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  • 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

  • Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

    'Quantum mechanics for real. This is the good stuff, the most mysterious aspects of how reality works, set out with crystalline clarity. The place to start' Sean Carroll, physicist, California Institute of Technology, author of The Particle at the End of the UniverseThis is the ultimate practical introduction to quantum mechanics. World-renowned physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 507 Mechanical Movements

    Mechanisms and Devices

    Over five hundred mechanisms and devices from the first century of the Industrial Revolution. Starting from simple pulleys and levers, this clazzic book works its way through basic engineering principles to Otis’s elevator safety stop, Colt’s revolver action, and Ferguson’s mechanical paradox (Why is it a paradox? Buy the book and find out!) Each mechanism is illustrated with a clear diagram, and ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book

    Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with Tear-Out Planes to Fold and Fly

    A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author's Guinness World Record-breaking airplane.Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD?Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record–breaking ... Read more

    $21.55 AUD $18.14 AUD

  • The Theoretical Minimum

    What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

    In this unconventional and stimulating primer, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind and citizen-scientist George Hrabovsky combine forces to provide a brilliant first course in modern physics. Unlike most popular physics books - which give readers a taste of what physicists know but not what they actually do - Susskind and Hrabovsky teach the skills you need to do physics yourself. Combining ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The God Equation

    The Quest for a Theory of Everything

    by Michio Kaku ...
    'A majestic story' David Bodanis, Financial TimesFrom the international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the FutureThis is the story of a quest: to find a Theory of Everything. Einstein dedicated his life to seeking this elusive Holy Grail, a single, revolutionary 'god equation' which would tie all the forces in the universe together, yet never found it. Some of the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

    This is the last, and perhaps most important, work by the man Einstein called "the father of modern science." Confined to house arrest in the final years of his life after his heresy trial, Galileo Galilei composed his "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences" in 1638 as a sort of magnum opus to a life devoted to scientific experimentation. The book outlines his investigations into physics and ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • A Map of the Invisible

    Journeys into Particle Physics

    A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian CoxWhat is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out...Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Flying Blind

    The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing

    by Peter Robison ...
    'A startling investigation of the corporate blunders behind the tragedies that claimed the lives of 346 passengers.' - The Times'A compelling, deeply reported account written in crisp, controlled anger...an indictment not just of on of America's most celebrated companies, but of an entire era.' - Financial Times'An authoritative, gripping and finely detailed narrative that charts the decline of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • An Entertaining Simulation of The Special Theory of Relativity using methods of Classical Physics

    The principles of the special theory of relativity are extremely simple. Knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem and an ability to perform the simplest algebraic operations are sufficient to be conversant with the kinematics of the special theory of relativity, as well as the time dilation and contraction of the longitudinal dimensions of moving bodies that are associated with relative motion. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Secret Life of Equations

    The 50 Greatest Equations and How They Work

    Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schrödinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Conjuring the Universe

    The Origins of the Laws of Nature

    by Peter Atkins ...
    The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins ... Read more

    $24.19 AUD

  • Generation Robot

    A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation

    by Terri Favro ...
    Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • AERODYNAMICS IN FORMULA 1 CAR (F1 CA)

    by SAURABH KUMAR ...
    Get everything that you want to know in a formula 1 car. From chasis, cockpit, engine, suspension, clutch, transmission, aerodynamics, wings function(rear and front), wheel, gear box, differential, fuel tank, airbox upo CFD analysis has been properly explained in the e-book.Get the best you can.Happy reading ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Physics: The Ultimate Adventure

    series Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
    This book explains - in simple terms and with almost no mathematics - the physics behind recent and glamorous discoveries in Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles (e.g. Higgs bosons) and Complexity Theory. En route it delves into the historical landmarks and revolutions that brought about our current understanding of the universe.The book is written mainly for those with little ... Read more

    $67.53 AUD

  • Dreams Of A Final Theory

    The Search for The Fundamental Laws of Nature

    An understanding of nature's final laws may be within our grasp - a way of explaining forces and symmetries and articles that does not require further explanation. 'This starting point, to which all explanations can be traced, is what I mean by a final theory', says Steven Weinberg in this extraordinary book. In it he discusses beauty, the weakness of philosophy, the best ideas in physics and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Flow

    Nature's patterns: a tapestry in three parts

    by Philip Ball ...
    From the swirl of a wisp of smoke to eddies in rivers, and the huge persistent storm system that is the Great Spot on Jupiter, we see similar forms and patterns wherever there is flow - whether the movement of wind, water, sand, or flocks of birds. It is the complex dynamics of flow that structures our atmosphere, land, and oceans. Part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Science and the City

    The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

    Cities are a big deal. More people now live in them than don't, and with a growing world population, the urban jungle is only going to get busier in the coming decades. But how often do we stop to think about what makes our cities work?Cities are built using some of the most creative and revolutionary science and engineering ideas – from steel structures that scrape the sky to glass cables that ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Design Model Aircraft for Fun And Profit

    by Roger Winger ...
    This book is about the steps taken to design radio control model aircraft from start to finish. Beginning with a simple 3-view drawing, I show readers and prospective designers, how to create a successful flying aircraft, specifically the Quickie Q1. With step by step instructions that go into detail about drawing the aircraft using Computer Aided Design for accuracy and professionalism. The ... Read more

    $7.01 AUD

  • Chasing the Demon

    A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

    by Dan Hampton ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told.Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation.After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • How Technology Works

    The facts visually explained

    by DK ...
    series How Things Work
    Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III

    The New Millennium Edition: Quantum Mechanics

    "The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum ... Read more

    $67.99 AUD

  • How to win games and beat people

    Defeat and demolish your family and friends!

    by Tom Whipple ...
    Are you fed up losing at family board game nights? Do you want to learn how to destroy the competition?Get the inside tips from preposterously overqualified experts on how to win a range of common family games, board games and more.* A mime artist tells you how to do the best charades* A mathematician tells you how to win Connect 4* A professional racing driver tells you how to take corners in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

    by John Gribbin ...
    Erwin Schr�dinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics.Schr�dinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD