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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            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 finish 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 9780241438091
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            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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            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities

            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities (Hardback)

            By Eicher, David

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            A jaw-dropping visual guide to the most dazzling, fascinating, and unusual galaxies in the universe, with the editor in chief of Astronomy as your personal guide

            ISBN 9781472273444
            Released AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            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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            Older Than the Stars

            Older Than the Stars (Hardback)

            By Fox, Karen C.; Davis, Nancy

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            Stunning illustrations and lively verse tell the story of cosmic connections that tie human beings to the beginning of the universe. Simple, informative prose provides additional facts.

            ISBN 9781570917875
            Released AU 1 Jan 2014
            Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

            Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keating, Brian

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            A compelling personal memoir, a fascinating history of cosmology, and an interesting firsthand account of a dramatic scientific adventure. - Physics Today

            ISBN 9780393357394
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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              5 Nov 20

            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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            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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            Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky

            Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky (Hardback)

            By Schilling, Govert; Illustrated by Tirion, Wil

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            A visual guide to all 88 constellations in our night sky --

            ISBN 9780316483889
            Released AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Astronomy: A Visual Guide
             

            Astronomy: A Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Ridpath, Ian

            • RRP: $45.46
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            • Internationally sourced

            Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 400mph swirling storm that started in the 1600s.This stunningly illustrated handbook is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discover...ies in the field, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Discover more about astronomical phenomena, from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and what happens when a star runs out of energy, to theories about the fate of the Universe - including the Big Crunch and the Big Rip, and take a visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the very latest photographs of the planets.A definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an Almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.
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            ISBN 9780241317808
            Released AU 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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