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            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

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            Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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            ISBN 9780241412725
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
             

            The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb (Hardback)

            By Ramsey, Andrew

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            The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. Kindred souls, both schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's Empire. Scientists whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the Cavendish Laboratory'...s famed crucible of discovery. At a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed, and the planet's very future cast in shadow. Theirs was a friendship forged in shared history although they were born thirty years and 3,000 kilometres apart. Rutherford, the thunderous son of a New Zealand flax farmer, would be recognised as the foremost experimentalist of his epoch. In his proving ground of genius at Cambridge University, he fathered the field of nuclear physics and his vision captivated the young Oliphant at their first fateful encounter. In the backyard workshops of Adelaide's hills and suburbs, Oliphant had honed his rare gift for invention that would see him ordained as right-hand man to the world's most acclaimed scientist. Oliphant's towering frame and steely belief then loomed large over the end-product of their urgent, ominous research - the first atomic bomb. This is the intertwined tale of remarkable men whose brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion. It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership born at Adelaide University's modest physics department, flourishing further in the celebrated confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the Manhattan Project that laid waste to Hiroshima. Rutherford and Oliphant were men with a mutual devotion to pure science who, through circumstance and necessity, found themselves betrayed as instruments of the wars they detested but were duty-bound to prosecute. Consequently, their influence was pivotal in the last great global conflict the world has witnessed. As well as essential elements in developing the thermonuclear threat that has held the pla
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            ISBN 9781460755235
            Published AU 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
             

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro; Arous, Gerard Ben; Ferrari, Pablo; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released AU 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

            By Chown, Marcus

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            A scintillating portrait of the most significant eureka moments in scientific history by the bestselling popular science writer. What does it feel like to understand something about the universe that no one has ever known before?

            ISBN 9780571346394
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
             

            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

            By Cassutt, Michael

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              1 Jul 20

            One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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            ISBN 9781641603188
            Released AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
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            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
              

            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

            By McWhan, Denis

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            This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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            ISBN 9780199640270
            Released AU 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity
             

            The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, David E. H.

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            Discusses about having ideas and - a much longer haul - making them work. This title tells many stories about creators and their creations, including the author's own fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream science - such as unrideable bicycles and chemical gardens in spa...ce.
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            ISBN 9781421403311
            Released AU 15 Jan 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 14+ 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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            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 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice
             

            Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Gottlieb, Michael A.; Foreword by Leighton, Ralph

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            Provides essential advice on problem solving. This title reflects on the problems facing by the students making the transition from high school to college, and then to real life.

            ISBN 9780465027972
            Released AU 29 Jan 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 14+ years
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