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  • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199225866

    What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, v…

  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804341

    In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascina…

  • Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718635

    Nuclear physics began long before the identification of fundamental particles, with J. J. Thomson's discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which implied the existence of a positive charge in the atom to make it neutral. In this Ve…

  • The Infinity Puzzle

    The Infinity Puzzle
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199673308

    We are living in a Golden Age of Physics. Forty or so years ago, three brilliant, yet little-known scientists - an American, a Dutchman, and an Englishman - made breakthroughs which later inspired the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CER…

  • Lucifer's Legacy

    Lucifer's Legacy
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486491677

    This thought-provoking work by a physicist and popular science writer explores the origins of asymmetry from the molecular level to that of the universe at large. His cosmic "tour" ranges from the development of human embryos to the mysterious Higgs…

  • Trinity

    Trinity
    av Frank Close

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780141986449

    "Trinity" was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Trinity is now also the extraordinary story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and…

  • 30-Second Quantum Theory

    30-Second Quantum Theory
    av Brian Clegg

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848316669

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea,…

  • 30-Second Quantum Theory

    30-Second Quantum Theory
    av Brian Clegg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785782916

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea,…

  • The Scientists

    The Scientists

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780500251911

    This book tells the remarkable lives of the pioneers of science – from Galileo and Newton, Faraday and Darwin, Pasteur and Marie Curie, to Einstein, Freud, Turing, and Crick and Watson. A series of seventy articles, written by an international…

  • Half Life

    Half Life
    av Frank Close

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780747460

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other si…

  • Eclipse ? Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

    Eclipse ? Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon
    av Frank Close

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198795490

    On 21 August 2017, over 100 million people will gather in a narrow belt across the USA to witness the most watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse - Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, written by the widely read popular science author Fra…

  • Too Hot to Handle

    Too Hot to Handle
    av Frank Close

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691635019

    Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1…

  • Too Hot to Handle

    Too Hot to Handle
    av Frank Close

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691606200

    Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1…

  • Invasive Birds

    Invasive Birds

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789242065

    Examining globally invasive alien birds, the first part of this book provides an account of 32 global avian invasive species (as listed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group, ISSG). It acts as a one stop reference volume; it assesses current inva…

  • Half-Life

    Half-Life
    av Frank Close

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465069989

    It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Who was he, and what caused him to disappear? Was he simply a physicist, or also a spy and communist radical? A protégé…

  • The Infinity Puzzle

    The Infinity Puzzle
    av Frank Close

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465063826

    Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake,what we're really testing is our capacity to make th…

  • The Mystery of Mass

    The Mystery of Mass

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241521144

    On 4 July 2012, the announcement came that one of the longest-running mysteries in physics had finally been solved: the Higgs boson, the missing piece in understanding why particles have mass. On the rostrum, surrounded by jostling physicists and me…

  • Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass

    Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541620803

    The first major biography of Peter Higgs, revealing how a short burst of work changed modern physics On July 4, 2012, the announcement came that one of the longest-running mysteries in physics had been solved: the Higgs boson, the missing piece in u…

  • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781531815141

    This short, smart audiobook tells you everything you need to know about "nothing." What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - "nothing" - exist? To answer these questions, eminent scientist Frank Close takes us on a lively and…

  • Eclipses

    Eclipses
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190902469

    "Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse?" If the question caused you to search your memory, the correct answer would have been "no." A common response is: "Yes—I saw one, it was about 90% partial eclipse where I lived." A 90% partial eclipse…

  • Eclipses

    Eclipses
    av Frank Close

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190902476

    "Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse?" If the question caused you to search your memory, the correct answer would have been "no." A common response is: "Yes—I saw one, it was about 90% partial eclipse where I lived." A 90% partial eclipse…

  • African American Connecticut Explored

    African American Connecticut Explored

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819573995

    The numerous essays by many of the state’s leading historians in African American Connecticut Explored document an array of subjects beginning from the earliest years of the state’s colonization around 1630 and continuing well into the 2…

  • African American Connecticut Explored

    African American Connecticut Explored

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819573988

    The numerous essays by many of the state's leading historians in African American Connecticut Explored document an array of subjects beginning from the earliest years of the state's colonization around 1630 and continuing well into the 20th century.…

  • Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire

    Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire
    av Rob Close

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300215588

    Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire are among the least-explored counties in Scotland, but no other area can lay claim to their astounding diversity of character, from the wild remote moorland of the south to the landscape of the Clyde estuary in the north…

  • Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy

    Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy
    av Frank Close

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781531824761

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other si…

  • The New Cosmic Onion

    The New Cosmic Onion
    av Frank Close

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138429703

    Not since Newton?s apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close?s Cosmic Onion. Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. Translated in…

  • The New Cosmic Onion

    The New Cosmic Onion
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781584887980

    Not since Newton’s apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close’s Cosmic Onion. Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. T…

  • Electromagnetic Interactions and Hadronic Structure

    Electromagnetic Interactions and Hadronic Structure

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521115940

    The distribution of quarks within protons and neutrons, their interactions, and how they define the properties of protons, neutrons and nuclei, are subjects of major research worldwide. Written by leading experts in the field, both theoretical and e…

  • Antimatter

    Antimatter
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198831914

    Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and ant…

  • Neutrino

    Neutrino
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199695997

    What are neutrinos? Why does nature need them? What use are they? Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. Formed in certain radioactive decays, they pass through most matter with ease. These tiny, ghostly particles are fo…