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  • Fluke

    Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters

    'Consistently gripping - dazzling in its sweep and thrillingly brain-twisting in its arguments' Tom HollandA provocative new vision of how our world really works - and why chance determines everything.In Fluke, myth-shattering social scientist Brian Klaas deep-dives into the phenomenon of randomness, unpicking our neat and tidy storybook version of events to reveal a reality far wilder and more ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Four Thousand Weeks

    Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

    **The instant Sunday Times bestseller**What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How AI Thinks

    How we built it, how it can help us, and how we can control it

    by Nigel Toon ...
    **THE #2 TIMES BESTSELLER'Artificial intelligence is going to have a massive impact on everyone’s lives... an accessible and sensible read that helps demystify AI' Deborah Meaden, entrepreneur and star of Dragon's Den'Nigel Toon is a visionary leader in the field of artificial intelligence... a must-read' Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft**Those who understand how AI thinks are ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Order of Time

    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    Translated by Simon Carnell, Erica Segre ...
    **'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday TimesThe bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time**'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • One Way

    by S J Morden ...
    EIGHT ASTRONAUTS. ONE KILLER. NO WAY HOME.A blend of classic mystery, Orange is the New Black and Andy Weir's The Martian, One Way is a science-fiction thriller like no other. 'A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter' John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE'S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Comprehensive Manual of Track Maintenance VOLUME 1

    As a standard reference work, The Comprehensive Manual of Track Maintenance Volume 1 describes all aspects of track maintenance in theory and practice in a clear and concise form. It reflects the current status of maintenance methods, supplemented by an outlook on foreseeable and ongoing technical developments. The Comprehensive Manual of Track Maintenance is published in two volumes. This 1st ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • Helgoland

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    Translated by Simon Carnell, Erica Segre ...
    The instant Sunday Times bestseller -- a beautiful story of rebellion and science'A triumph. . . We are left in a world that is not disenchanted by science, but even more magical' Financial TimesIn June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, had retreated to the treeless, wind-battered island of Helgoland in the North Sea in order to think. Walking all night, by ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Planet Factory

    Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

    Forget about rockets to Mars – the future of space science lies with the search for exoplanetsTwenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was the preserve of science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number rising fast.These new-found worlds are more alien than anything in fiction ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

    Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

    by Marcus Chown ...
    A mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.Fact: You could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube.Fact: The electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction.Fact: You age more quickly on the top floor than on the ground floor.So ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Road to Reality

    A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

    by Roger Penrose ...
    **WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS**The Road to Reality is the most important and ambitious work of science for a generation. It provides nothing less than a comprehensive account of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It assumes no particular specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, so that, for example, the early chapters give us the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Goldilocks

    The boldest high-concept thriller of the year

    by L. R. Lam ...

    $12.99 AUD

  • Star-Craving Mad

    Tales from a travelling astronomer

    by Fred Watson ...
    Fred Watson knows all about the madness that drives people to understand the Universe and unlock its secrets.Now you can join Australia's best-known astronomer on a unique tour to unravel the mysteries of space and time. Take in primitive observatories in ancient Peru and the world's largest atom-smasher in modern-day Switzerland. See Pluto demoted from planetary status. Go behind headlines to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Lens Design (Second Edition)

    Automatic and quasi-autonomous computational methods and techniques

    Series series IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics
    This second edition of Lens Design: Automatic and quasi-autonomous computational methods and techniques shows how these new tools can design systems in minutes that would have required weeks or months of labor using older methods.Powerful search routines that can quickly produce excellent designs starting with plane-parallel plates are described. The principles are explained, and data files are ... Read more

    $186.99 AUD

  • Notes on Complexity

    A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness, and Being

    by Neil Theise ...
    FOR READERS OF… Carlo Rovelli, Yuval Noah Harari, Suzanne Simard, James Gleick, Sean Carroll, Alan Lightman, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and Richard Feynman. Other comps include: The Hidden Life of Trees, Finding the Mother Tree, Sapiens, The Gene, Underland, Braiding Sweetgrass, Being Mortal, and The Soul of an Octopus.FIRST OF... ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • The Age of Uncertainty

    how the greatest minds in physics changed the way we see the world

    Translated by David Shaw ...
    The epic, page-turning history of how a group of physicists toppled the Newtonian universe in the early decades of the twentieth century.Marie Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Albert Einstein didn’t only revolutionise physics; they redefined our world and the reality we live in. In The Age of Uncertainty, Tobias Hürter brings to life the golden age of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Sex on the Moon

    by Ben Mezrich ...
    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA programme had an idea - a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impenetrable laboratory at NASA's headquarters - past security checkpoints, and electronically locked door with cipher security codes and camera ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Brief History Of Time

    From Big Bang To Black Holes

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers.It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Goldilocks and the Water Bears

    The Search for Life in the Universe

    'Highly recommended' Financial TimesToday we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one which, like the porridge Goldilocks sought, is just right for life?Astrobiologists search the galaxy for conditions that are suitable for life to exist, focusing on similar worlds located ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Until the End of Time

    Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

    by Brian Greene ...
    From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purposeIn both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant, universal mathematical laws.On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Stephen Hawking

    A Life Well Lived

    In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in March 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched and updated biography and tribute gives a rich picture of Hawking's remarkable life - his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    by Bill Bryson ...
    Series Book 5 - Bryson
    The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies.'Possibly the best scientific primer ever published.' Economist'Truly impressive...It's hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.' Guardian'A travelogue of science, with a witty, engagin... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Grand Design

    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD