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Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

by MARTINUS J G VELTMAN

This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern particle physics accessible to anyone with a true passion for wanting to know how the universe works. We are introduced to the known particles of the world...


The Nobel Prize: The First 100 Years

by NILS RINGERTZ & AGNETA WALLIN LEVINOVITZ

The Nobel Prize, as founded in Alfred Nobel's will, was the first truly international prize. There is no other award with the same global scope and mission. The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology...


Under the Microscope: A Brief History of Microscopy

by WILLIAM J CROFT

This is a brief history of the development of microscopy, from the use of beads and water droplets in ancient Greece, through the simple magnifying glass, to the modern compound microscope. The technology and...


The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


Beating the Odds: The Life and Times of E A Milne

by MEG WESTON-SMITH

E A Milne was one of the giants of 20th century astrophysics and cosmology. His bold ideas, underpinned by his Christianity, sparked controversy — he believed two time scales operate in the universe.

Struggling...


The Quantum Adventure: Does God Play Dice?

by ANN BRESLIN & ALEX MONTWILL

Quantum theory revolutionized physics at the beginning of the last century. Einstein was one of its originators, but as the implications of the theory emerged, he began to have doubts. Are the most basic physical...


The Hidden Face of God

by Gerald L. Schroeder

In a timely fusion of science and faith, the scientist and popular writer Gerald L. Schroeder explains why cutting-edge scientific theories point to a great plan underlying the universe.


Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

by HILARY GLASMAN-DEAL

This book is designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English. It can also be used by English speakers and is a practical, user-friendly book intended as a...


Let There Be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies

by ALEX MONTWILL & JEAN-PIERRE GALAUP

This book is the first of its kind to devote itself at this level to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the...


Newton's Darkness: Two Dramatic Views

by Carl Djerassi & DAVID PINNER

”What purpose is served by showing that England's greatest natural philosopher is flawed … like other mortals?” asks one of the characters in Newton's Darkness. “We need unsullied heroes!” But what...


The Age of Scientific Naturalism: Tyndall and His Contemporaries

by Bernard Lightman & Michael S Reidy

The essays in this volume focus on the way Victorian Physicist John Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and journals and challenge assumptions about who gained authority,...


Reflecting on Darwin

by Eckart Voigts, Barbara Schaff & Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, this collection looks at Darwin's influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture,...


Evolution and the Victorians: Science, Culture and Politics in Darwin's Britain

by Jonathan Conlin

Charles Darwin�s discovery of evolution by natural selection was the greatest scientific discovery of all time. The publication of his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species, is normally taken as the point at...


The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession

by Ken Alder

The story of the lie detector takes us straight into the dark recesses of the American soul. It also leads us on a noir journey through some of the most storied episodes in American history. That is because...


Real Space: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, on and Off Planet

by Paul Levinson

Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop?

Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book,...


Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along

by Stefan Klein & David Dollenmayer

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all...


The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity

by Pedro G. Ferreira

On the eve of the theory's 100th birthday, here is the first complete biography of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, revealing the personal feuds and ideological battles, the decades of neglect, the...


Molecules of an author in search of memory

by Dei, Luigi

Loosely based on Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table, the play has a Fahrenheit 451 setting. In a world without books or memory appears a common man, the Man in the street, with some heets of writing that he cannot...


Experiments in Topology

by Stephen Barr

Classic, lively explanation of one of the byways of mathematics. Klein bottles, Moebius strips, projective planes, map coloring, problem of the Koenigsberg bridges, much more, described with clarity and wit....


The Complete Book of Holograms: How They Work and How to Make Them

by Joseph E. Kasper & Steven A. Feller

Clear, thorough account, without complicated mathematics, explains geometric and zone plate holography and the different types of holograms, along with step-by-step instructions for making holograms. 116 illustrations....