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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99
In this extraordinarily accessible and enormously witty book, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman guides us on a fascinating tour of the history of particle physics. The book takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 14.27
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.95
Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. In this sequel to the popular Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes (Princeton, 1998), Banks presents another collection of... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99
Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled. On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 52.00
A comprehensive introduction to the theory underpinning our study of active galactic nuclei and the ways we observe them. more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99
The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce , a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business. Yet Hawken's impassioned argument?that business both causes the most egregious abuses of the environment and, crucially, holds the most potential... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99
By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin , this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.00
Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" ( The New York Observer ) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of... more...