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Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat - how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat - how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics

Apr 20, 2015
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers Professor Stewart's incredible numbers

A delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond!

Apr 20, 2015
Birth of a theorem - a mathematical adventure Birth of a theorem - a mathematical adventure

"An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation Ce´dric Villani is a rock-star mathematician. An intellect of unusual depth and breadth, he is the director of France's greatest mathematics research institute. In 2010 he received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, for his proofs resolving one of the most controversial theories of classical physics. Birth of a Theorem is his own account of the year leading up to th

Apr 21, 2015
Rocket science for the rest of us - cutting-edge concepts made simple Rocket science for the rest of us - cutting-edge concepts made simple

Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more.

Apr 23, 2015
Southern Rocky Mountain wildflowers - a field guide to wildflowers in the Southern Rocky Mountains, including Rocky Mountain National Park Southern Rocky Mountain wildflowers - a field guide to wildflowers in the Southern Rocky Mountains, including Rocky Mountain National Park

"Field guide to more than 200 wildflowers conveniently arranged for easy identification. Includes vibrant color photos and descriptions"--

Apr 23, 2015
The winds of change - climate, weather, and the destruction of civilizations The winds of change - climate, weather, and the destruction of civilizations

Climate has been humanity's constant, if moody, companion. At times benefactor or tormentor, climate nurtured the first stirrings of civilization and then repeatedly visited ruin on empires and peoples. Environmental journalist Linden reveals a recurring pattern in which civilizations become prosperous and complacent during good weather, only to collapse when climate changes--either through its direct effects, such as floods or drought, or indirect consequences, such as disease, blight, and civi

Apr 24, 2015
The house of owls The house of owls

"For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book—a personal account of an artist-naturalist’s life with owls. Angell’s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do—hunting, courting, rais

Apr 27, 2015
Follow your gut - the enormous impact of tiny microbes Follow your gut - the enormous impact of tiny microbes

"Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more."--

Apr 27, 2015
Black hole - how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved Black hole - how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved

Apr 27, 2015
Rain - a natural and cultural history Rain - a natural and cultural history

Cynthia Barnett's "Rain "begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. As climate change upends rai nfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barne

Apr 27, 2015
Dreams of earth and sky Dreams of earth and sky

Dyson "celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and the spirit of joyful dreaming in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell, he seeks to break down the barriers that separate science from other sources of human wisdom"--Amazon.com.

Apr 27, 2015
SAT subject test. Mathematics level 2 - 2015-2016. SAT subject test. Mathematics level 2 - 2015-2016.

Apr 27, 2015
Speaking of bears - a tale of rewilding from Yosemite, Sequoia, and other national parks Speaking of bears - a tale of rewilding from Yosemite, Sequoia, and other national parks

Apr 27, 2015
Nature guide to Yosemite National Park Nature guide to Yosemite National Park

"This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Yosemite National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the animals, plants, insects and more that reside in Yosemite National Park"--

Apr 27, 2015