Absolute Zero And The Conquest Of Cold

Author: Tom Shachtman
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547525958
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“A lovely, fascinating book, which brings science to life.” —Alan Lightman Combining science, history, and adventure, Tom Shachtman “holds the reader’s attention with the skill of a novelist” as he chronicles the story of humans’ four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold (Scientific American). “A disarming portrait of an exquisite, ferocious, world-ending extreme,” Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold demonstrates how temperature science produced astonishing scientific insights and applications that have revolutionized civilization (Kirkus Reviews). It also illustrates how scientific advancement, fueled by fortuitous discoveries and the efforts of determined individuals, has allowed people to adapt to—and change—the environments in which they live and work, shaping man’s very understanding of, and relationship, with the world. This “truly wonderful book” was adapted into an acclaimed documentary underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, directed by British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, and aired on the BBC and PBS’s Nova in 2008 (Library Journal). “An absorbing account to chill out with.” —Booklist

The Quest For Absolute Zero

Author: Kurt Mendelssohn
Editor: Taylor & Francis Group
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Absolute Zero

Author: Artem Chekh
Editor: Glagoslav Publications
ISBN: 1912894696
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The book is a first person account of a soldier’s journey, and is based on Artem Chekh’s diary that he wrote while and after his service in the war in Donbas. One of the most important messages the book conveys is that war means pain. Chekh is not showing the reader any heroic combat, focusing instead on the quiet, mundane, and harsh soldier’s life. Chekh masterfully selects the most poignant details of this kind of life.

Absolute Zero

Author: Frederick Aldrich
Editor: Pentland Press (NC)
ISBN: 9781571971449
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Those responsible for the security of the nation were now fully awake, more so than they had ever been. The colonel's words had bored through their fatigue like a laser. "If this thing is unleashed, the population of the planet will be returned to the level of the dark ages or perhaps even earlier. The very existence of mankind could be threatened." Like travelers awakening on a different planet, they were suddenly surrounded by a very unfamiliar landscape. The gleaming silver tanker truck would not give up its secret easily. Only close inspection by a welder would reveal that the end cap had been skillfully reattached. Indeed, to motorists along the busy interstate, it appeared identical to thousands of other such trucks that crisscross the country each day. But, unlike them, it contained no liquid, other than the bottled water for the terrorists concealed inside. They slept fitfully, the endless scream of eighteen tires burning into their consciousness. From time to time they would awaken and smoke a cigarette, never looking toward the box at the rear of the steel cavern. It contained a weapon they could not fathom, a horrible weapon. In the early years, Cuba's president believed his regime would usher in a new world order, with Cuba taking its place amoung the great nations of the hemisphere. But the American embargo had put an end to that, plunging his country practically into the Stone Age. Gradually, bicycles replaced cars as fuel shortages compounded the scarcity of virtually every basic necessity. On walls throughout the capitol, Havana, dispirited citizens scrawled 'In Cuba, death is redundant.' As his country slipped deeper into oblivion, his hatred grew and he resolved to repay the Americans for what they had done

Absolute Zero

Author: James Patterson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1786531798
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James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Fear the man who has nothing left to lose... Cody Thurston is working his usual shift at the rough East London pub he calls home. When a group of out-of-towners walk in looking for trouble, Thurston sends them on their way using some not-so-gentle persuasion. As a former special forces operative in the Australian military, Thurston can handle trouble. But these men are more dangerous than he realises, and the actions they take will leave Thurston homeless, alone and seeking revenge.

Absolute Zero Cool

Author: Declan Burke
Editor: Liberties Press
ISBN: 1907593659
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Winner of the Crimefest 2012 Goldsboro Last Laugh Award Billy Karlsson needs to get real. Literally. A hospital porter with a sideline in euthanasia, Billy is a character trapped in the purgatory of an abandoned novel. Deranged by logic, driven beyond sanity, Billy makes his final stand: if killing old people won't cut the mustard, the whole hospital will have to go up in flames. Only his creator can stop him now, the author who abandoned Billy to his half-life limbo, in which Billy schemes to do whatever it takes to get himself published, or be damned . . .

Guilty Absolute Zero

Author: Robert R. Fernhoff
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759612250
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The Page's Plea is a collection of poems and prose that answers the call of the blank page to be covered with words from the heart and soul. In this book you will find just that. I have compiled a collection of my poems on an array of subjects that I ve experienced or have been inspired by during my short time on this planet called earth. I divided this collection into five chapters for your reading enjoyment. In reading The Page's Plea I hope that you are entertained and enlightened at the same time. Thank you for your time.

When God Went From Absolute Zero To 98 6

Author: Art Compere
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640825967
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This book presents my view of God and his relationship to what he created. God is totally good and wants all people to turn from evil and live good lives, putting their trust in his Son Jesus. But making Jesus Lord and Master of our lives does not provide immunity against what naturally happens in a world that has gone bad. The Evil One has a strong foothold on Planet Earth and causes trouble by getting his followers to make bad things happen to good people. God's love for us is shown t

Cold Chemistry

Author: Olivier Dulieu
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1788013557
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Recent years have seen tremendous progress in research on cold and controlled molecular collisions, both in theory and in experiment. The advent of techniques to prepare cold and ultracold molecules and ions, to store them in optical lattices or in charged quasicristalline structures, and to use them in crossed or merged beam experiments have opened many new possibilities to study the most fundamental aspects of molecular interactions. At the same time, theoretical work has made progress in tackling these problems and accurately describing quantum effects in complex systems, and in proposing viable options to control chemical reactions at ultralow energies. Through tutorials on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of research in cold and ultracold molecular collisions, this book provides advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers with the foundations needed to understand this exciting field.

Love At Absolute Zero

Author: Christopher Meeks
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ISBN: 9780983632917
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"A comic romp about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he's given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing: finding a wife. His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (-459.67 °F), but he has an instant new plan. Channeling his inner salmon, he's determined to meet his soul mate within three days using the Scientific Method. Can Gunnar survive his quest?"--Information from Amazon.com.

Absolute Zero

Author: Kevin A. Boon
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Absolute Zero

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Absolute Zero

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Editor: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9780671561215
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Investigating the death of Irene's father, whose body has never been found, the Hardys learn about his research with highly profitable superconductors and begin an adventure that takes them from Los Alamos to Antarctica. Original.

Absolute Zero

Author: Ireland Gill
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517297046
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"I felt like I was losing the ground beneath me sometimes. It was that feeling inside of me that came around when I wasn't near Hayden, the force of something that didn't feel right to me at all. It was a darkness that I'd never invited." -Evika Stormer The Negative Zero series continues in Absolute Zero, as Evika Stormer's new life as Soldier of Light begin with her Guardian Angel, Hayden, right by her side. But this new life isn't turning out a simple as promised. New challenges arise, and new secrets unfold. And Evika soon discovers that there are certain level of evil from which even Hayden cannot protect her.

Absolute Zero

Author: Drew Cordell
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548097509
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The lies and corruption extended further than I could have imagined. My life in Olympus was only getting started, yet I had almost lost everything and everyone I loved. The isolation of Olympus from the rest of the country was staggering, and it made it difficult to comprehend what was happening on the outside when the truth was finally revealed. Everything was falling apart, and nothing was safe from the Omniscience Engine and its sinister force of progress, Infinitum. My name is Jacob Ashton, and this is my story. Absolute Zero is the second novel in the Absolute Knowledge series which takes place in the dying country of New York. The stakes are higher now, and it's impossible to know who can be trusted. Scrambling to find the truth and a weapon against an increasingly malevolent enemy, Baron Jacob Ashton must unite with his allies and face insurmountable danger throughout the different tiers of New York before the whole country collapses from the inside out. In Absolute Zero, everything stops. Absolute Knowledge is a cyberpunk science fiction series of great depth and scope with elements of dystopian science fiction and hard science fiction. Continuing the tradition of cyberpunk authors like William Gibson, Ernest Cline, John Shirley, and Neal Stephenson, this series brings something to the table for everyone.

Absolute Zero

Author: David Lunde
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ISBN: 9781936419807
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Poetry. Science Fiction. Hybrid Genre. Veteran poet David Lunde's newest work, ABSOLUTE ZERO, paints an always fantastic, often tender, and occasionally frightening portrait of humanity's place among the stars. Lunde has a gift for distilling great expanses of time and space into a single poem, an ability that makes sitting down with his work feel like strapping in for an intergalactic journey. Throughout the voyage, Lunde finds a strange humanity in both the cosmic and the microscopic: black holes resemble Shakespeare characters, subatomic love stories rise out of quantum foam, and stars live and die just like us. Whether exploring bacterial empires or brewing the first beer on Mars, Lunde's cerebral verses are always delivered with a remarkable humor, wit, and charm that is sure to satisfy science fiction devotees and poetry lovers alike. "If you are looking for imaginative and insightful speculative poems rich in science and science fiction, you'll find a mother lode in this collection. I've been reading David Lunde's work for more than thirty years and he never disappoints. ABSOLUTE ZERO may be his best book to date and is certain to be an Elgin Award contender. My highest recommendation."--Bruce Boston, SFPA Grandmaster "These poems are the stuff of wondrous speculations light and dark that I grew up reading as novels. Indeed, some were first published in the 90's era of the fantastic specialty presses. If you weren't reading SF at that time, you can get a good idea by enjoying this collection. Lunde's poetic legs are long, spanning universes with lines like these: "No man can ever go where the deep ships go, / we curse our human flesh that bars the way, / and stare at stars that we can never know."--Port City Lament "Buy it, make room on your shelf! You're in for a marvelous ride."--Marge Simon, Rhysling Award winner, SFPA Grand Master 2015 "Both science fiction and poetry, the one textually reductive, the other thematically expansive, proceed by metaphor. They find crawlspaces between what we think we know and the fullness of experience, crawlspaces where for a time we can dwell in wonder at the beauty, diversity and mystery of the many worlds that inhabit us. Dave Lunde knows those worlds, and that mystery. Each of his poems is a story, a small engine."--Jim Sallis

Absolute Zero

Author: Margaret Lashley
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ISBN: 9780998580920
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First in the Val & Pals Series Some Dreamboats Come with Torpedoes.When country girl Val Jolly ditches her tiresome life to give highfalutin Europe a try, she jumps out of the frying pan and into the fire. Blindsided by Italy's handsome men, she finds it hard to keep her hands - and theirs - off the merchandise. But when it comes time to Shake'n Bake, will she chicken out or see it through?In Italy, Val rubs elbows and nerves with folks who test her small-town beliefs about travel's ability to broaden cultural horizons. When best friend Clarice joins Val for a cruise around the Mediterranean, things go from cad to worst. Clarice takes charge of international affairs, while Val's love boat cruises into torpedo range of a German U-boat. Will Val find her happy ending abroad? Or someplace she never thought to look? And will she get there before her money and her sense of humor run out?If you like deeply flawed characters and laugh-out-loud situations, you'll love Absolute Zero! It's the first book in Margaret Lashley's irreverent Val & Pals Series.

Absolute Zero

Author: Simon Ashdown
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Quest For Absolute Zero

Author: Mendelssohn
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780303746980
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Fireflies At Absolute Zero

Author: Erynn Rowan Laurie
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ISBN: 9780983585299
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Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a map of a life, written in location and longing, its calligraphy the surreal moments between dream and waking. The poems are shaped by myth, the Gaelic poetic tradition, dream worlds, personal history, and the grey-green landscape of the Salish Sea. From snowfall in the Hoh rainforest to the sensuality of a lover's touch, the poems span decades of a life in motion, finally finding a home between the mountains and waters of the Pacific Northwest.