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    • The Laws of Thermodynamics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Peter Atkins
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal - everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible, but needs the figures

    • By Diane Walter on 08-09-11

    Regular price: $12.25

    • Conjuring the Universe

    • The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    • By: Peter Atkins
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The marvelous complexity of the universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Author Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries.

    Regular price: $17.49