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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Author:

Carlo Rovelli

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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

Learn The Science Behind The Headlines In This Work That Outlines The Tools Of Terrorists, The Dangers Of Nuclear Power, And The Reality Of Global Warming. 50 Illustrations.

Author:

Richard A. Muller

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Physics Can Be Fun

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Author:

Yakov Perelman

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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Author:

Joanne Baker

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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder

The latest investigationfrom acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fasc...inating.

Author:

James Mahaffey

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The Curve of Binding Energy: A Journey Into the Awesome and Alarming World of Theodore B. Taylor

Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass de...struction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear institutions with Taylor and shows us how close we are to terrorist attacks employing homemade nuclear weaponry.

Author:

John McPhee

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Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

the Legendary Isaac Asimov Starts What Is Perhaps The Finest Of All His Books With A Simple Query: How Finely Can A Piece Of Matter Be Divided? But Like Many Simple Questions, ... publishers Weekly it... Takes Our Best Science Writers, Plus Readers Current With The Whimsical New Language Of Particle Physics, To Keep Up With The Leapfrog Pace Of Theory And Observation Today. Fortunately, Asimov Does His Part In This Report On Recent Theoretical Physics Developments That Includes Just Enough History To Add Human Dimension To The Latest Discussions Of The Nature Of Matter. Missing Here Are The Characteristic Asimov Metaphors And Asides, Suggesting That, While Juggling So Many Pure Concepts At Once, He Chooses Not To Distract His Readers. No Matter, They Will Welcome This Straightforward Guide To The Alice-like World Of Down-quarks, Muons, Leptons And Other Subatomic Particles--most Of Which Are Believed To Exist But Have Not Yet Been Seen. When Information Does Start Coming In From The Supercollider, This Will Be A Worthy Book To Have At Hand. (apr.)

Author:

Isaac Asimov

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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition... to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of “quantum resurrection.” Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details.  

Author:

Clifford A. Pickover

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Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Ein...stein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos. Booknews A reprint of the 1981 edition with an added chapter on new ideas. Science for the lay reader. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Author:

Fred Alan Wolf

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Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists

Translated By James Cleugh.

Author:

Robert Jungk

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