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            The Alarmist
               

            The Alarmist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lowe, Dave

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              7 May 21

            His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the ...atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere.
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            ISBN 9781776564187
            Published NZ 7 May 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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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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            Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe
             

            Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition)

            By Sen, Paul

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution.

            ISBN 9780008262808
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality
             

            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality (Hardback)

            By Wilczek, Frank

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea: the models of the world we construct as children are practical and adequate for everyday life, but they do not take account of the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science. To do that, we must look at the... universe anew, combining clear thinking with an openness to wonder. This born again universe is larger, fuller and much stranger than we might expect. Equipped with facts, questions, brilliant speculations and expert clarity, Wilczek guides us through an illuminating exploration of space, time, matter and ideas.
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            ISBN 9780241302460
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Everyday Physics: Unusual Insights into Familiar Things
              

            Everyday Physics: Unusual Insights into Familiar Things (Paperback)

            By Hermans, Prof. Jo

            • RRP: $54.50
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            Fully illustrated, attractive and super easy to follow, here is a physics book like none you've ever seen before: accessible and fun - perfect for anyone, young or old, with a healthy dose of curiosity.

            ISBN 9781906860806
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher UIT Cambridge LTD
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything
             

            The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything (Hardback)

            By Kaku, Michio

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            • Pub Date
              27 May 21

            The story is a quest: to find a Theory of Everything. Einstein dedicated his life to seeking this elusive Holy Grail, a single, revolutionary 'god equation' which would tie all the forces in the universe together, yet never found it. Some of the greatest minds in physics took up ...the search, from Stephen Hawking to Brian Greene. None have yet succeeded. In The God Equation, renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku takes the reader on a mind-bending ride through the twists and turns of this epic journey. He crafts an accessible guide to the key debates in modern physics, from Newton's law of gravity via relativity and quantum mechanics to the latest developments in string theory. It is a tale of dazzling breakthroughs and crushing dead ends, illuminated by Kaku's clarity, storytelling flair and infectious enthusiasm. The object of the quest is now within sight: we are closer than ever to achieving the most ambitious undertaking in the history of science. If successful, the Theory of Everything could simultaneously unlock the deepest mysteries of space and time, and fulfil that most ancient and basic of human desires - to understand the meaning of our lives.
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            ISBN 9780241483480
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (Paperback)

            By Mack, Katie

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next? The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the cosmos. Drawing on cutting edge technology and theory, as well as hot-off-the-presses r...esults from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, astrophysicist Katie Mack describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes - succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This fascinating, witty story of cosmic escapism examines a beautiful but unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it.
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            ISBN 9780141989587
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
             

            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Hardback)

            By deGrasse Tyson, Neil; Edited by Lang, Avis

            • RRP: $50.99
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            A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel.

            ISBN 9780393082104
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            1 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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
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            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
            Availability
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