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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Timothy Ferris

Anchor, 1989

Winner of the 1988 American Institute of Physics Prize and named one of 1988's best books by the New York Times Book Review , this brilliant, lively and informative book seeks to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time and how this quest has shaped religion, politics and philosophy.


The Variational Principles of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)
Cornelius Lanczos

Dover Publications, 1986

Analytical mechanics is, of course, a topic of perennial interest and usefulness in physics and engineering, a discipline that boasts not only many practical applications, but much inherent mathematical beauty. Unlike many standard textbooks on advanced mechanics, however, this present text eschews a primarily technical and formalistic treatment in favor of a fundamental, historical, philosophical approach. As the author remarks, there is a ...


QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Richard P. Feynman

Princeton University Press, 1986

Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the nonscientist. QED--the edited version of four lectures on quantum electrodynamics that Feynman gave to the general public at UCLA as part of the Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lecture series--is perhaps the best example of his ability to ...


Building Scientific Apparatus
John H. Moore, Christopher C. Davis, ...

Cambridge University Press, 2009

Unrivaled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this practical guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus, or laboratory instruments, is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Featured in this great new edition are features including the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an ...


Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting
Lee Lanier

Sybex, 2006

Written by an industry veteran who has used Maya in such films as Mortal Kombat and Shrek, this full-color book offers advanced, professional-level techniques for texturing and lighting for rendering 3D models in Maya Begins with an introduction of various lighting concepts, then offers readers detailed explanations of Maya's numerous hidden features so they can achieve amazing results quickly Features an unparalleled exploration of Maya's ...


The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms
Marcus Chown

Oxford University Press, 2001

"Every breath you take contains atoms forged in the blistering furnaces deep inside stars. Every flower you pick contains atoms blasted into space by stellar explosions that blazed brighter than a billion suns." Thus begins The Magic Furnace , an eloquent, extraordinary account of how scientists unraveled the mystery of atoms, and helped to explain the dawn of life itself. The historic search for atoms and their stellar origins is truly one ...


Exploring the Physics of the Unknown Universe: An Adventurers Guide
Milo Wolff

Technotran, 1994

Part I describes the fundamental laws underlying science. The emphasis is on intuitive understanding of the foundations of scientific knowledge to enable deciphering of Mother Nature's designs for the physical universe. It explains the six fundamental laws: Conservation of Energy, Gravity, Coulomb's force, Newton's laws, Quantum Mechanics, and Special Relativity. The book follows a trail of scientific ideas and clues from the Greeks to Newton, ...


Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

OUP Oxford, 2014

Quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty, with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring ...


The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Commemorative Issue, Volume 3: Quantum Mechanics
Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, ...

Addison Wesley, 1989

For more than thirty years, Richard P. Feynman’s three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein’s general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Responding to the ...


A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (Reference Grammars)
Karin C. Ryding

Cambridge University Press, 2005

Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, this comprehensive handbook provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Arabic wherein its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily accessed. Accompanied by extensive examples, it will prove an invaluable practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and a useful resource for scholars and professionals.


How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
Louis A. Bloomfield

Wiley, 2005

This book is an unconventional introduction to physics and science that starts with whole objects and looks inside them to see what makes them work. It's written for students who seek a connection between science and the world in which they live. How Things Work brings science to the reader rather than the reverse. Like the course in which it developed, this book has always been for nonscientists and is written with their interests in mind. ...


Particles in Surface Waters: Coagulation and Transport (Crwr Technical Reports, No 232)
Gerald W. Culkin, Desmond F. Lawler

Univ of Texas at Austin Center, 1992

The unauthorized national-bestselling sensation revealing the absorbing story of the rise, fall, and recovery of Nike, by a former employee and a Los Angeles Times reporter.


The Meaning of Relativity
Albert Einstein

Princeton University Press, 1966

In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then-controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the ...


Higgs Force: Cosmic Symmetry Shattered

Quantum Wave Publishing, 2012

“Higgs Force” is a new book by Nicholas Mee explaining the fascinating search for the Higgs Particle, from some of the earliest scientific discoveries hundreds of years ago up to present-day particle physics. The book explains the journey to the Higgs Particle through the fascinating (and unusual) stories of many of those who’ve contributed, and includes a specially updated section covering the discovery of the Higgs Particle in July 2012.


Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
Edward Harrison

Cambridge University Press, 2000

Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world ...


The Tao of Physics
Fritjof Capra

Shambhala, 1975

Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time--way back in 1975. This special edition celebrates the thirty-fifth anniversary of this early Shambhala best seller that has gone on to become a classic. It includes a new preface by the author, in which he reflects on the further discoveries and developments that have occurred in the years since the book's original ...


Introduction to Elementary Particles
David Griffiths

John Wiley & Sons, 1987

Includes bibliographies and index.


Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds max 6: Create natural fire, earth, air and water without plug-ins
Pete Draper

Focal Press, 2004

Master professional techniques in 3ds max with expert guidance from this unique book and DVD-ROM package! A must have guide for those with 3ds max experience who want to get more out of the base kit this versatile package provides. Save money by finding out how to get the most realistic effects from 3ds max without having to spend more on plugins. This book includes all you need to know to create realistic earth, air, fire and water effects ...


The New Solar System

Cambridge University Press, 1999

As the definitive guide for the armchair astronomer, The New Solar System has established itself as the leading book on planetary science and solar system studies. Incorporating the latest knowledge of the solar system, a distinguished team of researchers, many of them Principal Investigators on NASA missions, explain the solar system with expert ease. The completely-revised text includes the most recent findings on asteroids, comets, the Sun, ...


Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)
John M. Wallace, Peter V. Hobbs

Academic Press, 2006

Wallace and Hobbs' original edition of Atmospheric Science helped define the field nearly 30 years ago, and has served as the cornerstone for most university curriculums. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries and technologies, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving. Atmospheric Science, Second ...



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