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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition Lowest new price: $125.23
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Author: Richard P. Feynman
Brand: Basic Books

The legendary introduction to physics from the subject's greatest teacher

"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.

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One Line A Day Journal: Five Years of Memories, 6x9 Diary, Dated and Lined Book, Floral

One Line A Day Journal: Five Years of Memories, 6x9 Diary, Dated and Lined Book, Floral Lowest new price: $8.74
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Author: Creative Notebooks

This beautifully designed One Line A Day Journal is an easy way to record funny, loving, sad, happy or poignant moments in life. It contains 365 pages, 6"x9", each with five separate lined areas allowing you to write down and revisit your most precious memories. Whether as a thoughtful gift or a journal for yourself, the pages are ready and waiting to be filled.
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  • 365 Pages - One For Each Day of The Year
  • Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover
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  • Great for Mom!

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Islands, Mounds and Atoms (Springer Series in Surface Sciences)

Islands, Mounds and Atoms (Springer Series in Surface Sciences) Lowest new price: $105.35
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Author: Thomas Michely

Crystal growth far from thermodynamic equilibrium is nothing but homoepitaxy - thin film growth on a crystalline substrate of the same material. Because of the absence of misfit effects, homoepitaxy is an ideal playground to study growth kinetics in its pure form. Despite its conceptual simplicity, homoepitaxy gives rise to a wide range of patterns. This book explains the formation of such patterns in terms of elementary atomic processes, using the well-studied Pt/Pt(111) system as a reference point and a large number of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy images for visualization. Topics include surface diffusion, nucleation theory, island shapes, mound formation and coarsening, and layer-by-layer growth. A separate chapter is dedicated to describing the main experimental and theoretical methods.


The Llama Sutra: An Off-Colour Adult Colouring Book: Lecherous Llamas, Suggestive Sloths & Uncouth Unicorns In Flagrante Delicto: A Kama Sutra Themed Coloring Book for Adults

The Llama Sutra: An Off-Colour Adult Colouring Book: Lecherous Llamas, Suggestive Sloths & Uncouth Unicorns In Flagrante Delicto: A Kama Sutra Themed Coloring Book for Adults Lowest new price: $5.11
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Author: Honey Badger Coloring

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The Llama Sutra is an Off-Colour adult coloring book written by a group of deviant Sloths, Llamas & Unicorns. Featuring 35 coloring pages full of Lecherous Llamas, Suggestive Sloths & Uncouth Unicorns In Flagrante Delicto. Laugh your a** off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book for adults only.

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  • For adult only (NOT FOR CHILDREN)
  • Silky matte finish cover design
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  • Large format 8.5"x11.0" (22x28cm) coloring pages

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Molecular Modelling: Computational Chemistry Demystified

Molecular Modelling: Computational Chemistry Demystified Lowest new price: $57.01
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Author: Peter Bladon

This book is a practical, easy to use guide for readers with limited experience of molecular modelling. It will provide students at the undergraduate and early postgraduate chemistry level with a similar entry to modelling. The needs of independent readers are catered for by the inclusion of instructions for acquiring and setting up a suitable computer. Unlike many other textbooks in this field, the authors avoid extensive discussion around complex mathematical foundations behind the methods, choosing instead to provide the reader with the choice of methods themselves. To further these aims of the book, compact discs are included that provide a comprehensive suite of modelling software and datasets. The continuing interest of the pharmaceutical industry in molecular modelling in early stage drug design is recognized by the inclusion of chapters Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. There is a chapter on modelling of the solid state, a subject that is also of importance for pharma, where problems due to polymorphism in the crystalline forms of drugs are often encountered in the later design stages.


International Tables for Crystallography, Volume C

International Tables for Crystallography, Volume C Lowest new price: $838.92
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International Tables for Crystallography are no longer available for purchase from Springer. For further information please contact Wiley Inc. The purpose of Volume C is to provide the mathematical, physical, and chemical information needed for experimental studies in structural crystallography. This new edition features two completely new chapters, on reflectometry and neutron topography. More than half of the text has been revised and updated, and there are extensive updates and corrections to tabular material.
Volume C covers all aspects of experimental techniques, using all three principal radiation types, from the selection and mounting of crystals and production of radiation through data collection and analysis to interpretation of results.
Audience: The volume is an essential source of information for all workers using crystallographic techniques in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, earth sciences, and molecular biology.


Group Theoretical Methods and Applications to Molecules and Crystals

Group Theoretical Methods and Applications to Molecules and Crystals Lowest new price: $152.35
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Author: Shoon K. Kim

This book explains the basic aspects of symmetry groups as applied to problems in physics and chemistry using a unique approach developed by the author. This approach includes working out symmetry groups and their representations, eliminating the undue abstract nature of group theoretical methods. The author has systematized the wealth of knowledge on symmetry groups that has accumulated in the century since Fedrov discovered the 230 space groups. He reconstructs space groups, unitary as well as antiunitary, based on the algebraic defining relations of the point groups. This work will be of great interest to graduate students and professionals in solid state physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology and those who are interested in magnetic crystal structures.


Crystal Structures and Cation Sites in the Rock-Forming Minerals

Crystal Structures and Cation Sites in the Rock-Forming Minerals Lowest new price: $396.95
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Author: Joseph R. Smyth

Intended to become the standard reference work on rock-forming mineral structures, this book is the end-product of a five-year project. The authors have recalculated, compiled and presented mineral structure and cation site data in a form that will be useful to a broad range of geophysical scientists seeking a deeper understanding of physical properties and element distributions in natural systems.
Cation radius relative to site size, and cation charge relative to site electrostatic potential, are the two dominant factors that control distributions of major, minor, and trace lithophileelements among mineral phases and sites within minerals. Cation radii and charges have been available for some time, but not unti I now has there been a systematic compilation of structural data, particularly mean cation- anion distances and electrostatic energies. This volume covers the principal rock-forming silicates, oxides, hydroxides, carbonates, sulfates, phosphates, and halides. For each structure, cell parameters, cell volume, molar volume, density, formula, and formula weight are presented. For each cation site, positional parameters, site symmetry, Wyckoff notation, nearest-neighbourdistances, mean distance, standard deviation of distance, variance of central bond angle, quadratic elongation, and electrostatic energy are presented. All data, except for eel I parameters and atom positions, are original calculations unique to this volume. Original polyhedral drawings of most of the structure types are also included.
Mineralogists, petrologists, geochemists and geophysicists will find this unique book very useful. It may also serve as an advanced text for students in these fields.


Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg Lowest new price: $42.62
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Crystal Clear takes you behind the scenes in the life of one of the most prominent scientists of the twentieth century, William Lawrence Bragg (WLB) - an innovative genius, who together with his father, William Henry Bragg (WHB) founded and developed a whole new branch of science, X-ray Crystallography. The main body of the text contains the hitherto unpublished autobiographies of both WLB and his wife, Alice. Alice Bragg was a public figure in her own right. She was Mayor of Cambridge and National Chairman of the Marriage Guidance Council among other roles. She and WLB were as different as chalk and cheese. Their autobiographies complement each other to give a rounded picture of the real personalities behind their public appearance. They write of their travels, their family life, their friends and their joys and sorrows. They write most of all about each other.

Their younger daughter, Patience Thomson, provides anecdotes and vignettes, bringing her parents to life. She has also included extracts from previously unpublished letters and from articles which Alice Bragg wrote for National newspapers. The result is an unusual insight into the lives of two distinguished people. The two accounts reveal a fascinating interaction between these two characters, neither of whom could have achieved on this scale without the other. There is an underlying love story here which humanises and transforms. This is a unique book, adopting an original viewpoint, which will take the reader far beyond the scope of a normal biography.


Snow Crystals (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Snow Crystals (Dover Pictorial Archive) Lowest new price: $13.99
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Author: W. A. Bentley

"Offers valuable material not only to students of crystallography but also to those of the arts." — The New York Times
Did you ever try to photograph a snowflake? The procedure is very tricky. The work must be done rapidly in extreme cold, for even body heat can melt a rare specimen that has been painstakingly mounted. The lighting must be just right to reveal all the nuances of design without producing heat. But the results can be rewarding, as the work of W. A. Bentley proved.
For almost half a century, Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. In 1931, the American Meteorological Society gathered together the best of these photomicrographs, plus some slides of frost, glaze, dew on vegetation and spider webs, sleet, and soft hail, and a text by W. J. Humphreys, and had them published. That book is here reproduced, unaltered, and unabridged. Over 2,000 beautiful crystals on these pages reveal the wonder of nature's diversity in uniformity; no two are alike, yet all are based on a common hexagon.
The introductory text covers the technique of photographing snow crystals, classification, the fundamentals of crystallography, and markings. There are also brief discussions of the nature and cause of ice flowers, windowpane frost, dew, rime, sleet, and graupel.
The book is of great value both to students of ice forms and for textile and other designers who can use the natural designs of these snow crystals in their work. Every photograph is royalty-free; you may use up to 10 without fees, permission, or acknowledgement.
"A most unusual and very readable book." — Nature

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