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- Transworld 2013; US$ 12.96
Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99
Theoretical physics is in trouble. At least that's the impression you'd get from reading a spate of recent books on the continued failure to resolve the 80-year-old problem of unifying the classical and quantum worlds. The seeds of this problem were sewn eighty years ago when a dramatic revolution in physics reached a climax at the 1927 Solvay... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2006; Not Available
Is it possible to be passionate about politics, football or R&B and still be a creative scientist? In this entertaining and inspiring account, Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty offers readers an insider's guide into discovery science and the individuals who work in it. Starting with the story of his own career-its improbable origins in the outer suburbs... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by ?experts? at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake?s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests?moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric?Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 25.45
2013 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Shortly after leaving Changi Airport, an explosion shattered Engine 2 of Qantas flight QF32 - an Airbus A380, the largest and most advanced passenger plane... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind?s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2013; US$ 21.95
Three years ago, 32-year-old Markus "Notch" Persson of Stockholm was an unknown and bored computer programmer. Today, he is a multi-millionaire international icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact. It... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa?a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS... more...