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Brian Edward Cox OBE, FRS is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
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What Is Real?
The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
by Adam Becker (Sep 02, 2019)
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"A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science." --New York Times Book ReviewEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's solipsistic a...
Life Ascending
The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
by Nick Lane (Jun 13, 2010)
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Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.New Scientist Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolutions history by describing its ten greatest invention...
Gravity
An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity
by James B. Hartle (Jan 04, 2003)
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The aim of this groundbreaking new book is to bring general relativity into the undergraduate curriculum and make this fundamental theory accessible to all physics majors. Using a "physics first" approach to the subject, renowned relativist James B. Hartle provides a fluent and accessible introduction that uses a minimum of new mathematics and is i...
Empire of the Clouds
When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World
by James Hamilton-Paterson (Apr 30, 2011)
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In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they were. The sleek Comet, the first jet airliner. The awesome delta-winged Vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. The Hawker Hunter, the most beautiful fi...