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            Black Holes: The key to understanding the universe
             

            Black Holes: The key to understanding the universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cox, Professor Brian; With Forshaw, Professor Jeff

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              1 Nov 22

            A brilliant exploration of the most exotic objects in the universe by Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw. Lying at the centre of every galaxy are the strangest objects in the Universe: black holes. Of extraordinary density and huge gravitational pull, no matter or eve...n light can escape their grasp. As stars whirl like water in a plug hole around their edge, they release energy in the form of light, before the stars reach the event horizon and disappear forever. As well as being at the centre of galaxies they are also at the centre of current research in theoretical physics and astrophysics: they are the perfect laboratory where extreme physics takes place. Understanding them remains a holy grail. Black Holes by Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw is a brilliant exploration of these amazing objects - how they are formed and why they continue to confirm that Einstein's theory of general relativity is such a brilliant explanation of the Universe around us.
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            ISBN 9780733340444
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2022
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

            A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (Paperback)

            By Hawking, Stephen

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            Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This title reviews some of the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from ...the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.
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            ISBN 9780857501004
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred
             

            The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda

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              13 Sep 22

            From a star astrophysicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for more just, inclusive practice of science.

            ISBN 9781541724686
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2022
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Explore planets, stars, galaxies, and the almost unimaginable vast scale of time and space with this comprehensive look at the cosmos. Follow a breathtaking story from Galileo inventing a telescope and discovering Jupiter's moons in 1610, to the unveiling of Uranus, Pluto, Neptun...e, followed by a myriad other planets and galaxies. See how one discovery enabled many more - for example, the detection of radio emissions in the 1950s allowed astronomers to map the spiral structure of our galaxy and find new phenomena such as quasars and pulsars. The Astronomy Book explores the waves of discovery, breaking down the big ideas such as relativity, gravity, and dark matter into easy-to-understand concepts, and shows how one idea prompted the next. It presents biographies of famous thinkers including Albert Einstein, Johnnes Kepler, and Gerard Kuiper and explores the technology that enabled them to further unravel the mysteries of space. This accessible guide also describes inspiring projects such as the ambitious Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is creating "a field guide to the heavens", as well as the robotic scouts on planet Mars. Part of DK's popular Big Ideas series, The Astronomy Book is an enthralling introduction to this trailblazing science and our Universe.
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            ISBN 9780241225936
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2017
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Invisible Universe: Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye
              

            The Invisible Universe: Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye (Hardback)

            By Bothwell, Matthew

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            A guide to the 99% of the universe our eyes can't see from a dazzling new voice in popular science

            ISBN 9780861541249
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Planetary Systems: A Very Short Introduction

            Planetary Systems: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Pierrehumbert, Raymond T.

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            For many decades, we were only familiar with our own system of planets, the Solar System, orbiting our Sun. Now we know that it is just one among a vast range of planetary systems around distant stars. This book explores the nature and variety of planetary systems, how they are f...ormed, and how they die.
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            ISBN 9780198841128
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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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 (Paperback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He exp...lores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience- in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. 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. Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion. Which leaves us with one realization- during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning. Let us embark.
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            ISBN 9780141985329
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe

            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe (Paperback)

            By Berman, Bob

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            An explosive epic encompassing the Big Bang, other past booms and future cataclysms!

            ISBN 9781786075970
            Released NZ 6 May 2019
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe
             

            Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe (Hardback)

            By Peebles, P. J. E.

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            From Nobel Prize-winning physicist P. James E. Peebles, the story of cosmology from Einstein to today Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. Cosmology's Century is... the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe. In this landmark book, one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed. P. James E. Peebles was at the forefront of many of the greatest discoveries of the past century, making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the presence of helium and microwave radiation from the hot big bang, the measures of the distribution and motion of ordinary matter, and the new kind of dark matter that allows us to make sense of these results. Taking readers from the field's beginnings, Peebles describes how scientists working in independent directions found themselves converging on a theory of cosmic evolution interesting enough to warrant the rigorous testing it passes so well. He explores the major advances-some inspired by remarkable insights or perhaps just lucky guesses-as well as the wrong turns taken and the roads not explored. He shares recollections from major players in this story and provides a rare, inside look at how natural science is really done. A monumental work, Cosmology's Century also emphasizes where the present theory is incomplete, suggesting exciting directions for continuing research.
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            ISBN 9780691196022
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

            A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Oluseyi, Hakeem; Horwitz, Joshua

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            An inspiring memoir of how the author succeeded against the odds to become a world-renowned astrophysicist

            ISBN 9780349430355
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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