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            Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History
             

            Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History (Hardback)

            By Chaline, Eric

            Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, organic minerals, and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of their material cultures.

            ISBN 9781742379500
            Published AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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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              3 Mar 20

            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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            How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

            How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines (Hardback)

            By Gray, Theodore; By (photographer) Mann, Nick

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            How things work or are manufactured: includes locks, clocks, scales for weighing, and cloth manufacture.

            ISBN 9780316445436
            Released AU 31 Dec 2019
            Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics
             

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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              31 Mar 20

            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Figuring
             

            Figuring (Paperback, Main)

            By Popova, Maria

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              3 Mar 20

            A history of women who have changed our understanding of the universe, from the creator of Brain Pickings

            ISBN 9781786897268
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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            On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden

            On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden (Hardback)

            By Hennessy, Elizabeth

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            An insightful exploration of the iconic Galapagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world

            ISBN 9780300232745
            Released AU 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics
             

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Hardback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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              2 Apr 20

            The unlikely tale of grandmother Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068035
            Released AU 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Endless Novelties of Extraordinary Interest: The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the Birth of Modern Oceanography

            Endless Novelties of Extraordinary Interest: The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the Birth of Modern Oceanography (Hardback)

            By Macdougall, Doug

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            A gripping tale of exploration aboard H.M.S. Challenger, an expedition that laid the foundations for modern oceanography

            ISBN 9780300232059
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Scientists Who Changed History

            Scientists Who Changed History (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential scientists with this innovative, and boldy graphic biography-led book. The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists profiles trailblazing individuals - fr...om Greek mathematicians such as Archimedes and Hipparchus through physicists of the early 20th-century such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein to modern greats such as Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking. Each featured individual has made a major contribution to one or more scientific fields - from physics and astronomy to chemistry, biology, psychology, and genetics to computer science, to geology and meteorology. Combining elements of biography, history, and analysis, Scientists Who Changed The World explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these revolutionary men and women in a reader-friendly format.
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            ISBN 9780241363416
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History
             

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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              5 Mar 20

            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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