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Product Description: In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E...read more

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9781250109637 | Picador USA, November 1, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like.

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New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanicsLife 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? Using first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge illustrates 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 describe 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.– Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

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9780307986818 | Crown Pub, July 28, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanicsLife is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be?

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9780307986825 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, July 26, 2016), cover price $17.00

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9781681413181 | Unabridged edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, July 28, 2015), cover price $49.99
9781681413228 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, July 28, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be?

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9780307986795 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, October 23, 2012), cover price $15.00

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Product Description: A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.   Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.  These we call paradoxes.  The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds...read more

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9780593069301 | Gardners Books, April 12, 2012, cover price $23.20 | About this edition: A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.

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Product Description: A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science had their roots in the Arab world of the middle ages, a period when much of Western Christendom lay in intellectual darkness...read more

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9780143120568 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, March 27, 2012), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781439885598, titled "Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines" | 2 edition (CRC Pr I Llc, December 8, 2011), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780750305600 | Taylor & Francis, October 1, 1999, cover price $35.95

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9781420050738, titled "Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines" | Taylor & Francis, January 1, 1999, cover price $32.95

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A team of physicists guides readers on an eye-opening journey into the structure of the natural world, probing the most important unanswered questions about matter and the nature of the nucleus.

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9781421403519 | 2 edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, January 19, 2012), cover price $35.00
9780801868603 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, December 1, 2001, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A team of physicists guides readers on an eye-opening journey into the structure of the natural world, probing the most important unanswered questions about matter and the nature of the nucleus.

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Product Description: A concise but knowledgeable introduction to some of the most important scientific theories, this book discusses topics including chaos theory, natural selection, Schrödinger's cat, and relativity in no more than two pages, 300 words, and a single illustration...read more
By Jim Al-Khalili (collaborator), Susan Blackmore (collaborator), Michael Brooks (collaborator), John Gribbin (collaborator) and Christian Jarrett (collaborator)

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9788498014419 | Blume, March 1, 2010, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A concise but knowledgeable introduction to some of the most important scientific theories, this book discusses topics including chaos theory, natural selection, Schrödinger's cat, and relativity in no more than two pages, 300 words, and a single illustration.

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Product Description: This is the second volume in a series of lecture notes based on the highly s- cessful Euro Summer School on Exotic Beams that has been running yearly since 1993 (apart from 1999) and is planned to continue to do so. It is the aim of the School and these lecture notes to provide an introduction to - dioactive ion beam (RIB) physics at the level of graduate students and young postdocs starting out in the ?eld...read more
By Jim Al-Khalili (editor)

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9783540337867 | Springer Verlag, September 15, 2006, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: This is the second volume in a series of lecture notes based on the highly s- cessful Euro Summer School on Exotic Beams that has been running yearly since 1993 (apart from 1999) and is planned to continue to do so.
9783540223993 | Springer Verlag, October 16, 2004, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: Research with radioactive ion beams has entered a new era with the advent of energetic beams of radioactive nuclei able to induce nuclear reactions.

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A physicist introduces the fascinating but complex world of quantum physics for lay readers in a book full of specific and graphic examples of quantum theory in action. Reprint.

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9781841882383 | Reprint edition (Orion Pub Co, September 1, 2004), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A physicist introduces the fascinating but complex world of quantum physics for lay readers in a book full of specific and graphic examples of quantum theory in action.

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Explains the history and culture leading to the development of quantum theory, its successes in explaining natural phenomena, and its applications in everyday life.

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9780297843054 | Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, May 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Explains the history and culture leading to the development of quantum theory, its successes in explaining natural phenomena, and its applications in everyday life.

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