As Far as We Know

As Far as We Know : Conversations About Science, Life and the Universe

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143007149
  • 9780143007142

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Paul Callaghan is the Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences, Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and the Sir Neil Waters Distinguished Professor at Massey University. At the end of 2005 Paul was awarded New Zealand's top science award, the Rutherford Medal, effectively being named New Zealand's top scientist. He was also made a principal companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (PCNZM) in 2005.show more

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