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The Great Design: Particles, Fields, and Creation
The Great Design: Particles, Fields, and Creation
Although modern physics surrounds us and its concepts are constantly referred to in every newspaper, even educated nonscientists find the subject intimidating in the extreme. Most attempts to explain physics to general readers are either obscured by masses of mathematics or gross oversimplifications written by laymen. Here at last is a...
Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see--and feel--why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them.

An absolutely indispensable resource for anyone who plans to observe an eclipse, and a must read for all...

Light Detectors, Photoreceptors, and Imaging Systems in Nature
Light Detectors, Photoreceptors, and Imaging Systems in Nature
"The book is of value . . . as a source of inspiration for biologists who are intrigued by the subject, as well as for engineers who are looking to biological structures for new ideas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

"Wolken has synthesized information from physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to provide an
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Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows
Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows
If a spinning disk casts a round shadow does this shadow also spin? When you experience the total blackness of a cave, are you seeing in the dark? Or are you merely failing to see anything (just like your blind companion)?

Seeing Dark Things uses visual riddles to explore our ability to see shadows, silhouettes, and black birds--plus
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The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant...
Game Theory: Introduction and Applications
Game Theory: Introduction and Applications
This textbook is primarily aimed at students undertaking advanced undergraduate courses or introductory postgraduate courses, which incorporate economic applications of game theory. Following the widespread use of game theory in economics such courses are now common in many universities. Although quite a number of textbooks have recently been...
The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter
The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter
"Succeeds in providing readers with an overview of the historical development of particle physics and an appreciation of the exciting ideas that drive current research. No book better captures the visual and intellectual sweep of a century of particle physics."--American Scientist

Boasting more than three hundred
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The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets
The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets
The book itself is the fruit of a very good idea of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, which was to have a conference and then a book on the theme of mathematical tables, and the editors are to be congratulated on a handsome volume on the social history of mathematics. Notes and Records of The Royal Society

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Cartesian Reflections: Essays on Descartes's Philosophy
Cartesian Reflections: Essays on Descartes's Philosophy
John Cottingham explores central areas of Descartes's rich and wide-ranging philosophical system, including his accounts of thought and language, of freedom and action, of our relationship to the animal domain, and of human morality and the conduct of life. He also examines ways in which his philosophy has been misunderstood. The Cartesian...
Astrophysical Lasers
Astrophysical Lasers
`A book of great educational value for graduate students and professional astronomers. ' Professor Dame Carole Jordan, University of Oxford

Progress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular
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Ecology of Marine Sediments (Oxford Biology)
Ecology of Marine Sediments (Oxford Biology)
Marine sediments provide the largest habitat on planet earth, yet knowledge of the structure and function of their flora and fauna continues to be poorly described in current textbooks. This concise, readable introduction to benthic ecology builds upon the strengths of the previous edition but has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate...
Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies (The International Series of Monographs on Physics)
Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies (The International Series of Monographs on Physics)
`Definitely a book that will fill a need at the graduate and research level. ' Ian Aitchison, University of Oxford

`An excellent addition to the literature by one of the pioneers in understanding anomalies. ' Roman Jackiw, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Feynman path integrals are becoming
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