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Qbism The Future of Quantum Physics
ISBN: HB: 9780674504646, Harvard University Press, October 2016
272 pp., 19x12.7 cm, 19 line illus.
Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its technological applications, quantum mechanics is one of the most successful theories in science – as well as one of the most misunderstood. The deeper meaning of quantum mechanics remai...
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£17,95
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Quest for Power European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft
ISBN: HB: 9780674425651, Harvard University Press, November 2015
308 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm, 1 map, 6 graphs, 10 tables
China's history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has often been framed as a long coda of imperial decline, played out during its last dynasty, the Qing. "Quest for Power" presents a sweeping reappraisal of this narrative. Stephen Halse...
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£38,95
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Questioning the Millennium A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
ISBN: PB: 9780674061644, Harvard University Press, October 2011
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical combination of erudition, warmth, and whimsy: As a calendrical event, what is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Chris...
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Quantum Leaps
ISBN: PB: 9780674060142, Harvard University Press, May 2011
240 pp., 16.8x10.2 cm
In 1953, reflecting on early ventures in quantum theory, J. Robert Oppenheimer spoke of terror and exaltation, of history happening in a realm so remote from common experience that it was "unlikely to be known to any poet or historian". Yet now, anyo...
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Quest for Democracy in Iran A Century of Struggle against Authoritarian Rule
ISBN: PB: 9780674057067, Harvard University Press, September 2010
512 pp., 23x15.6 cm, 20 halftones
The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 launched Iran as a pioneer in a broad-based movement to establish democratic rule in the non-Western world. In a book that provides essential context for understanding modern Iran, Fakhreddin Azimi traces a centu...
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Quest for Equality The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity
ISBN: HB: 9780674050235, Harvard University Press, May 2010
240 pp., 21.1x15.5 cm, 13 halftones
As the United States championed principles of freedom and equality during World War II, it denied fundamental rights to many non-white citizens. In the wake of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor" policy with Latin America, African American...
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£22,95
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Quine in Dialogue
ISBN: HB: 9780674030831, Harvard University Press, November 2008
392 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
Over the course of his life, W. V. Quine, one of the twentieth century's great philosophers, engaged and inspired, interviewed and critiqued countless scholars, critics, and students. The qualities that distinguished him in any discussion are on clea...
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Quintessence Basic Readings from the Philosophy of W. V. Quine
ISBN: PB: 9780674027558, Harvard University Press, April 2008
342 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
Through the first half of the twentieth century, analytic philosophy was dominated by Russell, Wittgenstein, and Carnap. Influenced by Russell and especially by Carnap, another towering figure, Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000) emerged as the most...
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Quantum World Quantum Physics for Everyone
ISBN: PB: 9780674018327, Harvard University Press, October 2005
304 pp., 21.3x15.6 cm, 6 tables, 33 halftones, 52 line illus.
As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in "The Quantum World", the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an...
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£20,95
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Quiddities An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary
ISBN: PB: 9780674743526, Harvard University Press, March 1989
262 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
The appellation "polymath" is often lightly bestowed, but it can be applied with confidence to the celebrated philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine. Quine's areas of interest are panoramic, as this lively book amply demonstrates. Moving from A (alphab...
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£28,95
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