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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

  • What If?

    Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    by Randall Munroe

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the creator of the wildly popular, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions visit 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

    by Randall Munroe

    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

  • Strange Glow

    The Story of Radiation

    by Timothy J. Jorgensen

    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 Alchemy of Us

    How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

    by Ainissa Ramirez

    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

    $22.10 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

    $22.10 AUD

  • Louis Pasteur

    His Life and Labours (English Edition)

    by René Vallery-Radot and 2 more

    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

    $11.65 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

    $35.96 AUD

  • Cracking the Elements

    by Rebecca Mileham

    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

  • 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

  • Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

    by Peter Hewlett

    Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete deals with the chemical and physical properties of cements and concretes and their relation to the practical problems that arise in manufacture and use. As such it is addressed not only to the chemist and those concerned with the science and technology of silicate materials, but also to those interested in the use of concrete in building and civil engineering ... Read more

    $222.74 AUD

  • 30-Second Elements

    The 50 most significant elements, each explained in half a minute

    by Eric Scerri

    When was radium discovered? Who are Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who discovered uranium’s radioactivity? Which element is useful for dating the age of Earth? And why doesn’t gold have a scientific name? 30-Second Elements presents you with the very foundations of chemical knowledge, explaining concisely the 50 most significant chemical elements. This book uses helpful glossaries and ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • NMR for Chemists and Biologists

    by Jose L Neira and 1 more

    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

  • The Chemical History of a Candle (Illustrated)

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

    by Michael Faraday

    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

    $3.06 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

    $11.65 AUD

  • Understanding Basic Chemistry: The Learner's Approach

    by Kim Seng Chan and 1 more

    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

    $49.82 AUD

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

    by Hisaharu Hayashi

    series World Scientific Lecture And Course Notes In Chemistry #8
    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

    $38.71 AUD

  • Entropy Demystified: The Second Law Reduced To Plain Common Sense (Revised Edition)

    by Arieh Ben-naim

    In this unique book, the reader is invited to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years — entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the second law is not infinitely incomprehensible as commonly stated in most textbooks on thermodynamics, but can, in fact, be comprehended through sheer common sense; ... Read more

    $35.96 AUD

  • Experimental Researches In Electricity - Volume 1

    by Michael Faraday

    This vintage book contains Michael Faraday's 1832 treatise, "Experimental Researches In Electricity". This fascinating volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the development and application of electricity, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage scientific literature. Contents include: "Induction of Electric Currents", "Evolution of Electricity from Magnetism", "New ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Manhattan Project

    The Story of the Century

    by Bruce Cameron Reed

    Though thousands of articles and books have been published on various aspects of the Manhattan Project, this book is the first comprehensive single-volume history prepared by a specialist for curious readers without a scientific background.This project, the United States Army’s program to develop and deploy atomic weapons in World War II, was a pivotal event in human history. The author presents a ... Read more

    $58.51 AUD

  • Polymer Synthesis: Theory and Practice

    Fundamentals, Methods, Experiments

    by Dietrich Braun and 4 more

    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

  • Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

    by Rob Ellam

    series Very Short Introductions
    An isotope is a variant form of a chemical element, containing a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. Most elements exist as several isotopes. Many are stable while others are radioactive, and some may only exist fleetingly before decaying into other elements. In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Ellam explains how isotopes have proved enormously important across all the sciences and in ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Does Anything Work Shattered?

    by Michael Wolff

    Michael Wolff is the author of this complexity to humanity. To be philosophical requires no degree from a university. Questioning various things within life and things theoretical is reason itself the reason to our being? Imagine a new lore, accept a gift, and journey into the questions you were not taught to ask. Mindful of what is to test instinct to right and wrong, within these pages are his ... Read more

    $5.93 AUD