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            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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            ISBN 9780241412725
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

            By Chown, Marcus

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A scintillating portrait of the most significant eureka moments in scientific history by the bestselling popular science writer. What does it feel like to understand something about the universe that no one has ever known before?

            ISBN 9780571346394
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
             

            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

            By Cassutt, Michael

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $47.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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            ISBN 9781641603188
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The World According to Physics
             

            The World According to Physics (Hardback)

            By Al-Khalili, Jim

            • RRP: $36.50
            • $32.85
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            • Internationally sourced

            Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understa...nd what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself. Al-Khalili begins by introducing the fundamental concepts of space, time, energy, and matter, and then describes the three pillars of modern physics-quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics-showing how all three must come together if we are ever to have a full understanding of reality. Using wonderful examples and thought-provoking analogies, Al-Khalili illuminates the physics of the extreme cosmic and quantum scales, the speculative frontiers of the field, and the physics that underpins our everyday experiences and technologies, bringing the reader up to speed with the biggest ideas in physics in just a few sittings. Physics is revealed as an intrepid human quest for ever more foundational principles that accurately explain the natural world we see around us, guided by core values such as honesty and doubt in the search for truth. The knowledge discovered by physics both empowers and humbles us, and still, physics continues to delve valiantly into the unknown. Al-Khalili makes even the most enigmatic scientific ideas accessible and captivating. This breezy yet deeply insightful book illuminates why physics matters to everyone and calls one and all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth in the world around us.
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            ISBN 9780691182308
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character
              

            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Introduction by Gates, Bill; Edited by Leighton, Ralph

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            The outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

            ISBN 9780393355628
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $40.50
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            A memoir from the author of SUBLIMINAL and THE DRUNKARD'S WALK revealing his relationship with renowned physicist Stephen Hawking as both a fellow scientist and a friend --

            ISBN 9780375715365
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Pantheon Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 May 2020
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            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
              

            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

            By McWhan, Denis

            • RRP: $108.99
            • $108.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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            ISBN 9780199640270
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction
              

            Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Blundell, Stephen J.

            • Imp. $29.50
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            What is that strange and mysterious force that pulls one magnet towards another, yet seems to operate through empty space? This is the elusive force of magnetism. In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Blundell considers early theories of magnetism, the discovery that Earth i...s a magnet, and the importance of magnetism in modern technology.
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            ISBN 9780199601202
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity
             

            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, David E. H.

            • RRP: $73.99
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            Discusses about having ideas and - a much longer haul - making them work. This title tells many stories about creators and their creations, including the author's own fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream science - such as unrideable bicycles and chemical gardens in spa...ce.
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            ISBN 9781421403311
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 14+ years
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