• 30 Second Quantum Theory
    30 Second Quantum Theory
    ISBN: 9781785782916
    Title: 30 Second Quantum Theory
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand.Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds.30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. In a world where the quantum physics of electronics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you will visit Parallel Worlds, ride Wave Theory, and learn just enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Theory and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions The Final Book from Stephen Hawking
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions The Final Book from Stephen Hawking
    ISBN: 9781473695993
    Title: Brief Answers to the Big Questions The Final Book from Stephen Hawking


    'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH

    'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN

    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: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Energy: A Human History
    Energy: A Human History
    ISBN: 9781501105364
    Title: Energy: A Human History

    Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pultizer-prize winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as coal and oil are now making room for natural gas, nuclear power and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford.

    Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape. Specially, how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion souls by 2100.

    Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges in its wake, and through such continuing transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In his singular style, Rhodes details how this curious knowledge from our history can inform our way tomorrow.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Little Book of Elements: A Pocket Guide to the Periodic Table
    Little Book of Elements: A Pocket Guide to the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9781911610571
    Title: Little Book of Elements: A Pocket Guide to the Periodic Table

    This little book unlocks each element's colourful history and highlights astonishing facts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Quantum Universe: Everything that can Happen Does Happen
    Quantum Universe: Everything that can Happen Does Happen
    ISBN: 9780241952702
    Title: Quantum Universe: Everything that can Happen Does Happen

    The world we live in is stranger than we can possibly imagine. The closest we've got to understanding it - so far - is with quantum physics. But what is quantum physics? And how, exactly, can it help us make sense of the universe?In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre, wonderful, mind-boggling behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the cosmos, and reveal just how everything that can happen, does happen.'An engaging, ambitious and creative tour of our quantum universe.' Guardian'Given that Einstein himself never quite got his head around the quantum universe, the task that the two professors have taken on - to demystify quantum physics - is not to be taken lightly . . . they do a great job.' The Times'As breezily a written accessible account of the theory of quantum mechanics as you could wish for.' Observer'The authors' love for their subject shines through the book.' Economist

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Reactions
    ISBN: 9780762497362
    Title: Reactions

    The third book in Theodore Gray's bestselling Elements Trilogy, Reactions continues the journey through the world of chemistry that began with his two previous bestselling books The Elements and Molecules.

    With The Elements, Gray gave us a never-before-seen, mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, he showed us how the elements combine to form the content that makes up our universe. With Reactions Gray once again puts his one-of-a-kind photography and storytelling ability to work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts the characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including chapters such as "Fantastic Reactions and Where to Find Them," "On the Origin of Light and Color," "The Boring Chapter," in which we learn about reactions such as paint drying, grass growing, and water boiling, and "The Need for Speed," including topics such as weather, ignition, and fire.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

  • World According to Physics
    World According to Physics
    ISBN: 9780691182308
    Title: World According to Physics
    Author: AL-KHALILI JIM

    Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world

    Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself.

    Al-Khalili begins by introducing the fundamental concepts of space, time, energy, and matter, and then describes the three pillars of modern physics--quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics--showing how all three must come together if we are ever to have a full understanding of reality. Using wonderful examples and thought-provoking analogies, Al-Khalili illuminates the physics of the extreme cosmic and quantum scales, the speculative frontiers of the field, and the physics that underpins our everyday experiences and technologies, bringing the reader up to speed with the biggest ideas in physics in just a few sittings. Physics is revealed as an intrepid human quest for ever more foundational principles that accurately explain the natural world we see around us, an undertaking guided by core values such as honesty and doubt. The knowledge discovered by physics both empowers and humbles us, and still, physics continues to delve valiantly into the unknown.

    Making even the most enigmatic scientific ideas accessible and captivating, this deeply insightful book illuminates why physics matters to everyone and calls one and all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth in the world around us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00