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Encyclopedia of Discovery: Science and History

By: Chain Sales Marketing

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Fog City Press: 2003

Seller ID: 001532

ISBN: 187677892X

Condition: Fine


How things work -- Flight -- Great Inventions -- Great buildings -- Sports and games -- Ancient Egypt -- Ancient China -- Ancient Greece -- Ancient Rome -- Native Americans -- Explorers and traders. View more info

Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen

By: Barry Wynne

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Corgi Books: 1972

Seller ID: 000618

ISBN: 055209059X

Condition: Very Good


One of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century was the discovery, in 1922, of the last unaccounted tomb of a Pharaoh in the royal valley of the Kings at Luxor, Egypt. While many academic treatises have since described the archaeological significance of the excavations, this fast-paced narrative conveys the thrilling adventure of the explorers gradually approaching the tomb and surmounting major obstacles. View more info

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

By: Brian Greene

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Vintage: 2004

Seller ID: 001696

ISBN: 0375727205

Condition: Fine


From Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Elegant Universe," comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himsel... View more info

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

By: Carl Sagan

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1997

Seller ID: 001578

ISBN: 0345376595

Condition: Very Good


" FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our ep... View more info

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The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies

By: Damien Broderick

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Forge Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001542

ISBN: 0312877811

Condition: Fine


The rate at which technology is changing our world--not just on a global level like space travel and instant worldwide communications but on the level of what we choose to wear, where we live, and what we eat--is staggeringly fast and getting faster all the time. The rate of change has become so fast that a concept that started off sounding like science fiction has become a widely expected outcome in the near future - a singularity referred to as The Spike. At that p... View more info

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Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life

By: David Grinspoon

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Ecco: 2003

Seller ID: 001675

ISBN: 0060185406

Condition: Fine


A provocative, anecdotal book about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life by a leading young astronomer and advisor to NASA. It's been a quarter of a century since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from the perspective of a practicing scientist confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those 25 years, and leading astronomer David Grinspoon is well prepared to carry Sagan's legacy forward to a new generation of rea... View more info

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The Scientific American Book of the Cosmos

By: David H. Levy (ed.)

Price: $7.99

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001534

ISBN: 0312254539

Condition: Fine


Finally, the entire body of our scientific knowledge of the universe is available in one definitive volume. "Scientific American," the oldest and most popular science magazine in the world, has prepared the most comprehensive and comprehensible book on the subject ever. Under the direction of renowned astronomer David H. Levy, thisspectacular book assembles the best minds in science to give clearand accessible explanations of the nature of the cosmos. Newly View more info

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Why We Hurt: The Natural History of Pain

By: Dr. Frank T. Vertosick Jr., Frank Vertosick Jr.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Harvest Books: 2001

Seller ID: 000038

ISBN: 0156014033

Condition: Fine


A top neurosurgeon and acclaimed author's unique and highly readable study of the paradox of pain, with fascinating anecdotes on childbirth, migraines, cancer, and more. Medical science has made brilliant discoveries over the last century but as any cancer patient can attest, it has yet to conquer, or even fully comprehend, pain. Beginning with his own battle against severe migraines, and citing numerous case studies of his patients, in Why We Hurt Dr. Frank Vertosic... View more info

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Beyond Human: Living with Robots and Cyborgs

By: Elisabeth Malartre; Gregory Benford

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates: 2007

Seller ID: 001619

ISBN: 0765310821

Condition: As New


Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, ... View more info

Basic Physiology and Anatomy

By: Ellen E. Chaffee; Esther M. Greisheimer

Price: $9.99

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 002844

Condition: Very Good


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Sybil

By: Flora Rheta Schreiber

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Warner Paperback: 1974

Seller ID: 001179

ISBN: 0446794031

Condition: Good


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Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

By: Francis Fukuyama

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Picador: 2003

Seller ID: 001643

ISBN: 0312421710

Condition: Fine


A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of "the end of history," Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man's changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to the modernity's utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability ... View more info

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Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship

By: George Dyson

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company: 2003

Seller ID: 001665

ISBN: 0805072845

Condition: Fine


In 1957, a small group of scientists, supported by the U.S. government, launched an attempt to build a four-thousand-ton spaceship propelled by nuclear bombs. The initial plan called for missions to Mars by 1965 and Saturn by 1970. After seven years of work, political obstacles brought the effort to a halt. The Orion team, led by the American bomb-designer Theodore B. Taylor, included the physicist Freeman Dyson, whose son George was five years old when the existence... View more info

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A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer

By: George Johnson

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Knopf: 2003

Seller ID: 001604

ISBN: 0375411933

Condition: As New


The first book to prepare us for the next big--perhaps the biggest--breakthrough in the short history of the cyberworld: the development of the quantum computer. The newest Pentium chip driving personal computers packs 40 million electronic switches onto a piece of silicon the size of a thumbnail. It is dramatically smaller and more powerful than anything that has come before it. If this incredible shrinking act continues, the logical culmination is a computer in whi... View more info

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Beyond Genetics: Putting the Power of DNA to Work in Your Life

By: Glenn McGee

Price: $4.99

Publisher: William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001537

ISBN: 0060008008

Condition: Fine


Just as digital technology transformed our world faster and in ways that would have been unimaginable mere decades ago, genetic science is about to radically alter our lives -- and in ways perhaps even more dramatic and profound. Sooner than you can imagine, human beings will be capable of diagnosing their own illnesses, designating the sex of their children, even designing the food they eat -- all as easily as using a cell phone. The genetic revolution has arrived, t... View more info

The Day the World Ended

By: Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan Witts

Price: $19.99

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1970

Seller ID: 002058

ISBN: 0345018958

Condition: Good


The spectacular story of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the Western Hemisphere: the 1902 volcano that destroyed St Pierre on the island of Martinique. This book reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and plunged into terrifying darkness. View more info

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The Roving Mind

By: Isaac Asimov

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 1983

Seller ID: 001023

ISBN: 0879752017

Condition: Good


Isaac Asimov's death on April 6, 1992, was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought. The vision of one of America's most prolific authors is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in this fascinating collection of essays. Asimov demonstrates his extraordinary skill at disseminating knowledge from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines as his "roving mind" ranges from the polemical to the persuasive, from the speculative to the realisti... View more info

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Chaos: Making a New Science

By: James Gleick

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Seller ID: 001583

ISBN: 0140092501

Condition: Very Good


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Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation

By: Joao Magueijo

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2004

Seller ID: 001625

ISBN: 0142003611

Condition: Fine


What if the speed of light?now accepted as one of the unchanging foundations of modern physics?were not constant? Brilliant young physicist Jo?o Magueijo puts forth the heretical idea that light once traveled faster, in the very early days of the universe?an idea that may dethrone Einstein and forever change our understanding of the universe. Solving the most intractable problems of cosmology in one brilliant leap, Magueijo's varying-speed-of-light theory (VSL) could hav... View more info

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The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega--the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe

By: John D. Barrow

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001663

ISBN: 0375422218

Condition: Fine


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