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#### Unsteady Motion of Continuous Media

Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95Unsteady Motion of Continuous Media covers the technical applications in the study of rapidly occurring processes in unsteady motion of continuous media. This 15-chapter text focuses on the detonation and explosion processes. The introductory chapters review the mathematical and thermodynamic methods of gas dynamics, as well as the fundamental equations... more...

#### Einstein and the Quantum

Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now... more...

#### The Quotable Feynman

Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95"Some people say, ?How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."?Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize?winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918?88) was that rarest of creatures?a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone... more...

#### Breathing Space

Zed Books 2015; US$ 33.95Everard's work represents the long overdue incorporation of air into our wider understanding of ecosystems, and argues persuasively for the need for governments to recognise the importance of air as a resource. more...

#### The Man Who Changed Everything

Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his... more...

#### Asymptotic Perturbation Theory of Waves

World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 71.00This book is an introduction to the perturbation theory for linear and nonlinear waves in dispersive and dissipative media. The main focus is on the direct asymptotic method which is based on the asymptotic expansion of the solution in series of one or more small parameters and demanding finiteness of the perturbations; this results in slow variation... more...

#### Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition isa comprehensively updated new edition and now includes a chapter on the gas dynamics of steam. It covers the fundamental concepts and governing equations of different flows, and includes end of chapter exercises based on the practical applications. A number of useful tables on the thermodynamic properties... more...

#### Recent Developments in Cavitation Mechanisms

Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00How does cavitation start? Presently, the nucleus theory provides the answer to this fundamental question. However the idea of nuclei contains inaccuracies that cannot be rationalized. Recent Developments in Cavitation Mechanisms discusses the uncertainties surrounding the nucleus theory, and proposes another theory of cavitation mechanism. Characteristically,... more...

#### Bird of Passage

Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00Here is the intensely personal and often humorous autobiography of one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation, Sir Rudolf Peierls. Born in Germany in 1907, Peierls was indeed a bird of passage," whose career of fifty-five years took him to leading centers of physics--including Munich, Leipzig, Zurich, Copenhagen, Cambridge,... more...

#### Total Pressure Measurements in Vacuum Technology

Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95Total Pressure Measurements in Vacuum Technology focuses on the measurement of low total pressure in hostile environments or in the presence of magnetic fields. This book emphasizes the general processes and problems involved in measurement techniques and physical principles on which vacuum gauges operate, rather than on the detailed description of... more...