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Par Steven Weinberg. 1992
A winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics explains in lay language the scientific search for a "final theory"… that would unify and explain the physical laws governing the universe. He speculates on the character of that theory and on what it might mean for humankind, including the question, "What about God?" c1992.
Par Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
Par John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
Par Timothy Ferris. 1988
Par Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
Thorne writes for nonscientists and scientists who are not physicists in a quest to share his insights about "where and… how relativity fails and what replaces it." He combines established principles of physics with imaginative speculation to examine concepts, such as black holes, that were developed theoretically long before technology was able to provide any observable evidence. 1994.
Par Dale A Russell. 1989
Par R. S Gilmore. 1995
Physicist 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's unusual encounters make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp. 1995.
Par Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Tom Shachtman. 1999
Historical survey of western scientists' efforts to control cold. Discusses Boyle's experiments in the seventeenth century, the invention of the… sealed glass thermometer, the work of Fahrenheit and Celsius, the discovery of refrigeration, twentieth-century research on attaining absolute zero, and related topics of superconductivity and superfluidity. 1999.
Par Carl Sagan, S. W Hawking. 1988
The author answers the question, "How can an expanding universe follow unchanging laws of nature?" The relativity theory not only… allows, but requires, a Big Bang. Written in layman's terms, the book explains the nature, origin, evolution and fate of our universe. Bestseller 1988.
Par Daniel J Levitin. 2006
Neuroscientist and musician investigates the role of music in human evolution and daily life. Examines the science of music from… the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. Discusses how the brain processes music, details studies on musical meaning and pleasure, and offers insights into personal perceptions and preferences. 2006.
Par Étienne Klein. 2010
" D'où vient l'univers ? Et d'ou vient qu'il y a un univers ? Irrépressiblement, ces questions se posent à… nous. Et dès qu'un discours prétend nous éclairer, nous tendons l'oreille, avides d'entendre l'écho du tout premier signal : les accélérateurs de particules vont bientôt nous révéler l'origine de l'univers en produisant des big bang sous terre ; les données recueillies par le satellite Planck nous dévoiler le visage de Dieu ; certains disent même qu'en vertu de la loi de la gravitation l'univers a pu se créer de lui-même, à partir de rien... Le grand dévoilement ne serait donc devenu qu'une affaire d'ultimes petits pas ? Rien n'est moins sûr... Car de quoi parle la physique quand elle parle d' origine ? Qu'est-ce que les théories actuelles sont réellement en mesure de nous révéler ? À bien les examiner, les perspectives que nous offre la cosmologie contemporaine sont plus vertigineuses encore que tout ce que nous avons imaginé : l'univers a-t-il jamais commencé ? " -- 4e de couv.
Par Sheilla Jones. 2008
The seeds of the shift currently taking place in science were sown years ago, in 1925-7. That's when a dramatic… two-year revolution in physics reached a climax, and scientists are still trying to resolve the problem, started then, of unifying the classical and quantum worlds. Describes the rush to formalize quantum physics, the work of just a handful of men fired by ambition, philosophical conflicts and personal agendas. c2008.
Par Neil DeGrasse Tyson. 2017
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit… within us? Few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos, so Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, "Astrophysics for people in a hurry" will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe. Bestseller. 2017.
Par Stephen Brusatte. 2018
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
Par Brian Cox, J. R Forshaw. 2010
Par Adam Becker. 2018
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.