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  • 100 Most Important Science Ideas: Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • 101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know about the World You Can't See, Paperback
    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..
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  • 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius, Paperback
    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..
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  • 1st Grade Super Math Success: Activities, Exercises, and Tips to Help Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead, Paperback
    **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 ..
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  • 2018 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-By-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, Hardcover
    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..
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  • A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species, Hardcover
    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 ..
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  • A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-Body Problem: Second Edition, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler, Paperback
    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..
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  • A History of Greek Mathematics, Volume I: From Thales to Euclid, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • A History of Mechanics, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity: Vol. I: The Classical Theories; Vol. II: The Modern Theories, 1900-1926, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, Hardcover
    ``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..
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  • A Most Elegant Equation: Euler's Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics, Hardcover
    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..
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  • A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves, Paperback
    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..
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  • A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels, Hardcover
    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..
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  • A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Student's Guide to Dimensional Analysis, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Student's Guide to Natural Science, Paperback
    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..
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  • A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy, Paperback
    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-..
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  • A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Vol. 1, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty, Paperback
    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..
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  • Algebra I Essentials for Dummies, Paperback
    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..
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  • Algebra II Workbook for Dummies, Paperback
    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..
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  • Algebra Know-It-All: Beginner to Advanced, and Everything in Between, Paperback
    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..
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  • Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas, Paperback
    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 ..
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  • All the Math You'll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide, Paperback
    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..
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  • An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory, Paperback
    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 ..
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  • An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1, Paperback
    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..
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  • An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, Paperback
    ``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..
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  • Anatomy 101: From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Anatomy of Stretching, Paperback
    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..
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  • Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback
    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 ..
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  • Apollo 13, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Arithmetic, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Astrophotography: The Most Spectacular Astronomical Images of the Universe, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Atom, Paperback
    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, ..
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  • Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge, Paperback
    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..
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  • Atomic Physics: 8th Edition, Paperback
    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..
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  • Attacking Problems in Logarithms and Exponential Functions, Paperback
    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 ..
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  • Awakening Your Stem School: Assuring a Job-Ready Workforce, Paperback
    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..
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  • Axiomatic Set Theory, Paperback
    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..
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  • Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense, Hardcover
    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..
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  • Barron's E-Z Physics, Paperback
    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..
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