• Dark Matter and Dark Energy The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    Dark Matter and Dark Energy The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial five per cent of everything. The rest is hidden.

    Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart like clay off a potter's wheel, but something concealed holds them together. This 'something' is dark matter - invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets. By the 1990s we also knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, named dark energy, was pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe, this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly 14 times greater than all the known material in existence.

    With dark matter and dark energy making up 95 per cent of reality, cosmologists have uncovered the biggest puzzle that science has ever faced.

    ISBN: 9781785785504
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Clegg, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Dictionary of Biology
    Dictionary of Biology
    This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 120 new entries include de-extinction, ecological footprint, rewilding, and Zika virus, now totalling over 5,600 authoritative and up-to-date entries. Numerous appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, SI units, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on anatomical terms. With new diagrams and updated web links, this remains the market-leading dictionary for students of biology, both at sixth form college and university level.

    ISBN: 9780198821489
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $31.99
    Author: Hine, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.99
  • Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
    Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
    This new edition includes 10,000 entries which cover all areas of geoscience, including planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy and volcanology. In this edition, 675 new entries have been added, and include expanded coverage of planetary geology and earth-observing-satellites. Other new entries terms such as Ianammox, Boomerangian, earth rheological layering, and metamorphic rock classification. The entries are also complemented by more than 130 diagrams and numerous web links that are listed on a regularly updated dedicated companion website. Appendices supplement the A-Z and have been extended to include three new tables
    on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, Avalanche Classes, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index. The list of satellite missions has also been revised and updated to include recent developments. A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences is an authoritative, and jargon-free resource for students of geology, geography, geosciences, physical science, and those in related disciplines.

    ISBN: 9780198839033
    Publication date: 23/01/2020
    Edition: 5
    Price: $35.99
    Author: Allaby, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Dr Karl's Random Road Trip through Science
    Dr Karl's Random Road Trip through Science
    In this, his 45th book, Dr Karl goes full kolour, with brilliant and funny illustrations to match his dress sense. So take a technikolour trip through science with the intrepid Dr Karl, Australia's favourite science guru.



    Dr Karl is on a mission to track down Awe and Wonder in the Universe.

    Why do wombats poo cubes?

    What nearly destroyed humanity on Halloween 2015?

    How do you use an incinerating toilet?

    Find out why we've sent a spacecraft with Dr Karl's name on it to kiss the Sun, whether cannibalism is nutritious, and the answer to the Biggeset Question of All - why does spaghetti always break into three pieces? Plus a whole lot more.

    So strap in and get ready for a random ride through the Universe. Who knows where you'll end up!

    ISBN: 9780733340321
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Kruszelnicki, Karl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Dutch Light Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe
    Dutch Light Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe
    Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygens's remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing less than the story of the birth of modern science as we know it.

    Europe's greatest scientist during the latter half of the seventeenth century, Christiaan Huygens was a true polymath. A towering figure in the fields of astronomy, optics, mechanics, and mathematics, many of his innovations in methodology, optics and timekeeping remain in use to this day. Among his many achievements, he developed the theory of light travelling as a wave, invented the mechanism for the pendulum clock, and discovered the rings of Saturn - via a telescope that he had also invented.

    A man of fashion and culture, Christiaan came from a family of multi-talented individuals whose circle included not only leading figures of Dutch society, but also artists and philosophers such as Rembrandt, Locke and Descartes. The Huygens family and their contemporaries would become key actors in the Dutch Golden Age, a time of unprecedented intellectual expansion within the Netherlands. Set against a backdrop of worldwide religious and political turmoil, this febrile period was defined by danger, luxury and leisure, but also curiosity, purpose, and tremendous possibility.

    Following in Huygens's footsteps as he navigates this era while shuttling opportunistically between countries and scientific disciplines, Hugh Aldersey-Williams builds a compelling case to reclaim Huygens from the margins of history and acknowledge him as one of our most important and influential scientific figures.

    ISBN: 9781509893331
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Ecology Book
    Ecology Book
    Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought.

    The book has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers through to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau, and others, right the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement.

    ISBN: 9780241350386
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $40.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Einstein Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Einstein Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Many people know that Albert Einstein was a brilliant theoretical physicist who revolutionised modern science. What they may not know is that he only learnt to speak at four years old; that he was asked to become the President of Israel in 1952, but refused; or that he was under FBI surveillance for 22 years. This book presents an instant impression of his life with 50 irresistible facts converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.

    ISBN: 9781781453339
    Publication date: 25/10/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Clegg, Brian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Einsteins War How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
    Einsteins War How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
    In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written 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.

    ISBN: 9780241985618
    Publication date: 08/10/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Stanley, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Elements Magnet Set
    Elements Magnet Set
    Based on the iconic images from Theodore Gray's bestselling book THE ELEMENTS, this beautiful magnet set is the perfect way to add a little atomic flair at work and home. Spell out a fun message or just display and inspire some awe for all the elements that make up the world around you. This miniature kit includes:

    * 121 element magnets, each highlighting an important piece of the periodic table. Magnet size is approximately 1" x 1"

    * 48-page book exploring the world's most important elements, with full color-photographs throughout

    ISBN: 9780762497072
    Publication date: 07/04/2020
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Gray, Theodore
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $21.99
  • Empty Planet
    Empty Planet
    A radical, provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political and economic landscape.

    For half a century, statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline.

    Throughout history, depopulation was the product of catastrophe: ice ages, plagues, the collapse of civilizations. This time, however, we're thinning ourselves deliberately, by choosing to have fewer babies than we need to replace ourselves. In much of the developed and developing world, that decline is already underway, as urbanisation, women's empowerment, and waning religiosity lead to smaller and smaller families. In EMPTY PLANET, Ibbitson and Bricker travel from South Florida to Sao Paulo, Seoul to Nairobi, Brussels to Delhi to Beijing, drawing on a wealth of research and firsthand reporting to illustrate the dramatic consequences of this population decline - and to show us why the rest of the developing world will soon join in.

    They find that a smaller global population will bring with it a number of benefits: fewer workers will command higher wages; good jobs will prompt innovation; the environment will improve; the risk of famine will wane; and falling birthrates in the developing world will bring greater affluence and autonomy for women. But enormous disruption lies ahead, too. We can already see the effects in Europe and parts of Asia, as aging populations and worker shortages weaken the economy and impose crippling demands on healthcare and vital social services. There may be earth-shaking implications on a geopolitical scale as well.

    EMPTY PLANET is a hugely important book for our times. Captivating and persuasive, it is a story about urbanisation, access to education and the empowerment of women to choose their own destinies. It is about the secularisation of societies and the vital role that immigration has to play in our futures.

    Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent - but one that we can shape, if we choose to.

    ISBN: 9781472142962
    Publication date: 05/02/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Bricker, Darrell
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Essential Science The Only Science Book You Will Ever Need
    Essential Science The Only Science Book You Will Ever Need
    Essential Science aims to be the most detailed, accessible and authoritative book of its kind. Each of the 34 discoveries is broken down into seven essential elements to aid comprehension and inform the reader about what really matters:

    THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: a concise summary of the idea or discovery that makes complex ideas as simple as possible.
    ORIGINS: where does the discovery come from, who made it and how does it fit in the wider scientific context?
    KEY THEORIES AND EVIDENCE: even our most familiar ideas and discoveries are far from 'common sense'. How do we know what we know? What is the evidence? What are the dominant theories?
    CRITICS: science is a constant process of criticism and revision. How have various ideas survived attempts to discredit them? How secure is our knowledge and is it complete?
    WHY IT MATTERS: how important is the discovery in the wider scientific context? How much has it reshaped our perception of reality?
    FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS: what remains to be discovered? Might even dominant ideas and discoveries be superseded by better ones?
    THE ESSENTIAL SUMMARY: a visual outline of all the key insights from the above analytical headings.

    The consistent structure not only breaks down complex topics into simple, easy to understand chunks, but also helps readers to think for themselves about the process of scientific discovery, testing and progress, showing that science is not just a set of ideas to be learned, but a never-ending process that is constantly reshaping our perception of reality.

    ISBN: 9781787394469
    Publication date: 12/11/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Clegg, Brian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Evolution  The Human Story
    Evolution The Human Story
    This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.

    Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world. Fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research - including the newly discovered species Homo naledi - Evolution presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail

    ISBN: 9780241304310
    Publication date: 05/07/2018
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Roberts, Dr Alice
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
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