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    2018 Moon Calendar Card (5-pack): Lunar Phases, Eclipses, and More!

    2018 Moon Calendar Card (5-pack): Lunar Phases, Eclipses, and More! Lowest new price: $9.05
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    Author: Kim Long

    See every beautiful moon of 2018—with Kim Long’s classic and handy moon calendar card

    This is the moon calendar—eye-catching on the front, informative on the back. When Kim Long first designed it in 1982, he little knew that it would go on to be released in 35 yearly editions (so far)! This sturdy visual reference card fits in just about anywhere—especially stores serving children, educators, science buffs, stargazers, gardeners, or fishers and hunters (who gauge high tides and bright nights by the Moon). A counter display and suggested retail price of $2.50 make it a perfect impulse option at the register!

    • Hang it on your wall, by your desk, or in your garden shed.
    • Know the exact time of every full moon, new moon, and eclipse.
    • See the back for more detail, including apogees and perigees.
    • And this summer, look out for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017: It will be visible nationwide and turn day to night in places where the Moon blocks the Sun completely!

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    Reality in the Shadows (Or) What the Heck's the Higgs?

    Reality in the Shadows (Or) What the Heck's the Higgs? Lowest new price: $26.95
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    Author: Jr S James Gates

    In recent years, we have learned that the commonplace materials described by the scientific findings we have so far discovered portray but a tiny piece of a much greater universe--a universe ruled by vast mysteries that appear to shape reality at both its largest and smallest sizes. That universe is now coming to be better understood. You will see how this has happened and how the shadows in the unknown slowly continue to be lit and identified.

    Reality in the Shadows is a chronicle of the men and women who cast light on these mysteries of our existence, a look into some of the brilliant ideas that they presented, and a longer look at the new and even greater mysteries of the cosmos that now cry for scientific explanation. It is also an opportunity to become familiar with a now-famous particle-- the Higgs Boson--that is both a telling-out of some very old questions and the beginning for hundreds of new and yet-to-be-answered ones.

    This book is written for the lay person--someone very interested in this subject, who may not have had a lot of technical preparation. It was prepared to make the material as engagingly easy to read as possible and provides many analogies and explanations.


    For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

    For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics Lowest new price: $6.71
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    Author: Walter Lewin
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    In For the Love of Physics, beloved MIT professor Walter Lewin, whose riveting physics lectures made him a YouTube super-star, takes readers on a remarkably fun, inventive, and often wacky journey that brings the joys of physics to life.

    For the Love of Physics captures Walter Lewin’s extraordinary intellect, passion for physics, and brilliance as a teacher”—Bill Gates.

    For more than thirty years as a renowned professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin’s lectures made physics not only accessible but fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and clouds are white. In For the Love of Physics, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey, opening our eyes as never before to the wonders of physics and its amazing ability to reveal the beauty and power embedded in our world.

    Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down? Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, can we stretch a hand out and touch one?

    Using superbly clear and simple explanations of phenomena we’ve always wondered about, such as what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin surprises and delights with physics-based answers to even the most elusive questions.

    Whether showing us that a flea is strong enough to pull a heavy book across a table, or describing the coolest, weirdest facts about the tiniest bits of matter, Lewin always entertains as he edifies. “For me,” Lewin writes, “physics is a way of seeing—the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute—as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole.” For the Love of Physics is a rare gem that will change the way readers see the world.

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    • For the Love of Physics From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

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    Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition) - Standalone book

    Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition) - Standalone book Lowest new price: $216.89
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    Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
    Brand: Brand: Addison-Wesley

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    Elegant, engaging, exacting, and concise, Giancoli’s Physics: Principles with Applications , Seventh Edition, helps you view the world through eyes that know physics.

     

    Giancoli’s text is a trusted classic, known for its elegant writing, clear presentation, and quality of content. Using concrete observations and experiences you can relate to, the text features an approach that reflects how science is actually practiced: it starts with the specifics, then moves to the great generalizations and the more formal aspects of a topic to show you why we believe what we believe.

     

    Written with the goal of giving you a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of physics in all its aspects, the text uses interesting applications to biology, medicine, architecture, and digital technology to show you how useful physics is to your everyday life and in your future profession.

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    • This refurbished product is tested and certified to work properly. The product will have minor blemishes and/or light scratches. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box.

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    A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity

    A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity Lowest new price: $14.99
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    Author: Peter Collier

    A clear and enjoyable guide to the mathematics of relativity – THE AMAZON BESTSELLER
    To really understand relativity – one of the cornerstones of modern physics – you have to get to grips with the mathematics. This user-friendly self-study guide is aimed at the general reader who is motivated to tackle that not insignificant challenge. The book is written using straightforward and accessible language, with clear derivations and explanations as well as numerous fully solved problems. For those with minimal mathematical background, the first chapter provides a crash course in foundation mathematics. The reader is then taken gently by the hand and guided through a wide range of fundamental topics, including Newtonian mechanics; the Lorentz transformations; tensor calculus; the Einstein field equations; the Schwarzschild solution (which gives a good approximation of the spacetime of our Solar System); simple black holes and relativistic cosmology. Following the historic 2015 LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) detection, there is now an additional chapter on gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that potentially provide a revolutionary new way to study the universe.

    Special relativity helps explain a huge range of non-gravitational physical phenomena and has some strangely counter-intuitive consequences. These include time dilation, length contraction, the relativity of simultaneity, mass-energy equivalence and an absolute speed limit. General relativity, the leading theory of gravity, is at the heart of our understanding of cosmology and black holes.

    Understand even the basics of Einstein's amazing theory and the world will never seem the same again.

    Reader reviews
    " ... do not be put off by the title! This is a great book on relativity which nicely bridges the gap between those books catering for readers who know little or nothing about relativity and those texts intended for physics mathematical specialists." – Amazon.co.uk

    "Long story made short ... it is a gem. It works through the essential material and concepts carefully and patiently, and you would have a hard time not tracking the text, it is so clear. I highly recommend this book." – Amazon.com

    "Well done – a magnificent achievement" – Amazon.co.uk

    "Highly recommended for anyone willing to invest some time and effort." – Amazon.com

    Contents
    Preface
    Introduction
    1 Foundation mathematics
    2 Newtonian mechanics
    3 Special relativity
    4 Introducing the manifold
    5 Scalars, vectors, one-forms and tensors
    6 More on curvature
    7 General relativity
    8 The Newtonian limit
    9 The Schwarzschild metric
    10 Schwarzschild black holes
    11 Cosmology
    12 Gravitational waves
    Appendix: The Riemann curvature tensor
    Bibliography
    Acknowledgements

    March 2017. This third edition has been revised to make the material even more accessible to the enthusiastic general reader who seeks to understand the mathematics of relativity.

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    Classical Mechanics

    Classical Mechanics Lowest new price: $95.40
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    Author: John R. Taylor
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    John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics, all of the clarity and insight that made his introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text.

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    • Used Book in Good Condition

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    The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

    The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Lowest new price: $5.00
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    Author: Scott Parazynski

    “Scott Parazynski’s drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being.” —John Glenn, NASA astronaut

    An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski’s death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest—his body ravaged by a career in space—readers will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

    This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA’s Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the Space Shuttle, space station, and Mars research, Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career.

    An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it’s like to train for—and deploy to—a home in zero gravity, The Sky Below also portrays an astronaut’s engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising a beautiful autistic daughter and finding true love.

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    Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy (Natural Resource Management and Policy)

    Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy (Natural Resource Management and Policy) Lowest new price: $100.00
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    Concerns about energy security, uncertainty about oil prices, declining oil reserves, and global climate change are fueling a shift towards bioenergy as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Public policies and private investments around the globe are aiming to increase local capacity to produce biofuels. A key constraint to the expansion of biofuel production is the limited amount of land available to meet the needs for fuel, feed, and food in the coming decades. Large-scale biofuel production raises concerns about food versus fuel tradeoffs, about demands for natural resources such as water, and about potential impacts on environmental quality.

    The book is organized into five parts. The introductory part provides a context for the emerging economic and policy challenges related to bioenergy and the motivations for biofuels as an energy source. The second part of the handbook includes chapters that examine the implications of expanded production of first generation biofuels for the allocation of land between food and fuel and for food/feed prices and trade in biofuels as well as the potential for technology improvements to mitigate the food vs. fuel competition for land. Chapters in the third part examine the infrastructural and logistical challenges posed by large scale biofuel production and the factors that will influence the location of biorefineries and the mix of feedstocks they use. The fourth part includes chapters that examine the environmental implications of biofuels, their implications for the design of policies and the unintended environmental consequences of existing biofuel policies. The final part presents economic analysis of the market, social welfare, and distributional effects of biofuel policies.


    Fundamentals of Physics

    Fundamentals of Physics Lowest new price: $219.98
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    Author: David Halliday
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    The 10th edition of Halliday, Resnick and Walkers  Fundamentals of Physics provides the perfect solution  for teaching a 2 or 3 semester calculus-based physics course, providing  instructors with a tool by which they can teach students how to  effectively read scientific material, identify fundamental  concepts, reason through scientific questions, and solve  quantitative problems. The 10th edition builds upon previous editions by offering new features designed to better engage students and support critical thinking. These include NEW Video Illustrations that bring the subject matter to life, NEW Vector Drawing Questions that test students conceptual understanding, and additional multimedia resources (videos and  animations) that provide an alternative pathway through the  material for those who struggle with reading scientific  exposition. 

    WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

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    • Fundamentals of Physics

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    Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World

    Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World Lowest new price: $8.16
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    Author: Nigel Cawthorne
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    Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity.

    Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current.

    120 years ago, they were billed as the 'Twin Wizards of Electricity', here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?

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    • Tesla Vs Edison The Life Long Feud That Electrified the World

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