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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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            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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            Subterranea: Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depths
             

            Subterranea: Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depths (Hardback)

            By Fitch, Chris

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $46.80
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A lavish, gorgeously-illustrated look at the strange worlds below the surface of our planet

            ISBN 9781472272324
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

            By Chown, Marcus

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A scintillating portrait of the most significant eureka moments in scientific history by the bestselling popular science writer. What does it feel like to understand something about the universe that no one has ever known before?

            ISBN 9780571346394
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The World According to Physics

            The World According to Physics (Hardback)

            By Al-Khalili, Jim

            • RRP: $34.99
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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 univers
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            ISBN 9780691182308
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena
             

            How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena (Hardback)

            By Sutter, Paul M.

            • RRP: $59.31
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            A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

            ISBN 9781643134383
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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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
            • $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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            Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History
             

            Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History (Paperback)

            By Close, Frank

            • RRP: $32.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            'Trinity' was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. This exceptional book - Trinity - tells the story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the securi...ty services in Britain, the USA and USSR. Against the background of pre-war Nazi Germany, the Second World War and the following Cold War, the book traces how Peierls brought Fuchs into his family and his laboratory, only to be betrayed. It describes how Fuchs became a spy, his motivations and the information he passed to his Soviet contacts, both in the UK and after he went with Peierls to join the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in 1944. Frank Close is himself a distinguished nuclear physicist: uniquely, the book explains the science as well as the spying. Fuchs returned to Britain in August 1946 and became central to the UK's independent effort to develop nuclear weapons. Close describes the febrile atmosphere at Harwell, the nuclear physics laboratory near Oxford, and the charged relationships which developed there, and shows how - despite mistakes made by both MI5 and the FBI - the net gradually closed around Fuchs, building an intolerable pressure which finally cracked him. The Soviet Union exploded its first nuclear device in August 1949, far earlier than the US or UK expected. In 1951, the US Congressional Committee on Atomic Espionage concluded, 'Fuchs alone has influenced the safety of more people and accomplished greater damage than any other spy not only in the history of the United States, but in the history of nations'. This book is the most comprehensive account yet published of these events, and of the tragic figure at their centre.
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            ISBN 9780141986449
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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