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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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            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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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

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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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            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

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            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 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

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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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            A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
             

            A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Oluseyi, Hakeem; Horwitz, Joshua

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              10 Aug 21

            An inspiring memoir of how the author succeeded against the odds to become a world-renowned astrophysicist

            ISBN 9780349430355
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality

            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality (Hardback)

            By Wilczek, Frank

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            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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            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 (Paperback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose In both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant,... universal mathematical laws. On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we will all die. And, we know, so too will the universe itself. Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality-from the quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes-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. Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion. Which leaves us with one realization: during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning. Let us embark.
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            ISBN 9780141985329
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Quick(er) Calculations: How to add, subtract, multiply, divide, square, and square root more swiftly
             

            Quick(er) Calculations: How to add, subtract, multiply, divide, square, and square root more swiftly (Hardback, 1st edition)

            By Lipscombe, Trevor Davis

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            How fast can you calculate? Would you like to be faster? This book presents the time honored tricks and tips of calculation, from a fresh perspective, to boost the speed at which you can add - whether a couple of numbers, or columns so long an accountant may faint. Find out how t...o subtract, multiply, divide, and find square roots more quickly.
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            ISBN 9780198852650
            Released NZ 20 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Everyday Physics: Unusual Insights into Familiar Things
              

            Everyday Physics: Unusual Insights into Familiar Things (Paperback)

            By Hermans, Prof. Jo

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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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            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals
             

            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals (Hardback)

            By Marletto, Chiara

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              3 Aug 21

            A young theoretical physicist's guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal the full scope of our universe. There is a vast class of properties that science has so far almost entirely neglected. These properties are central to an understanding of physical r...eality both at an everyday level and at the level of fundamental phenomena, yet they have traditionally been thought of as impossible to incorporate into fundamental explanations. They relate not only to what is true - the actual - but to what could be true - the counterfactual. This is the science of can and can't. Chiara Marletto, a pioneer in this field, explores the promise that this fascinating, far-reaching approach holds not only for revolutionizing how fundamental physics is formulated, but also for confronting existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices to designing AI. In each chapter, Marletto sets out how counterfactuals can solve a vexed open problem in science, and demonstrates that by contemplating the possible as well as the actual, we can break down barriers to knowledge and form a more complete and fruitful picture of the universe. 'Clear, sharp and imaginative... The Science of Can and Can't will open the doors to a dazzling set of concepts and ideas that will change deeply the way you look at the world' David Deutsch, bestselling author of The Beginning of Infinity
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            ISBN 9780241310946
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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