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            Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces
             

            Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Winkless, Laurie

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 22

            At the scale of atoms and molecules, things quite often like to stick together. But these tiny interactions don't just matter at the nanoscale; taken together, they produce some important larger-scale forces friction, for example. This force keeps our cars on the road, trains on ...the tracks and our feet on the ground; similarly, anything moving through water or air encounters drag, a force caused by the viscous nature of fluids. In other words, there's a lot of stickiness going on, all the time. But what do we actually know about the physics of stickiness? What's really going on? How has nature evolved to make use of it, and what technological advances has it enabled the human race to create? In Sticky, physicist Laurie Winkless brings the amazing world of surface science to the popular science market for the fist time. Using her characteristic fun and relaxed tone, she introduces readers to the glues, adhesives and textures that rule and improve stickiness to give plants and animals an advantage, as well as uncovering the physics behind our sense of touch. Sticky also shows how our understanding of slipperiness opened the door to high-speed flight and space travel, and asks why friction and other surface interactions can cause machinery to literally grind to a halt. This is fundamentally a materials science book, but it touches on topics as broad as medicine, robotics and geology. And, as we'll discover, there are still many great mysteries. By exploring the tiniest of interactions, Laurie Winkless shows how civilisation owes a great deal to our knowledge of the science of stickiness.
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            ISBN 9781472950840
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Firmament: The Hidden Science of Weather, Climate Change and the Air That Surrounds Us
             

            Firmament: The Hidden Science of Weather, Climate Change and the Air That Surrounds Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clark, Simon

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Jan 22

            A unique guide to the science of the atmosphere, its history and the people who discovered it.

            ISBN 9781529362282
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond
              

            Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond (Hardback)

            By Andrews, Robin George

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            • Internationally sourced

            An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system's strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes.

            ISBN 9780393542066
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            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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            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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            Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology
             

            Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Contera, Sonia

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 22

            Increasingly, scientists are gaining control over matter at the nanometer scale. Spearheaded by physical scientists operating at the interfaces of physics and biology, advances in nanoscience and technology are transforming how people think about life and treat human health.

            ISBN 9780691206448
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics
             

            Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics (Hardback)

            By Alexander, Stephon

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            A cosmologist argues that physics must embrace the excluded, listen to the unheard, and be unafraid of being wrong. Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a ...Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream -- to improvise and rely on intuition. His approach leads him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses them to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, he makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics.
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            ISBN 9781541699632
            Publisher Basic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            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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            Breakthrough: Spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes

            Breakthrough: Spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes (Paperback, Main)

            By Chown, Marcus

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            The spellbinding stories of the scientists whose eureka! breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's astonishing predictive power.

            ISBN 9780571366712
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World

            Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Macaulay, David; By DK

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            David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science! These ...intrepid science demonstrators will go to incredible lengths to educate and entertain. They wrestle with magnets to understand their powerful force, make mammoth models of different materials explore what gives them mass, and step into a X-ray machine to reveal the bones beneath their woolly exterior. Observing and recording the mammoth's behaviour is bestselling illustrator David Macaulay, whose How Machines Work won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2016. Renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius, Macaulay captures the oddball humour of his subject matter, making Macaulay's Mammoth Science the perfect introduction to scientific principles for the young and the young-at-heart.
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            ISBN 9780241381045
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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