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Whole Shebang : A State-Of-The-Universe(s) Report

By: Ferris, Timothy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 1/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780684838618

ISBN: 0684838613

Condition: USED


From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers -- who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? -- and... View more info

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Seeing in the Dark

By: Ferris, Timothy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 9/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780684865805

ISBN: 0684865807

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In "Seeing in the Dark," a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appe... View more info

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Coming of Age in the Milky Way

By: Ferris, Timothy

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780060535957

ISBN: 0060535954

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From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous researc... View more info

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Coming of Age in the Milky Way

By: Ferris, Timothy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 1/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780385263269

ISBN: 0385263260

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"""Surely you're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"""

By: Feynman, Richard

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780393316049

ISBN: 0393316041

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In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. View more info

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Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

By: Feynman, Richard

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Seller ID: 9780738203492

ISBN: 0738203491

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"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard Feynman--from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas. View more info

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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

By: Feynman, Richard P.

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Seller ID: 9780201408256

ISBN: 0201408252

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Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post-World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics.It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961-1963, Feynman, at the Californi... View more info

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"""Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"": Adventures of a Curious Character"

By: Feynman, Richard P.

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Seller ID: 9780393355628

ISBN: 0393355624

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Meaning Of It All: Thoughts Of A Citizen-scientist (Helix Books)

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780201360806

ISBN: 0201360802

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Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him--how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book--based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963--shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepath... View more info

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Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character

By: Feynman, Richard P.

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780393061321

ISBN: 0393061329

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Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thrived on outrageous adventures. In the phenomenal national bestsellers "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman " and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" the Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounted in an inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums, solving the mystery of the Challenger disaster, and much else of an eyebrow-raising, hugely entertaining, and astounding nature. One of the most influential a... View more info

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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 6/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780691125756

ISBN: 0691125759

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Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit ... View more info

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Tyrannosaurus Sue: The Extraordinary Saga of the Largest, Most Fought Over T. Re

By: Fiffer, Steve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 3/9/2013

Seller ID: 9780716740179

ISBN: 0716740176

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Over 65 million years ago in what is now South Dakota, a battle-scarred Tyrannosaurus rex matriarch -- perhaps mortally wounded in a ferocious fight -- fell into the riverbed and died. In 1990 her skeleton was found, virtually complete, in what many have called the most spectacular dinosaur fossil discovery to date.And then another battle began -- a "survival of the fittest" free-for-all involving commercial dinosaur hunters, gun-toting law officers, an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Native American tribe, jealous academics, an enterprising auction house, major museums, and corporate giant... View more info

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Jasons: The Secret History Science's Postwar Elite

By: Finkbeiner, Ann

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780143038474

ISBN: 0143038478

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The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the Defense Department cannot solve. Among many stunning innovations, they helped invent our electronic battlefield and Star Wars missile defense technology, and are now looking into ways to improve our intelligence gathering. Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to expl... View more info

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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

By: Firlik, Katrina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 10/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780812973402

ISBN: 0812973402

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Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer-witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this rare combination to create a neurosurgeon's Kitchen Confidential-a unique insider's memoir of a fascinating profession. Neurosurgeons are renowned for their big egos and aggressive self-confidence, and Dr. Firlik confirms that timidity is indeed rare in the field. "They're the... View more info

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Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

By: Flexner, Anraham

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780691174761

ISBN: 0691174768

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Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

By: Florence, Ronald

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780060926700

ISBN: 0060926708

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Almost a half-century after is completion, the 200-inch Palomar telescope remains an unparalleled combination of vast scale and microscope detail. As huge as the Pantheon of Rome and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, this magnificent instrument is so precisely built that its seventeen-foot mirror was hand-polished to a tolerance of 2/1,000,000 of an inch. The telescope' s construction drove some to the brink of madness, made others fearful that mortals might glimpse heaven, and transfixed an entire nation. Ronald Florence weaves into his account of the creation of "the perfect machine" a stir... View more info

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By: Foer, Joshua

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN PR: 9/12/2011

Seller ID: 9781594202292

ISBN: 159420229X

Condition: USED


The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory.An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, "Moonwalking with Einstein" recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of j... View more info

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By: Foer, Joshua

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780143120537

ISBN: 0143120530

Condition: USED


The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memoryAn instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, "Moonwalking with Einstein" recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of jo... View more info

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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants that Time

By: Fortey, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 8/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780307263612

ISBN: 0307263614

Condition: USED


From one of the world's leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of "Trilobite , Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth" and "Dry Storeroom No. 1 "comes a fascinating chronicle of life's history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. Evolution, it seems, has not completely obliterated its tracks as more advanced organisms have evolved; the history of life on earth is far older--and odder--than many of us realize. Scattered across the globe, these remarkable plants and... View more info

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Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum

By: Francis, Gavin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/3/2017

Seller ID: 9780465079681

ISBN: 0465079687

Condition: USED


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