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Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding
Robert Hughes
0394753666
February 1988
Paperback
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Book Review
An extraordinary volume--even a masterpiece--about the early history of Australia that reads like the finest of novels. Hughes captures everything in this complex tableau with narrative finesse that drives the reader ever-deeper into specific facts and greater understanding. He presents compassionate understanding of the plights of colonists--both freemen and convicts--and the Aboriginal peoples they displaced. One of the very best works of history I have ever read. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
For 80 years between 1788 and 1868 England transported its convicts to Australia. This punishment provided the first immigrants and the work force to build the colony. Using diaries, letters, and original sources, Hughes meticulously...


Foundations of Image Science
Harrison H. Barrett, Kyle Myers
0471153001
October 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"...a worthwhile addition to the armamentarium of any serious researcher in image science and will be an opt-quoted reference for many years to come." (Journal of Electrical Imaging, April-June 2005)

In an article whether educational programs for imaging physicists should emphasize science of imaging rather than the technology of imaging, "The new textbook…does appear to be outstanding. It contains over 1500 pages of text, with probably about as many equations...” (Medical Physics, October 2004)

"Foundation of Image Science is comprehensive and the mathematics is rigorous and ubiquitous.” (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 5)

“Containing a clear, detailed and general mathematical description of image formation, representation, and quality assessment, this...



Particle Physics
Frank Close
0192804340
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the
fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author discusses particles such as quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is
essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Benjamin Bederson
0120038382
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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Review
This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated.
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...Allthe articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended.
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated.
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...Allthe articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended.
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles
Bruce H. Lipton
0975991477
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of New Biology. Author Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist. His experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. Dr. Lipton's profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.


Understanding Molecular Simulation (Computational Science Series, Vol 1)
Daan Frenkel, B. Smit
0122673514
October 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"... this book brilliantly lays down the scientific foundations of the simulational approach ..." Prof. Kurt Binder in Physics World, 1997

"... a treasure. The book is a marvellous mix of just enough formalism with an informal and readable style, sufficient detail to understand methodological advances, appropriate mathematics ..." Prof. Mark A. Ratner in Physics Today, 1997

Review
"... this book brilliantly lays down the scientific foundations of the simulational approach ..." Prof. Kurt Binder in Physics World, 1997

"... a treasure. The book is a marvellous mix of just enough formalism with an informal and readable style, sufficient detail to understand methodological advances, appropriate mathematics ..." Prof. Mark A. Ratner in Physics Today, 1997


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Benjamin Bederson
0120038420
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the Series
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
Praise for the Series
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in...


Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor
Herve This
023113312X
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in France, This's book documents the sensory phenomena of eating and uses basic physics to put to bed many culinary myths. In each short chapter This presents a piece of debatable conventional wisdom-such as whether it is better to make a stock by placing meat in already boiling water, or water before it is boiled-and gives its history, often quoting famous French chefs, before making scientific pronouncements. In the chapter on al dente pasta, for instance, This discusses pasta-making experiments, the science behind cooking it and whether it is better to use oil or butter to prevent it from sticking. Most of the discussions revolve around common practices and phenomenon-chilling wine, why spices are spicy, how to best cool a hot drink-but more than a few are either irrelevant or...


Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Michio Kaku
0385484992
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Take it easy: that's Michio Kaku's motto. Given the extraordinary advances science has thrown up in time for the millennium, the only way you could possibly fit them into a single volume is by a correspondingly massive simplification.

Subtitled How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond, Visions assumes that, by and large, scientists get to do whatever they like, that all technologies are consumer technologies, and that consumers welcome anything and everything science throws at them. Kaku gets away with this frankly dodgy strategy by dint of sheer hard work. He has based his predictions on interviews with more than 150 renowned working scientists; he integrates these interviews with a huge body of original journalistic material; and, above all, he roots that mass of information on an entirely reasonable...



Fundamentals of Plasma Chemistry
Mitio Inokuti
0120038439
Oct 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
-M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
-G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
-M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
-G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
Steven Strogatz
0786868449
March 5, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Strogatz is a Cornell mathematician and pioneer of the science of synchrony, which brings mathematics, physics and biology to bear on the mystery of how spontaneous order occurs at every level of the cosmos, from the nucleus on up. In this eminently accessible and entertaining book, Strogatz explores the mysterious synchrony achieved by fireflies that flash in unison by the thousands, and the question of what makes our own body clocks synchronize with night and day and even with one another. He explores the sync of inanimate objects, inadvertently discovered by Christiaan Huygens in 1665 when he observed that his two pendulum clocks would swing in unison when they were within a certain distance of each other. A case of spontaneous synchrony occurred on the 2000 opening of the Millennium footbridge in London when...


Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley Science Paperback Series)
Craig F. Bohren, Donald R. Huffman
0471293407

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Book Description
Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles
Treating absorption and scattering in equal measure, this self-contained, interdisciplinary study examines and illustrates how small particles absorb and scatter light. The authors emphasize that any discussion of the optical behavior of small particles is inseparable from a full understanding of the optical behavior of the parent material-bulk matter. To divorce one concept from the other is to render any study on scattering theory seriously incomplete.
Special features and important topics covered in this book include:
* Classical theories of optical properties based on idealized models
* Measurements for three representative materials: magnesium oxide, aluminum, and water
* An extensive discussion of electromagnetic theory
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Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way It Comes Apart
Mark E. Eberhart
0641695470

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Electron Collisions with Molecules in Gases
Mineo Kimura
0120038447
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Physiology, Updated 5th Edition with STUDENT CONSULT Access
Robert M. Berne
0323033903
December 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Here is a comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date textbook of human physiology that emphasizes fundamental mechanisms and concepts. One of the leading texts in its field, PHYSIOLOGY is known for its direct, scientific approach to the subject matter. Its well-respected authors use an organ system-based approach to clearly describe all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function. This 5th Edition features a greatly increased emphasis on molecular biology and genetic diseases. And, the Nervous System section has been completely reorganized in accordance with the latest trends in medical education.

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Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid searches. Integrate bonus content...


Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Second Edition
Gary A. Eiceman
0849322472
July 26, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
An updated and expanded version of the first edition, which was published in 1993, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Second Edition provides greater insight into this important analytical technique. The new edition includes information on the advances in the research and application of IMS, including its use as a measurement technology for explosive device detection at airports, chemical weapons detection, air quality monitoring, and drug detection. It contains new chapters on biological ion mobility spectrometry, and field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry includes a CD-ROM containing a library of spectral data and electronic schematics to illustrate the concepts in the text.

Book Info
Surveys the history and roots of MIS technology, and summarizes the present state of...


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Mineo Kimura
0120038455
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
Praise for the Series
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Benjamin Bederson
0120038463
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity
Stuart Kauffman
0195111303
November 1996
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The best treatment I have yet encountered about how order emerges naturally -- and possibly even necessarily -- out of chaos. Profoundly important, and considerably more informed than better-known pop-science treatments of chaos theory. Very highly recommended.

Steven Jay Gould
Kauffman has done more than anyone else to supply the key missing piece of the propensity for self-organization that can join the random and the deterministic forces of evolution in a satisfactory theory of life's order.

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Mechanics of the Cell
David Boal
0521796814
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Review
'In Mechanics of the Cell David Boal explains the mechanical properties of the biopolymers found within cells ... for graduate students in the general field and for biotechnologists required to consider added dimensions to their work it represents a comprehensive text that ought to make it a standard reference for many years.' Ian Jones, Chemistry in Britain
'If we were really honest with ourselves, most of us would have to admit that we often take the humble biological cell for granted ... David Boal describes the architecture of the biological cell's internal and external structure in extensive detail ... This book is highly detailed; by virtue of the incredibly complex mechanics underlying the specialised properties of biological cells, it needs to be!' Kevin Coward, Biologist
'This book is by a physicist attempting...


Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction to the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Astronomical Spectra
Jonathan Tennyson
1860945295
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Nearly all the information we know about the Universe comes from the study of light as it reaches us. The understanding of this information contained in light requires both telescopes capable of resolving light into its different component colors, as well as detailed knowledge of the quantum mechanical behavior of atoms and molecules. This unique book, which is based on a third-year undergraduate course given by the author at University College London, presents the basic atomic and molecular physics necessary to understand and interpret astronomical spectra. It explains what information can be extracted from these spectra and how. Extensive use is made of contemporary astronomical spectral data to both motivate the study of the underlying atomic physics and to illustrate the results.


What is Life : With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto)
Erwin Schrodinger (Foreword), Roger Penrose
0521427088
January 31, 1992
Paperback
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Review
'This book is a gem with many facets ... one can read it in a few hours; one will not forget it in a lifetime.' Scientific American
'Erwin Schrödinger, iconoclastic physicist, stood at the pivotal point of history when physics was the midwife of the new science of molecular biology. In these little books he set down, clearly and concisely, most of the great conceptual issues that confront the scientist who would attempt to unravel the mysteries of life. This combined volume should be compulsory reading for all students who are seriously concerned with truly deep issues of science.' Paul Davies
'... this remains a classic, written with great insight and modesty ...'. Human Nature

Review
"One of the great science classics of the 20th century.... This is the book that provided...


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Academic Press
0120038471
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the Series
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
This series, established in 1965, is concerned with recent developments in the general area of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. The field is in a state of rapid growth, as new experimental and theoretical techniques are used on many old and new problems. Topics covered also include related applied areas, such as...


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Benjamin Bederson
012003848X
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the series
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
- G.HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Review
Praise for the series
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
- G.HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Second Edition : With Applications to Colloidal and Biological Systems
Jacob N. Israelachvili
0123751810
January 15, 1992
Hardcover
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Review
From the Reviews of the First Edition:

"Every once in a while a marvelous new book appears...a small gem in which are condensed the principles of phenomena that are governed by medium and long-term forces...A lucid and original examination of fundamental forces."
ACCELERATOR NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 1988

Review
From the Reviews of the First Edition:

"Every once in a while a marvelous new book appears...a small gem in which are condensed the principles of phenomena that are governed by medium and long-term forces...A lucid and original examination of fundamental forces."
ACCELERATOR NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 1988

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Atoms, Molecules and Photons: An Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics
Wolfgang Demtroder
3540206310
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics explains how our present model of atoms and molecules has been developed over the last two centuries, both by many experimental discoveries and, from the theoretical side, by the introduction of quantum physics to the adequate description of micro-particles. It illustrates the wave model of particles by many examples and shows the limits of classical description. The interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atoms and molecules and its potential for spectroscopy is outlined in great detail and, in particular, lasers as modern spectroscopic tools are discussed thoroughly. Many examples and problems with solutions are offered to encourage readers to actively participate in applying and adapting the theory to specific situations.


The New World of Mr Tompkins : George Gamow's Classic Mr Tompkins in Paperback
George Gamow, et al
0521630096
September 16, 1999
Hardcover
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From Scientific American
Some 60 years ago physicist Gamow conceived the notion of presenting scientific ideas to the layperson through the medium of a fictional character, C.G.H. Tompkins, "a bank clerk interested in modern science." (Tompkins's initials derive from three fundamental physical constants: c, the velocity of light; G, the gravitational constant; and h, the quantum constant.) Gamow produced two popular books featuring Tompkins and then combined them in Mr. Tompkins in Paperback. Now science writer Stannard presents a considerably revised version of that book. Tompkins is still a willing if rather dim learner in his associations with a physicist identified only as "the professor." Gamow and Stannard, through the professor and his daughter, Maud (who marries Tompkins in chapter 10), deal with such concepts as relativity,...


Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Benjamin Bederson
0120038498
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Praise for the Series
"This volume maintains the authoritative standards of the series...The editors and publishers are to be congratulated."
--M.S. CHILD in PHYSICS BULLETIN
"Maintains the high standards of earlier volumes in the series...All the articles are written by experts in the field, and their summaries are most timely...Strongly recommended."
--G. HERZBERG in AMERICAN SCIENTIST --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
This series, established in 1965, is concerned with recent developments in the general area of atomic, molecular and optical physics. The field is in a state of rapid growth, as new experimental and theoretical techniques are used on many old and new problems.

Topics covered include related applied areas,...


Nanoelectronics and Nanosystems
Karl Goser
3540404430
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Nanoelectronics provides an accessible introduction for prospective and practicing electronic engineers, computer scientists and physicists. The overview covers all aspects from underlying technologies to circuits and systems. The challenge of nanoelectronics is not only to manufacture minute structures but also to develop innovative systems for effective integration of the billions of devices. On the system level, various architectures are presented and important features of systems, such as design strategies, processing power, and reliability are discussed. Many specific technologies are presented, including molecular devices, quantum electronic devices, resonant tunnelling devices, single electron devices, superconducting devices, and even devices for DNA and quantum computing. The book also compares these devices...

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