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  • The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Centuryby Peter R. Anstey; John A. Schuster

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on patterns of change in natural philosophy in the seventeenth century, aiming to encourage the use and articulation of the central category in the historiography of science. This volume is intended for scholars and advanced students of early modern history of science, history of philosophy and intellectual history. more...

  • Dau, Kentauer i Drugieby Isaak M. Khalatnikov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 69.95

    This expanded autobiography of the theoretical physicist Isaak Khalatnikov, first head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, describes life and work in the "golden age" of Soviet science. Many of the stories included are published here for the first time. more...

  • Polymer Science from 1935-1953by Gary Patterson

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This sequel to A Prehistory of Polymer Science begins with the Faraday Discussion of 1935 on Polymerization. Patterson then examines the remarkable rise and establishment of polymer science after 1935 from the perspective of the emergence of strong intellectual leaders. While enough biographical detail is presented to gain an appreciation for the role... more...

  • Relativity and Gravitationby Bič; á; Jiř k; í; ; Tomá? Ledvinka

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    In early April 1911 Albert Einstein arrived in Prague to become full professor of theoretical physics at the German part of Charles University. It was there, for the first time, that he concentrated primarily on the problem of gravitation. Before he left Prague in July 1912 he had submitted the paper ?Relativitat und Gravitation: Erwiderung auf eine... more...

  • Nonequilibrium and Irreversibilityby Giovanni Gallavotti

    Springer 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book concentrates on the properties of the stationary states in chaotic systems of particles or fluids, leaving aside the theory of the way they can be reached. The stationary states of particles or of fluids (understood as probability distributions on microscopic configurations or on the fields describing continua) have received important new... more...

  • The Emerging Quantumby Luis de la Pena; Ana Maria Cetto; Andrea Valdes-Hernandez

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Develops an alternative approach to QM, as an emergent phenomenon arising from a more profound stochastic process Controversial as often alternative approaches are, it is offered to the scientific community open to discussion Provides a comprehensive critical account of stochastic electrodynamics more...

  • Questioning the Foundations of Physicsby Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    The essays in this book look at way in which the fundaments of physics might need to be changed in order to make progress towards a unified theory. They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition ?Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong??, which drew over 270 entries. As Nobel Laureate physicist Philip... more...

  • Jacobus Cornelius Kapteynby Pieter C. van der Kruit

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 279.00

    Jacobus C. Kapteyn (1851-1922) was a Dutch astronomer who contributed heavily to major catalogs of star positions, such as the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung and the Harvard-Groningen Durchmusterung, and arranged extensive international collaboration through his Plan of Selected Areas. He contributed to the establishment of statistical astronomy... more...

  • Universe Unveiledby C. V. Vishveshwara

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    The bubbles were swirling all around me, massaging my body. As I luxuriated in this fantastic bath, I gasped realizing that those bubbles carried with them miniature galaxies bringing the entire Cosmos into my bathtub... Alfie is back. And so are George and other characters from the author?s previous book Einstein?s Enigma or Black Holes in My... more...