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  • Tesla For Beginnersby Robert I. Sutherland-Cohen; Owen Brozman; Jane Alcorn

    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...

  • "I Am The Smartest Man I Know": A Nobel Laureate's Difficult Journeyby Ivar Giaever

    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...

  • Storm in a Teacupby Helen Czerski

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78

    Just as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating. What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter ? In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as... more...

  • Quantifying Measurementby Jeffrey H Williams

    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...

  • Make: Dronesby David McGriffy

    Maker Media, Inc 2016; US$ 24.99

    Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost... more...

  • Ready the Cannons!by William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    From the author of Backyard Ballistics comes this new DIY handbook on building cannons and other fun things that shoot, from wiffle ball launchers and beverage bottle bazookas to super-powered water guns and model culverins. It combines military history and physics with do-it-yourself projects. Now ordinary folks can construct a dozen awesome artillery... more...

  • Les Lois du progrès déduites des phénomènes naturelsby Romolo Federici; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le sens étymologique du mot progrès, que les peuples modernes ont d'un commun accord emprunté à la langue latine, ne représente pas une idée abstraite, ne renferme pas une signification complexe et sert encore moins à reproduire une image ou une métaphore. Rien de plus simple; au contraire, rien de plus clair que ce sens. Il indique le... more...

  • Make: Tech DIYby Ji Sun Lee; Jaymes Dec

    Maker Media, Inc 2016; US$ 15.99

    Kid Crafts introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive... more...

  • Discovery of the Higgs Bosonby Aleandro Nisati; Vivek Sharma

    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...

  • Forrest Mims' Science Experimentsby III Forrest M. Mims

    Maker Media, Inc 2016; US$ 15.99

    Forrest M. Mims is a revered contributor to Make: magazine, where his popular columns about science-related topics and projects for Makers are evergreen treasures. Collected together here for the first time, these columns range from such simple projects as building an LED tracker for hand-launched night rockets to such challenging builds as transforming... more...