• 117 Things You Should F*#king Know about Your World The Best of IFL Science
    117 Things You Should F*#king Know about Your World The Best of IFL Science
    ISBN: 9781788402323
    Title: 117 Things You Should F*#king Know about Your World The Best of IFL Science
    Author: CASSELL ILLUSTRATED


    Did you know your irises are lying to you and all human eyes are actually brown?


    Want to know the absolute worst way to die, according to science?


    Did you know that a smoking psychedelic toad milk could alleviate depression for up to four weeks?



    117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World tells you the answers to these questions and many more weird and wonderful facts about the universe. Split into the site's different subject areas of environment, technology, space, health and medicine, plants and animals, physics and chemistry, this is the ultimate science book.


    With 25 million social media followers, I F*#king Love Science is the world's favourite source of science on the web. From missing nuclear weapons and Facebook secret files to the world's smallest computer and why you should wrap your car keys in tinfoil, this is the book that only the world's leading source of crazy-but-true stories could produce.



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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781784708283
    Title: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

    How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

    Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • 30 Second Theories
    30 Second Theories
    ISBN: 9781742661803
    Title: 30 Second Theories
    Author: PARSONS PAUL

    Chaos Theory, String Theory, the Theory of Relativity? Intelligent Design? Schrodinger¿s Cat and Pavlov¿s Dog? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you¿ve certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge? 30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges a half-century of leading boffins to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex theories in half a minute - using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, one flow chart, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it¿s also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    ISBN: 9781782408505
    Title: 30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    Author: LIU CHARLES & MASTERS KAREN & SALUR SEVIL

    The universe literally encompasses everything we were, are and will be, everything we knew, know and can know. When we decide to understand the universe as a whole, new truths come to light, and unexpected perspectives illuminate our take on life. 30-Second Universe explains all the tantalising concepts, principles and theories that make up our knowledge - the Higgs particle, gluons, quarks, the multiverse, how certainty itself can be uncertain, and of course, where our world came from, and where we're going and what will happen in the end - and it explains these astrophysical answers succinctly, each entry taking only 30 seconds to read, with further exploration flagged, and key scientists noted. This one small book sheds light on the biggest ideas, concepts and discoveries in life, in the universe, in everything.


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    Price: $33.00
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  • Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    ISBN: 9780393358261
    Title: Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    Author: HOCKFIELD SUSAN


    A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies that radically reshaped the world: radios, televisions, aircraft, computers, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. Today, a new technological convergence--of biology and engineering--promises to create the tools necessary to tackle the threats we now face, including climate change, drought, famine, and disease


    World-renowned neuroscientist and academic leader Susan Hockfield describes the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped to create them. Virus-built batteries. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Computer-engineered crops. Together, they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.



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    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    ISBN: 9781250182517
    Title: Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    Author: KLUGER JEFFREY

    The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.


    In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.


    Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over--after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space--the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.


    The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger--Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13--can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.



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    Price: $33.00
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  • Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
    Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
    ISBN: 9781250231345
    Title: Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
    Author: PARCAK SARAH


    A Science Friday Best Science Book of 2019 - A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 - Nature's Top Ten Books of 2019 - A Science News Best Book of 2019

    A crash course in the amazing new science of space archaeology that only Sarah Parcak can give. This book will awaken the explorer in all of us. --Chris Anderson, Head of TED

    National Geographic Fellow and TED Prize-winner Sarah Parcak pioneers the young field of satellite archaeology, using futuristic tools to unlock secrets from the past and transform how discoveries are made. As an archaeologist, she has worked on remote sensing projects across twelve countries and four continents, using multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery analysis to identify thousands of potential archaeological sites. These include previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. She presently directs major crowdsourcing efforts to map ancient civilizations across Peru and India.

    In Archaeology from Space, Sarah describes the field's evolution, major discoveries, and future potential. From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, she shares her field's biggest discoveries, revealing why space archaeology is not only exciting but also essential to the preservation of the world's ancient treasures for future generations.

    Sarah's stories take readers back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans who displayed grit, ingenuity, and brilliance across the millennia. We share those same traits, and those same underlying genes. If we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future.



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  • Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    ISBN: 9781848319929
    Title: Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    Author: BAGGOTT JIM

    An account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. This book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's FarmHall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives...Spanning ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to 'Joe-1', the first Soviet atomic bomb test in August 1949, Atomic is the first fully realised popular account of the race between Nazi Germany, Britain, America and the Soviet Union to build atomic weapons...Rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception, Jim Baggott's book tells an epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    ISBN: 9780007284870
    Title: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN


    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?


    Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Best American Science & Nature Writing 2020
    Best American Science & Nature Writing 2020
    ISBN: 9780358074298
    Title: Best American Science & Nature Writing 2020
    Author: KAKU MICHIO ED

    A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku.

    Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most influential living scientists and a New York Times best-selling author, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    ISBN: 9780008299910
    Title: Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    Author: WARDHAUGH BENJAMIN

    Euclid's Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world. In a sweeping history, Benjamin Wardhaugh traces how an ancient Greek text on mathematics - often hailed as the world's first textbook - shaped two thousand years of art, philosophy and literature, as well as science and maths.
    Thirteen volumes of mathematical definitions, propositions and proofs. Writing in 300 BC, Euclid could not have known his logic would go unsurpassed until the nineteenth century, or that his writings were laying down the very foundations of human knowledge.

    Wardhaugh blasts the dust from Euclid's legacy to offer not only a vibrant history of mathematics, told through people and invention, but also a broader story of culture. Telling stories from every continent, ranging between Ptolemy and Isaac Newton, Hobbes and Lewis Carrol, this is a history that dives from Ancient Greece to medieval Byzantium, early modern China, Renaissance Italy, the age of European empires, and our world today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    ISBN: 9781473695986
    Title: Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN


    'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' Steven Poole, DAILY TELEGRAPH


    The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.



    Is there a God?
    How did it all begin?
    Can we predict the future?
    What is inside a black hole?
    Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
    Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
    How do we shape the future?
    Will we survive on Earth?
    Should we colonise space?
    Is time travel possible?


    Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.


    And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.


    Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.


    A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
    Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
    ISBN: 9780857501004
    Title: Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing 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. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.
    This new edition includes updates from Stephen Hawking with his latest thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It is published to accompany the launch of a new app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.



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  • Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    ISBN: 9780241262627
    Title: Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    Author: HOFFMAN DONALD D

    Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality,cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says no-our visual perceptions are not a window on reality, but are interfaces constructed by natural selection. Think about it- though the file icon we see on our desktops is shaped like a small page on our screens, the file itself is made of a series of numbers, of ones and zeros stored in an intangible way. Using thirty years of his own research, as well as others' work in evolutionary biology, game theory, neuroscience, computer science, information theory, and philosophy, Hoffman proves that evolution has shaped our perceptions into illusions. The sensory simplifications that once maximized our performance and reproductive fitness are now impressions that can be manipulated by marketing and design. The world is nothing like what we see through our eyes, and The Case Against Reality explains why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    ISBN: 9781785783920
    Title: CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    Author: GILLIES JAMES


    The Higgs boson is the rock star of fundamental particles, catapulting CERN, the laboratory where it was found, into the global spotlight. But what is it, why does it matter, and what exactly is CERN?


    In the late 1940s, a handful of visionaries were working to steer Europe towards a more peaceful future through science, and CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, was duly born. James Gillies tells the gripping story of particle physics, from the original atomists of ancient Greece, through the people who made the crucial breakthroughs, to CERN itself, one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings of our time, and its eventual confirmation of the Higgs boson.


    Weaving together the scientific and political stories of CERN's development, the book reveals how particle physics has evolved from being the realm of solitary genius to a global field of human endeavour, with CERN's Large Hadron Collider as its frontier research tool.



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    Price: $23.00
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  • Convergence: The Deepest Idea in the Universe
    Convergence: The Deepest Idea in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781471129018
    Title: Convergence: The Deepest Idea in the Universe
    Author: WATSON PETER

    Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist. Various scientific disciplines, despite their very different beginnings, and disparate areas of interest have been coming together over the past 150 years, converging and coalescing, to identify one extraordinary master narrative, one overwhelming interlocking coherent story: the history of the universe.
    & & & Intimate connections between physics and chemistry have been revealed as have the links between quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Astronomy has been augmented by particle physics, psychology has been increasingly aligned with physics, with chemistry and even with economics. Genetics has been harmonised with linguistics, botany with archaeology, climatology with myth. This is a simple insight but one with profound consequences. Convergence is, as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg has put it, 'The deepest thing about the universe.'
    & & & This book does not, however, tell the story by beginning at the beginning and ending at the end. It is much more revealing, more convincing, and altogether more thrilling to tell the story as it emerged, as it began to fall into place, piece by piece, converging tentatively at first, but then with increasing speed, vigour and confidence. The overlaps and interdependence of the sciences, the emerging order that they are gradually uncovering, is without question the most enthralling aspect of twenty-first-century science.&


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    Price: $27.00
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  • Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781785785504
    Title: Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN


    All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial 5per cent of everything. The rest is hidden.& This could be the biggest puzzle that science has everfaced.


    Since the 1970s,astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them toaccount for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but somethingconcealed holds them together. That 'something' is dark matter - invisiblematerial in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets.


    By the 1990s wealso knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, nameddark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe,this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly fourteentimes greater than all the visible material in existence.


    Brian Clegg explainsthis major conundrum in modern scienceand looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it.




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    Price: $23.00
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  • Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    ISBN: 9780345409461
    Title: Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    In this engrossing, thought-provoking and entertaining book, the author convincingly shows how alien abduction stories and other paranormal tales are simply the modern version of fairies and other ancient demons that exist only in the human mind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Demon in the Machine How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life
    Demon in the Machine How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life
    ISBN: 9780141986401
    Title: Demon in the Machine How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life
    Author: DAVIES PAUL

    When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question- what is life?

    For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic- even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new?

    In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information- a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.

    From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Earth & I
    Earth & I
    ISBN: 9783836551113
    Title: Earth & I
    Author: LOVELOCK JAMES

    The big picture
    An essential illustrated collection of earth and human science for curious minds of all ages

    We are buried beneath mountains of fast accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding. James Lovelock

    Human beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, that many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home.

    Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we approach our present and future? What knowledge should we carry with us? Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, this illustrated essay collection brings together an all-star line-up of thinkers and scientists to offer essential understanding about who we are, how we live, and where we might be going.

    Much as the Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I encourages holistic understanding. Across 12 chapters, we take in both the intricate details and immense structures of our species and our planet, from our ever-expanding universe to our minuscule but mighty cells. We see stellar explosions and the layers of life beneath our feet, delve into the neuroscience of decision-making, get to grips with our climate, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology.

    The book s world-class contributors include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. With lively illustrations from British artist Jack Hudson, the result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted tool kit for an informed and enlightened future."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    ISBN: 9780762497072
    Title: Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    Author: GRAY THEODORE


    Display and play with the building blocks of life with The Elements Magnet Set!


    Based on and including the iconic images from Theodore Gray's bestselling book The Elements, this beautiful magnet set is the perfect way to display and play with the periodic table. Add a little atomic flair at work and home, or spell out a message while inspiring some awe for all the elements that make up the world around you.


    This kit includes:
    121 element magnets, each highlighting an important piece of the periodic table. Magnet size is approximately 1" x 1".48-page book exploring the world's most important elements, with full colour-photographs throughout



    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    ISBN: 9781509822195
    Title: Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? What is the secret to falling asleep on a plane?Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi? Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere, has conducted a scientific experiment to find out . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    ISBN: 9781788547581
    Title: Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Author: HARMAN OREN ; KOBLINER OFRA (ILLUSTRATOR)


    'Daring, learned and humane ... A revelatory restoration of wonder'Stephen Greenblatt.


    We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe.


    Science is an astounding achievement, but are we really any wiser than the ancients? Has science revealed the secrets of fate and immortality? Has it provided protection from jealousy or love? There are those who believe that science has replaced faith, but must it also be a death knell for mythology?


    Evolutionsbrings to life the latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Reawakening our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us and within us, Oren Harman uses modern science to create new and original mythologies. Here are the Earth and the Moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking Mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of language in evolution summoning humankind's struggle with truth.


    Science may not solve our existential puzzles, but like the age-old legends, its magical discoveries can help us continue the never-ending search.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    ISBN: 9783899559187
    Title: Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    Author: GESTALTEN (EDITOR)

    Living on the land and learning to reap the benefits of nature. From farm-fresh eggs and herb gardens that enrich home cooked meals to beekeeping to aid in the pollination of small crops, there's a lifestyle that exists in harmony with our environments. These locales reveal and embrace the many layers of this way of life Activities such as canning and marmalade making are given new life in these pages. Whether autumnal foraging for mushrooms or learning the different flavors of varying apple varietals or enjoying the fresh spring leaves of kale and spinach, Farmlife is a cornucopia of inspiration for living more intentionally and more interactively with our surroundings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    ISBN: 9781841157917
    Title: Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Author: SINGH SIMON

    This is the story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century, but which every child can understand. It includes the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who finally cracked the code.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Forces of Nature
    Forces of Nature
    ISBN: 9780008210038
    Title: Forces of Nature
    Author: COX BRIAN & COHEN ANDREW

    Sunday Times Bestseller


    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.


    'What is motion?'

    'Why is every snowflake different?'

    'Why is life symmetrical?'


    To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the Universe and beyond.


    From the immensity of the Universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyond.


    Forces of Nature takes you to the great plains of the Serengeti, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the humpback whales of the Caribbean and the northern lights of the Arctic. Brian will answer questions on Earth that will illuminate our understanding of the Universe.


    Think you know our planet?

    Think again.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Galileo: & the Science Deniers
    Galileo: & the Science Deniers
    ISBN: 9781982147167
    Title: Galileo: & the Science Deniers
    Author: LIVIO MARIO

    A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter of science denial" (Bill McKibben).

    Galileo's story may be more relevant today than ever before. At present, we face enormous crises--such as the minimization of the dangers of climate change--because the science behind these threats is erroneously questioned or ignored. Galileo encountered this problem 400 years ago. His discoveries, based on careful observations and ingenious experiments, contradicted conventional wisdom and the teachings of the church at the time. Consequently, in a blatant assault on freedom of thought, his books were forbidden by church authorities.

    Astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio draws on his own scientific expertise to provide captivating insights into how Galileo reached his bold new conclusions about the cosmos and the laws of nature. A freethinker who followed the evidence wherever it led him, Galileo was one of the most significant figures behind the scientific revolution. He believed that every educated person should know science as well as literature, and insisted on reaching the widest audience possible, publishing his books in Italian rather than Latin.

    Galileo was put on trial with his life in the balance for refusing to renounce his scientific convictions. He remains a hero and inspiration to scientists and all of those who respect science--which, as Livio reminds us in this gripping book, remains threatened even today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • God Delusion
    God Delusion
    ISBN: 9781784161927
    Title: God Delusion
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    "The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone in

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    ISBN: 9781785783760
    Title: Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Welcome to the wonderful world of graphene, the thinnest substance known to science.

    In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene - the thinnest substance in the world - by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite.

    Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other 'two-dimensional' substances form a worldwide industry. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health.

    Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionised electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    ISBN: 9781471138553
    Title: Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    Author: KRAUSS LAWRENCE

    ''Probably the most readable, exciting and authoritative writer on science we have. A new Lawrence Krauss book always goes to the top of the curious mind''s wish list.'' Stephen Fry

    "I loved the fight scenes and the sex scenes were excellent." (Eric Idle)

    ''In the span of a century, physics progressed from skepticism that atoms were real to equations so precise we can predict properties of subatomic particles to the tenth decimal place. Lawrence Krauss rightly places this achievement among the greatest of all stories, and his book--at once engaging, poetic and scholarly--tells the story with a scientist''s penetrating insight and a writer''s masterly craft.'' (Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, and Director, Center for Theoretical Physics, Columbia University)

    "Unlike some very clever scientists, Lawrence Krauss is not content to bask on the Mount Olympus of modern physics.& A great educator as well as a great physicist, he wants to pull others up the rarefied heights to join him. But unlike some science educators, he doesn''t dumb down. In Einstein''s words, he makes it ''as simple as possible but no simpler.''"& (Richard Dawkins, author of The Magic of Reality)

    "In every debate I''ve done with theologians and religious believers their knock-out final argument always comes in the form of two questions: Why is there something rather than nothing? and Why are we here? The presumption is that if science provides no answers then there must be a God. But God or no, we still want answers. In A Universe From Nothing& Lawrence Krauss, one of the biggest thinkers of our time, addressed the first question with verve, and in& The Greatest Story Ever Told he tackles the second with elegance. Both volumes should be placed in hotel rooms across America, in the drawer next to the Gideon Bible." (Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author The Moral Arc.)

    "A Homeric tale of science, history, and philosophy& revealing how we learned so much about the universe and its tiniest parts." (Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate, 1979 in physics)

    "The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far ranges from Galileo to the LHC and beyond. It''s accessible, illuminating, and surprising--an ideal guide for anyone interested in understanding our accidental universe." (Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction)

    "College students, hippies, squares, Christians, Muslims, democrats, republicans, libertarians, theists, even atheists--all of us--sit around BS-ing like: ''So, how did all this, I mean everything, all of us, the whole universe, you know, man, everything, how did this all get here?'' While we were doing that, Lawrence Krauss and people like him were doing the work to figure it out.& Then& Krauss wrote this great book about it.& ''Wow, man, you mean, like we''re getting closer to really knowing? I guess we''ll have to go back to talking about politics and sex.''" (Penn Jillette, author of Presto!)

    "Discovering the bedrock nature of physical reality ranks as one of humanity''s greatest collective achievements. This book gives a fine account of the main ideas and how they emerged. Krauss is himself close to the field, and can offer insights into the personalities who have led the key advances. A practiced and skilled writer, he succeeds in making the physics ''as simple as possible but no simpler.'' I don''t know a better book on this subject." (Martin Rees, author of Just Six Numbers)

    "It is an exhilarating experience to be led through this fascinating story, from Galileo to the Standard Model and the Higgs boson and beyond, with lucid detail and insight, illuminating vividly not only the achievements themselves but also the joy of creative thought and discovery, enriched with vignettes of the remarkable individuals who paved the way.& It amply demonstrates that the discovery that ''nature really follows the simple and elegant rules intuited by the 20th- and 21st-century versions of Plato''s philosophers'' is one of the most astonishing achievements of the human intellect." (Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT)

    "Charming...& Krauss has written an account with sweep and verve that shows the full development of our ideas about the makeup of the world around us... A great romp." (Walter Gilbert, Nobel Award, Chemistry, 1980)

    "History of science with an edge--humorous, personal, passionate, yet intellectually serious and authoritative." (Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, Physics)

    In the beginning there was light
    but more than this, there was gravity.
    After that, all hell broke loose...


    This is how the story of the greatest intellectual adventure in history should be introduced - how humanity reached its current understanding of the universe, one that is far removed from the realm of everyday experience.& Krauss& connects the world we know with the invisible world all around us, which is removed from intuition and direct sensation. He explains our current understanding of nature and the struggle to construct the greatest theoretical edifice ever assembled, the Standard Model of Particle Physics -- and then to understand its implications for our existence.
    & & Writing in the critically acclaimed style of A Universe from Nothing, Krauss celebrates the beauty and wonders of the natural world and details our place within it and how this shapes our understanding of it.& Krauss makes this story accessible& through profiles of the scientists responsible for these& advances, and clear explanations of their discoveries.& Krauss takes us on a tour of science and the brilliant& personalities who shaped it, often against political and religious indoctrination, enduring persecution and ostracism. Krauss creates a captivating& blend of& research and& narrative to invite us into the lives and minds of these figures,creating a landmark work of scientific history.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
    Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
    ISBN: 9781785786075
    Title: Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
    Author: SANTOS LUCY JANE

    'Half Lives shines a light on the shocking history of the world's toxic love affair with a deadly substance, radium. Unnerving, fascinating, informative and truly frightening.' Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five

    & Lucy Jane Santos presents the surprising history of radium in everyday life.

    Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the 19th century, it was radium that became the focus of both public fascination and entrepreneurial zeal.

    Half Lives tells the fascinating, curious, sometimes macabre story of the element through its ascendance as a desirable item - a present for a queen, a prize in a treasure hunt, a glow-in- the-dark dance costume - to its role as a supposed cure-all in everyday 20th-century life, when medical practitioners and business people (reputable and otherwise) devised ingenious ways of commodifying the new wonder element, and enthusiastic customers welcomed their radioactive wares into their homes.

    Historian Lucy Jane Santos - herself the proud owner of a formidable collection of radium beauty treatments - delves into the stories of these products and details the gradual downfall and discredit of the radium industry through the eyes of the people who bought, sold and eventually came to fear the once-fetishized substance.

    She reveals a new history of radium, one in which the stories of those previously dismissed as quacks and fools are brought to life, as part of a unique examination of the interplay between science and popular culture.

    'In Half Lives, Lucy Santos transports us back to a time when consumers wondered whether mixing radium into chicken feed might result in eggs that could hard-boil themselves; when diners cheerfully drank radioactive cocktails that glowed in the dark; and when people used toothpaste containing lethal thorium oxide in the pursuit of healthy gums. Santos unpicks fact from fiction and exhibits a masterful grasp of a complex area of science history that is so often mistold. Half Lives is a delightfully disturbing book that reminds us all of the age-old Latin maxim, 'caveat emptor.' Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, bestselling author of The Butchering Art

    'With verve and vivacity, Lucy Jane Santos conducts her readers on a unique tour of the twentieth century's most significant scientific discovery. Before the R-word threatened destruction, it offered hope for the future -- teeth would glow white, cocktails would shine in the dark and cancer would be vanquished. This evocative account puts people and their emotions centre-stage of science's past.' Dr Patricia Fara




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • History of Solitude
    History of Solitude
    ISBN: 9781509536580
    Title: History of Solitude
    Author: VINCENT DAVID

    Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity.

    Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour.

    Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner's cell, and explains how western society's increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever.

    The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    ISBN: 9781784703936
    Title: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH

    International Bestseller
    From the author of the international bestsellerSapiens: A Brief History of Humankindcomes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestsellingSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. InHomo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.
    Homo Deusexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This isHomo Deus.
    War is obsolete
    You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict
    Famine is disappearing
    You are at more risk of obesity than starvation
    Death is just a technical problem
    Equality is out but immortality is in
    What does our future hold?
    From the Hardcover edition."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    ISBN: 9781473628595
    Title: How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE STAFF


    How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in the present may never feel the same. Ready for some more? Okay. Why isn't Pluto a planet? Why are dogs' noses wet? Why do hens cluck more loudly after laying an egg? What happens when one black hole swallows another? Do our fingerprints change as we get older? How young can you die of old age? And what is at the very edge of the Universe? Life is full of mind-bending questions. And, as books like What If? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? have shown, the route to find each answer can take us on the weirdest and most wonderful journeys. How Long is Now? is a fascinating new collection of questions you never thought to ask, along with answers that will change the way you see everything.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • How to Be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence
    How to Be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence
    ISBN: 9781473699809
    Title: How to Be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST STAFF

    If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN.

    Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction?

    What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die?

    You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. How to be Human is your guide to making the most of it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    ISBN: 9780008276324
    Title: How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    Author: COX BRIAN & INCE ROBIN

    The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
    How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
    ISBN: 9780735220157
    Title: How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
    Author: NORTH RYAN

    An NPR Best Book of 2018

    "How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If?

    The only book you need if you're going back in time

    What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat?

    With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

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  • How to Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    How to Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    ISBN: 9780753548806
    Title: How to Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    Author: BENAMRAN BRUCE



    How do magnets work?
    What is the theory of relativity all about?
    Is light made of waves or particles?
    And how on earth can a levitating goat teach us about atomic structure?


    In this age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, supercomputers and other cutting-edge technology, we've lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age. For Bruce Benamren, science is about stories and characters. Why, for instance, did pirates wear eye patches? That's all to do with how the retina processes light. Pirates running down to the gun deck would have no time to let their eyes get used to the dark, so they kept one eye gun-deck ready.


    Bruce isn't pretending that science isn't tricky, but in simple, maths-free explanations and just-the-good-parts historical recaps, he shows us that the greatest scientific discoveries and theories don't have to remain beyond our grasp.


    Whether you haven't picked up a test tube since school and feel like you're missing out on something marvellous, or you're a professor who wants to look at the world with starry-eyed wonder again, How to Speak Science is a witty yet deeply revelatory exploration of the essential mysteries of the universe.


    Because if a goat can explain scientific theory, you can too.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
    How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
    ISBN: 9780465023318
    Title: How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
    Author: ORZEL CHAD

    They say you can t teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity? Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein s physics. Through armchair and sometimes passenger-seat conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2 into examples simple enough for a dog to understand. A lively romp through one of the great theories of modern physics, "How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog" will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about space, time, and anything else you might have slept through in high school physics class."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

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  • How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    ISBN: 9781473680340
    Title: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL


    Randall Munroe is . . .'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre


    'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford


    'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates


    'Wonderful' Neil Gaiman

    AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


    For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.


    Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon. And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapour, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the sun.


    By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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