Why do human beings cook their food? What does a gene look like? How do insects see the world? The answers to these intriguing questions and 998 more, ranging from astrology to zoology, are revealed in this fascinating book. Find out everything you want to know... read more
2008. First Australian edition. A near fine copy only marked by light rubbing to the rear board.
Albert Einstein was an unparalleled scientific genius whose ideas and theories were so shockingly revolutionary, he changed the way the Universe was imagined on multiple occasions. A prodigy in... read more
This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in ... read more
|Author:||JOHN THOMAS HURST|
RARE AND COLLECTIBLE
E and F N Spon Ltd, 1946. Seventeenth edition. A good copy that has been professionally rebound in black boards with a black and gilt title label to the spine. The original v... read more
1985. First edition. A very good copy.
Like Charles Seife's Zero and Dava Sobel's Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of N... read more
2005. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.
1950. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by light browning to the edges of the text block. Otherwise a fine, clean copy. Scans available if required.
Informed by extensive interviews with astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, David Scott, John Young, Alan Shepard, Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Gordon Cooper, Al Worden, Walt Cunningham, Tom Stafford, Dick Gordon, John Glenn, Pete Conrad, Edgar Mitchel, J... read more
Asimov tells the stories behind the science- the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it. Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first-time reader on the subject feels confident on his/her understanding.
1987. A very good copy.
Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s. This stunningly illustrated slipcase is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history o... read more
|Author:||Lawrence M. Krauss|
We are all, literally, star children. Every atom in our bodies was once inside the fiery core of some supergiant star which exploded billions of years before our solar system formed. Lawrence Krauss takes us along for the ride of t... read more
2001. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine, unclipped d/w.
What is life about? How are men and women different? How did the universe begin? We all ponder these questions from time to time but some scientists spend their lives investigating them. Are they anywhere near finding answers? In this exciting new book, leading scient... read more
2002. First edition, first printing. A fine copy in a fine d/w.