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Youth Revolution - #BeTheChange (Paperback): Kiara Nirghin Youth Revolution - #BeTheChange (Paperback)
Kiara Nirghin
R210 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R45 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Youth Revolution is the inspirational story of how a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, overcame huge health obstacles to win the grand prize at the 2016 International Google Science Fair for her unique and innovative solution to worldwide drought. Having experienced bacterial meningitis, undiagnosed bilharzia and severe weight loss, Kiara was forced to postpone her school career for hospitalisation, with a real chance of losing her hearing, her sight and the use of her limbs.

Youth Revolution not only covers her journey from the hospital bed to the stage as the winner of the science award, but also looks at issues surrounding stagnant youth innovation, while considering the dangers of lacking diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It also includes contributions from prominent women in science and education, among them Malala Yousafzai, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and the recipient of the L’Oral-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

Youth Revolution is a deeply human and truly inspirational real-life story that will enthral teenagers and adults alike, and proves that even ‘ordinary’ teenagers can do extraordinary things.

Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? (Afrikaans, Paperback): Danny Fourie Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Danny Fourie 3
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Ons weet dat die maan iets met die getye te doen het, maar het jy geweet dat jy met volmaan altyd dieselfde kant van die maan sien? Of dat weerligstrale vol vernietigende elektrisiteit is, maar dat ’n elektriese paling ’n lading van tot 600 volt kan vrystel?

Hierdie feite is deel van ’n magdom kennis oor die natuur, fisiese wetenskap en die ruimte wat die RSG-program Hoe verklaar jy dit? reeds jare lank beantwoord. Hierdie publikasie bevat ’n keur uit die honderde vrae van nuuskierige luisteraars wat deur kundiges verduidelik is om die wreld minder vreemd te maak, want nie alle kennis van die wreld om ons is voor die hand liggend nie. Daar is honderde verskynsels in die natuur en ruimte wat vra om verklaar te word. Dan praat ons nie eens van die mensgemaakte uitvindings soos die internet, persoonlike rekenaars, globale posisioneringstelsels, selfone, radiogolwe, teorie van evolusie, relatiwiteitsteorie, narkose en mense in die ruimte nie. Agter die alledaagse skuil die fassinerende werking van kragte en wette en die wetenskap in werking: Wat bepaal dat ’n mens se hart aan die linkerkant van die liggaam sit? Hoekom vries water in ’n dam van bo en nie van onder af nie? Kan gene deur omstandighede gemodifiseer word?

Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? is ’n boek wat jou belangstelling in die wreld om jou sal prikkel. Dit is ’n boek wat op sy eie gelees kan word, wat op die koffietafel kan l en wat saam kan gaan kamp om wonderlike gesprekke om die braaivleisvuur uit te lok.

Science for Children - Developing a personal approach to teaching (Paperback, 3rd edition): Marilyn Fleer, Jane Beverley, Tim... Science for Children - Developing a personal approach to teaching (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Marilyn Fleer, Jane Beverley, Tim Hardy
R1,006 R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Save R136 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
Introductory Electronics For Engineering (Paperback): M. Plodges Introductory Electronics For Engineering (Paperback)
M. Plodges
R394 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R53 (13%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This book introduces students to all the basics of electronics. After working through this book, a student will have a good knowledge of: DC power supplies; signal/function generators; digital multimeters; oscilloscopes; low power analogue electronic devices.

How Do You Explain That? (Paperback): How Do You Explain That? (Paperback)
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) In stock

We know that the moon influences the tides, but did you know that with the full moon, you always see the same side of the moon? Or that a yawn is contagious for humans and some animals? And what precisely causes birds not to bump into one another when they fly in a swarm and they swerve? These facts are part of a massive amount of knowledge about nature, physics and space that the RSG programme Hoe verklaar jy dit? has been sharing for 37 years. This book, translated from the original, bestselling Afrikaans version, contains a selection from the hundreds of questions curious listeners have been asking the experts to answer in order to make the world a little less strange, because not all knowledge is obvious. There are so many wonderful enigmas in nature and space that beg to be explained and we wont even mention man-made inventions! How Do You Explain That? will pique your interest in the world around you. It is a book that can be enjoyed on its own, or can lie on the coffee table, or can go camping with the family to elicit wonderful conversations around the campfire.

Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? # 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Danny Fourie Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? # 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Danny Fourie 3
R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) In stock

Na die ongelooflike sukses van RSG se Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? is dit niks minder as gepas om met hierdie tweede volume Suid-Afrikaners se nuuskierigheid oor die wreld verder te bevredig nie.

In Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? 2 bring Danny Fourie weer ’n gerf van die interessantste vrae en antwoorde byeen wat deur RSG se kundige medewerkers in die gewilde radioprogram behandel is. En dit help die leser natuurlik om die wreld om ons minder vreemd te maak. Hoe verklaar jy ons honger na inligting en ons dors na kennis? Die antwoord is eenvoudig: Ons is mal daaroor om antwoorde te kry, selfs al is daar geen onskynlike voordeel daarin nie.

Is dit werklik nodig om te weet wat ’n Jerusalem-kriek of ’n sweepspinnekop is? Waarom die son nie uitbrand nie? Hoekom ’n mens se o traan as jy uie sny? Hoe die Richter-skaal werk? Wie en wat die Florisbadmens is? Wat links- en regshandigheid bepaal? Van al die soogdiere is ons die enigste wat lewenslank nuuskierig bly. Daarom sal Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? 2 jou nog meer fassineer.

The Mission of a Lifetime - Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon (Hardcover): Basil Hero The Mission of a Lifetime - Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon (Hardcover)
Basil Hero 1
R395 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R100 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand - Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe (Paperback): Marcus Chown Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand - Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe (Paperback)
Marcus Chown
R310 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives. Fact: You could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube. Fact: The electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction. Fact: You age more quickly on the top floor than on the ground floor. So much of our world seems to make perfect sense, and scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet, and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world, and our leaps in technology have also revealed a universe far stranger than we ever imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence.

Liquid Rules - The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives (Hardcover): Mark Miodownik Liquid Rules - The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives (Hardcover)
Mark Miodownik
R472 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R122 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Help Your Kids with Math, Science, and Language Arts (Paperback): Dk Help Your Kids with Math, Science, and Language Arts (Paperback)
Dk
R1,022 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R314 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback): Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback)
Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly
R119 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R14 (12%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The South African National Commission on Higher Education has noted the shortage of skilled people in the fields of science and technology. The teaching of these subjects has been identified as an area of concern, and volume two of "Teaching Science and Technology" - a resource for training teachers at any level - seeks to address that. Throughout the book scientific knowledge is integrated with technological processes, and educators are shown how to enliven classes by applying science to everyday life in a practical way.

Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Paperback): Anonymous Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Paperback)
Anonymous
R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Hardcover): Anonymous Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Hardcover)
Anonymous
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover): Joseph H. Harper Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover)
Joseph H. Harper
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Studies of Sensation and Event (Paperback): Ebenezer Jones Studies of Sensation and Event (Paperback)
Ebenezer Jones
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry - Specially Adapted to Accompany (Paperback): Rufus Phillips Williams Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry - Specially Adapted to Accompany (Paperback)
Rufus Phillips Williams
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Evidence, Given Before the Royal Commission on Vivisection (Paperback): George R. Jesse Evidence, Given Before the Royal Commission on Vivisection (Paperback)
George R. Jesse
R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Stellar Heavens - An Introduction to the Study of the Stars and Nebulae (Hardcover): John Ellard Gore The Stellar Heavens - An Introduction to the Study of the Stars and Nebulae (Hardcover)
John Ellard Gore
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
New Elementary Arithmetic - Embracing Mental and Written Exercises, for (Paperback): Henry Bartlett Maglathlin New Elementary Arithmetic - Embracing Mental and Written Exercises, for (Paperback)
Henry Bartlett Maglathlin
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Tesla High Frequency Coil - Its Construction and Uses (Paperback): Elmer Tiling Cunningham Francis Haller The Tesla High Frequency Coil - Its Construction and Uses (Paperback)
Elmer Tiling Cunningham Francis Haller
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mechanism in Thought and Morals (Paperback): Oliver Wendell Holmes Mechanism in Thought and Morals (Paperback)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Elements of Navigation (Hardcover): William James Henderson The Elements of Navigation (Hardcover)
William James Henderson
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Metric System of Weights and Measures (Hardcover): Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard The Metric System of Weights and Measures (Hardcover)
Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Skeleton Keys - The Secret Life of Bone (Hardcover): Brian Switek Skeleton Keys - The Secret Life of Bone (Hardcover)
Brian Switek
R469 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R123 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Life: an Unauthorized Biography (Paperback, New Ed): Richard A. Fortey Life: an Unauthorized Biography (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard A. Fortey 2
R260 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R78 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain's most dazzling science writers. What do any of us know about the history of our planet before the arrival of man? Most of us have a dim impression of a swirling mass of dust solidifying to form a volcanic globe, briefly populated by dinosaurs, then by woolly mammoths and finally by our own hairy ancestors. This book, aimed at the curious and intelligent but perhaps mildly uninformed reader, brilliantly dispels such lingering notions forever. At the end of the book we understand the complexity of the history of life on earth, and the complexity of how it has come to be understood, as, perhaps, from no other single volume. The result is enthralling.

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