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  • Trinity

    The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

    by Frank Close

    'Everything about this story is astounding' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times"Trinity" was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Trinity is now also the extraordinary story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the security services in Britain, the USA and USSR.Against the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

    by Maxwell Irvine

    series Very Short Introductions
    With the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people and there is confusion concerning the nature and extent of the associated risks. Here, Maxwell Irvine ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Atomic Accidents

    A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

    by Jim Mahaffey

    A “delightfully astute” and “entertaining” history of the mishaps and meltdowns that have marked the path of scientific progress (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Radiation: What could go wrong? In short, plenty. From Marie Curie carrying around a vial of radium salt because she liked the pretty blue glow to the large-scale disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, dating back to the late nineteenth ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Black Sun

    Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed Soviet thriller

    by Owen Matthews

    **'Outstanding' SUNDAY TIMES'A stunning debut thriller . . . utterly terrifying . . . absolutely riveting' DAILY MAIL'Fascinating . . . fearsome' FREDERICK FORSYTH'Enthralling' FINANCIAL TIMES'Thrilling . . . compelling' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIOREHidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Theory of Almost Everything

    The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics

    by Robert Oerter

    There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public.In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Spy Who Changed The World

    by Mike Rossiter

    The world first heard of Klaus Fuchs, the head of theoretical physics at the British Research Establishment at Harwell in February 1950 when he appeared at the Old Bailey, accused of passing secrets to the Soviet Union. For over sixty years disinformation and lies surrounded the story of Klaus Fuchs as the Governments of Britain, the United States and Russia all tried to cover up the truth about ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Basis of Everything

    Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

    by Andrew Ramsey

    Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the course of history.Centred on the inter-war years - ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • A Map of the Invisible

    Journeys into Particle Physics

    by Jon Butterworth

    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

  • Higgs & Bosons & Fermions .... Oh My

    by Robert Piccioni

    series Everyone's Guide Series
    This book explores the Micro-World of subatomic particles and forces, including the recently discovered Higgs boson. The pursuit of nature’s smallest parts is one of mankind’s oldest quests, beginning at least 26 centuries ago. But, just in our lifetimes it seems we’ve finally “hit bottom.” Each step deeper into the Micro-World has revealed surprises, and expanded our understanding of nature on ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Higgs Force

    Cosmic Symmetry Shattered

    by Nicholas Mee

    Higgs Force: Cosmic Symmetry Shattered by Nicholas Mee is the definitive account of the science leading up to the discovery of the Higgs particle and the researchers involved in this quest. This discovery by what is arguably the world's biggest and most expensive experiment - the Large Hadron Collider - represents the most important scientific breakthrough for 50 years. Higgs Force is written in a ... Read more

    $14.14 AUD

  • Present at the Creation

    Discovering the Higgs Boson

    by Amir D. Aczel

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago within the first trillionth of a second after the ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • Radiation

    What It Is, What You Need to Know

    by Robert Peter Gale and 1 more

    The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity.Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Churchill's Bomb

    by Graham Farmelo

    Churchill's Bomb - from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man - reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons.Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Physics: The Ultimate Adventure

    by Ross Barrett and 2 more

    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

  • The Quantum World

    The disturbing theory at the heart of reality

    by New Scientist

    series New Scientist Instant Expert
    Forget everything you thought you knew about reality.The world is a seriously bizarre place. Things can exist in two places at once and travel backwards and forwards in time. Waves and particles are one and the same, and objects change their behaviour according to whether they are being watched. This is not some alternative universe but the realm of the very small, where quantum mechanics rules. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Manual for Survival

    A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

    by Kate Brown

    The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of the disaster has been actively suppressed.For ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Particles, Fields and Forces

    A Conceptual Guide to Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

    by Wouter Schmitz

    series The Frontiers Collection
    How can fundamental particles exist as waves in the vacuum? How can such waves have particle properties such as inertia? What is behind the notion of “virtual” particles? Why and how do particles exert forces on one another? Not least: What are forces anyway? These are some of the central questions that have intriguing answers in Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model of Particle Physics. ... Read more

    $76.55 AUD

  • Now It Can Be Told

    The Story Of The Manhattan Project

    by General Leslie R. Groves

    General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As the ranking military officer in charge of marshalling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics

    The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures

    by Richard P. Feynman and 1 more

    Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • Dark Matter

    by Genieve Dawkins

    series Basic Nuclear Physics - How to Trigger the Apocalypse While Doing Nothing Special
    Some days everything just seems to go dreadfully wrong. What happens when you’ve had just one too many of those days? Could the combination of set of seemingly mundane, innocuous, everyday injustices, a subverted intelligence, accumulated negative energy, knowledge of basic nuclear physics and coincidental access to a particle collider bring about the end of the world as we know it?Take an ... Read more

    $5.39 AUD

  • Feynman Lectures Simplified 1A

    Basics of Physics & Newton's Laws

    by Robert Piccioni

    series Everyone's Guide to the Feynman Lectures on Physics
    As a Caltech undergraduate, I had the amazing opportunity to learn physics directly from the greatest scientist of our age. He had an uncanny ability to unravel the most complex mysteries, reveal the key underlying principles, and provide a profound understanding of nature. His style and enthusiasm were as important as the facts and equations.It’s a great shame that so many had so much difficulty ... Read more

    $12.27 AUD

  • Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    by Sidney Perkowitz

    series Very Short Introductions
    Physics, the fundamental science of matter and energy, encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. Understanding the physics of our universe is an essential aspect of humanity's quest to understand our environment and our place within it. Doing physics enables us to explore the interaction between environment and human society, ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Introduction to Mathematica® for Physicists

    by Andrey Grozin

    series Graduate Texts in Physics
    The basics of computer algebra and the language of Mathematica are described in this textbook, leading towards an understanding of Mathematica that allows the reader to solve problems in physics, mathematics, and chemistry.Mathematica is the most widely used system for doing mathematical calculations by computer, including symbolic and numeric calculations and graphics. It is used in physics and ... Read more

    $76.55 AUD

  • Quantum Mechanics

    An Experimentalist's Approach

    by Eugene D. Commins

    Eugene D. Commins takes an experimentalist's approach to quantum mechanics, preferring to use concrete physical explanations over formal, abstract descriptions to address the needs and interests of a diverse group of students. Keeping physics at the foreground and explaining difficult concepts in straightforward language, Commins examines the many modern developments in quantum physics, including ... Read more

    $81.39 AUD