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1 The Origin Of The Universe (Science Masters Series) [Oct 07, 1994] Barrow, Jo...
0465053548 / 9780465053544 New 
New Hardcover with dust jacket This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. Crisp and clean inside and out. Ships USPS mail with free delivery confirmation. Arrives bubble wrapped from small bookstore. We love our books and want you to love them too!! Thank you for looking 
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A Science Odyssey  100 Years of Discovery, Charles Flowers
2 Charles Flowers A Science Odyssey 100 Years of Discovery
Wm Morrow Publishing 0688151965 / 9780688151966 Hardcover New Very Good 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. Clean and crisp inside. REDUCED price as just a hint of shelf wear to jacket back from display. Remainder mark (publishers overstock) on bottom edge. Companion to the PBS series covering 100 yrs of science discovery. Intro by Charles Kuralt with foreword by Charles Osgood. The most sweeping scientific changes in history have occurred in the past 100 yrs. From the Wright brother flight to the Mars landing, from penicillin to organ transplants, this book is a voyage of discovery. In 5 chapters the author show that science cannot be separated from its historical, cultural, and social context. Filled with stories, personalities, and astonishing discoveries that redefine scientific frontiers. 
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Galileo's Daughter  A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, Dava Sobel
3 Dava Sobel Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Walker Publishing 1999 0802713432 / 9780802713438 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. This is a bio of the man Einstein called "The father of modern physics -". It also presents a stunning portrait of a person lost to history, described by her father as " a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me". Though Galileo never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. The astounding argument the the Earth moves around the Sun, left him accused of heresy and forced to spend his last yrs under house arrest. His eldest daughter mirrored his own brilliance, sensibility, and virtue and became his confidante. She was 13 when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence. Her loving support proved to be her father's greatest source of strength throughout his most productive and tumultuous yrs. 
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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World, Ken Alder
4 Ken Alder The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
The Free Press 2002 074321675 Hardcover New 
hardcover This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. 2002 Free Press. It is a remainder book (publishers overstock) and has remainder mark bottom edge. REDUCED as such. Amidst the French Revolution, two astronomers set out in opposite directions from Paris to measure the world. One went north to Dunkirk, the other south to Barcelona. Their findings would help define the meter as on ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator. This book is the story on a great scientific quest, a mission to measure the Earth and define the meter for all time. Yet when the author located long-lost correspondence and the logbooks and the men, he stumbled upon a 200 yrs old secret. The meter, it turns out, is in error. One of the astronomers made contradictory measurements from Barcelona and, in a panic, covered up the discrepancy. The guilt of his deed eventually drove him to the brink of madness. This book is a story of two men, a secret, and the timeless human dilemma: is it permissible to perpetuate a small lie in the service of a larger truth? 
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The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla, Nikola Tesla with David Hatcher Childress
5 Nikola Tesla with David Hatcher Childress The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla
Adventures Unlimited 1993 0932813194 / 9780932813190 First Printing, Edition Paperback As New 
This is an as new paperback. Still crisp and clean inside with clean shiny cover. Collectible First Printing edition. This book is full of the amazing inventions of Tesla as described in his own words. He speaks of how he intended to electrify the world. Read about how the modern Star Wars technology uses Tesla's early death ray technology. Includes stories about his unusual inventions like thought machines, ozone generators, electric submarines and more. Includes Supreme Court documents on the dismantling of his famous Wardenclyffe tower. True collectible drawn from Tesla's own words. 
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