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Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold Paperback – 9 Mar 2001

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade) (9 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618082395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618082391
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,503,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Schachtman . . . holds the reader's attention with the skill of a novelist." --SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

"Shachtman recounts the history of cold with passion and clarity."

" Shachtman recounts the history of cold with passion and clarity."

& quot; Shachtman recounts the history of cold with passion and clarity.& quot;

"A lovely, fascinating book, which brings science to life." --Alan Lightman

"Schachtman . . . holds the reader's attention with the skill of a novelist." --SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

About the Author

Tom Shachtman has written 25 books, including the acclaimed Around the Block and Skyscraper Dreams. He has also written documentary films and tapes, which have won many awards. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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