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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (Hardback)

            By Mack, Katie

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            You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next? The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the cosmos. Drawing on cutting edge technology and theory, as well as hot-off-the-presses r...esults from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, astrophysicist Katie Mack describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes -succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This fascinating, witty story of cosmic escapism examines a beautiful but unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it.
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            ISBN 9780241372333
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbour, Julian

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            The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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            ISBN 9781847924735
            Released AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            When the Earth Had Two Moons: The Lost History of the Night Sky
             

            When the Earth Had Two Moons: The Lost History of the Night Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Asphaug, Erik

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              6 Jan 21

            An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world's most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon.

            ISBN 9780062657930
            Released AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
             

            The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            Shows that ours may be just one universe among many, like endless reflections in a mirror. This book takes us on an exploration of parallel worlds - from a multiverse where an infinite number of your doppelgangers are reading this sentence, to vast oceans of bubble universes and ...even multiverses made of mathematics.
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            ISBN 9780141029818
            Released AU 27 Apr 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds

            At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds (Hardback)

            By Hooper, Dan

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            Taking readers into the remarkable world of cosmology, Hooper describes many of the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of the world.

            ISBN 9780691183565
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Science Essentials
            Language (English)
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            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang) (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Luke A.; Lewis, Geraint F.

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            For all those who wonder about our bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the big bang, this book gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped established ideas and theories. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works.

            ISBN 9781108486705
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe
             

            You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe (Paperback)

            By Potter, Christopher

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            An exploration of the universe and our relationship to it. It tells the story of how something evolved from nothing, and how something became everything. It presents the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy super-clusters, and from slime to Homosapiens.

            ISBN 9780099502425
            Released AU 3 May 2010
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Earth and Beyond: Anthology

            Earth and Beyond: Anthology (Paperback)

            By McCormack, Sharon

            ISBN 9780731273409
            Published AU 4 Jun 2007
            Publisher Harcourt Education
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            Cosmic Chronicles: A user's guide to the Universe

            Cosmic Chronicles: A user's guide to the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Watson, Fred

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            Are we alone in the universe? Where did the moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson - Australia's Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author - explores the hottest topics in space ...science and astronomy. Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert's view of what we know and how we know it.
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            ISBN 9781742236421
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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