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  • Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World
    Views : 342
    Pages : 304

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    The emphasis is on “real” in the latest by the prolific British science writer, who questions the extent to which mathematics truly reflects the workings of nature.

    Clegg (Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality and Shapes the Future, 2015, etc.) has a degree in physics from Cambridge, and he use ... more

    Publish on

    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1250081041

    ISBN-13: 9781250081049

    Language: English

  • Gravity: How the Weakest Force in the Universe Shaped Our Lives
    Views : 111
    Pages : 336

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Although by far the feeblest of the four universal forces, gravity is the only one we experience continuously. Every inquisitive person should read a book about it, preferably this one by prolific British science writer Clegg (How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel, 2011, etc.).

    No revisionist, the author b ... more

    Publish on

    2012-05-22

    ISBN-10: 0312616295

    ISBN-13: 9780312616298

    Language: English

  • How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel
    Views : 53
    Pages : 320

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Not quite a how-to, but a survey of the science behind time travel--if anyone ever invents it.

    British pop-science writer Clegg (Inflight Science: A Guide to the World From Your Airplane Window, 2011, etc.) notes that time travel is not just a trope of science fiction any more. Increasingly, serious physicists accept that travel ... more

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    2011-12-06

    ISBN-10: 0312656882

    ISBN-13: 9780312656881

    Language: English

  • Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction
    Views : 150
    Pages : 304

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    The nuts-and-bolts details behind a score of catastrophic scenarios, from nuclear disaster to global warming to worldwide epidemics.

    Except for complaining that the media and Hollywood invariably get it wrong, British physicist and science writer Clegg (Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of Our Universe, 2009, etc.) has no ax t ... more

    Publish on

    2010-10-26

    ISBN-10: 0312598947

    ISBN-13: 9780312598945

    Language: English

  • Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of Our Universe
    Views : 43
    Pages : 320

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Excellent popular history of how humans understand the universe.

    Primitive cultures defined it simply as the earth and the sky. Early astronomers realized some heavenly bodies were more distant, and the ancient Greeks settled on a universe that encompassed the solar system—the sun and planets. European astronomers long suspected stars we ... more

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    2009-08-04

    ISBN-10: 0312385471

    ISBN-13: 9780312385477

    Language: English

  • Final Frontier: The Pioneering Science and Technology of Exploring the Universe
    Views : 465
    Pages : 304

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Although it’s a cliché, space actually does remain the last frontier, according to British science writer Clegg (Extra Sensory: The Science and Pseudoscience of Telepathy and Other Powers of the Mind, 2013, etc.) in this imaginative account of how to rekindle the thrill of the Apollo program and launch further pioneering voyages.

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    Publish on

    2014-08-19

    ISBN-10: 1250039436

    ISBN-13: 9781250039439

    Language: English

  • Upgrade Me: Our Amazing Journey to Human 2.0
    Views : 472
    Pages : 320

    by: Brian Clegg

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Human enhancement is nothing new, declares this British science writer; it began almost as soon as our ancestors came out of the trees.

    People have been improving on biology since the days of stone tools, posits Clegg (The Man Who Stopped Time: The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge—Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Pic ... more

    Publish on

    2008-07-22

    ISBN-10: 0312371578

    ISBN-13: 9780312371579

    Language: English