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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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              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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              What If Einstein Was Wrong?: Asking the Big Questions About Physics

              What If Einstein Was Wrong?: Asking the Big Questions About Physics (Paperback)

              By Clegg, Brian; Al-Khalili, Jim

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              Challenges a team of scholars to experiment with 50 topical science speculations at a time when the hunt for the Higgs boson particle is threatening to undermine the foundations of our knowledge.

              ISBN 9781782402503
              Released NZ 1 May 2015
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Sunfall

              Sunfall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

              • RRP: $37.00
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              2041, and for all the advances science and technology have brought, our world is under attack from rampant climate change, uncontrollable mass migration, cyber-terrorism, fragmenting societies and insidious governmental secrecy and paranoia. And then the unthinkable happens...

              ISBN 9780593077436
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book)

              Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) (Hardback)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

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              Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small. Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all the key players, breakthroughs, cont...roversies and unanswered questions of the quantum world. You'll discover how the sun shines, why light is both a wave and a particle, the certainty of the Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger's Cat, Einstein's spooky action, how to build a quantum computer, and why quantum mechanics drives even its experts completely crazy. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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              ISBN 9780718186272
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series The Ladybird Expert Series
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              Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines
               

              Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

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              Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition... explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyone, from researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.
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              ISBN 9781138406216
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              What If Einstein Was Wrong?: Asking the Big Questions About Physics

              What If Einstein Was Wrong?: Asking the Big Questions About Physics (Hardback)

              By Clegg, Brian; Al-Khalili, Jim

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              What if...? are the two words that sow the seeds for human speculation, experimentation, invention, evolution, revolution, and change. In an uncertain age, economists are asking, What if growth stopped growing?; and scientists, What if light speed were overtaken? This title deals... with these big questions about physics.
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              ISBN 9781782400455
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series What If?
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              Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics

              Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics (Paperback)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

              • RRP: $27.99
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              How does the fact that it gets dark at night prove the Universe must have started with a big bang? Where are all the aliens? And why does the length of a piece of string vary depending on how fast it is moving? This title deals with these questions?

              ISBN 9780552778060
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gravity: A Ladybird Expert Book
                 

              Gravity: A Ladybird Expert Book (EPUB ebook)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

              How does gravity work? Learn from the experts in the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIESDiscover the vast and momentus effects of this profound force on the world around us, written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili.Inside you will learn: - What is Gravity? - How ...does it work? - And why are there extreme gravitational environments?Above all, discover how gravity controls the shape of space and the passage of time itself, influencing the history and destiny of the entire Universe.IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN 'WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.'Gravity is a fascinating and authoritative introduction to a phenomenon as familiar to us as breathing.Learn about other topics in the Ladybird Experts series including The Big Bang, Quantum Physics, Climate Change and Evolution.
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              ISBN 9781405934718
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
                

              Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science (EPUB ebook)

              By Al-Khalili, Jim

              Celebrates the pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science, including Iraqi physicist Ibn al-Haytham, who practised the modern scientific method over half a century before Bacon; al-Khwarizmi, the greatest mathematician; and, A...bu Rayhan al-Biruni, a Persian polymath to rival Leonardo da Vinci.
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              ISBN 9780141965017
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Loan Credits 36
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