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Amazing Arctic and Antarctic Projects

by Steven Weinberg Carmella Van Vleet

Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Earth's polar regions with 25 interactive projects, activities, and experiments. Kids ages 9 and up will discover that the coldest places on Earth hold fascinating scientific wonders and mysteries. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects to teach young readers about the harsh polar climate, immense Arctic tundra, magical Northern Lights, vast glaciers, ancient frozen lakes, remarkable animals and plants, brave explorers, innovative people who live and work at the top and bottom of the world, and the vital importance of conservation. With Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself kids will gain an appreciation for the exciting and extraordinary polar environments.

Dreams of a Final Theory

by Steven Weinberg

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain events as disparate as the cohesion inside the atom and the gravitational tug between the sun and Earth.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dreams of a Final Theory

by Steven Weinberg

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain events as disparate as the cohesion inside the atom and the gravitational tug between the sun and Earth.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Elementary Particles and The Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures

by Steven Weinberg Richard P. Feynman

Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book.

Explicar el mundo

by Steven Weinberg

Un impresionante relato de lo difícil que fue descubrir los objetivos y métodos de la ciencia moderna, y el impacto que ese descubrimiento tuvo en el conocimiento y desarrollo humanos. Por el premio Nobel de Física Steven Weinberg. «El libro de ciencia más relevante de los últimos diez años. Unode los grandes físicos teóricos contemporáneos narra su visión delorigen y la evolución de nuestra forma de comprender el mundo. Unainvitación a pensar como solo han pensado los grandes.»Javier Sampedro En esta historia de la ciencia, tan irreverente como ambiciosa, Steven Weinberg nos conduce a través de los siglos desde la antigua Mileto hasta el Bagdad medieval y Oxford, desde la Academia de Platón y el Museo de Alejandría hasta la escuela de la Catedral de Chartres y la Sociedad Real de Londres. El autor nos traslada a la mente de los científicos de la Antigüedad y la Edad Media para mostrarnos cómo ellos no solo no entendían lo que nosotros ya entendemos del mundo; en realidad, tampoco sabían qué era lo que había que entender, ni por supuesto cómo entenderlo. Sin embargo, a raíz de la lucha por resolver misterios tales como el curioso movimiento de los planetas y la subida y bajada de las mareas, finalmente emergió la disciplina de la ciencia moderna, con sus objetivos y sus métodos. Weinberg examina los enfrentamientos y las colaboraciones que, a lo largo de ese tortuoso pero fascinante camino se dieron entre la ciencia histórica y esferas competencia de la religión, la tecnología, las matemáticas, la filosofía y la poesía. La crítica ha dicho...«Es una obra apasionante que nos invita a pensar como han pensado las grandes mentes del pasado.»GEO «Más de un lector pensará que se trata de un recorrido por la historia conocido y puede que ya transitado pero el secreto está, comoen todo buen viaje, en la vista del guía que dirige nuestro pasos.»Luis Quevedo, El Mundo «Este premio Nobel de Física nos relata la historia de la ciencia de un modo apasionante. Es el mejor libro de divulgación científica en muchos años.»Tiempo «Un impresionante relato de lo difícil que fue descubrir los objetivos y métodos de la ciencia moderna, y el impacto que ese descubrimiento tuvo en el conocimiento y desarrollo humanos.»Que Leer «Abordar la historia del pensamiento científico es algo que pocos podrían resolver como lo ha hecho Weinberg en este libro.»Forbes «Este libro convierte el metal base de una simple historia de la ciencia en oro puro, en una celebración magistral de la larga y heroica lucha -aun incompleta- por entender la naturaleza. Solo un científico comprometido y de la brillantez de Steven Weinberg podía lograr esto.»Ian McEwan «Steven Weinberg, el físico más importante del mundo, ofrece un viaje magistral hasta la llegada de la humanidad a la mayoría de edad científica.»Brian Greene «Es una guía única y altamente reveladora, obviamente el resultado de años de investigación profunda, que incluso cuenta con un estratégico toque de humor.»Gerald Holton (Harvard) «Cuenta una historia rica y significativa sobre el nacimiento de la ciencia.»Sam Kean, El Cultural «Weinberg ha combinado sus credenciales con su dominio de la historia de la ciencia para examinar un tema fascinante: cómo los intentos de explicar el mundo han evolucionado con el tiempo. Sencillo y claro, incluye ideas reveladoras.»BBC «Una magnífica contribución a la historia y la filosofía de la ciencia. El relato es fascinante, y Weinberg escribe con brío y claridad.»The Times Literary Supplement

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of The Origin of the Universe

by Steven Weinberg

This book is concerned with the early universe, and in particular with the new understanding of the early universe that has grown out of the discovery of the cosmic microwave radiation background in 1965.

GREAT ANCIENT CHINA PROJECTS

by Steven Weinberg Lance Kramer

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.

Lake Views: This World and the Universe

by Steven Weinberg

A Physics World Top Ten Book of 2010Steven Weinberg, considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive today, continues the wide-ranging reflections that have also earned him a reputation as, in the words of New York Times reporter James Glanz, a powerful writer of prose that can illuminate-and sting.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

by Steven Weinberg

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a one-year graduate course, this textbook is also a useful reference for researchers. Readers are introduced to the subject through a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach. The textbook covers many topics not often found in other books on the subject, including alternatives to the Copenhagen interpretation, Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner-Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, the Dirac theory of constrained canonical systems, general scattering theory, the optical theorem, the 'in-in' formalism, the Berry phase, Landau levels, entanglement and quantum computing. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www. cambridge. org/9781107028722.

The Quantum Theory of Fields

by Steven Weinberg

Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. The first volume introduces the foundations of quantum field theory, the second volume examines modern applications, and finally the third volume presents supersymmetry, an area of theoretical physics likely to be at the centre of progress in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The development is fresh and logical throughout, with each step carefully motivated by what has gone before. The presentation of modern mathematical methods is throughout interwoven with accounts of applications in both elementary particle and condensed matter physics. The three volumes contain much original material, and are peppered with examples and insights drawn from the author's experience as a leader of elementary particle research. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter.

The Quantum Theory of Fields

by Steven Weinberg

Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. The first volume introduces the foundations of quantum field theory, the second volume examines modern applications, and finally the third volume presents supersymmetry, an area of theoretical physics likely to be at the centre of progress in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The development is fresh and logical throughout, with each step carefully motivated by what has gone before. The presentation of modern mathematical methods is throughout interwoven with accounts of applications in both elementary particle and condensed matter physics. The three volumes contain much original material, and are peppered with examples and insights drawn from the author's experience as a leader of elementary particle research. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter.

The Quantum Theory of Fields: Volume III Supersymmetry

by Steven Weinberg

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg continues his masterly exposition of quantum field theory. This third volume of The Quantum Theory of Fields presents a self-contained, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to supersymmetry, a highly active area of theoretical physics that is likely to be at the center of future progress in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The text introduces and explains a broad range of topics, including supersymmetric algebras, supersymmetric field theories, extended supersymmetry, supergraphs, nonperturbative results, theories of supersymmetry in higher dimensions, and supergravity. A thorough review is given of the phenomenological implications of supersymmetry, including theories of both gauge and gravitationally-mediated supersymmetry breaking. Also provided is an introduction to mathematical techniques, based on holomorphy and duality, that have proved so fruitful in recent developments. This book contains much material not found in other books on supersymmetry, some of it published here for the first time. Problems are included.

To Explain the World

by Steven Weinberg

In this rich, irreverent, compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we now know about the world, they did not understand what there is to be understood, or how to learn it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious apparent backward movement of the planets or the rise and fall of the tides, science eventually emerged as a modern discipline. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy.An illuminating exploration of how we have come to consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human understanding and development.

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