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  • Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things

    How to Turn a Penny into a Radio, Make a Flood Alarm with an Aspirin, Change Milk into Plastic, Extract Water and Electricity from Thin Air, Turn on a TV with your Ring, and Other Amazing Feats

    by Cy Tymony ...
    series Sneaky Books
    Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection uses run-of-the-mill household items and easy-to-follow instructions to build useful devices ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Goshawk Summer

    The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest - WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022

    by James Aldred ...
    **WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022“A beautiful inspirational tale set in an extraordinary time.” – Ray MearsWhat happens to nature when we are no longer there?**In early 2020, wildlife cameraman James Aldred was commissioned to film the lives of a family of goshawks in the New Forest. Then lockdown. No more cars, no more aeroplanes, no one in the woods – except James – in a ... Read more

    $12.99 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 $5.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Science of Time Travel

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

    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

  • Getting Started in Permaculture

    54 Projects for Home and Garden

    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

    $5.99 AUD

  • Operation Paperclip

    The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

    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

  • 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

    $12.99 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 ...
    Book 2 - Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
    If you're a budding spy, what better way to conceal your clandestine activities than to miniaturize your secret agent arsenal? MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 2 provides fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for building 30 different spy weapons and surveillance tools, including:* Paper Dart Watch * Pen Blowgun* Rubber Band Derringer * Mint Tin Catapult* Pushpin Dart * Cotton Swab .38 ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

    Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

    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

    $6.99 AUD

  • Backyard Ballistics

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

    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

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Not Even Wrong

    The Failure of String Theory and the Continuing Challenge to Unify the Laws of Physics

    by Peter Woit ...
    Not Even Wrong is a fascinating exploration of our attempts to come to grips with perhaps the most intellectually demanding puzzle of all: how does the universe work at its most fundamnetal level?The book begins with an historical survey of the experimental and theoretical developments that led to the creation of the phenomenally successful 'Standard Model' of particle physics around 1975. Despite ... Read more

    $16.99 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    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

  • 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

    $12.99 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

  • Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino

    Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the Environment

    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

    $5.99 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

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • It Looked Good on Paper

    Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies

    by Bill Fawcett ...
    A remarkable compendium of wild schemes, mad plans, crazy inventions, and truly glorious disastersEvery phenomenally bad idea seemed like a good idea to someone. How else can you explain the Ford Edsel or the sword pistol—absolutely absurd creations that should have never made it off the drawing board? It Looked Good on Paper gathers together the most flawed plans, half-baked ideas, and downright ... Read more

    $9.99 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