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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than...
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What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There

Ariel Waldman · Chronicle Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts - men and women who've actually been there - who have returned...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos...
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Why the Wheel Is Round: Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move

Steven Vogel · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 344
Format: eBook

There is no part of our bodies that fully rotates - be it a wrist or ankle or arm in a shoulder socket, we are made to twist only so far. And yet there is no more fundamental human invention than the wheel - a rotational mechanism that accomplishes what our physical form cannot. Throughout...
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Talking to animals : how you can understand animals and they can understand you

Jon Katz · Atria Books
Pages: 228

"'There are so many benefits to learning how to communicate with animals. Love, trust, a spiritual connection that goes to the heart of the human-animal bond. Every time I listen to them, I learn about myself.' We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more,...
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The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

Todd Rose · Harper One, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it.The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average...
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The Secret Life of Equations: The 50 Greatest Equations and How They Work

Richard Cochrane · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity (E=mc2) , is a central theory in modern physics with implications on our insight into everything from black holes to the expansion of the universe. But how did Einstein come up with it? And what has happened to it since then? The Secret...
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Physics: a short history from quintessence to quarks

J. L. Heilbron · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankinds place in the universe...
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