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Clifford A. Pickover

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  • Spider Legsby Piers Anthony; Clifford A. Pickover

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    Millions of readers have enjoyed the books of Piers Anthony, including (but certainly not limited to) his undeniably popular Xanth and Blue Adept series. Now, in collaboration with celebrated nonfiction author Clifford A. Pickover, he brings us a disturbing tale of our own world, and the strange creatures with whom we share it.    It is said, and... more...

  • Surfing through Hyperspaceby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 21.99

    Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional... more...

  • Archimedes to Hawkingby Clifford Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 19.99

    Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our... more...

  • Wonders of Numbersby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 18.99

    Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford... more...

  • The Stars of Heavenby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99

    Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar... more...

  • The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Starsby Clifford A. Pickover

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted... more...

  • Surfing through Hyperspaceby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 21.99

    Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional... more...

  • Timeby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 18.99

    "Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time? In Time: A Traveler's... more...

  • A Beginner's Guide to Immortalityby Clifford A. Pickover

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil,... more...

  • Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elvesby Clifford A. Pickover

    Smart Publications 2005; US$ 16.95

    This book journeys from one far-flung topic to another to test the reader?s curiosity and powers of lateral thinking. Robert Pirsig wrote in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, ?It?s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here?s where things grow.? This also applies to the joy that writers experience when letting their minds... more...