Scientific American Library Series by Philip Morrison

70 primary works • 70 total works

Book 1

Powers of Ten
4.32
· 219 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 1982 · 11 editions
Over 100,000 copies of this spectacular journey ha…
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Book 2

Human Diversity
3.23
· 30 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1982 · 5 editions
This text asks the question: are our personalities…
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Book 3

The Discovery of Subatomic Particles
4.06
· 124 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 1983 · 10 editions
This commentary on the discovery of the atom's con…
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Book 4

The Science Of Musical Sound
3.80
· 30 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1983 · 3 editions
Behind the creation of any musical sound lie the c…
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Book 5

Fossils and the History of Life
3.78
· 9 Ratings · published 1983 · 2 editions
Presents and explores the solid evidence upon whic…
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Book 6

The Solar System: The Sun, Planets, and Life
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Book 7

On Size and Life
4.57
· 21 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1983 · 1 edition
Hardcover: 255 pages Publisher: Scientific America…
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Book 8

Perception
3.86
· 14 Ratings · published 1984 · 5 editions
Out of the ever-changing stimuli that is projected…
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Book 9

Constructing the Universe
4.33
· 6 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1985 · 1 edition
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Book 10

The Second Law
4.19
· 81 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1984 · 7 editions
All natural change is subject to one law. It's the…
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Book 11

A Guided Tour of the Living Cell, Volume One
4.44
· 9 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1984 · 1 edition
The author guides us on a wondrous journey through…
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Book 12

A Guided Tour of the Living Cell, Volume Two
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Book 13

Mathematics and Optimal Form
3.85
· 13 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1984 · 2 editions
Book by Hildebrandt, Stefan, Tromba, Anthony J.
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Book 14

Fire
4.57
· 7 Ratings · published 1987 · 1 edition
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Book 15

Sun and Earth
3.80
· 5 Ratings · published 1987 · 1 edition
Combines historical narrative of scientific progre…
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Book 16

Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time
A Nobel Laureate relates the fascinating story of …
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Book 17

Islands
3.88
· 8 Ratings · published 1987 · 1 edition
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Book 18

Drugs and the Brain
4.12
· 26 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1986 · 2 editions
This text explains how newly-created therapeutic d…
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Book 19

The Timing of Biological Clocks
3.92
· 13 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1986 · 3 editions
Hardcover Book, 199 pages. 9.75" w x 9.75" tall. F…
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Book 20

Extinction
3.22
· 9 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1987 · 3 editions
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Book 21

Atkins' Molecules
4.34
· 62 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1987 · 9 editions
In this new edition of the book that was called "t…
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Book 22

Eye, Brain, and Vision
4.23
· 60 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 1988 · 4 editions
For over thirty years, Nobel Prize winner David H.…
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Book 23

Science of Structures and Materials
4.20
· 25 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1988 · 1 edition
Pages clean and unmarked. Slight wear from time on…
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Book 24

Sand
3.67
· 9 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1988 · 1 edition
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Book 25

The Honey Bee
3.82
· 17 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1988 · 2 editions
This introductory text explains how the honey-bee …
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Book 26

Animal Navigation
3.83
· 6 Ratings · published 1988 · 1 edition
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Book 27

Sleep
4.21
· 14 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1989 · 2 editions
Explains what is known about the function of sleep…
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Book 28

From Quarks To The Cosmos: Tools Of Discovery
4.22
· 50 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1989 · 7 editions
Particle physicists explore the microworld of the …
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Book 29

Sexual Selection: Mate Choice and Courtship in Nature
A 'back to basics' discussion of sex and reproduct…
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Book 30

The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya
3.76
· 21 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1989 · 4 editions
Using high-tech equipment, chemical analyses and s…
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Book 31

A Journey into Gravity and Spacetime
3.80
· 41 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1990 · 6 editions
Gravity is not a force acting at a distance. It is…
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Book 32

Signals: The Science of Telecommunications
4.38
· 13 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1990 · 3 editions
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Book 33

Beyond the Third Dimension
4.04
· 27 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1990 · 2 editions
This work investigates ways of picturing and under…
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Book 34

Discovering Enzymes
3.86
· 7 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1990 · 2 editions
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Book 35

The Science of Words
3.79
· 28 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1991 · 3 editions
This text entertains and enlightens readers about …
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Book 36

Atoms, Electrons, and Change
3.43
· 14 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1991 · 1 edition
A century and a half ago the pioneering physicist …
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Book 37

Viruses
4.00
· 14 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1991 · 1 edition
Since the isolation of the first virus in 1892 sci…
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Book 38

Diversity and The Tropical Rainforest
3.79
· 14 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1991 · 1 edition
Diversity and the Rain Forests The tropical rainfo…
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Book 39

Stars
4.09
· 23 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1992 · 6 editions
"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what y…
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Book 40

Exploring Biomechanics: Animals in Motion
4.11
· 19 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1992 · 1 edition
Examines the entire range of animal movements. Beg…
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Book 41

Chemical Communication: The Language of Pheromones
4.18
· 11 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1992 · 2 editions
This volume examines pheromones, the chemical sign…
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Book 42

Genes and the Biology of Cancer
3.38
· 8 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1992 · 3 editions
During the search to find a cure for cancer a grea…
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Book 43

Supercomputing and the Transformation of Science
The development of the supercomputer has given sci…
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Book 44

Molecules and Mental Illness
4.29
· 17 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1993 · 4 editions
This text explains the biological foundations of m…
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Book 45

Exploring Planetary Worlds
4.00
· 6 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1993 · 2 editions
Pioneer, Venera, Mariner, Galileo, Giotto, Voyager…
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Book 46

Earthquakes and Geological Discovery
4.00
· 14 Ratings · published 1993 · 1 edition
Earthquakes and Geological Discover describes how …
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Book 47

Modern İnsanın Kökeni
4.01
· 71 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1993 · 6 editions
"Modern İnsanın Kökeni"nde insanın evrimiyle ilgil…
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Book 48

The Evolving Coast
3.75
· 4 Ratings · published 1993 · 2 editions
In The Evolving Coast, geologist Richard Davis des…
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Book 49

Life Processes of Plants
4.00
· 6 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
At first glance, plants appear to be extremely pas…
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Book 50

Images of Mind
4.00
· 12 Ratings · published 1994 · 2 editions
What happens in the brain when we speak? Learn? Re…
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Book 51

The Animal Mind
3.94
· 50 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1999 · 3 editions
Green Herons toss breadcrumbs into the water to at…
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Book 52

Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe
To most people, mathematics means working with num…