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Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed

By: Al-Khalili, Jim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2280061

ISBN: 1841882380

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2004 Soft Cover. Along the way he examines the paradox of quantum mechanics—beautifully mathematical in theory but confoundingly unpredictable in the real world. Marvel at the Dual Slit experiment as a tiny atom passes through 2 separate openings at the same time. Ponder the peculiar communication of quantum particles, which can remain in touch no matter how far apart. Join the genius jewel thief as he carries out a quantum measuremen... View more info

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The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Wiley: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272688

ISBN: 047119333X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1997 Hard Cover. Ten years ago, the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a previously unknown form of carbon, stunned the scientific community, as much for the discovery itself as for the manner in which it came about. In the words of author Hugh Aldersey-Williams, it was an example ofclassic bootleg science. The work was done on the back of other, funded projects, and when time would allow. Yet its commercial implications are pro... View more info

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An Elementary Treatise on Hydrodynamics and Sound

By: Basset, A.B. [Alfred Barnard]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Deighton, Bell and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202215

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Rear hinge starting, minor loss from spine head & foot, pencil owner name on front endpaper. 1890 Hard Cover. x, 187, [1] pp. 48-page publisher catalog bound in following text. A work on acoustics by the mathematician who studied algebraic geometry, electrodynamics, and hydrodynamics. The Basset Force in fluid dynamics takes its name from him. View more info

The Riddle of Gravitation

By: Bergmann, Peter G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribners: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2280088

ISBN: 0684184605

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Faint sticker remnant, ink name on endpaper. 1987 Hard Cover. Traces the evolution of the theory of relativity from Einstein's work to the most recent discoveries, such as binary pulsars, which provide previously unexpected confirmations of early speculations. View more info

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Wave Propagation in Periodic Structures: Electric Filters and Crystal Lattices (Dover Books on Engineering and Engineering Physics)

By: Brillouin, Leon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2266485

Condition: Good


Second edition. Large closed tear on rear wrapper, wrappers lightly toned, ink name and details of previous owner on half-title page (he was a member of the physics department at the University of Illinois). 1953 Trade Paperback. xii, 255, [21] pp. Classic treatment of wave propagation covers a broad variety of problems with a common mathematical background, from solid state physics to propagation along electric lines, X-rays, rest rays, certain optical reflections, elec... View more info

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Albert Einstein: The Life and Times

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1971

Seller ID: 1534117

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 718 pp. Several pages of photographs. Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed. Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the... View more info

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Comstock's Common School Philosophy

By: Comstock, J.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Reed and Barber: 1839

Seller ID: 2260338

Condition: Fair


Spine repaired, loss from head and foot, edges rubbed, lightly foxed throughout. 1839 Full-Leather. 258 pp. A look at how the world saw the science of physics in the early 1800s. View more info

The Arrow of Time : A Voyage Through Science to Solve Time's Greatest Mystery

By: Coveney, Peter; Highfield, Roger

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280071

ISBN: 0449906302

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. Surveys every scientific discovery from Newton to the present to solve the mystery of time and offer a radical new theory about time running backward. View more info

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The Atom

By: Crehore, Albert C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, New York: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539081

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine faded, cover edges slightly faded. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 161 pp. 7 1/4 x 5. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt emblem in center of front cover mirrored in blind stamp on corners and center of back cover, gilt titles. An early study of the atom as it relates to electromagnetic and gravitational theory, and the structure of matter. Crehore published a number of scientific works relating to atomic physics, the force of gravitation, matter, and energy. Creho... View more info

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The Revolution in Physics

By: De Broglie, Louis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Noonday Press: 1958

Seller ID: 2265060

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Lightly rubbed. 1958 Trade Paperback. An introduction to quantum physics that focuses on theories and applications more than mathematical formulas. View more info

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Out of My Later Years

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275970

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled. 1950 Hard Cover. 282 pp. 8vo. Writings from Albert Einstein on a variety of scientific and personal topics. View more info

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Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything

By: Falk, Dan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Arcade: 2013

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265823

ISBN: 1611457939

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional cooy. 2013 Trade Paperback. Dan Falk places this intriguing story in its historical context, tracing the quest from ancient Greece to the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, to the excitement over string theory and today’s efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity. With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk’s accessible approach is ideal for anyone intrigued by the advances in modern physics but still w... View more info

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Helix Books: 1996

Seller ID: 2279894

ISBN: 0201408252

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brillian... View more info

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Elementary Particles

By: Frazer, William R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall: 1966

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265061

ISBN: 1114629863

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Lightly rubbed. 1966 Hard Cover. Includes comprehensive surveys of Invariance Principles and Quantam Numbers, Pion-Nucleon Scattering, and much more! View more info

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The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn

By: Gilder, Louisa

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2205317

ISBN: 1400095263

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. In The Age of Entanglement, Louisa Gilder brings to life one of the pivotal debates in twentieth century physics. In 1935, Albert Einstein famously showed that, according to the quantum theory, separated particles could act as if intimately connected–a phenomenon which he derisively described as “spooky action at a distance.” In that same year, Erwin Schrödinger christened this correlation “entanglement.” Yet its existen... View more info

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By: Gleick, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2115367

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. 1992 Hard Cover. 532 pp. 8vo. From the author of the national bestseller Chaos, a wonderful journey into the life and times of one of the most interesting men of science. Richard Feynman's life encompassed the most important discoveries and changes in science in this century. As a boy he tinkered with radios and as a scientist he looked at all things from an unusual and unique perspective. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize, was an eccentric and har... View more info

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By: Gleick, James

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201818

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1992 Hard Cover. 532 pp. 8vo. From the author of the national bestseller Chaos, a wonderful journey into the life and times of one of the most interesting men of science. Richard Feynman's life encompassed the most important discoveries and changes in science in this century. As a boy he tinkered with radios and as a scientist he looked at all things from an unusual and unique perspective. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize, w... View more info

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

By: Greene, Brian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2280057

ISBN: 0393046885

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of m... View more info

Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280059

ISBN: 0316328383

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Revealing recent developments in quantum theory that are radically transforming our reality, a scientist demystifies quantum physics and explains the fundamental riddle of quantum mechanics--why a single photon can be seen going in two directions at once. View more info

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The Universe in a Nutshell [with] The Illustrated A Brief History of Time: Updated and Expanded Edition (Deluxe Boxed Set)

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2272120

ISBN: 0553676431

Condition: Near Fine


Reprints. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2001 Hard Cover. A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Ti... View more info

The Nature of Space and Time

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Princeton: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2280075

ISBN: 0691037914

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? On this issue, two of... View more info

The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

By: Hawking, Stephen W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New Millennium Press: 2002

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279892

ISBN: 1893224546

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2002 Hard Cover. A series of lectures by the renowned physicist reviews past ideas from Aristotle to Newton and Einstein's theories of gravity, the Big Bang, and black holes and explores quantum mechanics and the time and space proposition. View more info

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Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations (World Perspectives Series, Vol. 42)

By: Heisenberg, Werner; Pomerans, Arnold J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265115

ISBN: 0061316229

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Multiple creases to wrappers, page ridges very faintly foxed, ink name on half-title page. 1972 Trade Paperback. viii, 257 pp. Physics and Beyond (German: Der Teil und das Ganze: Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik) is a book by Werner Heisenberg,[1] the German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle. It tells, from his point of view, the history of exploring atomic science and quantum mechanics in the first half of the 20th century. As the su... View more info

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The Conscious Universe: Part and Whole in Modern Physical Theory

By: Kafatos, Menas; Nadeau, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag: 1990

Seller ID: 1515822

Condition: Near Fine


1990 Trade Paperback. 214 pp. The authors show that a generalized principle of complementarity is pervasive not only in physical theories such as cosmological models of the universe, but also in the construction of all human realities. They suggest that consciousness can no longer be divorced from the problem of the way science operates. The book concludes by making the case that this entails a new way of understanding the universe that could obviate much of the current ... View more info

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The Physics of Star Trek

By: Krauss, Lawrence M.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1996

Seller ID: 1512322

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. 208 pp. What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What's the difference between a holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? What's the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? What is antimatter, and why does the Enterprise need it? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions from a renowned phy... View more info

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Theory and Technique of Soaring

By: Kukuski, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265093

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket lightly rubbed. 1952 Hard Cover. xii, 183 pp. The subjects dealt with include Meteorology, Instruments, the Mechanics of Soaring, Glider Design, the Technique of Soaring--Launching, Landing, Circling, and Soaring in various conditions--Aerobatics and Air Navigation. A list of symbols is included, as well as chapters on Parachutes and methods of instructing. The book is illustrated with numerous line drawings. View more info

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The Quantum Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider

By: Lincoln, Don; Lederman, Leon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197159

ISBN: 0801891442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2009 Hard Cover. xiv, 172 pp. First edition. The highest-energy particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider runs under the border between France and Switzerland. It leapt into action on September 10, 2008, amid unprecedented global press coverage and widespread fears that its energy would create tiny black holes that could destroy the earth. By smashing together particles smaller than atoms, the LHC recreates the conditions hypothesized to ... View more info

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The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe

By: Mather, John C.; Boslough, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260348

ISBN: 0465015751

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1996 Hard Cover. xxi, 328 pp. First edition. In 1990 and 1992, a NASA-led team of scientists from the COBE project changed the way we view the universe. They showed that the microwave radiation that fills the universe must have come from the Big Bang itself—effectively proving this theory beyond any doubt. It was one of the greatest scientific findings of our generation, perhaps of all time.In this no-holds-barred account, COBE’s... View more info

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Principia: Volume II [2] - The System of the World

By: Newton, Isaac

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California: 1966

Seller ID: 2279069

ISBN: 0520009290

Condition: Good


Light edge wear. 1966 Trade Paperback. This second volume of his Principia focuses on mathematical applications of terrestrial existence. View more info

Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything

By: Peat, F. David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Contemporary Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280077

ISBN: 0809246376

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark to front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. Explains the development and meaning of the everything theory--a theory positing that all things in the universe consist of miniscule strings of ten dimensions--in a study accessible to the non-technical reader. View more info