• 30 Second Chemistry The 50 most elemental concepts in chemistry, each explained in half a minute.
    30 Second Chemistry The 50 most elemental concepts in chemistry, each explained in half a minute.
    ISBN: 9781782409724
    Title: 30 Second Chemistry The 50 most elemental concepts in chemistry, each explained in half a minute.
    Author: TRO NIVALDO

    As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry explains the diversity of all things tangible at a molecular level. Chemistry is the science of matter - understand chemistry and you'll know why some things oxidize and others explode; why food is good to eat and coal is not. This book brings the subject out of the lab and boils it down to its essential elements - in just 30 seconds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • 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: $30.00
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  • 30-second Newton: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Newton: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782403111
    Title: 30-second Newton: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Not only a towering figure in his own era, Newton also left an immense scientific legacy, much of which still underpins key theories today. So if the principal thing you remember about him is that an apple fell on his head, it's high time you learned a little more. 30-Second Newton offers a fast-track understanding of the key theories that formed the core of Newton's thinking, and looks at the roles he played over his long life, and at the network of connections he forged with his contemporaries. A team of expert authors assess his breadth and brilliance, offering the reader not only succinct analyses of his work on gravity, light, colour, and calculus, but also a broader picture of the key role he plays in the history of science

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 30-second Physics: the 50 Most Fundamental Concepts in Physics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Physics: the 50 Most Fundamental Concepts in Physics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782403128
    Title: 30-second Physics: the 50 Most Fundamental Concepts in Physics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    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. 30-Second Physics tackles the big ideas behind life as we know it, from electromagnetic waves that enable us to connect in an instant from opposite ends of the earth to the gravity that keeps our feet firmly on the ground. In a world where physics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you need to know your atoms from your anti-matter, and learn just enough to speak with fluidity about Fluid Dynamics and be certain about the Uncertainty Principle. Here is the fastest way to get up to speed with rocket science - and the rest.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781848666672
    Title: 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: BIRCH HAYLEY

    Chemistry is at the cutting ege of our lives. How does a silicon chip work? How can we harness natural products to combat human disease? And is it possible to create artificial muscles? Providing answers to these questions and many more, 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into our origins, as well as continuing to revolutionize life as we know it. In 50 short instalments, this accessible book discusses everything from the arguments of the key thinkers to the latest research methods, using timelines to place each theory in context - telling you all you need to know about the most important ideas in chemistry, past and present. Contents include: Thermodynamics, Catalysts, Fermentation, Green Chemistry, Separation, Chrystallography, Microfabrication, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry Occurring in Nature, Manmade Solutions: Beer, Plastic, Artificial Muscles and Hydrogen Future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Beyond Weird
    Beyond Weird
    ISBN: 9781784706081
    Title: Beyond Weird
    Author: BALL PHILIP

    "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realize that it's not really telling us that "weird" things happen out of sight, on the tiniest level, in the atomic world: rather, everything is quantum. But if quantum mechanics is correct, what seems obvious and right in our everyday world is built on foundations that don't seem obvious or right at all-or even possible. An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means-and what it doesn't. Science writer Philip Ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    ISBN: 9780141979168
    Title: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
    Author: SMOLIN LEE

    From Canada's leading mind on contemporary physics, a daring new vision of the universe, and the scandals controversies, and questions that will illuminate our future.

    Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of our world--atoms, radiation, elementary particles, basic forces and the behavior of materials. But for a century it has also been the problem child of science, plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy.
    In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us towards a vision of the quantum that embraces common sense realism.
    Vibrant and accessible, Einstein's Unfinished Revolution brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • Little Book of String Theory
    Little Book of String Theory
    ISBN: 9780691142890
    Title: Little Book of String Theory
    Author: GUBSER STEVEN S.


    The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory.



    Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2
    , quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book.




    The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781845436469
    Title: Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Author: SPARROW GILES ; SOUTHORN GRAHAM


    Physics is the oldest and deepest of all the sciences, revealing profound truths about the way in which the Universe operates. Schrödinger's Cat, the Higgs boson particle,& string theory-concepts we've all heard of, but how far do we really understand them? Physics Squared guides you through these topics and more. It may have taken us many centuries to realise it, but physical principles underpin all of the other sciences and much of modern technology, making an understanding of basic physics invaluable.


    Physics Squared takes you on a whistlestop journey - across 10 chapters and 100 topics, it guides you from the laws of motion and the basic mechanics of the everyday world, through hugely important fields such as electricity and nuclear physics, to the quantum physics and relativity theories that describe the Universe.


    With accessible yet authoritative text complimented by new colour illustrations, infographics and photos, Physics Squared is the ideal primer or refresher for those who want to learn more about the science that governs our Universe, to gain a better understanding of how the world we live in works.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Quantum Mechanics: the Theoretical Minimum #1
    Quantum Mechanics: the Theoretical Minimum #1
    ISBN: 9780141977812
    Title: Quantum Mechanics: the Theoretical Minimum #1
    Author: SUSSKIND LEONARD

    In The Theoretical Minimum, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now he returns with the next challenge that every aspiring physics buff must tackle: quantum mechanics. Unlike most popular physics books, Susskind and his co-author Art Friedman teach the maths and equations that are essential to any real understanding of quantum mechanics. Combining crystal-clear explanations, witty and helpful dialogues, and basic exercises, Quantum Mechanics is, to paraphrase Einstein, as simple as possible, but no simpler.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • 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
    Author: COX BRIAN & FORSHAW JEFF

    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
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  • Schrödinger's Cat & 49 Other Experiments That Revolutionised Physics
    Schrödinger's Cat & 49 Other Experiments That Revolutionised Physics
    ISBN: 9781911130338
    Title: Schrödinger's Cat & 49 Other Experiments That Revolutionised Physics
    Author: HART-DAVIES ADAM

    From Galileo's stargazing to quantum teleportation, from Newton's experiments with optics to the splitting of the atom, Schrödinger's Cat tells the story of natural science through fifty of its greatest experiments.

    Featuring engaging writing and clear explanations, Schrödinger's Cat introduces the reader to the scientific experiments that have changed the world. In each case, the experimental procedure is fully described, and the results and implications are carefully considered, allowing the reader to g ain a strong sense of the process and methodology of scientific investigation.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    ISBN: 9780141981727
    Title: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    Author: ROVELLI CARLO

    Instant "New York Times "Bestseller
    Short and resonant. . . . The essays in "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" arrive like shots of espresso. "The New York Times"
    A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science. "The Economist"
    ""
    Lean, lucid and enchanting. "New Scientist"
    The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons
    "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising and surprisingly easy to grasp explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world, Rovelli writes. And it s breathtaking. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
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  • Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
    Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
    ISBN: 9780465025275
    Title: Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
    Author: FEYNMAN RICHARD

    The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, "Lectures on Physics"-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Special Relativity & Classical Field Theory #3 Theoretical Minimum
    Special Relativity & Classical Field Theory #3 Theoretical Minimum
    ISBN: 9780141985015
    Title: Special Relativity & Classical Field Theory #3 Theoretical Minimum
    Author: SUSSKIND LEONARD & FRIEDMAN ART

    In the first two books in his wildly popular The Theoretical Minimumseries, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical and quantum mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction, but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now, thankfully, Susskind and his former student Art Friedman are back, this time to introduce readers to special relativity and classical field theory. At last, waves, forces and particles will be demystified.

    Using their typical brand of relatively simple maths, enlightening sketches and the same fictional counterparts, Art and Lenny, Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory takes us on an enlightening journey through a world now governed by the laws of special relativity. Starting in their new watering hole, Hermann's Hideaway, with a lesson on relativity, Art and Lenny walk us through the complexities of Einstein's famous theory.

    Combining rigor with humour, Susskind and Friedman guarantee that Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory will become part of the reader's physics toolbox.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Why Does E=mc2? & Why Should We Care?
    Why Does E=mc2? & Why Should We Care?
    ISBN: 9780306818769
    Title: Why Does E=mc2? & Why Should We Care?
    Author: COX BRIAN & FORSHAW JEFF

    What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang.A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 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
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  • World as I See It
    World as I See It
    ISBN: 9789568356347
    Title: World as I See It
    Author: EINSTEIN ALBERT


    Overview
    The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we near the end of a century in which science has come to seem more and more remote from human values, Einstein's perspective is indispensable.

    The famous scientist presents his thoughts on life, the world, and his scientific labors. Topic include Good and Evil, Religion and Science, Active Pacifism and others.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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