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Painless Algebra
Painless Algebra
Paperback      ISBN: 0764106767
Introduces the language, number systems, integers, and different types of problems of algebra, including variables, quadratic equations, exponents, roots, and radicals
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Beyond Einstein
The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0385477813
A revised and updated edition of an introduction to the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, explains how scientists have been able to join the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe. Reprint.
The Pinball Effect: How Rennaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburator Possible
The Pinball Effect
How Rennaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburator Possible
Paperback      ISBN: 0316116106
Explores how simple changes in one century can have far-reaching implications in another
Galileo's Daughter: A Historic Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
Galileo's Daughter
A Historic Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713432
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen
Africa in My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters : The Early Years
Africa in My Blood
An Autobiography in Letters : The Early Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0618127356
The woman who devoted her life to studying chimps in Africa looks back on her life, from her early love of animals and an adolescent crush on her minister to her years in the bush observing primates and often sacrificing life's more stable pleasures. Reprint.
Alternative Science: Challenging the Myths of the Scientific Establishment
Alternative Science
Challenging the Myths of the Scientific Establishment
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816317
In this compelling tour through the world of anomalous research, Richard Milton makes clear what the scientific establishment takes pains to deny: plenty of hard experimental evidence already exists for such things as cold fusion, paranormal phenomena, bioenergy, and the effectiveness of alternative medicine. Because these subjects and those who dare to investigate them are continually denied legitimacy by what can only be called the "paradigm police," the public is led to believe that all claims made about such topics are completely groundless. With humor and an eye for the telling detail, the author describes many instances when the defenders of scientific orthodoxy acted with unscientific rigidity in the face of the evidence. Faraday, Roentgen, Edison, and even the Wright Brothers were thought to be charlatans by their contemporaries. Taking the broad view of the way science is done, Milton discusses the forces at work in the marginalization of unorthodox research, and makes the reader wonder if there is not something fundamentally wrong with the way that science is currently being practiced.Â
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
Origin of Species
Origin of Species
Paperback      ISBN: 0140432051
In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories.
Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
Fire in the Mind
Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
Paperback      ISBN: 067974021x
A study of the human drive to create order and reason is set in New Mexico and notes the parallel beliefs of the ancient Anasazi, the Tewa Native Americans, the Penitentes, and the scientists of the Santa Fe Institute. Reprint.
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Paperback      ISBN: 0679764895
The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science