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            Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work: Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age

            Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work: Seven Spiritual Practices in a Scientific Age (Paperback)

            By Sheldrake, Rupert

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            By the author of The Science Delusion a detailed account of how science can authenticate spirituality

            ISBN 9781473653443
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The World According to Physics
             

            The World According to Physics (Hardback)

            By Al-Khalili, Jim

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            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
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            Eight Master Lessons of Nature

            Eight Master Lessons of Nature (Hardback)

            By Ferguson, Gary

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            The natural world contains a rich a supply of wisdom. Drawing on art and science, flora and fauna, history and philosophy, Gary Ferguson gives us the context for eight lessons for a better life:1) Open up to the mystery of the natural world. In both humans and nature, a more dive...rse environment is a stronger environment.
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            ISBN 9780857525789
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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              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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            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang) (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Luke A.; Lewis, Geraint F.

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            For all those who wonder about our bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the big bang, this book gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped established ideas and theories. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works.

            ISBN 9781108486705
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry
             

            The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry (Paperback)

            By Sheldrake, Rupert

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              30 Jun 20

            The scientific counter argument to Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion

            ISBN 9781529393224
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Points of Contact: Science, Religion, and the Search for Truth
              

            Points of Contact: Science, Religion, and the Search for Truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sauer, Glenn

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              18 Jun 20

            A Catholic scientist offers a proposal for reconciling the historically evolving divide between science and religion --

            ISBN 9781626983731
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Orbis Books
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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body
              

            The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body (EPUB ebook)

            By Goleman, Daniel; Davidson, Richard

            The definitive book on the science of meditation. Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating' Daniel Gilbert, author of the New York Times bestseller Stumbling on Happiness A fascinating and practical guide from two New York Times bestselling authors, backed by state-of-the-ar...t scientific researchDrawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry.Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. These two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better.Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.'This is a book that really can change your life.' Arianna Huffington, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sleep Revolution'A happy synthesis of the authors' remarkable careers.' Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners
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            ISBN 9780241975701
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            Language en
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Falling for Science: Asking the Big Questions
               

            Falling for Science: Asking the Big Questions (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Beckett, Bernard

            'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science has unravelled the mystery of life..., seen back to the dawn of time and peered down into the weird world of quantum mechanics. Small wonder then that people now look to science to answer the big metaphysical questions. In Falling for Science Bernard Beckett shows this instinct to be misguided. According to Beckett, the modern fashion for making scientists 'the High Priests of Everything' is mysticism in a lab coat. Here the author argues for a new model of scepticism, one which leaves scientists and story tellers to each get on with what they're best at. Beckett is a powerful, persuasive communicator who writes in the contemporary vein of popular science writers like Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. With wit and not a little irreverence, Beckett offers a history of the ideas behind recent scientific development, and introduces the reader to arguments about the nature of consciousness, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence u and more. Brilliantly unsettling, Falling for Science is compulsively readable.
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            ISBN 9781869796563
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            Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Penguin
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