Science

A Brief Guide to the Great Equations
by Robert Crease
ISBN: 9781845292812
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Science - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

Join the hunt for the cosmic beauty in numbers with stories of the discovery of the ten most admired equations of all time.
Here are the stories of the ten most popular equations of all time as voted for by readers of Physics World, including - accessibly described here for the first time - the favourite equation of all, Euler's equation.

Many scientists and those with a mathematical bent have a soft spot for equations. This book explains both why these ten equations are so beautiful and significant, and the human stories behind them.

The Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Scientists
Britannica
ISBN: 9781845298647
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Science - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

A riveting exploration into the ideas that shook the world and an in-depth analysis of the men and women who exposed them. Each entry will be up to date, comprehensive and entertaining, covering every aspect of scientific discovery from the ancient world to today's most modern laboratories.

Who are the most important men and women whose notions and theories have changed the world?

When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses that came before him. The history of science is the story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition that have changed the way people see the world, hard work and arduous calculation in the laboratory.

The Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Scientists is a celebration of the lives and work of the men and women who have changed the way we look at the world, the universe, and ourselves.

The Last Man Who Knew Everything
by Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 9781851685523
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Science - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

No-one has given the extraordinary Thomas Young the all-round examination he so richly deserves—until now. Celebrated biographer Andrew Robinson tells the rich and engrossing story of a modest hero who solved mystery after mystery in the face of ridicule and rejection, and cared less about what others thought of him than for the joys of an unbridled pursuit of knowledge.

Why Don't Spiders Stick to Their Webs?
And Ot
her Everyday Mysteries of Science
by Robert Matthews
ISBN: 9781851685516
Price: SGD24.00 (w/o GST)
Science - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

What happens if you fall into a black hole? Which properties give you the best chance of winning Monopoly? And why is it always so difficult to get ketchup to come out of a full bottle? Award-winning science writer Robert Matthews provides answers to the most baffling, intriguing, and occasionally downright trivial questions submitted by members of the general public. From the mysterious fate of odd socks to the farthest reaches of the universe, this collection unravels the science behind the world around us. Entertaining, enlightening, and often inspired, this book is a must-read for all inquisitive minds.

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats
Tales of Pure Genius and Mad Science

by Jennifer Ouellette
ISBN: 9781851684991
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Science - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

Jennifer Ouellette skillfully blends science and popular culture to shed vibrant new light upon some of the most revolutionary scientific inventions in the history of mankind. Addams Family Values illustrate Newton’s laws, Back to the Future demonstrates the finer points of special relativity, and Jeannette Winterson’s novel Gut Symmetries provides an elegant metaphorical framework for string theory.

By combining colourful historical details with literature, art,and music, this book proves that physics is not arcane or even very scary, but is instead an exciting and profoundly human endeavour—and a fundamental part of our everyday world.

25 Big Ideas
The Scie
nce that Changed Our World
by Robert Matthews
ISBN: 9781851683918
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Science - Paperback
Oneworld Publications

From the Big Bang to the Theory of Everything, Sunday Telegraph Science Correspondent Robert Matthews takes us on a tour of twenty-five of the biggest ideas in modern science. Along the way, he explains how the theory that proved Einstein wrong might one day make teleportation possible; how the principles of mathematics could be used to broker peace treaties; and why the key to understanding some of the deepest mysteries of the universe could be linked to the barcode on our groceries. Matthews uncovers the major personalities in the history of science, from World War Two code breaker Alan Turing and his test for artificial intelligence, to modern scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking. He explains key terms throughout and each ├»¿½big idea├»¿½ also features a timeline charting the key discoveries.

A Brief History of Science
Through the development of scientific instruments
by Thomas Crump
ISBN: 9781841195520
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Science - B Paperback
Constable & Robinson

A fascinating exploration of scientific advances
From earliest pre-history, with the dawning understanding of fire and its many uses, up to the astonishing advances of the twenty-first century, Thomas Crump traces the ever more sophisticated means employed in our attempts to understand the universe. The result is a vigorous and readable account of how our curious nature has continually pushed forward the frontiers of science and, as a consequence, human civilization.

Struck By Lightning
by Jeffry Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781862079960
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Science - Paperback
Granta Books

In this entertaining look at the world of probabilities, Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, maths professor and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics of randomness in fields as diverse as poker hands, email spam, crime statistics, opinion polls and lottery jackpots, and enticingly demonstrates when we can and can't use randomness to our own advantage.


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