Categories

 > Physics

682 results were found

Sort by:

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
by James Gleick

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

489

Publication Date

February 22, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B><I>New York Times</I> Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (<I>The New York Review of Books</I>).</B><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.</DIV></DIV>
The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unp...
by James Owen Weatherall

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

January 08, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>A look inside the world of “quants” and how science can (and can’t) predict financial markets: “Entertaining and enlightening” (<I>The New York Times</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, “beware of geeks bearing formulas.” But while many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street failed when their abstractions turned ugly in practice, a special breed of physicists has a much deeper history of revolutionizing finance. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris to Rat Pack–era Las Vegas, from wartime government labs to Yippie communes on the Pacific coast, James Owen Weatherall shows how physicists successfully brought their science to bear on some of the thorniest problems in economics, from options pricing to bubbles.<BR />  <BR /> The crisis was partly a failure of mathematical modeling. But even more, it was a failure of some very sophisticated financial institutions to think like physicists. Models—whether in science or finance—have limitations; they break down under certain conditions. And in 2008, sophisticated models fell into the hands of people who didn’t understand their purpose, and didn’t care. It was a catastrophic misuse of science. The solution, however, is not to give up on models; it’s to make them better.<BR />  <BR /> This book reveals the people and ideas on the cusp of a new era in finance, from a geophysicist using a model designed for earthquakes to predict a massive stock market crash to a physicist-run hedge fund earning 2,478.6% over the course of the 1990s. Weatherall shows how an obscure idea from quantum theory might soon be used to create a far more accurate Consumer Price Index. <I>The Physics of Wall Street</I> will change how we think about our economic future.<BR />  <BR /> “Fascinating history . . . Happily, the author has a gift for making complex concepts clear to lay readers.” —<I>Booklist</I></DIV>
Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Reve...
by Raymond Moody

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

December 15, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>The groundbreaking, bestselling classic, now available in a special fortieth-anniversary edition that includes a new Foreword from Eben Alexander, M.D., author of <em>Proof of Heaven</em>, and a new Afterword by the author.</p><p>Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work <em>Life After Life</em> transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1975, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own words, what lies beyond death.</p><p>A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, <em>Life After Life</em> introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the tunnel, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, Todd Burpo, Mary Neal, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.</p>
The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the ...
by Anil Ananthaswamy

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

February 14, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>A tour of the exotic and remote outposts where scientists seek answers to the great mysteries: “A thrilling ride around the globe and around the cosmos.” —Sean Carroll, author of <I>From Eternity to Here</I></B><BR /><BR /> In <I>The Edge of Physics</I>, a science writer journeys to the ends of the Earth—visiting remote and sometimes dangerous places—in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology.<BR />  <BR /> Anil Ananthaswamy treks to the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet, where not even a blade of grass can survive, and the spectacularly clear skies and dry atmosphere allow astronomers to gather brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. He takes us inside the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere’s Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal, where four massive domes open to the sky each night “like a dragon waking up.”<BR />  <BR /> Ananthaswamy also heads deep inside an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota—where half-mile-thick rock shields physicists as they hunt for elusive dark matter particles. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the planet. They are building the world’s largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The stories of the people who work at these and other research sites make for a compelling new portrait of the universe—and our quest to understand it.<BR />  <BR /> “From the top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea to Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider and more, Ananthaswamy paints a vivid picture of scientific investigations in harsh working conditions. . . . Even for readers who don’t know a neutrino from Adam, these interesting tales of human endeavor make <I>The Edge of Physics</I> a trip worth taking.” —<I>Bookpage</I><BR />  <BR /> “Ananthaswamy journeys to several geographically and scientifically extreme outposts, and returns not only with engaging portraits of the men and women who work there, but also a vibrant glimpse of how cutting-edge research is actually performed. Part history lesson, part travelogue, part adventure story, ‘The Edge of Physics’ is a wonder-steeped page-turner.” —<I>Seed Magazine</I><BR />  <BR /> “Ananthaswamy displays a writer’s touch for the fascinating detail.” —<I>The Washington Post</I></DIV>
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

August 03, 2006

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. </b><br /><br />Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals:<br /><br />• How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world<br />• Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre<br />• That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise<br />• How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head<br /><br />A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Award finalist, <i>This Is Your Brain on Music</i> will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
by , Neil Turok

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 29, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Two world-renowned scientists present an audacious new vision of the cosmos that “steals the thunder from the Big Bang theory.” —</b><i><b>Wall Street Journal</b><br /></i><br />The Big Bang theory—widely regarded as the leading explanation for the origin of the universe—posits that space and time sprang into being about 14 billion years ago in a hot, expanding fireball of nearly infinite density. Over the last three decades the theory has been repeatedly revised to address such issues as how galaxies and stars first formed and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up today. Furthermore, an explanation has yet to be found for what caused the Big Bang in the first place.<br /><br />In <i>Endless Universe</i>, Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok, both distinguished theoretical physicists, present a bold new cosmology. Steinhardt and Turok “contend that what we think of as the moment of creation was simply part of an infinite cycle of titanic collisions between our universe and a parallel world” (<i>Discover</i>). They recount the remarkable developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory that form the basis for their groundbreaking “Cyclic Universe” theory. According to this theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time but the bridge to a past filled with endlessly repeating cycles of evolution, each accompanied by the creation of new matter and the formation of new galaxies, stars, and planets.<br /><br /><i>Endless Universe</i> provides answers to longstanding problems with the Big Bang model, while offering a provocative new view of both the past and the future of the cosmos.  It is a “theory that could solve the cosmic mystery” (<i>USA Today</i>).
9/11 Holding the Truth
by Andrew Johnson

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The truth about what happened to the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001 was discovered by Dr Judy Wood, through careful research between 2001 and 2008. The author of this book, Andrew Johnson, had a “good view” of how later parts of Dr Wood’s research “came together.” Not only that, he was also involved in activities, correspondence and research which illustrated that this truth was being deliberately covered up. This book is a companion and follow-up volume to “9/11 Finding The Truth” – and documents ongoing (and successful) efforts to keep the truth out of the reach of most of the population.<br /><br />Evidence in this book, gathered over a period of 12 years, shows that the cover up is “micro-managed,” internationally and even globally. The book names people who are involved in the cover up. It illustrates how they often stick to “talking points” and seem to have certain patterns of behaviour. It attempts to illustrate how difficult it is to prevent the truth from being marginalised, attacked and “muddled up.” Additionally, other evidence pertaining to the events of 9/11 is studied in an attempt to show the vast implications of what is now known. The book aims to open the reader’s mind to the power of the group or groups that perpetrated this enormous deception. At the same time, it is shown that the secrets revealed contain the knowledge for positively transforming the world we live in.<br /><br />Please consider reviews of this book very carefully. The subject matter will not be popular. Are you ready for the truth...?<br />
Fire-Maker: How Humans Were Designed to Harness Fire and Transfor...
by Michael Denton

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

September 05, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
From computers to airplanes to life-giving medicines, the technological marvels of our world were made possible by the human use of fire. But the use of fire itself was made possible by an array of features built into the human body and the planet. In <i>Fire-Maker</i>, biologist Michael Denton explores the special features of nature that equipped human beings to harness the powers of fire and remake their world.
The Essential Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy: An Introduction to the S...
by Rudolf Steiner

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

508

Publication Date

July 17, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Collected here in this omnibus edition are five of Rudolf Steiner's most important works: 'Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man,' 'An Esoteric Cosmology,' 'Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path,' 'An Introduction to Waldorf Education,' and 'How to Know Higher Worlds.' Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, literary scholar, educator, artist, playwright, social thinker, and esotericist.
The Nikola Tesla Treasury
by Nikola Tesla

Price : $2 or less

Language

English

Pages

670

Publication Date

July 01, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Here's the Tesla collection you've been waiting for: 214 figures; 668 pages; and 107 articles, letters to editors, and lectures. All the famous lectures and articles that you'd expect are here, You'll also get his many letters to editors, commenting on Marconi, Edison, and many issues of the day. And if that wasn't enough you'll also get other articles that you've heard about but probably never seen. This is an amazing collection that will give you the most complete look into the mind of Nikola Tesla, who has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla's ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com