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  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including 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$ 16.00

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago... more...

  • Uranium Warsby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    Set against the shadow of World War II, this suspenseful account describes the fierce competition among the day's top scientists to harness nuclear power. more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 13.29

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

  • The Cave and the Cathedralby Amir D. Aczel

    Turner Publishing Company 2010; US$ 13.99

    What Are The Ancients Trying To Tell Us? "Why would the Cro-Magnon hunter-gatherers of Europe expend so much time and effort to penetrate into deep, dark, and dangerous caverns, where they might encounter cave bears and lions or get lost and die, aided only by the dim glow of animal fat–burning stone candles, often crawling on all fours for distances... more...

  • My Search for Ramanujanby Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 26.00

    "The son of a prominent Japanese mathematician who came to the United States after World War II, Ken Ono was raised on a diet of high expectations and little praise. Rebelling against his pressure-cooker of a life, Ken determined to drop out of high school to follow his own path. To obtain his father’s approval, he invoked the biography of the famous... more...

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