• War on Science
    War on Science
    ISBN: 9781571313539
    Title: War on Science
    Author: OTTO SHAWN

    "Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by avast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the industrial war on science. The result is an unprecedented erosion of thought in Western democracies as voters, policymakers, and justices actively ignore the evidence from science, leaving major policy decisions to be based more on the demands of the most strident voices.

    Shawn Otto's compelling new book investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons why evidence-based politics are in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise on both left and right, and provides some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it's too late.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less
    Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less
    ISBN: 9781743794623
    Title: Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less
    Author: RHOADS ERIN

    We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain.

    But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways – to live a modern life with less waste?

    That’s where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia’s most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Not she shares everything she’s learned from her own funny, inspiring – and far-from-perfect – journey to living with less waste.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • We are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, & What They Still Want to Know
    We are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, & What They Still Want to Know
    ISBN: 9781925106992
    Title: We are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, & What They Still Want to Know
    Author: KLEIN STEFAN


    World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer.


    When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize - winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, 'First and foremost, curiosity.' In this collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world's best-known scientists, Klein lets us listen in as today's leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover - and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.


    From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for 'the theory of everything' to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, scientists explain how they find inspiration everywhere. Hear from: evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on selfishness; anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood; primatologist Jane Goodall on animal behaviour; neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness; geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history; And other luminaries!



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
    We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
    ISBN: 9781473660205
    Title: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
    Author: CHAM JORGE & WHITESON DANIEL

    Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange and mysterious universe.

    Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore --there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don't know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, including:

    * Why does the universe have a speed limit?
    * Why aren't we all made of antimatter?
    * What (or who) is attacking Earth with tiny, superfast particles?
    * What is dark matter, and why does it keep ignoring us?

    It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense. But Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can.

    This fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe
    We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe
    ISBN: 9780571244034
    Title: We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
    What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
    ISBN: 9780571278411
    Title: What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


    Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing?


    In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, bestselling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why the crucial advantage humans had over Neanderthals was sewing and why we are all living in a giant hologram.



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    Price: $29.00
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  • What are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things are Good & Getting Better
    What are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things are Good & Getting Better
    ISBN: 9780061436932
    Title: What are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things are Good & Getting Better
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: "What are you optimistic about?"

    Spanning a wide range of topics from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • What Colour Is the Sun? Mind-bending Science Facts in the Solar System's Brightest Quiz
    What Colour Is the Sun? Mind-bending Science Facts in the Solar System's Brightest Quiz
    ISBN: 9781785781223
    Title: What Colour Is the Sun? Mind-bending Science Facts in the Solar System's Brightest Quiz
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Why do your fingers go wrinkly in the bath?How long can a goldfish remember things?Who thought up Newton's First Law?Science is all about finding answers to mind-boggling questions - so following the hugely successful How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?, here are another 100 brain-teasers to test yourself, discover some amazing answers, and learn a lot of stuff along the way.Where does brown belong in the spectrum? What is a Zener card? And what colour is the sun? With Brian Clegg, science has never been so much fun ...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • What Einstein Told His Cook
    What Einstein Told His Cook
    ISBN: 9780393329421
    Title: What Einstein Told His Cook
    Author: WOLKE ROBERT L & PARRISH MARLENE

    "Wolke is Martha Stewart with a PhD."--?American Scientist? "Wolke, longtime professor of chemistry and author of the ?Washington Post ?column Food 101, turns his hand to a Cecil Adams style compendium of questions and answers on food chemistry. Is there really a difference between supermarket and sea salt How is sugar made? Should cooks avoid aluminum pans? Interspersed throughout Wolke's accessible and humorous answers to these and other mysteries are recipes demonstrating scientific principles. There is gravy that avoids lumps and grease; Portuguese Poached Meringue that demonstrates cream of tartar at work; and juicy Salt-Seared Burgers.... With its zest for the truth, this book will help cooks learn how to make more intelligent choices."--?Publishers Weekly?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything
    What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything
    ISBN: 9780061686542
    Title: What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN

    Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.

    Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you changed your mind about? The answers are brilliant, eye-opening, fascinating, sometimes shocking, and certain to kick-start countless passionate debates.

    Steven Pinker on the future of human evolution Richard Dawkins on the mysteries of courtship SAM HARRIS on the indifference of Mother Nature Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the irrelevance of probability Chris Anderson on the reality of global warming Alan Alda on the existence of God Ray Kurzweil on the possibility of extraterrestrial life Brian Eno on what it means to be a "revolutionary" Helen Fisher on love, fidelity, and the viability of marriage Irene Pepperberg on learning from parrots . . . and many others."

    Format: Paperback
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  • What If..?
    What If..?
    ISBN: 9780544272996
    Title: What If..?
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL

    Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. Far more than a book for geeks, 'What If?' explains the laws of science in operation in a way that every intelligent reader will enjoy and feel much the smarter for having read.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • What If?
    What If?
    ISBN: 9781848549562
    Title: What If?
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL

    From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. "What If? "is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • What Is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology
    What Is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology
    ISBN: 9780198784791
    Title: What Is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology
    Author: PROSS ADDY

    Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrödinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists ever since.Living things are hugely complex and have unique properties, such as self-maintenance and apparently purposeful behaviour which we do not see in inert matter. So how does chemistry give rise to biology? What could have led the first replicating molecules up such a path? Now, developments in the emerging field of 'systems chemistry' are unlocking the problem. Addy Pross shows how the different kind of stability that operates among replicating molecules results in a tendency for chemical systemsto become more complex and acquire the properties of life. Strikingly, he demonstrates that Darwinian evolution is the biological expression of a deeper, well-defined chemical concept: the whole story from replicating molecules to complex life is one continuous process governed by an underlyingphysical principle. The gulf between biology and the physical sciences is finally becoming bridged.This new edition includes an Epilogue describing developments in the concepts of fundamental forms of stability discussed in the book, and their profound implications.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
    What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
    ISBN: 9781473661363
    Title: What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
    Author: BECKER ADAM


    The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universe


    Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics as meaningless. A mishmash of solipsism and poor reasoning, Copenhagen endured, as Bohr's students vigorously protected his legacy and the physics community favored practical experiments over philosophical arguments. As a result, questioning the status quo long meant professional ruin. And yet, from the 1920s to today, physicists like John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics.


    What Is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.



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  • What Is this Thing Called Science?
    What Is this Thing Called Science?
    ISBN: 9780702249631
    Title: What Is this Thing Called Science?
    Author: CHALMERS ALAN

    A brand new edition of an internationally renowned science bestseller.Now well into its fourth decade, What is this thing called science? has become something of a classic the world over (it's available in nineteen languages). Each decade Alan Chalmers has drawn on his experience as a teacher and researcher to improve and update the text.The most significant feature of this new, fourth, edition is the addition of an extensive postscript, in which Chalmers uses the results of his recent research into the history of atomism to illustrate and enliven key themes in the philosophy of science. Identifying the qualitative difference between knowledge of atoms as it figures in contemporary science and metaphysical speculations about atoms common in philosophy since the time of Democritus proves to be a highly revealing and instructive way to pinpoint key features of the answer to the question 'What is this thing called science?'This new edition ensures that the book holds its place as the leading introduction to the philosophy of science for the foreseeable future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • What Shape Is Space? Primers for the 21st Century
    What Shape Is Space? Primers for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780500293669
    Title: What Shape Is Space? Primers for the 21st Century
    Author: SPARROW GILES ;TAYLOR MATTHEW

    What Shape Is Space? If the edge of the observable Universe is not the edge of everything, where does it end? If we were to stand on the edge of our observable Universe, would we see another stretching before us? And if we were to stand on the edge of that, what would we see? If the Universe is infinite, what does that mean? Is it simply made up of an infinite number of finite observable universes? Does it consist of myriad bubble universes, each containing its own infinite universe? Or is it an evolving series of parallel universes or multiverses? Discover answers to all these questions and more in this lucid, revelatory and innovative book. The Big Idea series... makes complex concepts easy to understand. Innovative and informative, provocative and perceptive, The Big Idea series takes a 21st century look at the fundamental issues that have a major impact on our lives and world today. The unique visual approach gives you all the tools you need to gather a rich and nuanced understanding of the subject matter. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • What Should We be Worried About? Real Scenarios that Keep Scientists Up at Night
    What Should We be Worried About? Real Scenarios that Keep Scientists Up at Night
    ISBN: 9780062296238
    Title: What Should We be Worried About? Real Scenarios that Keep Scientists Up at Night
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN

    John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge
    What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge
    ISBN: 9780007576593
    Title: What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS


    'Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting' Bill Bryson


    Britain's most famous mathematician takes us to the edge of knowledge to show us what we cannot know.


    Is the universe infinite?


    Do we know what happened before the Big Bang?


    Where is human consciousness located in the brain?


    And are there more undiscovered particles out there, beyond the Higgs boson?


    In the modern world, science is king: weekly headlines proclaim the latest scientific breakthroughs and numerous mathematical problems, once indecipherable, have now been solved. But are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe?


    In this very personal journey to the edges of knowledge, Marcus du Sautoy investigates how leading experts in fields from quantum physics and cosmology, to sensory perception and neuroscience, have articulated the current lie of the land. In doing so, he travels to the very boundaries of understanding, questioning contradictory stories and consulting cutting edge data.


    Is it possible that we will one day know everything? Or are there fields of research that will always lie beyond the bounds of human comprehension? And if so, how do we cope with living in a universe where there are things that will forever transcend our understanding?


    In What We Cannot Know, Marcus du Sautoy leads us on a thought-provoking expedition to the furthest reaches of modern science. Prepare to be taken to the edge of knowledge to find out if there's anything we truly cannot know.



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    Price: $23.00
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  • What's Next?: What Science Can Tell Us About Our Fascinating Future
    What's Next?: What Science Can Tell Us About Our Fascinating Future
    ISBN: 9781781258958
    Title: What's Next?: What Science Can Tell Us About Our Fascinating Future
    Author: AL-KHALILI JIM

    Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts bin the crystal ball and use cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what's in store. From whether teleportation is really possible (spoiler: it is), to what we'll do if artificial intelligence takes over, What's Next? takes on the big questions. And along the way, it'll answer questions like Will we find a cure to all diseases? An answer to climate change? Will bionics make us into superheroes?Touching on everything from genetics to transport, and nanotechnology to teleportation, What's Next? is a fascinating, fun and informative look at what's in store for the human race.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Where, the Why & the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
    Where, the Why & the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
    ISBN: 9781452108223
    Title: Where, the Why & the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
    Author: LAMOTHE MATT; ROTHMAN JULIA & VOLVOVSKI JENNY

    A science book like no other,The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Who Discovered What When
    Who Discovered What When
    ISBN: 9781921517976
    Title: Who Discovered What When
    Author: ELLYARD DAVID

    Who Discovered What When? is an absorbing and easy-toread book about the growth of scientific ideas and knowledge since 1500. From Galileo, Newton and Darwin to Ernest Rutherford, Neils Bohr and Linus Pauling, it presents the scientists who have hypothesised, experimented and revealed the physical working of our world. It spans disciplines as broad as astronomy, palaeontology, chemistry, mathematics, geology, physics, biology and medicine. The book also sets scientific ideas in the context of the world stage at the time, sketching out what was happening in politics, the arts, exploration and technology. Each chapter covers half a century and include 200-300 word stories which are arranged chronologically. Each of the 400 plus stories are largely self-contained and cross references will guide the reader to earlier or later developments that complete each story. Reading Who Discovered What When? from cover to cover, science buffs, budding historians and even the most casual fan will find an unfolding multitude of stories of scientific endeavor and discovery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Why are Orangutans Orange? Science Questions in Pictures With Fascinating Answers
    Why are Orangutans Orange? Science Questions in Pictures With Fascinating Answers
    ISBN: 9781846685071
    Title: Why are Orangutans Orange? Science Questions in Pictures With Fascinating Answers
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST

    Illustrated for the first time, with 80 full-colour photographs showing the beauty, complexity and mystery of the world around us, here is the next eagerly awaited volume of science questions and answers from New Scientist magazine. From ripples in glass to ‘holograms’ in ice, the natural world’s wonders are unravelled by the magazine’s knowledgeable readers. Six years on from Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), the New Scientist series still rides high in the bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more absorbing or more enjoyable. Like Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? (2006), Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008) and Why Can’t Elephants Jump? (2010), this latest collection of resourceful, wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling science questions is guaranteed to impress and delight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Why It's Not All Rocket Science
    Why It's Not All Rocket Science
    ISBN: 9780500292006
    Title: Why It's Not All Rocket Science
    Author: CAVE ROBERT

    In Why It's Not All Rocket Science , Robert Cave examines 100 extraordinary projects, theories and experiments that have been conducted in the name of science. Some, including various nuclear tests, have attracted controversy and hostility; others, such as Johann Wilhelm Ritter's erotic self-experiments with a voltaic pile, seem downright weird. But Cave demonstrates, thoroughly and informatively, that it is only by doggedly asking awkward questions, and paying close attention to the answers, that scientists have been able to make progress.
    From spider monkeys to human cyborgs, and from swimming in syrup to chaos theory, Cave places each experiment and discovery in its scientific context to present an entertaining guide to some of the most jaw-dropping entries in the history of science. Why It's Not All Rocket Science contains chapters on the brain, the body, society and communications, planet Earth and the Universe, and to read it is to gain startling insights into why scientists seem to behave so oddly, and how their brilliant if sometimes bizarre work benefits all of society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Why the Universe Exists: How Particle Physics Unlocks the Secrets of Everything
    Why the Universe Exists: How Particle Physics Unlocks the Secrets of Everything
    ISBN: 9781473629684
    Title: Why the Universe Exists: How Particle Physics Unlocks the Secrets of Everything
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST


    As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons.


    If the recent discovery of the Higgs boson piqued your interest, then Why The Universe Exists will take you deeper into the world of particle physics, with leading physicists and New Scientist exploring how the universe functions at the smallest scales.


    Find out about hunt for dark matter and why there is something rather than nothing. Discover how accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are rewinding time to the first moments after the big bang, and how ghostly neutrino particles may hold the answers to the greatest mysteries of the universe.


    ABOUT THE SERIES
    New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.



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  • Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? and 110 Other Science Questions Answered
    Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? and 110 Other Science Questions Answered
    ISBN: 9781781250266
    Title: Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? and 110 Other Science Questions Answered
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST

    Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, the eagerly-awaited new 'Last Word' collection, has the answers to these questions and many more. Seven years on from Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), the New Scientist series still rides high in the bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more stimulating or more enjoyable. Like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006), Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008) and Why Can't Elephants Jump? (2010), this collection of wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling questions is guaranteed to delight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Wisdom of Crowds
    Wisdom of Crowds
    ISBN: 9780349116051
    Title: Wisdom of Crowds
    Author: SUROWIECKI JAMES

    History tells us that when you want something done you turn to a leader: right? Wrong. If you want to make a correct decision or solve a problem, large groups of people are smarter than a few experts. This brilliant and insightful book shows why the conventional wisdom is so wrong and why the theory of the wisdom of crowds has huge implications for how we run our businesses, structure our political systems and organise our society. Shrewd, meticulous and profound, The Wisdom of Crowds will change for ever the way you think about human behaviour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
    Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781509837298
    Title: Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
    Author: JOHNSON STEVEN

    "Everyone knows the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention," but if you do a paternity test on many of the modern world's most important ideas or institutions, you will find, invariably, that leisure and play were involved in the conception as well." Most history books don't concern themselves with delight. History is the serious business of war, treaties, governments and monarchs. This is a different kind of history book. Steven Johnson argues that if you want to understand how we got to now, you have to understand pleasure and play. A staggering amount of the landscape of modern life is populated by environments and technology designed to entertain and delight us. Here history of popular entertainment, arguing that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Throughout history, he locates the cutting edge of innovation wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Wonders of the Human Body : Physical Regeneration According the Laws of Chemistry & Physiology
    Wonders of the Human Body : Physical Regeneration According the Laws of Chemistry & Physiology
    ISBN: 9781177711203
    Title: Wonders of the Human Body : Physical Regeneration According the Laws of Chemistry & Physiology
    Author: CAREY GEORGE W


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • World in Balance
    World in Balance
    ISBN: 9780393072983
    Title: World in Balance
    Author: CREASE ROBERT

    Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press. Robert P. Crease traces the evolution of this international system from the use of flutes to measure distance in the dynasties of ancient China and figurines to weigh gold in West Africa to the creation of the French metric and British imperial systems. The former prevailed, with the United States one of three holdout nations. Into this captivating history Crease weaves stories of colorful individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, an advocate of the metric system, and American philosopher Charles S. Peirce, the first to tie the meter to the wavelength of light. Tracing the dynamic struggle for ultimate precision, World in the Balance demonstrates that measurement is both stranger and more integral to our lives than we ever suspected.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Zoomable Universe: A Step-By-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from the Infinite to the Infinitesimal
    Zoomable Universe: A Step-By-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from the Infinite to the Infinitesimal
    ISBN: 9781786494047
    Title: Zoomable Universe: A Step-By-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from the Infinite to the Infinitesimal
    Author: SCHARF CALEB A.

    Embark on a breath-taking, cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality - travelling one 'power of ten' or order of magnitude at a time. Inspired by the classic 'Powers of Ten' film and bestselling book by Charles and Ray Eames, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and acclaimed artist Ron Miller guide us from the very edge of the observable universe - about 91 billion light years away - to the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself behaves in a way that confounds all the rules of physics we currently know. Gorgeously designed and visually inspiring, The Zoomable Universe takes a truly unique approach toward explaining our place in the universe, charting an unforgettable course through galaxies, black holes, solar systems, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, micro-organisms, atoms, quantum fields and much, much more. Stops along the way - all enlivened by Scharf's sparkling prose and original insights into the nature of our universe - include the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and the contours of a DNA strand. With navigational aids that allow readers to track their progress from one scale to the next, and packed with over 100 original full colour illustrations and infographics, The Zoomable Universe is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest-flung edge of the cosmos to its mind-boggling depths - an unforgettable journey that will thrill readers of every age who want to discover more about the incredible reality we inhabit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
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