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Experiments & Projects

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  • Einstein’s Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

    by Paul Sen

    ‘Hugely readable and entertaining’ JIM AL-KHALILIA compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution.Einstein’s Fridge tells the story of how scientists uncovered the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences, and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Breaking the Time Barrier

    The Race to Build the First Time Machine

    by Jenny Randles

    IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME....Once widely considered an impossibility--the stuff of science fiction novels--time travel may finally be achieved in the twenty-first century. In Breaking the Time Barrier, bestselling author Jenny Randles reveals the nature of recent, breakthrough experiments that are turning this fantasy into reality.The race to build the first time machine is a fascinating saga ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Storm in a Teacup

    The Physics of Everyday Life

    by Helen Czerski

    'A quite delightful book on the joys, and universality, of physics. Czerski's enthusiasm is infectious because she brings our humdrum everyday world to life, showing us that it is just as fascinating as anything that can be seen by the Hubble Telescope or created at the Large Hadron Collider.' - Jim Al-KhaliliOur world is full of patterns. If you pour milk into your tea and give it a stir, you'll ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons

    The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

    by Sam Kean

    For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, horrendous accidents, phantom limbs, Siamese twins - and see how the victims changed afterwards. In many cases their survival was miraculous, and observers marvelled at the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed. Parents ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Getting Started in Permaculture

    54 Projects for Home and Garden

    by Ross Mars and 1 more

    A very practical, down-to-earth primer with step-by-step guides packed with diagrams and illustrations for garden projects: includes mulching, mandala gardens, raised beds, ponds, walls, cold frames, animal tractors, a solar still, hothouses, a haybox cooker, farming earthworms, tractor tyre ponds and DIY fertilisers. ... Read more

    $5.39 AUD

  • Elephants on Acid

    by Alex Boese

    "Boese's kooky look at history's most outlandish, provocative and downright ridiculous scientific endeavours (zombie kittens anyone?) will keep you smiling." Sunday Herald"Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology" Simon SinghHave you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Operation Paperclip

    The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

    by Annie Jacobsen

    The “remarkable” story of America's secret post-WWII science programs (The Boston Globe), from the New York Times bestselling author of Area 51.In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery

    The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

    by Jeff Goldberg

    The story of endorphins—the body’s own morphine.“Fascinating.” -- The New YorkerThe exciting story of the race to discover endorphins—opiate-like chemicals in the brain—and their links to:drug addictionrunner’s highappetite controlsexual responsemental illnesses such as depression and schizophreniaIn late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their tim... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How Innovation Works

    by Matt Ridley

    ‘Ridley is spot-on when it comes to the vital ingredients for success’ Sir James DysonBuilding on his bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Caesar's Last Breath

    The Epic Story of The Air Around Us

    by Sam Kean

    ** GUARDIAN SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 **‘Popular science at its best’Mail on Sunday‘Eminently accessible and enjoyable’ObserverWith every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds in the Roman Senate, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding. In fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. Of the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal

    by John Austin

    series Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Culling common household items to create an uncommon arsenal of miniature gadgets and sidearms, this guidebook provides do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts with 35 different surveillance tools and weapons. From a mini-catapult in a breath-mint tin to milk-jug cap blow-dart wristwatches, this handbook details how to achieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively. In addition to creating weapons ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • The Science of Time Travel

    The Secrets Behind Time Machines, Time Loops, Alternate Realities, and More!

    by Elizabeth Howell

    series The Science of
    Travel back in time with Doctor Who, the Terminator, the X-Men, and all your favorite time travelers!Science fiction is the perfect window into the possibilities and perils of time travel. What would happen if you went back in time and killed your own grandparent? If you knew how to stop a presidential assassination, would time travel allow you to make your wish come true? Can we use time travel ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

    Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

    by Emily Gertz and 1 more

    After the devastating tsunami in 2011, DYIers in Japan built their own devices to detect radiation levels, then posted their finding on the Internet. Right now, thousands of people worldwide are tracking environmental conditions with monitoring devices they’ve built themselves. You can do it too!This inspiring guide shows you how to use Arduino to create gadgets for measuring noise, weather, ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Backyard Ballistics

    Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

    by William Gurstelle

    This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    by Eric Berger

    ‘Just read it.’ Elon MuskThe dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX—and Elon Musk—from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.SpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade. Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 3

    Build Siege Weapons of the Dark Ages

    by John Austin

    series Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Utilizing easy-to-find and inexpensive materials, this handy resource teaches desktop warriors how to build a multitude of medieval siege weapons for the modern era. Novice combatants will learn to build 35 defense weapons, including a marshmallow catapult, a chopstick bow, a bottle cap crossbow, and a clothespin ballista. In addition to beefing up their Dark Age arsenal, would-be warriors are ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    by George Johnson

    George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression to discover that light moves at the same speed in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Crash Test Girl

    An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions

    by Kari Byron

    Kari Byron—former host of the wildly popular, iconic cult classic MythBusters—shows how to crash test your way through life, no lab coat required.Kari Byron’s story hasn’t been a straight line. She started out as a broke artist living in San Francisco, writing poems on a crowded bus on the way to one of her three jobs. Many curve balls, unexpected twists, and yes, literal and figurative explosions ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino

    Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the Environment

    by Patrick Di Justo and 1 more

    Makers around the globe are building low-cost devices to monitor the environment, and with this hands-on guide, so can you. Through succinct tutorials, illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to create gadgets for examining the quality of our atmosphere, using Arduino and several inexpensive sensors.Detect harmful gases, dust particles such as smoke and smog, and upper ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • Electrified Sheep

    by Alex Boese

    Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked.Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Bad Choices

    How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier

    by Ali Almossawi

    A relatable, interactive, and funny exploration of algorithms, those essential building blocks of computer science - and of everyday life - from the author of the wildly popular Bad Arguments.Algorithms -- processes that are made up of unambiguous steps and do something useful -- make up the very foundations of computer science. Yet, they also inform our choices in approaching everyday tasks, from ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Introduction to Data Analysis in Qualitative Research

    by Asher Shkedi

    All you need to know about qualitative researchThis book focuses on qualitative research approaches and methodologies, and is intended as a tool for study, as well as a hands-on guide for researchers and students who are looking for the relevant research practices, for their field of study.At the starting point of theoretical and practical definition of qualitative research, this book suggests ... Read more

    Free

  • 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius: Second Edition

    by Simon Monk

    series Evil Genius
    So Many Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the Latest Arduino Boards!Fully updated throughout, this do-it-yourself guide shows you how to program and build fascinating projects with the Arduino Uno and Leonardo boards and the Arduino 1.0 development environment. 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, gets you started right away with the simplified C programming you need to know and ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

    by Dustyn Roberts

    Get Your Move On!In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD