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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

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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, electrical engineering, and wave mechanics of the spinning electron. 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

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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. Crehore explains in his preface that the exposition of the theory in this book led to new theoretical values for Rydberg's constan... View more info

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About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

By: Davies, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281600

ISBN: 0671799649

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Pages faintly toned. 1995 Trade Paperback. Examining the consequences of Einstein's relativity theory, an original work explores the mystery of time and considers black holes, time warps, time travel, the existence of God, nature of the universe, and humankind's place in the cosmos. View more info

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The Matter Myth: Dramatic Discoveries That Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality

By: Davies, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1992

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2292394

ISBN: 0671728415

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Faint edge wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Argues that recent developments in quantum physics, astronomy, and chaos theory have forced a reconsideration of the concepts of space, time, and matter. 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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From Eros to Gaia

By: Dyson, Freeman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280176

ISBN: 0679413073

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1992 Hard Cover. xi, 371 pp. The author of Disturbing the Universe presents a selection of essays that include discussions of his early fascination with science and space, his contemporary analyses of the politics of smart weapons, and more. 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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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2292398

ISBN: 0691024170

Condition: Good


Stain to page ridge. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the nonscientist. QED--the edited version of four lectures on quantum electrodynamics that Feynman gave to the general public at UCLA as part of the Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lecture series--is perhaps the best example of his ability to communicate both the substance and the spirit of science to th... View more info

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The Quotable Feynman

By: Feynman, Richard P.; Feynman, Michell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Princeton: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292450

ISBN: 0691153035

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2015 Hard Cover. Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures?a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. 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 existence was mostly ignored until 1964, when the Irish physicist John Bell demonstrated just how strange this entanglement really w... View more info

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By: Gleick, James

Price: $8.00

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 hard-driven perfectionist -- a genius indeed. Feynman's career touched on every area of modern science: from the Manhattan Proje... 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, was an eccentric and hard-driven perfectionist -- a genius indeed. Feynman's career touched on every area of modern science: f... View more info

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Chaos: Making a New Science

By: Gleick, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281309

ISBN: 0140092501

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Lightly rubbed. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Prologue; The Butterfly Effect; Revolution; Life's Ups and Downs; A Geometry of Nature; Strange Attractors; Universality; The Experimenter; Images of Chaos; The Dynamical Systems Collective; Inner Rhythms; Chaos and Beyond; Notes on Sources and Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Index. 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 Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bi... View more info

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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 the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Emperor's New Mind and ... View more info

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The Universe in a Nutshell

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281599

ISBN: 055380202X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe. View more info

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A Brief History of Time: Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2285608

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear. 1999 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 212 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Ron Miller. 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... 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 subtitle Encounters and Conversations suggests, the core part of this book takes the form of discussions between himself and ot... View more info

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Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

By: Kaku, Michio

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292393

ISBN: 0385520697

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible—from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks—revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future. 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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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

By: Kumar, Manjit

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton: 2011

Seller ID: 2291672

ISBN: 0393339882

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 2011 Trade Paperback. Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory boo... 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 have existed just moments after the big bang. Physicists expect it to aid our understanding of how the universe came into bei... View more info

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Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life

By: Mlodinow, Leonard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2292406

ISBN: 0446692514

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Light edge wear. 2004 Trade Paperback. As a young physicist, Leonard Mlodinow looked for guidance from his mentor, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Drawing on transcripts from their meetings during their time together at Cal Tech, Mlodinow shares Feynman's provocative thoughts and observations. At once a moving portrait of a friendship and an affecting account of Feynman's final, creative years, this book celebrates the inspiring legacy of one of the greatest thinkers of our time. 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

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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