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  • Periodic Tales

    The Curious Lives of the Elements

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'If only chemistry had been like this at school' Matt Ridley, Prospect________________Elements. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. And like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning.Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens. You'll learn how lead can tell your f... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What If?

    Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • How To

    Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd

    Randall Munroe is . . .****'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates'Wonderful' Neil GaimanAN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing E... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Higgs Discovery

    The Power of Empty Space

    by Lisa Randall ...
    On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle – and very likely a new kind of particle – had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator designed to reproduce energies present in the universe a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. The particle's existence had been speculated on for nearly fifty years: here, finally, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Dancing Wu Li Masters

    An Overview of the New Physics

    by Gary Zukav ...
    “The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesGary Zukav’s timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling masterpiece, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, is arguably the most widely acclaimed introduction to quantum physics ever written. Scientific American raves: “Zukav is such a ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

    What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves

    DISCOVER HOW LIFE REALLY WORKS - ON EARTH AND IN SPACE'A wonderfully insightful sidelong look at Earthly biology' Richard Dawkins'Crawls with curious facts' Sunday Times_________________________We are unprepared for the greatest discovery of modern science. Scientists are confident that there is alien life across the universe yet we have not moved beyond our perception of 'aliens' as... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What If?2

    Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    WHAT IF... one man decided to answer all the unanswerable questions, using science.The Sunday Times-bestselling author and xkcd creator, Randall Munroe is here to provide the best answers yet to the important questions you probably never thought to askThe millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger.Planning t... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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  • Strange Glow

    The Story of Radiation

    The fascinating science and history of radiationMore than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The 13th Element

    The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus

    by John Emsley ...
    The incredible "glowing" history of the "Devil's element "phosphorusDiscovered by alchemists, prescribed by apothecaries, exploited by ninth-century industrialists, and abused by twentieth-century combatants, the chemical element phosphorus has fascinated us for more than three centuries. It may even be the cause of will-o'-the wisps and spontaneous human combustion! Now John Emsley has written an ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • The Alchemy of Us

    How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

    In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us.In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • Louis Pasteur

    His Life and Labours (English Edition)

    Example in this ebook In the salon of a distinguished man, or of a great writer, there is often to be found a person who, without being either a fellow-worker or a disciple, without even possessing the scientific or literary qualities which might explain his habitual presence, lives nevertheless in complete familiarity with the man whom all around him call 'dear master.' Whence comes this intimate ... Read more

    $3.16 AUD

  • Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    by Peter Atkins ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

    by Dr Ben Still ...
    series Secret Life of
    Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world.The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Cracking the Elements

    series Cracking Series
    From the earliest-known elements to those named in 2016, this book takes a comprehensive look at the development of the periodic table - and reveals untold stories, unsung pioneers and plenty of fascinating science along the way.In twelve illustrated chapters, the book makes sense of the patterns and groups within the periodic table, introducing each of the 118 known elements individually and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Tale of Seven Elements

    by Eric Scerri ...
    In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for "counting" the elements based on atomic number, ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It soon became clear, however, that seven elements were mysteriously missing from the lineup--seven elements unknown to science. In his well researched and engaging narrative, Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Physics: A Crash Course

    Become An Instant Expert

    by Brian Clegg ...
    series Crash Course
    Physics: A Crash Course is the quickest way to get up to speed with the most fundamental of the sciences.Physics tells us how the universe works – it’s behind most of our exciting technology, from space rockets and satellites to cell phones, from electric cars to MRI scanners.This book distils the current body of knowledge into 52 manageable chunks, allowing you to to skim-... ... Read more

    $23.53 AUD

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

    by Paul Sen ...
    ‘Hugely readable and entertaining’ JIM AL-KHALILI‘An accessible and crystal-clear portrait of this discipline’s breadth, largely told through its history’ PHIL BALL, PHYSICS WORLDEinstein’s Fridge tells the story of how scientists uncovered the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences, and learned to harness the power of heat and ice.The laws of thermodynamics govern everything ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Understanding Basic Chemistry: The Learner's Approach

    This book, the fourth in a series of Understanding Chemistry books, deals with Basic Chemistry.Written for students taking either the University of Cambridge O-level examinations or the GCSE examinations, this textbook covers essential topics under both stipulated chemistry syllabi. The book is written in such a way as to guide the reader through the understanding and applications of basic ... Read more

    $47.62 AUD

  • NMR for Chemists and Biologists

    series SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    This book intends to be an easy and concise introduction to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR, which has revolutionized life sciences in the last twenty years. A significant part of the progress observed in scientific areas like Chemistry, Biology or Medicine can be ascribed to the development experienced by NMR in recent times. Many of the books currently available on NMR deal with ... Read more

    $98.11 AUD

  • Iron Ore

    Mineralogy, Processing and Environmental Sustainability

    Iron Ore: Mineralogy, Processing and Environmental Issues summarizes recent, key research on the characterization of iron ores, including important topics such as beneficiation (separation and refining), agglomeration (e.g., production of pellets or powders), blast furnace technology for smelting, and environmental issues relating to its production.The text is an ideal reference on the topic ... Read more

    $345.61 AUD

  • What is Chemistry?

    by Peter Atkins ...
    Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible, fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules. Peter Atkins wants to change all that. In What is ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The Chemical History of a Candle (Illustrated)

    A Course of Lectures Delivered Before a Juvenile Audience at the Royal Institution

    From the primitive pine-torch to the paraffin candle, how wide an interval! between them how vast a contrast! The means adopted by man to illuminate his home at night, stamp at once his position in the scale of civilisation. The fluid bitumen of the far East, blazing in rude vessels of baked earth; the Etruscan lamp, exquisite in form, yet ill adapted to its office; the whale, seal, or bear fat, ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice

    Fundamentals, Methods, Experiments

    Emphasis is on a broad description of the general methods and processes for the synthesis, modification and characterization of macromolecules. These more fundamental chapters will be supplemented by selected and detailed experiments. In addition to the preparative aspects, the book also gives the reader an impression on the relation of chemical constitution and morphology of Polymers to their ... Read more

    $80.18 AUD

  • Introduction To Dynamic Spin Chemistry: Magnetic Field Effects On Chemical And Biochemical Reactions

    Book 8 - World Scientific Lecture And Course Notes In Chemistry
    This book presents a detailed account of one of the most mysterious problems in science — whether ordinary magnetic fields can exert an appreciable influence on chemical and biochemical reactions. The first aim of the book is to introduce this research, through theoretical and dynamic spin chemistry, to graduate students and researchers, by means of detailed theoretical and experimental ... Read more

    $37.06 AUD