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Author Balibar, Sébastien.
Unif Title Pomme et l'atome. English
Title The atom and the apple : twelve tales from contemporary physics / Sébastien Balibar ; translated by Nathanael Stein.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.

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Descript x, 190 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-183) and index.
Contents A few apples to sink your teeth into -- Black night -- My cousin the leek -- I am radioactive -- Einstein, the flute, and quantum dew -- Is my table quantum? -- The power of words -- Crystals and glasses -- God, helium, and universality -- Cyclists and butterflies -- Other apples -- From pianos to the sun -- I speak English -- What don't I know?.
Subject Physics -- Popular works.
ISBN/ISSN 9780691131085 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691131082 (hardcover : alk. paper)


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