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  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the... more...

  • Descartes's Secret Notebookby Amir D. Aczel

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    René Descartes (1596?1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm ?Cogito, ergo sum? marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has made our intellectual conquest of physical space possible. But Descartes had a mysterious and mystical side,... more...

  • Present at the Creationby Amir D. Aczel

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago... more...

  • Uranium Warsby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    Called "one of our best science popularizers" by Publishers Weekly , Amir Aczel now tackles the cause of one of last century's most destructive events -- the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Drawing on his rich storytelling skills, Aczel presents the fascinating and suspenseful story of the scientists who first uncovered the potential of uranium.... more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...

  • My Search for Ramanujanby Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    "The son of a prominent Japanese mathematician who came to the United States after World War II, Ken Ono was raised on a diet of high expectations and little praise. Rebelling against his pressure-cooker of a life, Ken determined to drop out of high school to follow his own path. To obtain his father?s approval, he invoked the biography of the famous... more...

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