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  • The Cancer Chroniclesby George Johnson

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.23

    When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way ? an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really... more...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history. With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled... more...

  • A Shortcut Through Timeby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing?the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of... more...

  • Fire in the Mindby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science... more...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Random House 2009; US$ 13.60

    George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression... more...

  • A Shortcut Through Timeby George Johnson

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.60

    The newest Pentium chip powering PCs and laptops contains 40 million electronic switches packed onto a piece of silicon about the size of a thumbnail. Several years from now, if this incredible shrinking continues, a single chip will hold a billion switches, then a trillion. The logical culmination is a computer in which the switches are so tiny... more...

  • Strange Beautyby George Johnson

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.03

    No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff... more...

  • Machinery of the Mindby George Johnson

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    Machinery of Mind is a full-scale, indispensable examination of the history, content, politics, and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. In detail, consecutively but with a keen awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, Johnson traces the history of the burgeoning science from its earliest practitioners to corporation-funded engineers... more...

  • The Cancer Chroniclesby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way?an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it... more...

  • Strange Beautyby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized... more...