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Cold Fusion: The Making of a Scientific Controversy

F. David Peat · Contemporary Books
Pages: 188
Format: Hardcover

Peat ( Superstrings and the Theory of Everything ) here probes the background of the cold fusion furor that broke out early this year when chemists Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann of the University of Utah announced that they had sustained a fusion reaction of hydrogen isotopes in a test...
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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

Simon Singh · Walker & Company; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Written by an award-winning filmmaker, Fermat's Enigma tells the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest mathematical problem of all time: Fermat's Last Theorem--a problem that looked simple, yet would baffle the finest mathematical minds for more than three and a half centuries....
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Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe

Brian May · The Johns Hopkins University Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 170
Format: Hardcover

Who knows what Brian May was thinking when he wrote "We Will Rock You" for Queen? As a lifelong astrophysics aficionado, he may have been thinking about the origins of the universe. He's certainly been thinking about it lately. May, a freshly minted astrophysics Ph.D., joins...
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The Kane chronicles survival guide

Rick Riordan · Disney Hyperion eBook,
Format: eBook

Wrapped in a deluxe gift package and brimming with activities, illustrations, and vital back-story, this guide to the world of the Kane Chronicles is a must-have for fans of the series and those looking to catch up.
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The Smart Neanderthal: Cave Art, Bird Catching, and the Cognitive Revolution

Clive Finlayson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately...
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Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity

David Bodanis · Crown; First Edition edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In his bestselling E=mc2, David Bodanis led us, with astonishing ease, through the world’s most famous equation. Now, in Electric Universe, he illuminates the wondrous yet invisible force that permeates our universe—and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets.For...
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