Absolute Zero And The Conquest Of Cold

Author: Tom Shachtman
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 9780547525952
Size: 17,27 MB
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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

Absolute Zero

Author: James Patterson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1786531798
Size: 18,79 MB
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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.

The Quest For Absolute Zero

Author: Kurt Mendelssohn
Editor: Halsted Press
Size: 13,33 MB
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Absolute Zero

Author: Chuck Logan
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061800481
Size: 18,97 MB
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On one of the coldest nights in Minnesota history, the difference between life and death is literally the blink of an eye for Phil Broker, until recently St. Paul's most successful undercover cop. That blink will convey the urgent warning of a comatose man who knows the dark truth binding Broker to a remarkable cast of characters -- a weary anesthesiologist, a brilliant surgeon, a wealthy novelist, his exwife (a reformed exotic dancer), and her unrepentant pimp. For Broker it all began when he agreed to take three big-city professionals on a canoeing trip across Minnesota's most remote lakes. One of the three is horribly injured in a freak October blizzard, and Broker embarks on a white-knuckle rescue against time and the elements, ending with a writer in a coma and his accountant dead. Suspicious of foul play, Broker follows a twisted trail of manipulation and revenge that leads back to the writer's beautiful wife -- and a ring of men caught in a deadly competition for her affections. Absolute Zero is suspense writing at its finest, a novel whose surprising reversals and unexpectedly nuanced characters secure Chuck Logan's reputation as "one of the best of the . . . thriller breed" and blows the lid off Minnesota's best-kept literary secret.

Absolute Zero

Author: M. H. Strom
Editor: Marstro Press
Size: 16,89 MB
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A brilliant scientist discovers that cooling matter to the very threshold of absolute zero causes matter to start reverting backwards in time, thrusting her to the forefront of an effort to save the earth from a potential catastrophic time apocalypse.

Absolute Zero Cool

Author: Declan Burke
Editor: Liberties Press
ISBN: 1907593659
Size: 17,98 MB
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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
Size: 18,21 MB
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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.

Absolute Zero

Author: Lynn Rush
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781711748375
Size: 15,24 MB
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Death may be the only way I can live...The Center is destroyed. Mandy and Georgia have their own place near campus and are ready to start their new lives as college students. All that's missing is Mandy's steamy relationship with Zach. His sudden distance and irritability has Mandy wondering...and possibly wandering.Nate Ashcroft, a beautiful, but mysterious, guy literally falls into Mandy's life, shattering her already unstable relationship with Zach. When an unknown agency sets its targets on Mandy and Georgia, ugly truths of Mandy's powers, her parents' deaths and the people she's chosen to trust send her life into a tailspin.One only her death can stop.

When God Went From Absolute Zero To 98 6

Author: Art Compere
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640825967
Size: 15,72 MB
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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 through his Comforter, who gathers us in his arms and carries us close to his heart. God also shows his love by providing a place for us in his Kingdom his Son Jesus will eventually reign over. God himself causes some disasters to remind us not to store up treasures on earth. We look upon birth defects, crippling diseases, painful mishaps, and torture in concentration camps as God’s way to let us see what happens to those cast into outer darkness where there is suffering with no sympathy or relief. This book presents God as totally good and ready and willing to provide good things for us.


Author: New Scientist
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473642698
Size: 19,80 MB
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Zero, zip, nada, zilch. It's all too easy to ignore the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence, and we may well wonder what there is to say about nothing. But scientists have known for centuries that nothing is the key to understanding absolutely everything, from why particles have mass to the expansion of the universe; without nothing we'd be precisely nowhere. With chapters by 22 science writers, including top names such as Ian Stewart, Marcus Chown, Helen Pilcher, Nigel Henbest, Michael Brooks, Linda Geddes, Paul Davies, Jo Marchant and David Fisher, this fascinating and intriguing book revels in a subject that has tantalised the finest minds for centuries, and shows there's more to nothing than meets the eye.