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  • An Imaginary Tale
    An Imaginary Tale (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    In the title, "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "-1."

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  • Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved
    Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (English, Paperback) Franz De Waal

    "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good?Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality....

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  • Life on a Young Planet
    Life on a Young Planet (English, Paperback) Andrew H. Knoll

    Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, with the very latest discoveries in paleontology integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science. 100 illustrations.

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  • Why Stock Markets Crash
    Why Stock Markets Crash (English, Paperback) Didier Sornette

    The description for this book, Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems, will be forthcoming.

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  • The Eternal Darkness
    The Eternal Darkness (English, Paperback) Robert D. Ballard, Will Hively

    "Featuring a new preface by the author."

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  • The Nature of Space and Time
    The Nature of Space and Time (English, Paperback) Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose

    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 into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the...

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  • Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum
    Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum (English, Paperback) William F. Ruddiman

    The description for this book, Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate, will be forthcoming.

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  • Fearful Symmetry
    Fearful Symmetry (English, Paperback) Anthony Zee

    The description for this book, Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics, will be forthcoming.

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  • The Two-Mile Time Machine
    The Two-Mile Time Machine (English, Paperback) Richard B. Alley

    In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. InThe Two-Mile Time Machine, Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that humans have experienced an unusually temperate...

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  • Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula
    Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    The description for this book, Dr. Euler`s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills, will be forthcoming.

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  • Symmetry
    Symmetry (English, Paperback) Hermann Weyl

    Defines symmetry through a discussion of its many uses in a wide variety of fields both academic and natural.

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  • Gamma
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the many constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is y, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery....

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  • Flatland
    Flatland (English, Paperback) Edwin Abbott Abbott

    Reprint. Originally published: 6th ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1953.

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  • The Long Thaw
    The Long Thaw (English, Paperback) David Archer

    If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. InThe Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by...

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  • Adaptation and Natural Selection
    Adaptation and Natural Selection (English, Paperback) George Christopher Williams

    Biological evolution is a fact - but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. This title includes essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing effective principles for dealing with the evolution debate and its relevance to many fields outside biology ensure the timelessness of this critical work.

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  • The Extravagant Universe
    The Extravagant Universe (English, Paperback) Robert P. Kirshner

    The description for this book, The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos, will be forthcoming.

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  • How to Solve It
    How to Solve It (English, Paperback) Georg Polya

    A perennial bestseller by eminent mathematician G. Polya, How to Solve It will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out?from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have...

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  • Symmetry
    Symmetry (English, Paperback) Hermann Weyl

    Symmetry is one of the ideas by which man through the ages has tried to comprehend and create order, beauty, and perfection. Starting from the view thatsymmetry = harmony of proportions, this book gradually develops first the geometric concept of symmetry in its several forms as bilateral, translatory, rotational, ornamental, and crystallographic symmetry, and finally rises to the general abstract...

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  • QED
    QED (English, Paperback) Richard P. Feynman

    Provides an introduction to QED (quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, the author communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson.

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  • Infinity and the Mind
    Infinity and the Mind (English, Paperback) Rudy Rucker

    Explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations, this work guides us through topics such as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Godel's incompleteness theorems.

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