``Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries.`` -- Library Journal 100 Most Important Scienc..
Ken Ford's mission is to help us understand the "great ideas" of quantum physics--ideas such as wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, superposition, and conservation. These fundamental concepts provide the structure for 101 Quantum Questions, an authoritative yet engaging book for the g..
125 Wickedly Fun Ways to Test the Laws of Physics Now you can prove your knowledge of physics without expending a lot of energy. 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with hands-on explorations into key areas of this fascinating field. Best of all, these experiments can be performed wi..
**3 BOOKS IN 1 **Building a strong foundation in math is essential for children in the first grade. The activities in this 3-in-1 Super Workbook are designed to help your student become familiar with math concepts like numbers and operations, solid and plane shapes, and graphs and charts. They will ..
The ideal resource for beginning sky watchers in 2018. The night sky is always an amazing sight but it's a thrill when you can locate stars or catch sight of a meteor. With 2018 Guide to the Night Sky, amateur astronomers can view the sky over the course of the year and not miss a thing. It is als..
Written by a creative master of mathematical logic, this introductory text combines stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic. Author Raymond Smullyan offers clear, incremental presentations of difficult logic concepts. He highlights each subj..
In every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species--births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away--until now, with the invention of genomics, a tool that lets scientists decode our DNA. The implications for our ide..
A CONSERVATIONIST'S DEEPLY PERSONAL AND FASCINATING REFLECTION ON OWNING AND REVITALIZING A FARM IN RURAL FRANCEA Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bumblebees, was a powerful call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Sa..
How our ability to learn from each other has been the essential ingredient to our remarkable success as a speciesHuman beings are a very different kind of animal. We have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. We have a larger geographical range and process more energy than any other ..
With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale cat..
``A great delight to read.`` -- Physics TodayAmong the most fertile areas of modern physics, many-body theory has produced a wealth of fundamental results in all areas of the discipline. Unfortunately the subject is notoriously difficult and, until the publication of this book, most treatments of th..
This is the only detailed history of early astronomy available in English. Formerly published under the title ``History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler, `` it is recognized as a masterpiece of both historical insight and scientific accuracy.Beginning with the astronomical ideas of the..
``As it is, the book is indispensable; it has, indeed, no serious English rival.`` -- Times Literary Supplement.``Sir Thomas Heath, foremost English historian of the ancient exact sciences in the twentieth century.`` -- Professor W. H. Stahl``Indeed, seeing that so much of Greek is mathematics, it i..
``A remarkable work which will remain a document of the first rank for the historian of mechanics.`` Louis de BroglieIn this masterful synthesis and summation of the science of mechanics, Rene Dugas, a leading scholar and educator at the famed Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, deals with the evolution o..
Unique, controversial, and frequently cited, this survey offers highly detailed accounts concerning the development of ideas and theories about the nature of electricity and space (aether). Readily accessible to general readers as well as high school students, teachers, and undergraduates, it includ..
``This picture book is one in a gazillion.``--Jane O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy seriesDid you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly chan..
An award-winning science writer introduces us to mathematics using the extraordinary equation that unites five of mathematics' most important numbersBertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt ``as surely as poetry.`` This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of L..
Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for the ``Impact Theory`` explaining dinosaur extinction--has instead champ..
We live in a world that is known, every corner thoroughly explored. But has this knowledge cost us the ability to wonder? Wonder, Caspar Henderson argues, is at its most supremely valuable in just such a world because it reaffirms our humanity and gives us hope for the future. That's the power of wo..
On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey. From how to prepare for take-off and the experience of leaving Earth's atmosphere, to the reality of living in the confines of a spaceship and the strange sensation of weightlessness, this is an adventure like no o..
This introduction to dimensional analysis covers the methods, history and formalisation of the field, and provides physics and engineering applications. Covering topics from mechanics, hydro- and electrodynamics to thermal and quantum physics, it illustrates the possibilities and limitations of dime..
Physicist Stephen M. Barr's lucid Student's Guide to Natural Science aims to give students an understanding, in broad outline, of the nature, history, and great ideas of natural science from ancient times to the present, with a primary focus on physics. Barr begins with the contributions of the anci..
The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-..
``Maxwell is without peer. This printing is an opportunity to become thoroughly acquainted with the thoughts of the greatest of our electrical scientists.`` -- School Science and MathHere is the final elaboration of Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, including the systematic and rigorous derivati..
Answers to science's most enduring questions from ``Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?`` and ``Is there life on other planets?`` to ``What is empty space made of?`` This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics writte..
With its use of multiple variables, functions, and formulas algebra can be confusing and overwhelming to learn and easy to forget. Perfect for students who need to review or reference critical concepts, Algebra I Essentials For Dummies provides content focused on key topics only, with discrete expla..
To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems helps students better ingest and retain lesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for futu..
Master algebra from the comfort of home Want to ``know it all`` when it comes to algebra? Algebra Know-It-ALL gives you the expert, one-on-one instruction you need, whether you're new to algebra or you're looking to ramp up your skills. Providing easy-to-understand concepts and thoroughly explained..
In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a whole new Wonderland, smaller than an atom, where each attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum theory. Alice unusual encounters, enhan..
Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic ..
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever..
In this delightful guide, a noted mathematician and teacher offers a witty, historically oriented introduction to number theory, dealing with properties of numbers and with numbers as abstract concepts. Written for readers with an understanding of arithmetic and beginning algebra, the book presents ..
Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical engineering to aeronautics--that few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and enigma. In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most el..
``A large number of exercises of a broad range of difficulty make this book even more useful a good addition to the literature on thermodynamics at the undergraduate level.`` Philosophical MagazineAlthough written on an introductory level, this wide-ranging text provides extensive coverage of topics..
An all-in-one guide to the human body Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out..
It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete. You should be starting each workout exactly the same way--with a stretching regimen designed to warm up your body and help you achieve a new personal best each time. Without the expertise of a professional trainer and without an exper..
How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behavior, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behavior in ways never ..
In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and po..
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve would be better for divisibility, and eight is smaller..
Get swept up in the beauty of our universe with this collection of spectacular images taken by today's most powerful telescopes and orbiting probes. These breathtaking photographs both enthrall and inform as they capture the many wonders of outer space. Moving from the planets in our own solar syste..
Riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius, the history of the atom's discovery is as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as the atom itself. John Dalton gave us the first picture of the atom in the early 1800s. Almost 100 years later the young misfit New Zealander, ..
These essays and speeches by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist date from 1934 to 1958. Rather than expositions on quantum physics, the articles are philosophical in nature, exploring the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. Topics include light and life, biology and atomic ph..
First published in English in 1935, this classic treatment is well known to students and teachers of physics around the world. Since its original publication, Professor Born (Nobel laureate, 1954) continually updated the book to incorporate new developments in all branches of physics, particularly i..
This original volume offers a concise, highly focused review of what high school and beginning college students need to know in order to solve problems in logarithms and exponential functions. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent to-the-point explanations, presented in an easy-to-follow ..
Every school in America embraces the need to dramatically improve STEM education. And every business in America needs STEM graduates. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education) Business leaders and educators know the skills and knowledge in each of these disciplines are deeply intert..
One of the most pressingproblems of mathematics over the last hundred years has been the question: What is a number? One of the most impressive answers has been the axiomatic development of set theory. The question raised is: ``Exactly what assumptions, beyond those of elementary logic, are required..
Some low-frequency sounds--such as noise from storms or truck engines--can make you feel dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's light touch can stop people from losing balance. You are more prone to trip when you think someone is watching you. A breakthrough in improving balance as we age might just..
Known for many years as Barron's `` Easy Way Series, `` the new editions of these popular self-teaching titles are now Barron's `` E-Z Series. `` Brand-new cover designs reflect all new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material tha..