• Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    ISBN: 9780544668256
    Title: Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL

    In Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, things are explained in the style of Up Goer Five, using only drawings and a vocabulary of the 1,000 (or "ten hundred") most common words. Explore computer buildings (datacenters), the flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), the things you use to steer a plane (airliner cockpit controls), and the little bags of water you're made of (cells).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    ISBN: 9781473620919
    Title: Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL


    From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.


    It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.


    Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button?


    In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    ISBN: 9781473637313
    Title: Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL


    From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.

    It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.


    Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button?


    In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Think Like an Engineer: Inside the Minds that are Changing Our Lives
    Think Like an Engineer: Inside the Minds that are Changing Our Lives
    ISBN: 9781780748641
    Title: Think Like an Engineer: Inside the Minds that are Changing Our Lives
    Author: MADHAVAN GURUPRASAD

    'Smart, insightful, and fascinating. Madhavan shows how engineers turn problems into opportunities. The engineering mindset is something we should all study and embrace. It applies to every aspect of life.' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography
    Dubai's Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - looks nothing like Microsoft's Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn't work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common: they are the result of a unique thinking process combining abstract and structured thinking, common sense and great imagination. They are born of the engineering mindset.

    In this groundbreaking and lively work, Guru Madhavan reveals the extraordinary influence of engineering on society, not just today but throughout history. Drawing on a cast of star engineers like Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison, Madhavan explores aspects of this mindset and shows its usefulness to life and business - in areas as varied as traffic congestion to health care to filmmaking. Full of case studies and practical insights spanning the brilliant history of engineering, Think Like an Engineer is in equal parts personal, practical, and profound. It reveals how key engineering concepts can help you make better decisions and create innovative solutions in a complex world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Thinking: the New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving & Prediction
    Thinking: the New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving & Prediction
    ISBN: 9780062258540
    Title: Thinking: the New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving & Prediction
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN

    Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought. -Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking. -Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making. -Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature. -Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain. -Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind. -Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence. -Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking. -Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • This Book Is a Planetarium & Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
    This Book Is a Planetarium & Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
    ISBN: 9781452136219
    Title: This Book Is a Planetarium & Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
    Author: ANDERSON KELLI

    Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions.

    Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work--and for the enduring magic of books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00

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  • This Book Will Blow Your Mind
    This Book Will Blow Your Mind
    ISBN: 9781473628649
    Title: This Book Will Blow Your Mind
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST


    What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.


    From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain:


    Why is part of the universe missing (and how scientists finally found it)
    How time might also flow backwards
    How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future)
    Whether the universe is a hologram
    And why we are all zombies


    Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share, as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this new book from the bestselling New Scientist series will blow your mind - and then put it back together again.

    You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, & Underappreciated Scientific Concepts That Ought to Be More Widely Known
    This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, & Underappreciated Scientific Concepts That Ought to Be More Widely Known
    ISBN: 9780062698216
    Title: This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, & Underappreciated Scientific Concepts That Ought to Be More Widely Known
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN


    The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org--dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian--brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know.


    As science informs public policy, decision making, and so many aspects of our everyday lives, a scientifically literate society is crucial. In that spirit, Edge.org publisher and author of Know This, John Brockman, asks 206 of the world's most brilliant minds the 2017 Edge Question: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?


    Contributors include: author of The God Delusion RICHARD DAWKINS on using animals' "Genetic Book of the Dead" to reconstruct ecological history; MacArthur Fellow REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN on "scientific realism," the idea that scientific theories explain phenomena beyond what we can see and touch; author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on "relative information," which governs the physical world around us; theoretical physicist LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS on the hidden blessings of "uncertainty"; cognitive scientist and author of The Language Instinct STEVEN PINKER on "The Second Law of Thermodynamics"; biogerontologist AUBREY DE GREY on why "maladaptive traits" have been conserved evolutionarily; musician BRIAN ENO on "confirmation bias" in the internet age; Man Booker-winning author of Atonement IAN MCEWAN on the "Navier-Stokes Equations," which govern everything from weather prediction to aircraft design and blood flow; plus pieces from RICHARD THALER, JARED DIAMOND, NICHOLAS CARR, JANNA LEVIN, LISA RANDALL, KEVIN KELLY, DANIEL COLEMAN, FRANK WILCZEK, RORY SUTHERLAND, NINA JABLONSKI, MARTIN REES, ALISON GOPNIK, and many, many others.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, & More Wtf Research
    This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, & More Wtf Research
    ISBN: 9781780743615
    Title: This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, & More Wtf Research
    Author: ABRAHAMS MARC

    Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included): What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have?If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you 'earn'?Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation?How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children?Who is the Einstein of pork carasses? He also shares unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an 'Eiffel head injury' (involving the tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a biowaste bomb. Abrahams' latest tour of improbable science is guaranteed to make you laugh, then make you think about your body in a whole new way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • This Is Improbable: Cheese, String Theory, Magnetic Chickens & Other Wtf Research
    This Is Improbable: Cheese, String Theory, Magnetic Chickens & Other Wtf Research
    ISBN: 9781851689316
    Title: This Is Improbable: Cheese, String Theory, Magnetic Chickens & Other Wtf Research
    Author: ABRAHAMS MARC

    Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposé of the most improbable research from around the world, from why one psychologist insisted it was better to promote people randomly to whether Vegas lap dancers get higher tips at certain times of the month. As you travel from the bizarre to the profound, Abrahams will make you laugh, and then think about the world in a completely new way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • This Is Planet Earth: Your Ultimate Guide to the World We Call Home
    This Is Planet Earth: Your Ultimate Guide to the World We Call Home
    ISBN: 9781473629776
    Title: This Is Planet Earth: Your Ultimate Guide to the World We Call Home
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST STAFF

    The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is.

    Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior.

    This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of Planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity.



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    Price: $35.00

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  • This Will Change Everything: Ideas that Will Shape the Future
    This Will Change Everything: Ideas that Will Shape the Future
    ISBN: 9780061899676
    Title: This Will Change Everything: Ideas that Will Shape the Future
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN


    "This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world."-Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel


    Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About with This Will Change Everything. Brockman asks 150 intellectual superstars "what game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?" Their fascinating responses are collected here, from bestselling author of Atonement Ian McEwan to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek to electronic music pioneer Brian Eno to writer, actor, director, and activist Alan Alda.



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  • This Will Make You Smarter
    This Will Make You Smarter
    ISBN: 9780857521026
    Title: This Will Make You Smarter
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN ED


    Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.


    Includes contributions from:


    Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky, Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Lee Smolin, Matt Ridley, Mark Henderson, David Rowan, Sir Martin Rees, Craig Venter, Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier and David Brooks . . . among others.


    With his organisation Edge.org, the literary agent and all-purpose intellectual impresario John Brockman has brought together the most influential thinkers of our age. Every year he sets them a question, this year that question was:


    What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit?


    Their answers are collected in this book and explore philosophy, psychology, economics, and other disciplines - and all share one aim: to provide the most reliable ways of gaining knowledge about anything, whether it be human behaviour, corporate behaviour, the fate of the planet, or the future of the universe.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    ISBN: 9780552778480
    Title: This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN


    Featuring a foreword by David Brooks,This Will Make You Smarterpresents brilliant'but accessible'ideas to expand every mind.


    What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.


    Daniel Kahneman on the ?focusing illusion? ? Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention ? Richard Dawkins on experimentation ? Aubrey De Grey on conquering our fear of the unknown ? Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well-being ? Nicholas Carr on managing ?cognitive load? ? Steven Pinker on win-win negotiating ? Daniel C. Dennett on benefiting from cycles ? Jaron Lanier on resisting delusion ? Frank Wilczek on the brain's hidden layers ? Clay Shirky on the ?80/20 rule? ? Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural world ? V. S. Ramachandran on paradigm shifts ? Matt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence ? John McWhorter on path dependence ? Lisa Randall on effective theorizing ? Brian Eno on ?ecological vision? ? Richard Thaler on rooting out false concepts ? J. Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life ? Helen Fisher on temperament ? Sam Harris on the flow of thought ? Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
    Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
    ISBN: 9780465078363
    Title: Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
    Author: SMOLIN LEE


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    Price: $32.00
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  • Time Machine
    Time Machine
    ISBN: 9781925143188
    Title: Time Machine
    Author: SPENCER ADAM

    Following the runaway success of his Big Book of Numbers and World of Numbers (2015), Adam Spencer is back with a fascinating – and fun! – romp through history.

    Starting with the big bang and ending in the present day (with a few glimpses of the future for good measure) Time Machine is a history book unlike any other. Jam-packed with quotes, quizzes, anecdotes and trivia, Adam’s latest book is a full-colour treasure trove for ages 8 ... all the way to 108.

    Did you know that some of the earliest mathematicians and astronomers were indigenous Australians? Or that Lord Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, was a pioneer of computer programming ... despite dying in 1852? Can you believe that pinball was actually illegal across much of the US until the 1970s? Will time travel ever be possible? And who (or what) is the Witch of Agnesi?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Time Reborn: from the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe
    Time Reborn: from the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781846142994
    Title: Time Reborn: from the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe
    Author: SMOLIN LEE

    Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that exist not inside time, but outside it.& Many& physicists, therefore, don't believe in time. From Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists and quantum physicists, the widest consensus is that the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. On this view, everything that happens, has happened or will happen is set by these laws: in such a determined future, there is no such thing as uncertainty.In Time Reborn, Lee Smolin argues that this denial of time is holding back both physics, and our understanding of the universe. We need a major revolution in scientific thought: one that embraces the reality of time and places it at the centre of our thinking. E may equal mc squared now, but that wasn't always the case. Similarly, as our undertsanding of the universe develops, Newton's fundamental laws might not remain so fundamental. Time, Smolin concludes, is not an illusion: it is the best clue we have to fundamental reality. Time Reborn explains how the true nature of time impacts on us, our world, and our universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Time Travel
    Time Travel
    ISBN: 9780008207670
    Title: Time Travel
    Author: GLEICK JAMES

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.


    Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological âe" the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilisations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture âe" from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Time Travel: a History
    Time Travel: a History
    ISBN: 9780307908797
    Title: Time Travel: a History
    Author: GLEICK JAMES


    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.


    Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological âe" the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilisations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture âe" from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Time Travel: A History
    Time Travel: A History
    ISBN: 9780007544455
    Title: Time Travel: A History
    Author: GLEICK JAMES

    Best Books of 2016
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    From the acclaimed bestselling author of& The Information& and& Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel--a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century.


    James& Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel--from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions--from H.G. Wells to& Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time--the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    ISBN: 9781782113195
    Title: Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    Author: GARFIELD SIMON

    Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary?The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks.Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in the highly inventive and entertaining style that bestselling author Simon Garfield is fast making his own. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    ISBN: 9781782113218
    Title: Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time
    Author: GARFIELD SIMON

    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • To Explain the World: the Discovery of Modern Science
    To Explain the World: the Discovery of Modern Science
    ISBN: 9780141980874
    Title: To Explain the World: the Discovery of Modern Science
    Author: WEINBERG STEVEN


    In To Explain the World, pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there isto understand. Yet eventually, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of tides, the modern discipline of science emerged.



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    Price: $32.00
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  • Touch: the Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human
    Touch: the Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human
    ISBN: 9780241184066
    Title: Touch: the Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human
    Author: LINDEN DAVID J

    David J. Linden, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and the bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world.From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives-affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Tree of Life: an Expose of Physical Regenesis on the Three-fold Plane of Bodily, Chemical & Spiritual Operation
    Tree of Life: an Expose of Physical Regenesis on the Three-fold Plane of Bodily, Chemical & Spiritual Operation
    ISBN: 9781614274636
    Title: Tree of Life: an Expose of Physical Regenesis on the Three-fold Plane of Bodily, Chemical & Spiritual Operation
    Author: CAREY GEORGE W


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
    Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
    ISBN: 9780544526747
    Title: Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
    Author: PANEK RICHARD


    What is gravity? Nobody knows-and just about nobody knows that nobody knows. How something so pervasive can also be so mysterious, and how that mystery can be so wholly unrecognized outside the field of physics, is one of the greatest conundrums in modern science. But as award-winning author Richard Panek shows in this groundbreaking, mind-bending book, gravity is a cold case that's beginning to heat up.

    In The Trouble with Gravity, Panek invites the reader to experience this ubiquitous yet elusive force in a breathtakingly new way. Gravity, Panek explains, structures not only our bodies and our physical world, but also our minds and culture. From our very beginnings, humans' conceptions of gravity have been inextricably bound to our understanding of existence itself. As we get closer and closer to solving the riddle of gravity, it is not only physics that is becoming clearer. We are also getting to know ourselves asnever before.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Truth about Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation
    Truth about Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation
    ISBN: 9781631065798
    Title: Truth about Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation
    Author: COOPER CHRISTOPHER


    Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. The Truth About Tesla sets the record straight.


    Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright. In recent years, the historical record has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful place among historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi.


    Most biographies repeat the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current, his falling out with Edison, how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his fight to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents to "invent" radio. But, what really happened?


    Consider this: Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Newly uncovered information proves that the popular account of Tesla's life is itself very flawed. In The Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to some of the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a misunderstanding about the process of innovation itself.


    Are you positive that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? Are you sure the Wright Brothers were the first in flight? Think again With a provocative foreword by Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of some of the greatest electrical inventions to a coterie of colorful characters that conventional history has all but forgotten.



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  • Turing & the Universal Machine the Making of the Modern Computer
    Turing & the Universal Machine the Making of the Modern Computer
    ISBN: 9781785782381
    Title: Turing & the Universal Machine the Making of the Modern Computer
    Author: AGAR JON


    The history of the computer is entwinedwith that of the modern world and with the life of one man, the brilliant buttroubled Alan Turing.


    How did the computer come to structureand dominate our lives so totally? In Jon Agar's enlightening story of the'universal machine', we discover how Turing's groundbreaking work not onlyhelped break German codes during the Second World War but also founded the beginningsof the modern computer.


    Persecuted by the authorities for hishomosexuality, and ultimately hounded to suicide, Turing's personaltribulations are as relevant to the modern world as his work on computing, asindicated by his posthumous royal pardon of 2013 and the recent film The Imitation Game, which focuses onTuring's turbulent life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Turings Cathedral: the Origins of the Digital Universe
    Turings Cathedral: the Origins of the Digital Universe
    ISBN: 9780713997507
    Title: Turings Cathedral: the Origins of the Digital Universe
    Author: DYSON GEORGE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Tweeting the Universe Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas
    Tweeting the Universe Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas
    ISBN: 9780571278435
    Title: Tweeting the Universe Very Short Courses on Very Big Ideas
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS& SCHILLING GOVERT


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
    Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
    ISBN: 9780571295708
    Title: Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS & SCHILLING GOVERT

    In 140 pages, two masterly popularisers present 140 explanations of the biggest questions in physics - in the form of 10 or so tweets per page. They set themselves the challenge of boiling down what is essential on each subject into sentences of 140 characters, and the results are both entertaining and brilliantly informative. Not a word is wasted. The reader is not patronized and learns something on every page. If only all science writing could be so precise and so economical. Only science writers of a very high calibre could achieve such compression. Marcus Chown - 'the finest cosmology writer of our day' (Matt Ridley) - has known the Dutch writer Govert Schilling for twenty years. Schilling pioneered this very swift form of explanation in a Dutch newspaper, and suggested to Chown that they collaborate on bringing it to a wider audience. Tweeting the Universe is unlike any other science book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Undeniable Evolution & the Science of Creation
    Undeniable Evolution & the Science of Creation
    ISBN: 9781250074225
    Title: Undeniable Evolution & the Science of Creation
    Author: NYE BILL

    Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works - and to change the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Universal
    Universal
    ISBN: 9781846144363
    Title: Universal
    Author: COX BRIAN & FORSHAW JEFF

    "Universalbrings back together the bestselling authors of The Quantum Universeto show that, by asking questions about the world around us, everyone can think like a physicist and grasp the grandeur of our cosmos. Physicsis about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? From what fridges tell us about the direction of events unfolding, to how magnets reveal spacetime, and how we know the age of things from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Earth, the Sun and the galaxies, Universalis the story of simple questions with sublime answers."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos
    Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780241953174
    Title: Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos
    Author: COX BRIAN & FORSHAW JEFF


    'Inspirational' Buzz Aldrin


    When exactly did life begin? What really happened during the big bang - and before it? Is the universe expanding? Is dark matter real? Do we live in one of many worlds? What's more, how can we prove any of this?


    This book is all about how we - any of us - can gain an understanding of the Universe in all its awe-inspiring glory. Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw take us on an epic journey of scientific exploration, revealing how the biggest questions - from the size of the earth to the distance to the stars - are answerable from our own back gardens.


    You don't need a Large Hadron Collider or a Hubble Space Telescope to explore the cosmos. You just need this book.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Universe in a Nutshell
    Universe in a Nutshell
    ISBN: 9780553802023
    Title: Universe in a Nutshell
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN W.

    Stephen Hawking s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world.
    Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book.
    The Universe in a Nutshell
    Quantum mechanics
    M-theory
    General relativity
    11-dimensional supergravity
    10-dimensional membranes
    Superstrings
    P-branes
    Black holes
    One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen s terms the principles that control our universe.
    Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality.
    He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks to combine Einstein s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.
    With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.
    The Universe in a Nutshell is essential reading for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live. Like its companion volume, A Brief History of Time, it conveys the excitement felt within the scientific community as the secrets of the cosmos reveal themselves."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Universe in Your Hand: a Journey Through Space, Time & Beyond
    Universe in Your Hand: a Journey Through Space, Time & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781447284109
    Title: Universe in Your Hand: a Journey Through Space, Time & Beyond
    Author: GALFARD CHRISTOPHE

    Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe...The Universe In Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Along the way you might come to understand, really understand, the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from Quantum Mechanics to Einstein's theory of General Relativity.Through brilliant storytelling and humour rather than headache-inducing graphs and equations, internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard has written an instant classic that brings the astonishing beauty of the universe to life - and takes us deep into questions about the existence of God, the beginning of time and the future of humanity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Universe Next Door: a Brief History of Everything that Never Happened
    Universe Next Door: a Brief History of Everything that Never Happened
    ISBN: 9781473628618
    Title: Universe Next Door: a Brief History of Everything that Never Happened
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST STAFF


    A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures.

    It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian.


    And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet?


    Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories - each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.



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    $25.00
  • Universe Within
    Universe Within
    ISBN: 9781743315453
    Title: Universe Within
    Author: TUROK NEIL

    World-renowned physicist Neil Turok delivers this year's Massey Lectures - a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future. A groundbreaking book about the future of science - and the directions in which it will take us and our world. Doctors strive to cure disease; philosophers search for the meaning of life; and physicists have spent nearly half a century hunting down the elusive 'God particle', a subatomic particle that has shaped the world as we know it. In this personal, visionary, and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and colleague of Stephen Hawking, explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centuries - from classical mechanics; to the nature of light; to the bizarre world of the quantum; to the evolution of the cosmos; and even the recent findings of Higgs bosons at the Large Hadron Collider. Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current, dissatisfying digital age. Facing this brave new world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast, untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world. Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress. With the ability to break down and convey the most complex theories, concepts, and ideas in ways that are grounded in our everyday experiences, Turok demonstrates that scientific knowledge is our most precious possession. Elegantly written, deeply provocative, and highly inspirational, THE UNIVERSE WITHIN is, above all, about the future - of science, of society, of ourselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Universe Within: a Scientific Adventure
    Universe Within: a Scientific Adventure
    ISBN: 9781846142208
    Title: Universe Within: a Scientific Adventure
    Author: SHUBIN NEIL

    In The Universe Within, one of the world's leading experts reveals to us the extraordinary cosmic and evolutionary adventure of our own bodies.During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. For aeons, the earth has circled the sun while mountains, seas and entire continents have come and gone. Against this epic backdrop, humanity's place in the cosmos can look tiny and insignificant. But as Neil Shubin shows in this revelatory new book, the one place where universe, solar system and planet merge is inside your body. Shubin reveals how the origin of the Moon is tied to our internal body clocks; how the vast amounts of water on Earth and inside all living creatures crossed the deepest stretches of space to reach us; how strange fluctuations in the orbits within our solar system have led to our irregular ice-ages; and how tiny imbalances in the chaos immediately after the Big Bang can explain why matter exists at all.Delving below the earth's surface and into the frozen Arctic, exploring the smallest atomic structures and the vast reaches of space, Neil Shubin uncovers a sublimely beautiful, almost magical truth: that in every one of us lies the most profound story of all - how we and our world came to be. The Universe Within reveals the deep connection between humanity and the vastness of the universe. It will change how you relate to the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
    Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
    ISBN: 9780714874616
    Title: Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
    Author: PHAIDON EDITORS


    Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation.


    Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
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