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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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            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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            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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            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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            Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe
             

            Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe (Hardback)

            By Whiteson, Daniel; Cham, Jorge

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              25 Jan 22

            If the Universe had an FAQ, this would be it - a physicist and cartoonist answer the most common, most outrageous and funniest questions about our universe

            ISBN 9781529331042
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Time: 10 Things You Should Know
             

            Time: 10 Things You Should Know (Hardback)

            By Stuart, Colin

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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 21

            Uncover the ten things you must know about time and space in this captivating collection of short essays.

            ISBN 9781841884929
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Time Travel: The Science and Science Fiction
             

            Time Travel: The Science and Science Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Redfern, Nick

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Jan 22

            Fact or fiction? Real or impossible? Movement through time explored, examined and explained! Albert Einstein's theory of relativity postulates, and scientists have proven, that the faster you travel, the slower time moves. Clocks on airplanes, satellites and rockets are slower th...an clocks on Earth, and time travel is indeed real. Can time machines, time-tunnel wormholes or tales of fictional time-traveling heroes be so far-fetched? Covering the history of time travel in both reality and fiction, Time Travel: The Science and Science Fiction investigates the long history, myths, science and stories of movement from the present to the past and into the future. Timely in its telling, Time Travel chronicles more than 30 instances, accounts, stories and famous examples of time slips, such as ... The theory of relativity showing the link between time and space H.G. Wells' epic novel of 1895: The Time Machine British physicist Stephen Hawking's famous paradoxes surrounding time travel Charlton Heston's character Taylor in the Planet of the Apes discovering that he is home, 2,000 years in the future Wormholes, the shortcuts through both space and time And many more! The idea of time travel fascinates because it offers the possibility, however remote, of revisiting and recapturing moments from our youth. And if travelers of the future have secretly visited us-well, that proves that our future is secure. Stories of time travel abound in books and film, and it's been a source of endless fascination-and speculation-surrounding UFO sightings and conspiracy theories. This richly researched reference ripples with fascinating information. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is nicely illustrated. Time Travel also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. Time will fly by as you ponder the possibilities. Don't hesitate. There's no time like the present. Get your copy today. The future is waiting!
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            ISBN 9781578597239
            Released NZ 11 Jan 2022
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Real Unexplained!
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            Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity
             

            Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity (Hardback)

            By Seife, Charles

            • RRP: $63.99
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            How Stephen Hawking became the most brilliant man alive When Stephen Hawking died, he was widely recognized as the world's best physicist, and even its smartest person. He was neither. In Hawking Hawking, science journalist Charles Seife explores how Stephen Hawking came to be th...ought of as humanity's greatest genius. Hawking spent his career grappling with deep questions in physics, but his renown didn't rest on his science. He was a master of self-promotion, hosting parties for time travelers, declaring victory over problems he had not solved, and wooing billionaires. Confined to a wheelchair and physically dependent on a cadre of devotees, Hawking still managed to captivate the people around him-and use them for his own purposes. A brilliant expose and powerful biography, Hawking Hawking uncovers the authentic Hawking buried underneath the fake. It is the story of a man whose brilliance in physics was matched by his genius for building his own myth.
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            ISBN 9781541618374
            Publisher Basic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann
             

            The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann (Hardback)

            By Bhattacharya, Ananyo

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            The smartphones in our pockets and computers like brains. The vagaries of game theory and evolutionary biology. Self-replicating moon bases and nuclear weapons. All bear the fingerprints of one remarkable man: John von Neumann. Born in Budapest at the turn of the century, von Neu...mann is one of the most influential scientists to have ever lived. His colleagues believed he had the fastest brain on the planet - bar none. He was instrumental in the Manhattan Project and helped formulate the bedrock of Cold War geopolitics and modern economic theory. He created the first ever programmable digital computer. He prophesied the potential of nanotechnology and, from his deathbed, expounded on the limits of brains and computers - and how they might be overcome. Taking us on an astonishing journey, Ananyo Bhattacharya explores how a combination of genius and unique historical circumstance allowed a single man to sweep through so many different fields of science, sparking revolutions wherever he went. Insightful and illuminating, The Man from the Future is a thrilling intellectual biography of the visionary thinker who shaped our century.
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            ISBN 9780241398852
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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
            3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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