding the quantum dynamics of atoms; and his concept of complementarity (which provides philosophical underpinning for quantum theory) qualifies him as one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers. An essential for all science related collections. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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
Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists
Quantum Questions
Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists
Paperback      ISBN: 1570627681
Here is collection of writings that bridges the gap between science and religion. Quantum Questions collects the mystical writings of each of the major physicists involved in the discovery of quantum physics and relativity, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Planck. The selections are written in nontechnical language and will be of interest to scientists and nonscientists alike.
Freedom Evolves
Freedom Evolves
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003840
The author of Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea explains how ancient problems involving moral and political freedoms can be resolved by evolution and biology. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain
Driving Mr. Albert
A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain
Paperback      ISBN: 038533303x
Part travelogue, part memoir, this unique book follows an eighty-four-year-old pathologist and a young journalist across the country with Albert Einstein's brain in Tupperware bowl filled with formaldehyde in the trunk of their car. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness
Stalking the Wild Pendulum
On the Mechanics of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812028
In his exciting and original view of the universe, Itzhak Bentov has provided a new perspective on human consciousness and its limitless possibilities. Widely known and loved for his delightful humor and imagination, Bentov explains the familiar world of phenomena with perceptions that are as lucid as they are thrilling. He gives us a provocative picture of ourselves in an expanded, conscious, holistic universe. Â
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.
A Brief History of Time: And Other Essays
A Brief History of Time
And Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0553380168
An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space
Tuva or Bust: Richard Feynman's Last Journey/33 1/3 Record
Tuva or Bust
Richard Feynman's Last Journey/33 1/3 Record
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393029530
A close friend of physicist Richard Feynman chronicles his relationship with the scientist and describes their ten-year quest to reach the remote country of Tannu Tuva