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  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    Contents Preface A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer The Meridian of Paris "Come See the Earth Turn" Mathematical Bedlam A New Bonaparte The Force of Coriolis The Panthéon The Gyroscope The Coup d'État and 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$ 15.00

    "A fascinating discussion of research at the cutting-edge of physics."--Arthur I. Miller, author of Deciphering the Cosmic Number From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Uranium Warsby Amir D. Aczel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovered uranium's potential and reveals the ongoing tale of an element that is never far from today's headlines. more...

  • Uranium Warsby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    The Blinding Light * Physics and Uranium * On the Trail of the Nucleus * The Draw of Radioactivity * The Meitner-Hahn Discovery * Enrico Fermi * The Rome Experiments * The Events of 1938 * That Christmas * The Heisenberg Menace * Chain Reaction *Copenhagen * Truth * Building the Bomb * Decision to Use the Bomb * The Spying Operation * The Cold War... more...

  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; Not Available

    Contents Preface A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer The Meridian of Paris "Come See the Earth Turn" Mathematical Bedlam A New Bonaparte The Force of Coriolis The Panthéon The Gyroscope The Coup d'État and the... more...

  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; Not Available

    Contents Preface A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer The Meridian of Paris "Come See the Earth Turn" Mathematical Bedlam A New Bonaparte The Force of Coriolis The Panthéon The Gyroscope The Coup d'État and the... more...

  • The Artist and the Mathematicianby Amir D. Aczel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics,... more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

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

  • Probability 1by Amir D. Ph.D. Aczel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.95

    For thousands of years, it was the visionaries and writers who argued that we cannot be alone-that there is intellegent life in the universe. Now, with the discoveries of the Hubble Telescope, data emerging from Mars, and knowledge about life at the extremes, scientists are taking up where they left off. Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem... more...

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