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Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stephen J. Blundell

9780199601202
Paperback
June 2012

Very Short Introductions

What is that strange and mysterious force that pulls one magnet towards another, yet seems to operate through empty space? This is the elusive force of magnetism. In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Blundell considers early theories of magnetism, the discovery that Earth is a magnet, and the importance of magnetism in modern technology.

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The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Peter Atkins

9780199572199
Paperback
March 2010

Very Short Introductions

Among the many laws of science, there are four laws that direct and constrain everything that happens in the Universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the unfurling of a leaf they help us understand the course of life itself. In this Very Short Introduction Peter Atkins' explains what the four laws are and how they work.

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Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stephen J. Blundell

9780199540907
Paperback
May 2009

Very Short Introductions

Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious phenomena, this Very Short Introduction also explores the deep implications of the theory, and its potential to revolutionize the physics and technology of the future.

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Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Philip Ball

9780192854308
Paperback
November 2003

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