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The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw
1 Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen
Penguin Books 234607 Great Britain 2012 0241952700 / 9780241952702 Softcover Very Good Condition From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen. 255 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780241952702. Inventory No: 234607. 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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Curious & Curiouser: Burping Cow, Bending Spoons, Beer goggles & Other Scintillating Scientific Stories, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
4 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Curious & Curiouser: Burping Cow, Bending Spoons, Beer goggles & Other Scintillating Scientific Stories
MacMillan 234629 Australia 2012 1742611702 / 9781742611709 Trade Paperback Good Condition Are cooked mussels safe ONLY if they are open? Why does alcohol make the opposite sex more attractive? Why does washing your hands ease your conscience, make it easier to live with hard decisions, and make you more tolerant? Why does lightning strike the same place twice (and more)? Do babies get more illnesses when they are 'teething'? What is the science behind people spontaneously bursting into flames? And what's more hygienic - an air blower or a paper towel? 245 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9781742611709. Inventory No: 234629. Paperback 
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Game of Knowns - Science is Coming, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
5 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Game of Knowns - Science is Coming
Pan Macmillan 229645 Australia 2013 First Edition 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: 229645. Hardcover 
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Please Explain, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
6 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Please Explain
Angus & Robertson 227089 Australia 2007 0732285356 / 9780732285357 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Adam Yazxhi Australia's favourite scientist's twenty-sixth book! 'What are the facts? Again and again and again - what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking ...avoid opinion ...facts are your single clue. Get the facts!' - Time Enough for Love, Robert Heinlein Does eating celery make you lighter? Do you have to be dying to have a near-death experience? Is a yawn a silent, natural scream for air; and if a little oxygen is good for you is more oxygen better? Can the humble spud kill? Did Galileo drop his balls from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did a NASA computer really prove a miracle in the Bible actually happened? Is there any substance harder than diamond, and do diamonds really last forever? And exactly how many Eskimo words for 'snow' are there? Wherever he goes, people always ask Dr Karl to explain stuff, and in this his 26th book (26 is the only number directly between a square and a cube), he explains more myths and curly questions. 243 pages. Item Type: TV Tie-in. Illustrator: Adam Yazxhi. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780732285357. Inventory No: 227089. Paperback 
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Elementary Particles, Enrico Fermi
7 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
8 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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Storm In A Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, Helen Czerski
9 Helen Czerski Storm In A Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Bantam Press 234912 Great Britain 2016 0593075439 / 9780593075432 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition This book links the little things - the unexpected pinkness of blueberry jam or the way the air smells before it rains - with the big in a book that will alter the way you see the world. Helen Czerski shows how the familiar, from coffee stains to ketchup bottles, can shed light on Antarctic winds, medical tests and our future energy needs. Did you know that it is the small amount of water contained in popcorn that, when heated, blows the kernel inside out? Or that this science also explains the lungs of a whale, a popping champagne cork and a supersonic jet? Hidden in familiar, everyday objects is the science that explains the human body, planet Earth and the way our civilisations works. And once you know the principle involved in boiling an egg, or sticking a magnet to a fridge, or jumping into a pool of water, pieces of a much larger puzzle will slot into place. Beautifully written and accessible for all, this leaves the reader empowered to make their own observations, and most importantly it is enormous fun. 301 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9780593075432. Inventory No: 234912. Paperback 
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Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They Tell, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
10 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
11 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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Pythagoras' Trousers: Gods, Physics an The Gender Wars, Margaret Wertheim
12 Margaret Wertheim Pythagoras' Trousers: Gods, Physics an The Gender Wars
Fourth Estate 234447 London 1997 1857026977 / 9781857026979 Softcover Good Condition An "immensely accessible tour (which tells) how the physics lab became another Vatican with a no-girls-allowed sign on its door" (Susan Faludi) this spirited look at the relationship between physics and religion argues that gender inequity in physics is a result of the religious origins of the enterprise. 297 pages. Cover has a few creases. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN: 1857026977. ISBN/EAN: 9781857026979. Inventory No: 234447. Paperback 
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3- Second Theories: The 50 most Thought Provoking Theories in Science, Each Explained in Half A Minute, Paul Parsons [Editor]
13 Paul Parsons [Editor] 3- Second Theories: The 50 most Thought Provoking Theories in Science, Each Explained in Half A Minute
Pier 9 234652 Australia 2010 1742661807 / 9781742661803 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Near Fine Condition The most significant ideas in science reduced to digestible bite-size pieces. Chaos Theory, String Theory, the Theory of Relativity? Intelligent Design? Schrodinger's Cat and Pavlov's Dog? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges a half-century of leading boffins to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex theories in half a minute - using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, one flow chart, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it's also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head. 160 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & Technology; ISBN/EAN: 9781742661803. Inventory No: 234652. Hardcover 
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Four Laws That Drive The Universe, Peter Atkins
14 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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Plague Species: Is It In Our Genes?, Reg Morrison
15 Reg Morrison Plague Species: Is It In Our Genes?
New Holland 234557 Australia 2003 1876334916 / 9781876334918 Softcover Very Good Condition "Our species, Homo sapiens, has enjoyed astonishing evolutionary success. From the small bands of apes that walked erect on the dangerous plains of Africa, we have migrated to all corners of the Earth and established impressive civilisations. But now we seem to be running amuck, trashing our planet and displaying traits often attributed to plague species. 'What on Earth is going on?' pondered Australian author/photographer Reg Morrison. Backed by evidence from a range of scientific disciplines, Morrison argues that our development of language brought a capacity for abstract thought and, with it, myriad beliefs, such as those in gods, astrology, past lives, 'The X Files' and our own invincibility. These characteristics, he maintains, have given us huge advantages, but is there a down side? He makes a compelling case for the existence of a gene for spirituality that allows us to fall in love, muffle ourselves in religious fervour and undertake acts of heroism, self-sacrifice and loyalty. It makes us set ourselves apart from other animals, when actually we are simply another species, and delude ourselves into believing that the Earth belongs to us and that we are its master; no matter what we do to it, it will recover and continue to support us. This book will open your eyes and expand your mind. So broad is its scope that reading it is like taking a guided tour to all the major landmarks of human existence." 367 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; Science & Technology; Science::Popular Science. ISBN: 1876334916. ISBN/EAN: 9781876334918. Inventory No: 234557. Paperback 
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