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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.
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Genius
The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Paperback      ISBN: 0679747044
A biography of the flamboyant Nobel Prize-winning scientist describes how Feynman cracked safes, played the bongos, studied the behavior of Jell-O, and conducted experiments in seduction, all in the name of science
No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman
No Ordinary Genius
The Illustrated Richard Feynman
Paperback      ISBN: 039331393x
A life of the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist features more than a hundred photographs and interviews with family, friends, and Feynman himself, offering insight into the mind of a great creative scientist at work and play. Reprint.
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
River Out of Eden
A Darwinian View of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0465069908
Expanding on his theory that the gene is the basic unit of evolution, the author explains how genes meet, compete, unite, and separate to form new species
The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World
Science As a Candle in the Dark
Paperback      ISBN: 0345409469
Examines and debunks what the Pulitzer Prize-winning author refers to as "pseudo-science," which includes such popular topics as channeling past lives, alien abduction, and communal hallucinations, suggesting that these trends are dangerous for society. Reprint.
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679450777
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on sociobiology and biodiversity argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge in the face of the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge over the past two centuries. 125,000 first printing.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0226458083
Thomas S. Kuhn's work explaining the process of scientific discovery. This text is the third edition and incorporates a new index.
The Essence of Chaos
The Essence of Chaos
Paperback      ISBN: 0295975148
Chaos surrounds us. Seemingly random events -- the flapping of a flag, a storm-driven wave striking the shore, a pinball
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
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
The Thirteen Books of the Elements
by Euclid
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0486600882
Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books 1-2: Triangles, rectangles. .