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This is an auction for AS FAR AS WE KNOW: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SCIENCE, LIFE AND THE UNIVERSE, by Paul Callaghan & Kim Hill.

“Based on a series of 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 is 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.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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.

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

224 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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