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            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius 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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            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 (Hardback)

            By Greene, Brian

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Feb 20

            Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the universe's tendency toward entropy, remarkable structures form: planets, stars, and ga...laxies provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms animate life; neurons, information, and thought give rise to complex consciousness, which in turn creates cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. Through a series of nested stories 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. Science has proven to be modern society's greatest source for meaning, and Brian Greene takes us on a grand tour of the universe while always keeping his eye on one central question: What does it all mean?
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            ISBN 9780241295984
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
              

            Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higginbotham, Adam

            • RRP: $40.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling account that reads almost like the script for a movie (The Wall Street Journal)--a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history's wo...rst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a riveting, deeply reported reconstruction (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. The most complete and compelling history yet (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham's superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.
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            ISBN 9781501134630
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            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

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            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 16+ years
            Series Big Ideas
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            Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals
              

            Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hacker, Viktor; Sumereder, Christof

            • RRP: $117.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 20

            Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering is an excellent introduction into the areas of electricity, electronic devices and electrochemistry. The book covers aspects of electrical science including Ohm and Kirkoff's laws, P-N junctions, semiconductors, circuit diagrams, magnetic fi...elds, electrochemistry, and devices such as DC motors. This text is useful for students of electrical, chemical, materials and mechanical engineering.
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            ISBN 9783110521023
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher De Gruyter
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series de Gruyter Textbook
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            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization
             

            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Browne, John

            • RRP: $63.50
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            An impassioned defense of progress and innovation--and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne.

            ISBN 9781643132129
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
              

            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

            By McWhan, Denis

            • RRP: $108.99
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            This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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            ISBN 9780199640270
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity
             

            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, David E. H.

            • RRP: $69.99
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            Discusses about having ideas and - a much longer haul - making them work. This title tells many stories about creators and their creations, including the author's own fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream science - such as unrideable bicycles and chemical gardens in spa...ce.
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            ISBN 9781421403311
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences

            Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences (Paperback)

            By Franklin, Kirsten; Muir, Paul; Scott, Terry; Wilcocks, Lara; Yates, Paul

            • RRP: $101.99
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            Intends to demystify fundamental biophysics for students in the health and biosciences required to study physics and to understand the mechanistic behaviour of biosystems.

            ISBN 9780470665930
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character
              

            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Introduction by Gates, Bill; Edited by Leighton, Ralph

            • RRP: $34.50
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            The outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

            ISBN 9780393355628
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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