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Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World
by Clifford Pickover
An ingenious blend of science fiction and computer graphics explores the biology, sociology, and technology of the Latoo+a5carfian civilization of Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter.


The Golem at Large: What You Should Know About Technology
by Harry Collins, Trevor Pinch
Science, as explained in this book, is a very human activity with the full range of problems and possibilities of which man himself is capable. Explained within this book, is the findings of science and exactly how science goes about making progress. This is a very interesting and insightful read. Recommended to pracitioners of science and to students who are studying any type of science. Recommended to the layman who wishes to know more about how science really works.


Knotted Doughnuts And Other Mathematical Entertainments
by Martin Gardner
Gardner weaves the magic of mathematics in this awesome math 'thriller'.It appeals to all mathematical levels from novice to the advanced student.


New World of Mr. Tompkins
by Gamow & Stannard
Mr Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed and informed young and old alike since the publication of the hugely successful Mr. Tompkins in Paperback (by George Gamow) in 1965. He is now back in a new set of adventures exploring the extreme edges of the universe--the smallest, the largest, the fastest, the farthest. This new text is revised, updated and expanded by best-selling popular-science author Russell Stannard). It deals with such concepts as relativity, quantum theory and the structure of the atom. The reader will get both entertainment and plenty of information about modern physics and astrophysics.


One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
by Demi
One of my favorite stories by one of my favorite authors. A delightful way to teach children the advantages of geometric progressions.


Scrooge's Cryptic Carol: Visions of Energy, Time, & Quantum Nature
by Robert Gilmore
Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular Alice in Quantumland presents a delightful takeoff on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, where the three visitations represent Science Past, Science Present, and Science Future. For everyone who wants a playful, painless, yet surprisingly sophisticated introduction to the ideas of modern physics, this is a brilliant tour de force and a charming read. 35 illustrations.


Three Prophetic Science Fiction Novels of H.G. Wells
by H.G. Wells
This book contains three science-fantasy novels in which Wells showcases his predictions for the future. The novels are presented in the chronological order. When the Sleeper Awakes takes place in the year 2100; A Story of Days to Come in 2103 and 2104; and The Time Machine in the 800,000's and beyond. This is the first complete publication of Wells' classic The Time Machine. If you've read The Time Machine and are not familiar with "the kangaroo rat people" then you will need to go back and read the whole story as Wells originally envisioned it. Recommended for any fan of science fiction.


Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman
by Martin Gardner & L. Frank Baum
Writing simply and thereby recalling Baum, popular math and science writer Gardner refers to the original Oz canon and incorporates his own stock-in-trade: scientific, literary, and mathematical riddles. Oz devotees will be delighted.


Wild Numbers
by Philbert Schogt
Mathematical insight is like an assassin's bullet--you don't know it's there until it hits you. Dutch philosopher and mathematician Philibert Schogt shows us the workings of the math-obsessed mind in this short novel.


Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics
by Robert Gilmore
At last the author of "Alice in Quantumland" has written another parody, mixing a well-known tale with modern quantum physics. The Wizard of Quarks is based - loosely - on The Wizard of Oz. The books are quite charming and witty for adults, as well.