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  • Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

    By Jim Al-Khalili

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250109637
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: May 2017
  • Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines

    By Jim Al-Khalili

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439885598
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: December 2011
    Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology.The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyone, from researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including:Black holesSpace warpsThe Big BangTime travelWormholesParallel universesProfessor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.
  • Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

    By Johnjoe McFadden

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307986825
    • Publisher: Broadway Books
    • Published: July 2016
    New York Times BestsellerLife is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation?      Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on how evolution works,Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics. Bringing together first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science with unparalleled gifts of explanation, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge engages by illustrating one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision?Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe.Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden communicate the excitement of the explosive new field of quantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications, while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life? As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge.From the Hardcover edition.
  • Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics

    By Jim Al-Khalili

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307986795
    • Publisher: Broadway
    • Published: October 2012
    An engaging tour of great scientific paradoxes draws primarily on physics and astronomy and includes conundrums that have stumped history's leading minds, sharing insights that demonstrate how to solve paradoxes by viewing them from specific angles. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • The Euroschool Lectures on Physics With Exotic Beams

    By Jim Al-Khalili

    Our Price: $109.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540337867
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: September 2006
    This is the second volume in a series of Lecture Notes based on the highly succesful Euro Summer School on Exotic Beams. The aim of these notes is to provide a thorough introduction to radioactive ion-beam physics at the level of graduate students and young postdocs starting out in the field. Each volume covers a range of topics from nuclear theory to experiment and applications. Vol I has been published as LNP 651, ISBN 3-540-22399-1.
  • The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

    By Jim al-Khalili

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594202797
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: March 2011
    "A myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded-and enabled-the European Renaissance. The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been hidden from the West. British-Iraqi physicist Jim Al-Khalili unveils that legacy to fascinating effect by returning to its roots in the hubs of Arab innovation that would advance science and jump-start the European Renaissance. Inspired by the Koranic injunction to study closely all of God's works, rulers throughout the Islamic world funded armies of scholars who gathered and translated Persian, Sanskrit, and Greek texts. From the ninth through the fourteenth centuries, these scholars built upon those foundations a scientific revolution that bridged the one-thousand-year gap between the ancient Greeks and the European Renaissance. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science were actually the result of Arab ingenuity: Astronomers laid the foundations for the heliocentric model of the solar system long before Copernicus; physicians accurately described blood circulation and the inner workings of the eye ages before Europeans solved those mysteries; physicists made discoveries that laid the foundation for Newton's theories of optics. But the most significant legacy of Middle Eastern science was its evidence-based approach-the lack of which kept Europeans in the dark throughout the Dark Ages. The father of this experimental approach to science-what we call the scientific method-was an Iraqi physicist who applied it centuries before Europeans first dabbled in it. Al-Khalili details not only how discoveries like these were made, but also how they changed European minds and how they were ultimately obscured by later Western versions of the same principles. With transporting detail, Al-Khalili places the reader in the intellectual and cultural hothouses of the Arab Enlightenment: the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, one of the world's greatest academies, the holy city of Isfahan, the melting pots of Damascus and Cairo, and the embattled Islamic outposts of Spain. Al-Khalili tackles two tantalizing questions: Why did the Arab world enter its own Dark Age after such a dazzling enlightenment? And how much did Arabic learning contribute to makingthe Western world as we know it? Given his singular combination of expertise in both the Western and Middle Eastern scientific traditions, Al-Khalili is uniquely qualified to solve those riddles"--
  • The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

    By Jim al-Khalili

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143120568
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2012
    Many of the innovations we think of as hallmarks of Western science were actually the result of the ingenuity of Arabic scholars during the Middle Ages. Islamic thinkers developed the mathematics Copernicus used in his heliocentric model of the solar system, accurately described blood circulation before Europeans, and made discoveries that laid the foundation for Newton’s theories. In addition to tracing these and many other developments, British-Iraqi physicist Jim al-Khalili tackles two tantalizing questions: How much did Arabic learning contribute to making the Western world, as we know it? And why did the Islamic world enter its own dark age after such a dazzling enlightenment? Notes, Glossary of Scientists, Timeline, Index. 22 illus. 302p.
  • What the Future Looks Like: Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries?and Reveal How Today’s Breakthroughs Are Already Shaping Our World

    By Jim Al-Khalili

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781615194704
    • Publisher: The Experiment
    • Published: April 2018

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