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  • Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Lean Startup

    How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

    by Eric Ries ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATIONMost new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable.The Lean Startup is the approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

    by Simon Singh ...
    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum CryptographyFrom the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man’s continual ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Abundance

    The Future Is Better Than You Think

    series Exponential Technology Series
    The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal).Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bold

    How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

    series Exponential Technology Series
    “A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” —President Bill ClintonA radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • No Stone Unturned

    The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators

    by Steve Jackson ...
    The New York Times bestselling author takes readers on “a fascinating journey into the trenches of crime [investigation]”—now revised and updated (Lowell Cauffiel, New York Times bestselling author).A body stuffed in a car trunk swallowed by the swirling, muddy waters of the Missouri River. A hiker brutally murdered, then thrown off a steep embankment in a remote mountain range. A devious killer ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Molecular Gastronomy

    Exploring the Science of Flavor

    by Hervé This ...
    series Arts and Traditions of the Table Perspectives on Culinary History
    “Taking kitchen science to a whole new (molecular) level, Hervé This is changing the way France---and the world—cooks.”—GourmetBringing the instruments and experimental techniques of the laboratory into the kitchen, Hervé This—international celebrity and founder of molecular gastronomy—uses recent research in the chemistry, physics, and biology of food to challenge traditional ideas about cooking ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 507 Mechanical Movements

    Mechanisms and Devices

    Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and scores of other machines.The ... Read more

    $13.40 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Loonshots

    How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

    by Safi Bahcall ...
    * Instant WSJ bestseller* Translated into 18 languages* #1 Most Recommended Book of the year (Bloomberg annual survey of CEOs and entrepreneurs)* An Amazon, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Newsweek, S****trategy + Business, Tech Crunch, Washington Post Best Business Book of the year* Recommended by Bill Gates, Daniel Kahneman, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Sid ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Napoleon's Buttons

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD $8.57 AUD

  • Tesla

    Man Out of Time

    In this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors.In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

    by Janelle Shane ...
    'I can't think of a better way to learn about artificial intelligence, and I've never had so much fun along the way' Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Option BAI is the technology of the future, but how does it actually work? A hilarious, transporting look under the hood of the technology that's changing the world - and why it's dumber than we thinkYou Look Like a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Wireless Tesla

    by Nikola Tesla ...
    Nikola Tesla dreamed of a wireless future. In this fully illustrated volume we have collected fifteen of his essays having to do with wireless. These include the "True Wireless," "Tesla's Wireless Light," "The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires," "The Future of the Wireless Art," "Nikola Tesla Sees A Wireless Vision," and many others. Nikola Tesla has been called the most important ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Instant Egghead Guide: Physics

    series Instant Egghead Guides
    Scientific American's daily Sixty-Second Science podcast was such an unexpected success, with millions of downloads, that a spin-off site was created around the concept of bite-sized science. This new series of books will tackle the biggest topics in science by breaking them up into quick and easy two- to four-page spreads. Topics in each book will take the light and accessible tone of the 60 ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Engine Airflow HP1537

    A Practical Guide to Airflow Theory, Parts Testing, Flow Bench Testing and Analy zing Data to Increase Performance for Any Street or Racing Engine

    by Harold Bettes ...
    This informative, fully illustrated handbook includes basic discussion on the science of engine airflow and relationships, how flowbenches work, testing individual engine components, how to analyze the data, calibration issues, intake and exhaust tuning, engine formulas, and putting it all together for maximum performance. ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects

    The book is notable because it was, for several subsequent decades, the only account of Air Force UFO studies written by a participant. It remains arguably one of the most level-headed books about UFOs; Hynek suggested that Ruppelt's "book should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in the history of this subject". In the book, Ruppelt detailed his time with Projects Grudge and ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • The Essential Engineer

    From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • Subscribed

    Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future—and What to Do About It

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CMI MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDToday's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of ownership. It's not just internet services like Netflix and Spotify; even industrial firms like GE and Caterpillar are reinventing themselves as solutions providers. Whether you sell software, clothes, insurance, or industrial machines, you ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Leading Without Authority

    Why You Don’t Need To Be In Charge to Inspire Others and Make Change Happen

    'Ferrazzi is breaking new ground in defining what leadership can mean in the emerging world of work' -Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global'Ferrazzi has gone into the trenches to figure out what it really takes to empower people and make teams more than the sum of their parts. This book will be a staple in every leader's library' -Adam Grant, host of the TED podcast WorkLife, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 反智:不願說理的人是偏執,不會說理的人是愚蠢,不敢說理的人是奴隸

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

    Translated by 楊玉齡 ...
    series 科學自然
    識破迷惑人心的把戲、似是而非的話術理性並非本能,理智需要鍛鍊《反智》蒐羅了常見的推理謬誤、邏輯缺陷、數字迷思、偏見和陰謀論,以當今社會的著名事件和近代歷史的精采故事為例,告訴我們如何識破種種迷惑人心的把戲、似是而非的話術,以及如何建立分析性思考的能力。你覺得下面這個三段論,有沒有問題呢?前提一:人皆不免一死。前提二:蘇格拉底不免一死。結 論:因此,蘇格拉底是人。如果你覺得完全沒問題,那麼我們把「人」換成「狗」,重寫如下:前提一:狗皆不免一死。前提二:蘇格拉底不免一死。結論 :因此,蘇格拉底是狗。看得出來問題出在哪裡嗎?我們再舉兩個同樣類型的... ... Read more

    $21.90 AUD

  • The Future Is Faster Than You Think

    How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives

    series Exponential Technology Series
    From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • World Without Mind

    by Franklin Foer ...
    A timely and powerful must-read on how the big tech companies are damaging our culture – and what we can do to fight their influenceFour titanic corporations are now the most powerful gatekeepers the world has ever known.We shop with Amazon, socialise on Facebook, turn to Apple for entertainment, and rely on Google for information. They have conquered our culture and set us on a path to a world ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Nature of Technology

    What It Is and How It Evolves

    The Nature of Technology will change the way you think about this fundamental subject forever. W. Brian Arthur's many years of thinking and writing about technology have culminated in a unique understanding of his subject. Here he examines the nature of technology itself: what is it and how does it evolve? Giving rare insights into the evolution of specific technologies and a new framework for ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Linked

    How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

    The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social lifeA cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-Lálórabá, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD