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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 20.00 US$ 17.40
The book aims to explain the historical development of particle physics, with special emphasis on CERN and collider physics. It describes in detail the LHC accelerator and its detectors, describing the science involved as well as the sociology of big collaborations, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Readers are led step-by-step to... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 102.00 US$ 88.74
As accelerator science and technology progressed over the past several decades, the accelerators themselves have undergone major improvements in multiple performance factors: beam energy, beam power, and beam brightness. As a consequence, accelerators have found applications in a wide range of fields in our life and in our society. The current volume... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 18.99
What's the best way to sort your laundry? Why is Facebook so good at predicting what you like? How do you find new music? Readers around the world have embraced Ali Almossawi's whimsical illustrations and his funny, clarifying explanations of complex subjects. In Bad Choices Almossawi demystifies a new topic of increasing relevance to our... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 26.10
The recent observation of the Higgs boson has been hailed as the scientific discovery of the century and led to the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics. This book describes the detailed science behind the decades-long search for this elusive particle at the Large Electron Positron Collider at CERN and at the Tevatron at Fermilab and its subsequent discovery... more...
- For Beginners 2016; US$ 15.95
The father of modern-day electricity and considered by some to be the ultimate ?mad scientist,? Nikola Tesla filed nearly 300 patents in his lifetime. Many of these patents resulted in functioning inventions; others were little more than wide-eyed dreams?or still await possible development. Tesla For Beginners examines the man behind the alternating... more...
- World Scientific 2016; US$ 22.00 US$ 19.14
A unique individual with a fascinating life story, Ivar Giaever is a scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Experimental Physics in 1973. In his own words, Giaever relates an absorbing tale of how important luck and good fortune have been in shaping his life. He narrates the story of an ordinary childhood in Norway and an unremarkable undergraduate career... more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 40.00
Measurements and experiments are made each and every day, in fields as disparate as particle physics, chemistry, economics and medicine, but have you ever wondered why it is that a particular experiment has been designed to be the way it is. Indeed, how do you design an experiment to measure something whose value is unknown, and what should your considerations... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Combining science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics, this book for the workbench warrior explains humankind?s most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics, presents 25 projects with instructions, diagrams, photos, and links to video demonstrations that enable people of all ages to explore and... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99
This fresh collection of more than 20 science projectsfrom hydrogen fuel cells to computer-controlled radio transmittersis perfect for the tireless tinkerer. Innovative activities include taking detailed plant cell photographs through a microscope using a disposable camera; building a rocket engine out of aluminum foil, paper clips, and kitchen matches;... more...