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A Short History of Nearly Everything [used book]

By: Bill Bryson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2004

Seller ID: 0552997048

ISBN: 0552997048

Condition: Good


Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thou... View more info

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The Math Book : From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

By: Clifford A. Pickover

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2012

Seller ID: 9781402788291

ISBN: 1402788290

Condition: New


This is an accessible, fascinating book that unravels the mysteries and beauty of mathematics. It covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. This paperback version of the bestselling title includes facts about scientists' lives and real-world applications of the theorems. Maths' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this fascinating book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about in this inviting anth... View more info

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Solar That Really Works! 4th Edition Cabins, Caravans, Campervans, Motor Homes

By: Collyn Rivers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Australia, Caravan and Motorhome Books: 2016

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780994495235

ISBN: 0994495234

Condition: New


Solar That Really Works fills a previously all but unexplored need. In one tightly written book, Collyn covers all that is needed to design and install solar electrical systems in anything from a tiny caravan or campervan to a large fishing camp. It includes the specialised needs of big converted coaches and the increasingly accepted fifth-wheeler caravans. Solar That Really Works covers just what can and cannot realistically be run from a typical solar installation. It shows how to calculate the energy required, shows simple ways of finding out the most probable solar energy available anyw... View more info

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Solar Success Third Edition - Complete guide to home and property systems

By: Collyn Rivers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Australia, Successful Solar Books: 2018

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 9780994495211

ISBN: 0994495218

Condition: New


This down-to-earth book shows how to make solar work reliably, consistently and economically. It explains what can realistically be run from solar: and what cannot. It covers the energy typically used (and saveable) for every aspect of a home or property (of any size). It shows how to assess the available sun year around (anywhere) and how to assess the size system you need. It covers design and installation in depth. View more info

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Ned Kelly : Under the Microscope - Solving the forensic mystery of Ned Kelly's remains

By: Craig Cormick

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 9781486301768

ISBN: 1486301762

Condition: New


Do we really need another Ned Kelly book? After all, his story is a part of Australian folklore and his legend has been captured in movies, books and paintings. The answer is yes, as this book is unique. It is a rigorous look at the forensic science behind investigations into Ned Kelly. In 2009 the remains of Ned Kelly were dug up at Pentridge Prison and identified after an exhaustive forensic analysis by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Analysing a skeleton more than 130 years old involved processes such as DNA extraction, 3D facial reconstruction, and identifying the skeleton by... View more info

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The Irrational Ape : Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

By: David Robert Grimes

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2019

Seller ID: 9781471178269

ISBN: 1471178269

Condition: New


'A beautifully reasoned book about our own unreasonableness' Robin Ince. Why did revolutionary China consider the sparrow an 'animal of capitalism' - and what happened when they tried to wipe them out? With a cast of murderous popes, snake-oil salesmen and superstitious pigeons, find out why flawed logic puts us all at risk, and how critical thinking can save the world. It may seem a big claim, but knowing how to think clearly and critically has literally helped save the world. In September 1983, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union's early warning system showed five US missi... View more info

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Brain Food

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2012

Seller ID: 9781742611716

ISBN: 1742611710

Condition: New


From the Master Geek and National Living Treasure "Dr Karl is Australia's incumbent President of Science" The Age "There's no topic on which Dr Karl does not have an interestingly expressed opinion" The Weekly Review In his typically engrossing style, Dr Karl places the food industry under the microscope, gives an insight into your insides, reveals how hamburgers can kill, and puts his palate on the line - all in the name of flavoursome entertainment. Crammed full of glorious words and pictures, Brain Food will make you laugh, make you think AND best of all, make youse smarterer! About the Au... View more info

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Seeing Further : The Story of Science and the Royal Society

By: Edited by Bill Bryson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2019

Seller ID: 9780008301620

ISBN: 000830162X

Condition: New


Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick and Neal Stephenson amongst others, this beautiful, lavishly illustrated book tells the story of science and the Royal Society, from 1660 to the present. Since its inception in 1660, the Royal Society has pioneered scientific discovery and exploration. The oldest scientific academy in existence, its backbone is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists in history including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einste... View more info

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Popular Mechanics Robots: A New Age of Bionics, Drones and Artificial Intelligence

By: Editors by Daniel H. Wilson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Hearst Communications: 2015

Seller ID: 003659

ISBN: 1618371681

Condition: New


Thanks to film and literature, the idea of robots and artificial intelligence has long intrigued us. The fascination continues with Popular Mechanics Robots, which gathers the very best of the magazine's fantastic robotic coverage and examines the way we live with these machines today - and how we will continue to exist with other advanced technologies in the future. Readers can now discover all varieties of robot, including ones that recognize our faces, gestures, and emotions; drive our cars; serve as highly intelligent personal assistants and medical diagnosticians; go into space; and even ... View more info

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Guns, Germs and Steel (Patterns of Life)

By: Jared Diamond

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage Classics: 2019

Seller ID: 9781784873639

ISBN: 1784873632

Condition: New


Read this specially designed new edition of Jared Diamond's Pulitzer-prize winning exploration of what makes us human. Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a groundbreaking and humane work of popular science. PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDIT... View more info

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How to Write What You Want to Say in Science: A Guide for those who know what they want to say but can't find the words

By: Malcolm Carter and Lyn Carter and Patricia Hipwell

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925236903

ISBN: 1925236900

Condition: New


How to write what you want to say...in science is a guide for those who know what they want to say but can't find the words. It provides a unique tool for improving scientific writing. It suits inexperienced scientific writers from the middle years of schoolingto tertiary level. View more info

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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

By: Marshall Brain

Price: $44.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 001897

ISBN: 1454908092

Condition: New


This is the latest in the bestselling Sterling Milestones series. It provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline of Engineering. It is written by the creator of the How Stuff Works series. Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Programme at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemi... View more info

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Science, Technology and Society : An Introduction [used book]

By: Martin Bridgstock and David Burch and John Forge and John Laurent and Ian Lowe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 9780521587358

ISBN: 0521587352

Condition: Good


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from Australia and around the world. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Topics include the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the Industrial Revolution, economic issues, public policy, and science and technology in developing countries. The book ends with a thoughtful and provocative look towards the future. It in... View more info

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The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, And Cheese Belong In A Healthy Diet

By: Nina Teicholz

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Scribe Publications: 2014

Seller ID: A1478

ISBN: 1925106217

Condition: New


In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable- that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. For the past 60 years, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we've been denying ourselves - the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks - are the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation... View more info

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

By: Richard Dawkins

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 9780199216819

ISBN: 0199216819

Condition: New


Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory. This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose wor... View more info

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A Brief History of Time : From the Big Bang to Black Holes

By: Stephen Hawking

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Bantam: 2011

Edition: Updated Edition

Seller ID: 9780857501004

ISBN: 0857501003

Condition: New


Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple o... View more info

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Physics and Philosophy : The Revolution in Modern Science

By: Werner Heisenberg

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Edition: Penguin Modern Classics

Seller ID: 9780141182155

ISBN: 0141182156

Condition: New


Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies. View more info