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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel
1 Dava Sobel Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
HarperPerennial 239739 London 2005 0007214227 / 9780007214228 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong. 'Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy - no mean feat' New Scientist Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that 'the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day - and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution. The quest for a solution had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, Parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom (GBP20,000) to anyone whose method or device proved successful. Countless quacks weighed in with preposterous suggestions. The scientific establishment throughout Europe - from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton - had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. 183 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0007214227. ISBN/EAN: 9780007214228. Inventory No: 239739. Paperback 
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Brain Food, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
2 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Brain Food
Pan Macmillan 234654 Australia 2012 1742611710 / 9781742611716 Trade Paperback Good Condition National Living Treasure Dr Karl places everyday science under the microscope; gives an insight into your insides; considers the elements of life; talks popcorn and pop stars, missing microbes and teaspoons; and ponders the paradoxical panda all in the name of edifying entertainment. Featuring 16 squared pages crammed full of glorious words and pictures, Brain Food will make you laugh, make you think AND best of all, make youse smarterer! 243 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9781742611716. Inventory No: 234654. Paperback 
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Bumbreath Botox and Bubbles and Other Fully Sick Science Moments: New Moments In Science #5, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
3 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Bumbreath Botox and Bubbles and Other Fully Sick Science Moments: New Moments In Science #5
HarperCollins 233553 Australia 2003 0732267153 / 9780732267155 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Dr Karl gives us quirky factual details about nature, science and people in this, the latest in his excellent New Moments in Science series. In this fifth book Dr Karl rampages on, doing what he does best - writing about scientific discovery and endeavours from an expert point of view. His ability to popularise science and clarify scientific jargon is what gives this author bestselling status. And he doesn't just let us in on the facts behind the success stories; he sometimes lets us in on the disasters. Previously, Dr Karl has answered the most baffling questions of all: How do you get belly-button fluff? And why is it usually blue? Why does toast always land butter side down? And how did Mike the Headless Chicken survive for 18 months without a head? Another bestselling, block-busting, demystifying and fully sick New Moments in Science. 246 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0732267153. ISBN/EAN: 9780732267155. Inventory No: 233553. Paperback 
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Game of Knowns: Science is Coming, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
4 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Game of Knowns: Science is Coming
Pan Macmillan 238902 Australia 2013 1742613349 / 9781742613345 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Near Fine Condition There are Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. And then there is Dr Karl. The inimitable Dr Karl is back again with more scintillating science scenarios, techy tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of Twitter followers. In Game of Knowns, he tells us why psychopaths make good kings, how smart phones dumb down our conversations, explains why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal, and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass. He also gives us the low-down on comets, explains the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution. 292 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9781742613345. Inventory No: 238902. Hardcover 
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The Odd Sex: Mysteries of our Weird and Wonderful Sex Lives Explained, Dr Stephen Juan
5 Dr Stephen Juan The Odd Sex: Mysteries of our Weird and Wonderful Sex Lives Explained
HarperCollins 235541 Australia 2001 0732264707 / 9780732264703 Softcover Very Good Condition When it comes to sources of sexual arousal, most of us are fairly normal. But those with a paraphilia have sexual tastes that are far from ordinary. this book will fascinate you, shock you, make you laugh, disgust you and make you doubt that anyone could "really be into that". But rest assured. Someone, somewhere, is. Dr. Stephen Juan, 'the Wizard of Odds' is back with his fourth book in the Odd Book series. And this one sure is stranger still. the paraphiliacs out there might think what turns them on is perfectly normal. Practically everyone else thinks it's weird. Do you know someone who has Statuophilia (they get their kicks from mannequins and statues)? How about those strapping Rhabdophiliacs who love nothing better than a good whipping? And then there are the Siderodromophiliacs who've got a thing about trains. ALL ABOARD! Let the good Dr. Juan show you the infinite diversities of our fellow humans as we discover this bizarre world of the most unusual sexual tastes. 310 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0732264707. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264703. Inventory No: 235541. Paperback 
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Elementary Particles, Enrico Fermi
6 Enrico Fermi Elementary Particles
Yale University Press 234606 USA 2012 0300183186 / 9780300183184 Softcover Near Fine Condition First published in 1951, Enrico Fermi's Elementary Particles remains a valuable guide for physicists and scholars. Fermi's descriptions of the then-known particle universe and its nascent conceptual framework allow readers to glimpse the foundations of the field from the perspective of one of its most distinguished contributors. Over sixty years of research have provided answers to some of the questions Fermi poses in this book, but the biggest mysteries, regarding the origin and unification of forces, remain. As the high-energy physics community analyzes the results from ongoing experiments, such as those at the Large Hadron Collider, this historic work will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students. A new foreword by Yale University physicist Thomas Appelquist provides an engaging update and gives the work historical context. 110 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780300183184. Inventory No: 234606. Paperback 
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Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of your Peculiar Personality, Hannah Holmes
7 Hannah Holmes Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of your Peculiar Personality
William Heinemann 234632 Australia 2011 1864713046 / 9781864713046 Softcover Near Fine Condition Are you neurotic, eager to please, and honest? Or cheerful, gregarious, and disorganised? Whatever you're like, with the tweak of a couple of genes, scientists can make a mouse just like you. And mice, and the scientists who study them, can tell us a lot about ourselves. As Hannah Holmes shows us by humorously examining her own personality and those of her friends and family members, almost everything comes from our genes, from how much we talk to how we vote and how we eat our M and Ms. Using what psychologists call the Five Factor Model, Holmes explains all five (Neuroticism, Extroversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Openness) and how each manifests itself in real people. Just some of the fascinating things you'll learn: why people, and all animals, need personality to survive; your score on the five factors that make up a personality; What roles your type evolved to fill; which parts of your personality leave you vulnerable in the modern world; your risk for alcohol or drug addiction; how anxiety helps us to survive; why you're compatible with specific types of people, and why other types of people drive you crazy, and much more! 262 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9781864713046. Inventory No: 234632. Paperback 
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Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They Tell, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
8 Hugh Aldersey-Williams Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They Tell
Viking / Penguin 234603 England 2013 0670920738 / 9780670920730 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition It is the most fraught and fascinating, talked-about and taboo, unique yet universal aspect of our lives. Until we fall ill, most of us take this extraordinarily complicated collection of flesh, bones and fluids entirely for granted. But from ancient body art to plastic surgery, from early anatomists to conceptual artists, grave-robbers to bionic athletes, our changing attitudes to the human body - how it works, what it should look like, how to live with it, what it means - tell us more about ourselves than almost any other subject in human history. Blending history, science, art, literature and the everyday, one of our finest science writers investigates this most marvellous and mysterious of creations. The result is a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information that encompasses everything from the first finger-printing to the physiology of angels, from synaesthesia to the clown-egg register, from the death-mask of Isaac Newton to the afterlife of Einstein's brain. 294 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780670920730. Inventory No: 234603. Paperback 
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It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro, Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr
9 Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro
HarperCollins 219163 Australia 2006 0732280613 / 9780732280611 Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket Australia's favourite scientist answers more curly questions about life, the universe and everything; questions such as Are virgin births possible? (they are) Will a black hole suck you in? (it won't) Is the most radioactive device in our homes the microwave? (it's not, it's the smoke detector) No-one conveys the excitement and wonder of science quite like Dr Karl and this, his twenty-fifth book, takes us on another thoroughly entertaining exploration of the world around us. If you like your science fun and unpredictable, don't miss this new addition to the Dr Karl library. 227 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0732280613. ISBN/EAN: 9780732280611. Inventory No: 219163. Paperback 
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It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro, Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr
10 Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro
HarperCollins 239790 Australia 2006 0732280613 / 9780732280611 Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket Australia's favourite scientist answers more curly questions about life, the universe and everything; questions such as Are virgin births possible? (they are) Will a black hole suck you in? (it won't) Is the most radioactive device in our homes the microwave? (it's not, it's the smoke detector) No-one conveys the excitement and wonder of science quite like Dr Karl and this, his twenty-fifth book, takes us on another thoroughly entertaining exploration of the world around us. If you like your science fun and unpredictable, don't miss this new addition to the Dr Karl library. 227 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0732280613. ISBN/EAN: 9780732280611. Inventory No: 239790. Paperback 
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Four Laws That Drive The Universe, Peter Atkins
11 Peter Atkins Four Laws That Drive The Universe
Oxford University Press 234610 Oxford 2007 0199232369 / 9780199232369 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe. 130 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Britain/UK; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780199232369. Inventory No: 234610. Hardcover 
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What The Bleep Do We Know?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality, William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente
12 William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente What The Bleep Do We Know?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality
Health Communications 236962 USA 2005 075730334X / 9780757303340 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Gravity sometimes doesn't work. Some things are both waves and particles. . .at the same time. Electrons simply disappear . . . all the time. If the universe is this wild and unpredictable, so full of possibility, why are your thoughts about your own life so limited? Hundreds of years ago, science and religion split apart; they became antagonists in the great game of explanation and discovery. But science and religion are two sides of the same coin. They both help explain the universe, our place in the great plan and the meaning of our lives. In fact, they can only begin to do that adequately when they work together. What the Bleep Do We Know?!TM is a book of amazing science. With the help of more than a dozen research and theoretical scientists, it takes you through the looking glass of quantum physics into a universe that is more bizarre and alive than ever imagined. Then it takes you beyond, into the outer-inner edges of our scientific knowledge of consciousness, perception, body chemistry and brain structure. What is a thought made of? What is reality made of? And most importantly, how does a thought change the nature of reality? This science leads not just to the material world, but deep into the realm of spirituality. If observation affects the outcome, we aren't merely part of the universe, but participants in it. If thoughts are more than random neural firings, than consciousness is more than an anatomical accident. A higher power exists, but is it truly out there? Where is the dividing line between out there and in here? This is not a book of definitive answers. This is a book of mind stretching questions. It is a book that shows you not the path, but the endless possibilities. Do you think you have to go to the same job every day, do the same errands, think the same thoughts, feel the same way? Well, think again. 275 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion, Theology; Science & Technology; Science::Popular Science. ISBN: 075730334X. ISBN/EAN: 9780757303340. Inventory No: 236962. Hardcover 
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