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The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
Steinhardt, Paul J.
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $27.00

When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometri...


Einstein: His LIfe and Universe
Isaacson, Walter
(Paperback)

48% off list price of $18.95

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography of Einstein shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letter...


How to Teach [Quantum] Physics to Your Dog
Orzel, Chad
(Softcover)

59% off list price of $16.00

Who better to teach the magic of quantum physics than a talking dog? Sit down with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy as he explains the laws of physics.


We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Cham, Jorge
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $28.00

Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe.Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore - there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge...


Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Kaku, Michio
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction--it's also daily life in the year 2100. Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medici...


The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Bakke, Gretchen
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

A revelatory look at our national power grid--how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future.America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not ...


The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Johnson, Patrick
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.99

While the galaxy may be far, far away, the physics behind the concepts in the Star Wars series is founded right here on Earth. Physics professor and Star Wars junkie Patrick Johnson invites you to:• Explore the power of the Force using quantum mechanics• Find out how much energy it would take to ...


The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Kaku, Michio
(Paperback)

52% off list price of $16.00

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of...


The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Carroll, Sean
(Hardcover)

53% off list price of $28.00

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions bu...


The Physics of Star Trek
Krauss, Lawrence M.
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $16.99

How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe?What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this r...


For the Love of Physics
Lewin, Walter
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Universally praised for the remarkably fun, inventive, and often wacky ways in which Walter Lewin brings the joys of physics to life - from super-charging a tricycle with a fire extinguisher to risking his life by putting his head in the path of a swinging wrecking ball - For the Love of Physics ...


Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Levin, Janna
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

The authoritative story of Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne’s Nobel Prize–winning discovery of gravitational waves - by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer.In 1916, Einstein predicted the presence of gravitational waves. One century later, we are recording the...


Einstein: The Man, the Genius, and the Theory of Relativity
Isaacson, Walter
(Hardcover)

69% off list price of $29.95

Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. As well as showing how Einstein developed his theories, Einstein reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his work at the Swiss Patent Office, to his marriages and children, as well as his role in the develo...


The Physics Book
Pickover, Clifford A.
(Hardcover)

52% off list price of $29.95

Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God par...


The Physics Book
Pickover, Clifford A.
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $29.95

Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God par...


The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love
Schwartz, Mel
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $21.95

How would you like to experience your life? It’s an intriguing question, and yet we’ve been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable - until now. With The Possibility Principle, psychotherapist Mel Schwartz offers a revolutionary approach to living the life we choo...


The First Three Minutes
Weinberg, Steven
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $16.95

Now updated with a major new afterword that incorporates the latest cosmological research, this classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.


The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age
Segre, Gino
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $18.00

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world’s physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called “the Pope” by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction and c...


Feynman's Tips on Physics
Feynman, Richard P.
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $16.99

Feynman's Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics. With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on a...


Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum
Friedman, Art
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $30.00

The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory.Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their ty...


Time Travel: A History
Gleick, James
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $17.00

James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel - from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's c...


The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day
Kakalios, James
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Physics professor, bestselling author, and dynamic storyteller James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital “clouds” to x-ray machines and hybrid vehicles.


Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
Ananthaswamy, Anil
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?
Krauss, Lawrence M.
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $17.00

From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes “a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in w...


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