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Natural History of the Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780679735663

ISBN: 0679735666

Condition: USED


Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. " Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in." --The New York Times. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary) View more info

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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

By: Aczel, Amir

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Publisher: WASHINGTON SQUARE:

Seller ID: 9780743464796

ISBN: 0743464796

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He was neither a mathematician nor a trained physicist and yet Leon Foucault always knew that a mysterious force of nature was among us. Like Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, and others before him, Foucault sensed a dramatic relationship between the rotating skies above and the seemingly motionless ground beneath our feet. But it wasn't until 1851 -- in Paris, inside the Pantheon, and in the company of fellow amateur scientist Napoleon III -- that Foucault swung a pendulum and demonstrated an extraordinary truth about the world: that it turns on its axis. "Pendulum" is a fascinating journey t... View more info

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Riddle of the Compass

By: Aczel, Amir D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 2/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780156007535

ISBN: 0156007533

Condition: USED


The story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth, yet most will agree it begins around the time of the birth of Christ in ancient China. A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Chinese emperor. When this piece of metal was suspended in water, it always pointed north. This unexplainable occurrence led to the stone's use in feng shui, the Chinese art of finding the right location. However, it was the Italians, more than a thousand years later, who discovered the ultimate destiny of the lodestone and unleashed its formidable powers. In Amalfi sometime in the tw... View more info

Frontiers: Twentieth Century Physics

By: Adams, Steve

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780748408405

ISBN: 0748408401

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The revolution in twentieth century physics has changed the way we think about space, time and matter and our own place in the universe. It has offered answers to many of the big questions of existence, such as the ultimate nature of things and the how the universe came into being. It has undermined our belief in a Newtonian mechanistic universe and a deterministic future, posing questions about parallel universes, time-travel and the origin and end of everything. At the same time we have witnessed amazing attempts at unification so that physicists are able to contemplate the discovery of a si... View more info

Bones: The Unity of Form and Function

By: Alexander, R McNeill/Heck, Edw

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780025836754

ISBN: 0025836757

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Few objects in nature display the perfect unity of form and function found in the vertebrate skeleton. Ingeniously designed by the processes of evolution, bones are marvels of engineering.In tribute to both the beauty and mechanics of its subject, Bones explores the structure, material, and movement of bones. It examines the miraculous composition of bone material. It looks at the joints and muscle attachments that allow for movement, including such elaborate mechanisms as fish jaws, rattlesnake fangs, and a lion's retractable claws. It shows how the same bone is shaped to wildly differentl... View more info

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Edge of Physics

By: Ananthaswamy, Anil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/31/2015

Seller ID: 9780618884681

ISBN: 0618884688

Condition: USED


In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own? Ananthaswamy soon finds himself at the ends of the earth--in remote and sometimes dangerous places. Take the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the plan... View more info

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Space Tourists's Handbook: Where to Go, What to See, and How to Prepare For the

By: Anderson, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: QUIRK BOOKS: 3/21/2013

Seller ID: 9781594740664

ISBN: 1594740666

Condition: USED


In May 2001, billionaire Dennis Tito made history as the first "space tourist" he's the guy who paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station. Since that landmark voyage, many others have followed in his footsteps all courtesy of Space Adventures, the first travel agency devoted exclusively to outer space. But before you can blast off, there's plenty to learn. In this illustrated handbook, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping... View more info

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Mode

By: Aptowicz, Cristin

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781592409259

ISBN: 1592409253

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First on the Moon

By: Armstrong, Neil

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 762370

ISBN: 762370

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Asimov on Astronomy

By: ASimov, Isaac

Price: $7.50

Edition: 1979

Seller ID: 051727924X

ISBN: 051727924X

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Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/17/2015

Seller ID: 0802708366

ISBN: 0802708366

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Understanding Physics

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 10/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780880292511

ISBN: 0880292512

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Galileo's Finger

By: Atkins, Peter

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780198609414

ISBN: 0198609418

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Why Galileo's finger? Galileo, one of whose fingers is preserved in a vessel displayed in Florence, provided much of the impetus for modern science, pointing the way out of medieval ignorance. In this brilliant account of the central ideas of contemporary science, Peter Atkins celebrates the effectiveness of Galileo's symbolic finger for revealing the nature of our universe, our world, and ourselves. Galileo's Finger takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that embraces the ten central ideas of current science. "By a great idea," writes Peter Atkins, "I mean a simple concept of great ... View more info

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Evolution of Cooperation

By: Axelrod, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 3/18/2011

Seller ID: 9780465005642

ISBN: 0465005640

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"The Evolution of Cooperation" provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod recounts the famous computer tournaments in which the "cooperative" program Tit for Tat recorded its stunning victories, explains its application to a broa... View more info

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Medical Malpractice Myth

By: Baker, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226036489

ISBN: 0226036480

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American health care is in crisis because of exploding medical malpractice litigation. Insurance premiums for doctors and malpractice lawsuits are skyrocketing, rendering doctors both afraid and unable to afford to continue to practice medicine. Undeserving victims sue at the drop of a hat, egged on by greedy lawyers, and receive eye-popping awards that insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors themselves struggle to pay. The plaintiffs and lawyers always win; doctors, and the nonlitigious, always lose; and affordable health care is the real victim. This, according to Tom Baker, is the m... View more info

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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Bus

By: Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo

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Publisher: 3/11/2011

Seller ID: 9780452284395

ISBN: 0452284392

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A cocktail party? A terrorist cell? Ancient bacteria? An international conglomerate? All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks and author of "Bursts," takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. Grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas a... View more info

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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Bus

By: Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo

Price: $8.50

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780465085736

ISBN: 0465085733

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A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In "Linked," Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. Barabasi shows that grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of idea... View more info

Universe and Dr. Einstein

By: Barnett, Lincoln

Price: $1.50

Publisher: 12/21/2009

Seller ID: 119282

ISBN: 119282

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win t

By: Baron, David

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Seller ID: 9781631490163

ISBN: 1631490168

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Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

By: Barrow, John D

Price: $5.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393081213

ISBN: 0393081214

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Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door to other universes, and weird universes at that: universes that allow time travel, universes where you can see the back of your head, universes that spin and bounce or multiply without limit. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us along the way to the brilliant physicists and mathematicians who first revealed their startling possibilities. John D. Barrow explains the latest discoveries and ideas that physics and astronomy have to offer about our own universe, showing how these findings l... View more info