As far as we know : conversations about science, life and the universe / Paul Callaghan and Kim Hill.
By: Callaghan, Paul T.
Contributor(s): Hill, Kim | Hill, Kim | Hill, Kim [author.] | Radio New Zealand [author.] | Radio New Zealand.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, 2007Description: 224 pages : illustrations : 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143007142 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Hill, Kim, 1955- -- Interviews | Callaghan, Paul T. -- Interviews | Callaghan, Paul Terence -- Interviews | Hill, Kim, 1955- | Callaghan, Paul T | Universe | Science | Cosmology | Life (Biology) | Hill, Kim, 1955- Interviews | Callaghan, Paul T. Interviews | UniverseDDC classification: 500
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|Heritage & Archives||Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru Heritage Collections||Heritage Collections (Glassroom)||500 CAL||1||Reference Only|
|Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||500 CAL||1||Available|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Based on a series of popular Radio NZ discussions between Kim Hill and Paul Callaghan (professor at Victoria University and one of New Zealand's top scientists) about many of the biggest scientific concepts of our time, from the creation of the universe to the ascendancy of homo sapiens. Paul's gift is being able to make even the most complex scientific concept understandable to those of us more scientifically-challenged readers. The book will be in a question and answer format, allowing Kim Hill to act as the 'reader's voice', asking the kinds of questions the average reader never gets the chance to ask. In terms of the breadth of the content, this book is similar to Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. Subjects explored will include: Brownian Motion, Quantum Mechanics, What is Life?, How Nature Works, Evolution, Sex and The Selfish Gene.
"Based on their popular Radio New Zealand discussions"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index.
Includes bibliography (p. 215-218) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-218) and index.
What is science? -- Usefulness -- The glories of colour -- A little of technology and the digital world -- Shimmering atoms -- What is life? -- The way nature works -- Evolution -- Sex -- The gene, its selfishness and altruism -- Pseudoscience -- Radiation -- Nanotechnology -- The climate of Planet Earth -- The cosmos -- Quantum mechanics.
Contents: What is science? -- Usefulness -- The glories of colour -- A little of technology and the digital world -- Shimmering atoms -- What is life? -- The way nature works -- Evolution -- Sex -- The gene, its selfishness and altruism -- Pseudoscience -- Radiation -- Nanotechnology -- The climate of planet earth -- The cosmos -- Quantum mechanics
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