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            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the universe's tendency toward entropy, remarkable structures form: planets, stars, and ga...laxies provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms animate life; neurons, information, and thought give rise to complex consciousness, which in turn creates cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Science has proven to be modern society's greatest source for meaning, and Brian Greene takes us on a grand tour of the universe while always keeping his eye on one central question: What does it all mean?
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            ISBN 9780241295984
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
             

            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Kripal, Jeffrey J.

            • RRP: $24.00
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            • Pub Date
              28 May 20

            Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth? The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the... cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge: Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's seances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit. The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.
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            ISBN 9780141992563
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

            Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Wanjek, Christopher

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            What will it take to make humanity a spacefaring species? The usual: good reasons and good planning. Christopher Wanjek explores the practical motivations for striking out into the far reaches of the solar system and the realities of the challenge. And he introduces us to the sci...entists and entrepreneurs who are already tackling that challenge.
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            ISBN 9780674984486
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
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            A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

            A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (Paperback)

            By Hawking, Stephen

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            Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This title reviews some of the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from ...the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.
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            ISBN 9780857501004
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities
             

            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities (Hardback)

            By Eicher, David

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              26 May 20

            A jaw-dropping visual guide to the most dazzling, fascinating, and unusual galaxies in the universe, with the editor in chief of Astronomy as your personal guide

            ISBN 9781472273444
            Released NZ 26 May 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
             

            The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback)

            By Greene, Brian

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Shows that ours may be just one universe among many, like endless reflections in a mirror. This book takes us on an exploration of parallel worlds - from a multiverse where an infinite number of your doppelgangers are reading this sentence, to vast oceans of bubble universes and ...even multiverses made of mathematics.
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            ISBN 9780141029818
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky

            When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky (Hardback)

            By Asphaug, Erik

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            An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world's most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon.

            ISBN 9780062657923
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
             

            A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Geraint F.; Barnes, Luke A.; Foreword by Schmidt, Brian

            • RRP: $30.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            A discussion, defence and critique of the various arguments around what fine-tuning might mean for the search for the ultimate laws of nature. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses conflicting notions from science and religion to discuss the origins of the Universe, and... our place in it.
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            ISBN 9781108747400
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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