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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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            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
             

            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World (Paperback)

            By Stanley, Matthew

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            'Deeply researched and profoundly absorbing . . . Matthew Stanley traces one of the greatest epics of scientific history . . . An amazing story' Michael Frayn, author of Tony Award-winning Copenhagen In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter writt...en by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's globe-spanning expedition of 1919 - two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns. Einstein's War is a celebration of what science can offer when bigotry and nationalism are defeated. Using previously unknown sources and written like a thriller, it shows relativity being built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago. 'Riveting . . . Stanley lets us share the excitement a hundred years later in this entertaining and gripping book. It's a must read if you ever wondered how Einstein became 'Einstein'' Manjit Kumar, author of Quantum
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            ISBN 9780241985618
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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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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            On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject

            On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zee, A.

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            A pithy yet deep introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. On Gravity combines depth with accessibility to take us on a compelling tour o...f Einstein's general theory of relativity. A. Zee begins with the d
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            ISBN 9780691202662
            Released AU 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword

            Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Schilling, Govert; Foreword by Rees, Martin

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            The detection of gravitational waves--ripples in spacetime--has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector's astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries... about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.
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            ISBN 9780674237742
            Released AU 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Equations of Motion in General Relativity
             

            Equations of Motion in General Relativity (Hardback)

            By Asada, Hideki; Futamase, Toshifumi; Hogan, Peter

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            Einstein's theory of general relativity describes the gravitational field of a system of stars and predicts their paths by providing the 'equations of motion' of each star. Extracting these equations from his field equations is a highly technical procedure described in this book.... Observable quantities can then be calculated to test the theory.
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            ISBN 9780199584109
            Released AU 16 Dec 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Series of Monographs on Physics
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            Very Special Relativity: An Illustrated Guide
             

            Very Special Relativity: An Illustrated Guide (Hardback)

            By Bais, Sander

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            Well-known theoretical physicist takes the readers on a journey: inside the heart of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity

            ISBN 9789053569658
            Released AU 5 Jun 2007
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            In Praise of Science: Curiosity, Understanding, and Progress
             

            In Praise of Science: Curiosity, Understanding, and Progress (Hardback)

            By Bais, Sander

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            ISBN 9789089641489
            Released AU 15 Oct 2009
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            The Reality Frame: Relativity and our place in the universe

            The Reality Frame: Relativity and our place in the universe (Paperback)

            By Clegg, Brian

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            A thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind.

            ISBN 9781785782817
            Released AU 24 Jan 2018
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

            The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures (Hardback)

            By Gutfreund, Hanoch; Renn, Jurgen

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            The description for this book, The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einsteins Princeton Lectures, will be forthcoming.

            ISBN 9780691174631
            Released AU 15 Aug 2017
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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