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When the Earth Was Flat
When the Earth Was Flat
All the Bits of Science We Got Wrong
by: Graeme Donald
$17.95  $19.95  inc GST    $16.32  $18.14  ex GST
Publication Date: 13/09/2012
ISBN: 9781843178682
Hardback: 192 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
Suitable for those with an interest in our scientific history, this book exposes the scientific theories that were once widely believed to be true but have since been disproved. It shows how the way we view the world, and the way we think the world works, has changed completely throughout history.
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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries
From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries
The Extraordinary Story of Maths
by: Chris Waring
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Publication Date: 06/09/2012
ISBN: 9781843178736
Hardback: 192 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
We may remember their equations and discoveries from school, but do we remember who the men behind the maths were? From the theories of Pythagoras (and did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to coining the term Googol, this title uncovers the mysteries of maths.
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How Old is the Universe?
by: David A. Weintraub
$31.45  $34.95  inc GST    $28.59  $31.77  ex GST
ISBN: 9780691156286
<p>Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? "How Old Is the Universe?" tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern astronomy.<p> The age of our universe po...(view full description)
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The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III
The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III
Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family
by: Peter Byrne
$44.05  $48.95  inc GST    $40.05  $44.50  ex GST
Publication Date: 06/05/2010
ISBN: 9780199552276
Hardback: 456 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
Hugh Everett III's "Many Worlds" theory, of infinite multiple universes, is now considered a hugely important breakthrough in the history of physics.This book tells the story of the physics establishment's rejection of his theory, his subsequent Pentagon career in nuclear strategy, and his difficult personal life and eventual death from alcoholism.
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Elementary Particles
by: Enrico Fermi
$19.75  $21.95  inc GST    $17.95  $19.95  ex GST
ISBN: 9780300183184
Suitable for physicists and scholars, this title includes descriptions of the then-known particle universe and its nascent conceptual framework that allow readers to glimpse the foundations of the field from the perspective of one of its most distinguished contributors. It also provides an update, detailing advances in quantum field theory.
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The Joy of X
The Joy of X
A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity
by: Steven Strogatz
$26.99  $29.99  inc GST    $24.54  $27.26  ex GST
Publication Date: 01/11/2012
ISBN: 9781848878440
Paperback: 272 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How many people should you date before settling down? How does Google search the internet? Why does the stock market swing so often, and so wildly? In this book, the author explains the great ideas of maths - from negative numbers to calculus, and fat tails to infinity.
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Abacus and the Cross
Abacus and the Cross
The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
by: Nancy Marie Brown
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ISBN: 9780465031443
Called "The Scientist Pope," Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings and ascended to the pinnacle of the Christian world to become Pope Sylvester II. In this book, the author follows Gerbert through scientific exploration and political scheming, showing how science was central to the lives of monks, kings, and popes a thousand years ago.
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How to Survive Peer Review
by: Elizabeth Wager
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Publication Date: 05/06/2002
ISBN: 9780727916860
Paperback: 72 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
Written by leading figures in the field of peer review, this user's guide explains how to survive the process and get your work published where you want it to be. As well as submitting to journals for grant applications, it covers professional peer review.
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The Things That Nobody Knows
The Things That Nobody Knows
501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything
by: William Hartston
$22.49  $24.99  inc GST    $20.45  $22.72  ex GST
ISBN: 9780857896223
Now in paperback: the perfect quirky Christmas present for readers of New Scientist and anyone who enjoys QI. The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.
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The Man of Numbers
The Man of Numbers
Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
by: Keith Devlin
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Publication Date: 08/11/2012
ISBN: 9781408822487
Paperback: 192 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
The story of the medieval genius whose 1202 book changed the course of mathematics in the West and helped bring on the modern era.
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