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Game of Knowns: Science is Coming

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2013

Seller ID: 238902

ISBN: 1742613349

Condition: 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, e... View more info

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Curious & Curiouser: Burping Cow, Bending Spoons, Beer goggles & Other Scintillating Scientific Stories

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2012

Seller ID: 244834

Condition: Very 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. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; Science & T... View more info

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Science Is Golden

By: Dr karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2008

Seller ID: 246968

ISBN: 0732285364

Condition: Very Good Condition


Gold, gold, gold for Australia's mega-selling scientist's 27th book... 'Nullius in verba', the Royal Society's motto, roughly translated, means 'take nobody's word for it'. Why not do the experiment for yourself and see the reality of nature. Don't trust authority - trust nature. Does cranberry juice cure urinary tract infections? Is the hookah really a safer way to smoke? Will the Large Hadron Collider destroy the Earth and the Universe? Is the purpose of the peacock's tail to attract females? And in the unlikely event of a plane crash, are some seats safer than others? the human hand has 27 ... View more info

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Never Mind The Bullocks - Here's The Science

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2009

Seller ID: 248168

ISBN: 0732285372

Condition: Very Good Condition


More whacky, fun facts with everyone's favourite scientist Dr Karl has taken on Santa Claus, atom bombs, 'friendly' dolphins and 'killer' whales, meteors, black holes, string theory and camel's humps. In his 27 mega-selling books, he demolishes myths, tells readers how to spot bogus science and advises readers to be wise, sceptical and to always challenge authority. In his 28th book he continues his crusade to keep the world a rational place by answering vital questions like 'Are white cats deaf?' and 'Will lemon juice make you slimmer?' 250 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 ki... View more info

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The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing

By: Frank T. Vertosick, Jr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248019

ISBN: 0151005516

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Wherever there's life, there's intelligence; Dr Frank Vertosick explains the cleverness of the smallest living things, including germs, cells, and antibodies. A gifted writer, Vertosick shows us that intelligence - the ability to react to the outside world, to change behaviour, to survive - can be found wherever life exists. He demonstrates the keen intelligence of our immune system, how lowly bacteria mutate and outwit antibiotics, and how canny cancer cells elude our natural defences. 354 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Popular Science; United Stat... View more info

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The Secret Life of Dust from the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, The Big Consequences of Little Things

By: Hannah Holmes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons: 2001

Seller ID: 247477

ISBN: 0471377430

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Hannah Holmes A mesmerizing expedition around our dusty world Some see dust as dull and useless stuff. But in the hands of author Hannah Holmes, it becomes a dazzling and mysterious force; Dust, we discover, built the planet we walk upon. And it tinkers with the weather and spices the air we breathe. Billions of tons of it rise annually into the air-the dust of deserts and forgotten kings mixing with volcanic ash, sea salt, leaf fragments, scales from butterfly wings, shreds of T-shirts, and fireplace soot. Eventually, though, all this dust must settle. The story of restless dust begins among ... View more info

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The Secret Life of Dust from the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, The Big Consequences of Little Things

By: Hannah Holmes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons: 2001

Seller ID: 250074

ISBN: 0471377430

Condition: Very Good Condition


Hannah Holmes A mesmerizing expedition around our dusty world Some see dust as dull and useless stuff. But in the hands of author Hannah Holmes, it becomes a dazzling and mysterious force; Dust, we discover, built the planet we walk upon. And it tinkers with the weather and spices the air we breathe. Billions of tons of it rise annually into the air-the dust of deserts and forgotten kings mixing with volcanic ash, sea salt, leaf fragments, scales from butterfly wings, shreds of T-shirts, and fireplace soot. Eventually, though, all this dust must settle. The story of restless dust begins among ... View more info

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It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro

By: Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2006

Seller ID: 219163

ISBN: 0732280613

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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It Ain't Necessarily So... Bro

By: Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2006

Seller ID: 239790

ISBN: 0732280613

Condition: Very Good


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 ta... View more info

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The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

By: Lynne McTaggart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2008

Seller ID: 250071

ISBN: 006143518X

Condition: Very Good Condition


During the past few years science and medicine have been converging with common sense, confirming a widespread belief that everything--especially the mind and the body--is far more connected than traditional physics ever allowed. The Field establishes a new biological paradigm: it proves that our body extends electromagnetically beyond ourselves and our physical body. It is within this field that we can find a remarkable new way of looking at health, sickness, memory, will, creativity, intuition, the soul, consciousness, and spirituality. The Field helps to bridge the gap that has opened up b... View more info

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Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time

By: Martin Gorst

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2001

Seller ID: 249261

ISBN: 1841151173

Condition: Very Good Condition


The moment of the beginning of time is one of science's Holy Grails, pursued by devotees and obsessives across the ages. Few were more committed than Bishop James Ussher who lost his sight in his 50 year quest, laboriously outlined in his 2000 Latin pages of Annals - a chronology of all known history - that is now famous only for one spectacularly inaccurate date: 4004BC, the creation of the world. Theology failed Ussher, just as it thwarted Theophilus of Antioch and many others before him. Geology was next to fail the test of time: the Comte de Buffon, working out the rate at which the earth ... View more info

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Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel

By: Susan Greenfield

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2004

Seller ID: 250004

ISBN: 0141008881

Condition: Very Good Condition


The book is an exploration of how this century is going to change not just the way we think, but also what we actually think with - our own individual minds. How will new technologies transform the way we see the world? At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we may be standing on the brink of a mind make-over far more cataclysmic than anything that has happened before. As we appreciate the dynamism and sensitivity of our brain circuitry, so the prospect of directly tampering with the essence of our individuality becomes a possibility. 284 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Un... View more info