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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

By: Galilei, Galileo

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 8/16/2011

Seller ID: 0486600998

ISBN: 0486600998

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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On The Shoulders of Giants)

By: Galilei/Hawking, Stephen

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Seller ID: 9780762420155

ISBN: 0762420154

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This latest installment in our "On the Shoulders of Giants" series presents the provocative essay by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) in its entirety. Famed for its unapologetic support of Copernicus's theory and subsequent proof that the earth did indeed revolve around the sun (and not vice versa), Galileo's essay engendered great controversy when it was published, as well as heated opposition from the Church. The first work to outwardly challenge the established authority of religion, "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences" set the standard for all future scientists faced with the conflict of sci... View more info

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Two New Sciences/A History of Free Fall

By: Galileo

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Publisher: WALL & EMERSON:

Seller ID: 9780921332503

ISBN: 0921332505

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Selected Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Galileo

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199583690

ISBN: 0199583692

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The first entirely new translation of Galileo's major writings for more than fifty years, this marvelous volume includes selections from all of his important writings on science, including virtually the complete text of A Sidereal Message and a substantial part of his masterpiece, the Dialogueon the Two Chief World Systems. The book contains all of Galileo's contributions to the debate on science and religion, including the letters to Benedetto Castelli and the Grand Duchess Christina, plus key documents from Galileo's trial before the Inquisition. William R. Shea's introduction gives a clear,... View more info

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Galileo's Daughter: a Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

By: Galileo/Sobel, Dava

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Publisher: 10/27/2015

Seller ID: 9780140280555

ISBN: 0140280553

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-- Also appeared on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Independent, Wordstock, NCIBA, and Booksense bestseller lists-- Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award-- Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association-- Longitude sold more than 300,000 copies in paperback and spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list-- The Penguin edition features a stunning package with a beautiful step... View more info

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How Experiments End

By: Galison, Peter

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226279152

ISBN: 0226279154

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"Galison provides excellent histories of three experimental episodes: the measurement of the gyromagnetic ratio of the electron, the discovery of the mu meson, or muon, and the discovery of weak neutral currents. These studies of actual experiments will provide valuable material for both philosophers and historians of science and Galison's own thoughts on the nature of experiment are extremely important. . . . Galison has given both philosophers and historians much to think about. I strongly urge you to read this book."--Allan Franklin, "British Journal of the Philosophy of Science" "Anyon... View more info

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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

By: Gamow, George

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/1/2010

Seller ID: 048624895X

ISBN: 048624895X

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"An intriguing portrait." -- "Christian Science Monitor." Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of quantum theory traces the subject's history, from Max Planck's revolutionary discovery of quanta and Niels Bohr's model of the atom to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear research. Numerous line drawings. 1966 edition. View more info

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One Two Three...Infinity

By: Gamow, George

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 0486256642

ISBN: 0486256642

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research." -- "San Francisco Chronicle." View more info

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World

By: Garfield, Simon

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780393323139

ISBN: 0393323137

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In 1856 eighteen-year-old English chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered a way to mass-produce color. In a "witty, erudite, and entertaining" (Esquire) style, Simon Garfield explains how the experimental mishap that produced an odd shade of purple revolutionized fashion, as well as industrial applications of chemistry research. Occasionally honored in certain colleges and chemistry clubs, Perkin until now has been a forgotten man. "By bringing Perkin into the open and documenting his life and work, Garfield has done a service to history." Chicago Tribune " A]n inviting cocktail of Perk... View more info

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Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

By: Garrett, Laurie

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780140250916

ISBN: 0140250913

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Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases--HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles with microbes and examines the worldwide conditions that have culminated in recurrent outbreaks of newly discovered diseases, epidemics of diseases migrating to new areas, and mutated old diseases that are no longer curable. She argues that it is not... View more info

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Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

By: Gawande, Atul

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Publisher: PICADOR: 11/30/2012

Seller ID: 9780312430009

ISBN: 0312430000

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A "New York Times" BestsellerIn latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry--in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people--consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more,... View more info

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters Most

By: Gawande, Atul

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Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 10/5/2015

Seller ID: 9780805095159

ISBN: 0805095152

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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

By: Gawande, Atul

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Publisher: PICADOR: 11/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780312421700

ISBN: 0312421702

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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpels edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually isuncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. View more info

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Checklist Manifesto

By: Gawande, Atul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 9/29/2013

Seller ID: 9780805091748

ISBN: 0805091742

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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Better" and "Complications" reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklistWe live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies--neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of... View more info

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

By: Gawande, Atul

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Seller ID: 9781250076229

ISBN: 1250076226

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General Relativity from A to B

By: Geroch, Robert

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226288642

ISBN: 0226288641

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"This beautiful little book is certainly suitable for anyone who has had an introductory course in physics and even for some who have not."--Joshua N. Goldberg, "Physics Today" "An imaginative and convincing new presentation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. . . . The treatment is masterful, continual emphasis being placed on careful discussion and motivation, with the aim of showing how physicists think and develop their ideas."--"Choice" View more info

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Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn

By: Gilder, Louisa

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Publisher: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9781400044177

ISBN: 1400044170

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A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles--one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics. In 1935, in what would become the most cited of all of his papers, Albert Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed "spooky action at a distance." In that same year, Erwin Schrodinger christened this spooky correlation "entanglement." Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by the Irish physicist John Bell. Wh... View more info

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Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus

By: Gingerich, Owen

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Publisher: 4/3/2015

Seller ID: 9780802714152

ISBN: 0802714153

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In the spring of 1543 as the celebrated astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, lay on his death bed, his fellow clerics brought him a long-awaited package: the final printed pages of the book he had worked on for many years: "De revolutionibus (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres)." Though Copernicus would not live to hear of its extraordinary impact, his book, which first suggested that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe, is today recognized as one of the most influential scientific works of all time—thanks in part to astrophysicist Owen Gingerich. Four and a ha... View more info

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Atlas of Anatomy

By: Giunti

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Publisher: 8/30/2012

Seller ID: 9781902328409

ISBN: 190232840X

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Take a journey inside the mysterious world of our body, through pages of beautiful and detailed anatomical images. Analysis and summaries throughout the text will allow us to study the human body, from its posture and bipedal walk, to the development of the brain and speech and of those anatomical structures that characterize us and distinguish us from animals. Following this, other organs are discussed, including the elements that characterize them. Each topic is connected to another through a network of "references" which allow us to skip from one to the next as if it was a hypertext. We... View more info

Genius: Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By: Gleick, James

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 10/4/2011

Seller ID: 0679408363

ISBN: 0679408363

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