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The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves

W. Brian Arthur - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
“More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being,” says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technology’s irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone ...
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Song of Two Worlds

Alan Lightman - 2009 - Mathematics - No preview available
After a mysterious personal tragedy, the narrator of this story has lost his faith in all things and lives "hung like a dried fly", empty and haunted by his past. He awakes one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something ...
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A Tenth of a Second: A History

Jimena Canales - 2010 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn’t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, the impact on modern science and society ...
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Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume V: Atmospheric Optics, Modulators ...

Michael Bass, Casimer DeCusatis, Jay Enoch, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Guifang Li, Carolyn MacDonald, Virendra Mahajan, Eric Van Stryland - 2009 - Science - Snippet view
The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain ...
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An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Bernard F. Burke, Francis Graham-Smith - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
This well-established, graduate-level textbook is a thorough introduction to radio telescopes and techniques for students and researchers new to the subject.
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Primordial cosmology

Patrick Peter, Jean-Philippe Uzan - 2009 - Science - Snippet view
This book aims at giving the basis of primordial cosmology. The book is self-contained in the sense that all the elements for the derivations of the presented results are given. It can be used as a textbook to study cosmology. It is divided into ...
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Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe

Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee - 2000 - Science - Limited preview
What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology ...
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Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies

Lars Lindberg Christensen, Davide de Martin, Raquel Yumi Shida - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
Like no other telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us magnificent high resolution views of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies. Hubble's images are snapshots in time and catch the colliding galaxies ...
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