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THE END OF TIME: THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS, Barbour, Julian
1 Barbour, Julian THE END OF TIME: THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS
Oxford University Press 2001 0195145925 / 9780195145922 Paperback As New 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Where does the time go? Independent physicist Barbour presents an unusual alternate to the standard way of viewing the four-dimensional universe (three spatial dimensions and time), beginning with how our perception of time is formed. Time, he says, does not exist apart from events: the motions of the sun and the stars, the mechanical movement of a clock. Rather than truly feeling the passing of time, we merely note changes in our surroundings, described by the author as a series of "Nows," like frames of a motion picture. Not only do Nows exist for the events that actually occur, but a large number of Nows represent alternate possibilities, inhabiting a land called Platonia. Which Nows become our perceived reality? The rule of thumb Barbour gives is, "only the probable is experienced." In the "macro" world, the author addresses determinism, Newtonian mechanics and the second law of thermodynamics as they relate to his theory of Nows. In the quantum mechanical realm, he ties his theory of time to the Schrodinger Equation in its various forms. Throughout, the author accompanies his theories not with complex equations but rather with elegant (if sometimes convoluted) diagrams. If these theories sound intriguing, readers already familiar with the Wheeler-DeWitt and Schrodinger equations, eigenstates and wave functions may appreciate this unique perspective. Ultimately, however, Barbour's attempts to "simplify" physics, in particular quantum mechanics, will confuse as many readers as they enlighten. 20 illustrations. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE: EVERYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN DOES HAPPEN, Cox, Jeff Forshaw Brian
2 Cox, Jeff Forshaw Brian THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE: EVERYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN DOES HAPPEN
Allen Lane 2011 1846144329 / 9781846144325 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of q uantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make funda mental scientific principles accessible-and fascinating-to everyone. The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysticism, and woolly pro nouncements on the interconnectedness of all things. Cox and Forshaw's cont ention? There is no need for quantum mechanics to be viewed this way. There is a lot of mileage in the "weirdness" of the quantum world, and it often leads to confusion and, frankly, bad science. The Quantum Universe cuts thr ough the Wu Li and asks what observations of the natural world made it nece ssary, how it was constructed, and why we are confident that, for all its a pparent strangeness, it is a good theory. The quantum mechanics of The Quantum Universe provide a concrete model of nature that is comparable in its essence to Newton's laws of motion, Maxwell's theory of electricity and magnetism, and Einstein's theory of relativity. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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3 Dinshah, Darius LET THERE BE LIGHT: PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR SPECTRO-CHROME THERAPY
Dinshah Health Society 2005 0933917260 / 9780933917262 Hardcover Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This book is an informative guide to the Spectro-Chrome System of therapy. This system is surprisingly simple and only requires an incandescent lamp and a set of color filters. This therapy was shown to be effective for a wide range of illnesses. 
Price: 4500.00 JPY
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4 Greene, Brian THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE: SUPERSTRINGS, HIDDEN DIMENSIONS, AND THE QUEST FOR TH E ULTIMATE THEORY
Vintage Books 2000 0375708111 / 9780375708114 Paperback Very Good 
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradi tion of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a stan dard that will be hard to beat." --George Johnson, The New York Times Book Review In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theorie s it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, p eels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a unive rse that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repa irs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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5 Greene, Brian THE HIDDEN REALITY: PARALLEL UNIVERSES AND THE DEEP LAWS OF THE COSMOS
Vintage 2011 0307278123 / 9780307278128 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmo logy: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a num ber of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, B riane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of b ig bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse pop ulated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider r eal are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--a nd reveals the reality hidden within each. Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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6 Penrose, Roger THE ROAD TO REALITY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE
Vintage 2007 0679776311 / 9780679776314 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most important works in modern science writing. 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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