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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780691635019 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $172.50 | About this edition: 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.
9780691085913 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $47.50 | About this edition: 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.

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9780691606200 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780198718635 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Nuclear physics began long before the identification of fundamental particles, with J.
9780521293716, titled "The Merchant of Venice" | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 1988, cover price $13.00 | also contains The Merchant of Venice | About this edition: An international team of scholars offers: • modernised, easily accessible texts • ample but unobtrusive academic guidance • attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history • informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare.

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Product Description: 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 of Enrico Fermi, Pontecorvo was one of the most promising nuclear physicists in the world...read more

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9780465069989, titled "Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy" | Basic Books, February 3, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain.

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Product Description: "This is Frank Close's masterpiece — his best book, and one of the very best introductions to physics for the layperson. Close is a master expositor." — The (London) Sunday Times"Close's writing is beguiling, mingling personal and historical anecdote with carefully measured doses of exposition in such a way as to guide the reader painlessly into rather deep intellectual waters...read more

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9780198503804 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 25, 2000, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: For many centuries, scientists have investigated the "fearful symmetry" that seemed to underlie the Universe.

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9780486491677 | Revised edition (Dover Pubns, January 15, 2014), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "This is Frank Close's masterpiece — his best book, and one of the very best introductions to physics for the layperson.
9780198662679 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 31, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: As we begin a new millennium, it becomes clearer that true understanding of our Universe will come only from identifying and understanding the asymmetries that surround us.

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Product Description: 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 the universe reasonable...read more

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9780465021444 | Basic Books, November 29, 2011, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider.

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9780465063826 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, June 25, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider.

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Product Description: Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. These tiny, ghostly particles are formed by the billions in stars and pass through us constantly, unseen, at almost the speed of light. Yet half a century after their discovery, we still know less about them than all the other varieties of matter that have ever been seen...read more

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9780199695997 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2012), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe.

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Product Description: The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high: the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to be won...read more
By Frank Close and Jonathan Cowley (narrator)

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9781452637082 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 26, 2012), cover price $95.99 | About this edition: The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom.

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Product Description: A new revision guide for students taking introductory physics courses, be they physics majors, or maths or engineering students. •Informal style – a student to student approach •Readers are assumed to have a basic understanding of the subject •Notes are used to highlight the major equations, show where they come from and how they can be used and applied •The aim is to consolidate understanding, not teach the basics from scratc...read more
By Frank Close (foreword by) and Lowry A. Kirkby

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9781904842682 | Scion Pub Ltd, December 15, 2011, cover price $52.99 | About this edition: A new revision guide for students taking introductory physics courses, be they physics majors, or maths or engineering students.

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Product Description: What remains when you eliminate all matter? Can empty space—a void—exist?  Frank Close takes the reader on a lively and accessible tour through ancient ideas and cultural superstitions (including Aristotle, who insisted that the vacuum was impossible) to the frontiers of current scientific research...read more

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9781402775383, titled "The Void: A Brief Insight" | Sterling Pub Co Inc, May 4, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: What remains when you eliminate all matter?
9780199225903 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 23, 2008, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: An eminent scientist takes readers on an accessible odyssey in search of the concept of 'nothing' that journeys from ancient ideas and cultural traditions to the latest scientific research, revealing how scientists have studied the void and discussing the history of the vacuum, theories on the nature of time and space, and other discoveries.

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Product Description: Of all the mind-bending discoveries of physics--quarks, black holes, strange attractors, curved space--the existence of antimatter is one of the most bizarre. It is also one of the most difficult, literally and figuratively, to grasp...read more

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9780199550166 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 30, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Of all the mind-bending discoveries of physics--quarks, black holes, strange attractors, curved space--the existence of antimatter is one of the most bizarre.

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9780199578870 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 4, 2010, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Of all the mind-bending discoveries of physics--quarks, black holes, strange attractors, curved space--the existence of antimatter is one of the most bizarre.

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Product Description: Handbook of Physics is a veritable toolbox for rapid access to a wealth of physics information for everyday use in problem solving, homework, and examinations. This complete reference includes not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also experimental methods used in practice...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780387952697 | Springer Verlag, April 1, 2002, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Handbook of Physics is a veritable toolbox for rapid access to a wealth of physics information for everyday use in problem solving, homework, and examinations.

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Product Description: 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 accessible journey that ranges from ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research, illuminating the story of how scientists have explored the void and the rich discoveries they have made there...read more

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9780199225866 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 26, 2009, cover price $11.95

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9781531815141 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 9, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: This short, smart audiobook tells you everything you need to know about "nothing.

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Product Description: 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 experimental, this book provides an authoritative overview on the subject...read more
By Frank Close (editor), Sandy Donnachie (editor) and Graham Shaw (editor)

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9780521844208 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2007, cover price $244.99 | About this edition: 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.

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9780521115940 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, July 23, 2009), cover price $89.99 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781584887980 | Taylor & Francis, December 7, 2006, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Not since Newton’s apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close’s Cosmic Onion.

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Product Description: Boasting more than three hundred illustrations, the majority in full color, The Particle Odyssey takes us on an exhilarating tour of the subatomic world. The pictures here are truly marvelous--over 100 of the best images ever taken of particle 'events'--mysterious, abstract, often beautiful photographs of the tracks of subatomic particles as they speed, curve, dance, or explode through cloud and bubble chambers, stacks of photographic emulsion, and giant multi-element detectors...read more

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9780198609438 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 17, 2004, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Boasting more than three hundred illustrations, the majority in full color, The Particle Odyssey takes us on an exhilarating tour of the subatomic world.

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Product Description: Boasting more than three hundred illustrations, the majority in full color, The Particle Odyssey takes us on an exhilarating tour of the subatomic world. The pictures here are truly marvelous--over 100 of the best images ever taken of particle 'events'--mysterious, abstract, often beautiful photographs of the tracks of subatomic particles as they speed, curve, dance, or explode through cloud and bubble chambers, stacks of photographic emulsion, and giant multi-element detectors...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780198504863 | New edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2002), cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Boasting more than three hundred illustrations, the majority in full color, The Particle Odyssey takes us on an exhilarating tour of the subatomic world.

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Product Description: The Particle Explosion is a spectacular illustrated tour of the subatomic world, the first book to describe to the general reader how the study of basic particles over the last hundred years has led us closer to an understanding of the origins of the Universe...read more

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9780198519652 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 1987, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Describes the development of the field of particle physics, examines the nature of matter and energy, and profiles the careers of leading particle physicists

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9780198539995 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 1994), cover price $22.50 | About this edition: The Particle Explosion is a spectacular illustrated tour of the subatomic world, the first book to describe to the general reader how the study of basic particles over the last hundred years has led us closer to an understanding of the origins of the Universe.

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Product Description: The second course of the International School on Physics with Low Energy Antiprotons was held in Erice, Sicily at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, from May 20 to May 31, 1987. The School is dedicated to physics accessible to experiments using low energy antiprotons, especially in view of operation of the LEAR facility at CERN with the upgraded antiproton source AAC (Antiproton Accumulator AA and Antiproton Collector ACOL)...read more

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9780306430985 | Plenum Pub Corp, February 1, 1989, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The second course of the International School on Physics with Low Energy Antiprotons was held in Erice, Sicily at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, from May 20 to May 31, 1987.

Explores the nature of the universe and studies the potential risks to the earth from natural forces beyond the control of humankind, as well as examining space colonization and the future evolution of the human race

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9780688084134 | William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1989, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Explores the nature of the universe and studies the potential risks to the earth from natural forces beyond the control of humankind, as well as examining space colonization and the future evolution of the human race

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