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Abbey's Science Central

Science Books

SCIENCE CENTRAL represents the vast science book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for science: Medicine, Mathematics, Geoscience, Geology, Geography (all the Gs), Biology, Technology, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, IT - wherever your reading or research interests take you, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus...

Michael Mosley

Paperback

$19.99  

Forthcoming

Double Rewards

The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate...

Marian Wilkinson

Paperback

$32.99  

Forthcoming

Double Rewards

Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

Paperback

$19.99  

Forthcoming

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

David Coles

Paperback

$34.99  

In Stock

Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

Joan Fitzgerald

Hardback

$45.95  

To be ordered

Net Privacy: How We Can be Free in an Age of Surveillance...

Sacha Molitorisz

Paperback

$34.99  

In Stock

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help...

Victor Steffensen

Paperback

$29.99  

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Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency...

Mark Lynas

Paperback

$27.99  

In Stock

Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

Paperback

$29.99  

In Stock

Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a...

Beth Gardiner

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Nests, Eggs, Birds: An Illustrated Aviary

Kelsey Oseid

Hardback

$29.99  

In Stock

I Quit Plastics: And You Can Too: 60+ Lifestyle Recipes...

Kate Nelson

Hardback

$32.99  

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Spotlight: Budgerigar

Yep, I'm a bird nerd, but I'm even more a Budgie-lover. I can't even see a photo of one without automatically clicking my tongue at it - thanks to my childhood Tweetie and the succession of Blues afterwards (even if they were another colour, they were all Blue). And I've seen them in the wild, where their swift aerial manoeuvres - and glorious colour changes as they flock - can inspire a real uplifting of the heart. This is a cheerful and engaging book, a homage to the sweet little avians that have captivated the world and charmed many a cranky human. For such a little bird, they've had a surprising impact, and this history of our interactions with Psittacus undulatus should delight anyone who has ever had the pleasure of their acquaintance! Lindy Jones

Spotlight: The Songs of Trees

"Trees", my engineer-partner once said, "would not have been designed by a scientist". Just as well, because there is so much more to a tree than trunk and roots, branch and leaves. This book looks very intriguing - it takes ten different trees and shows the networks around them. Whether the fungal communities which contribute to a tree's health or enables communication with others nearby, or bacterial secret highways, or the links to insects, animals, humans that assist their dispersal. History, science, philosophy - a rich exploration of trees; and as I can't go out quite yet and just sit under my favourites down the reserve, this will do nicely in the meantime! Lindy Jones

Life Sciences Books

The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information...

Paul Davies

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space...

Kevin Hand

Hardback

$59.99  

To be ordered

The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be...

Elli H. Radinger

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Dr Claire's Love your Dog: The Complete Guide to Caring...

Claire Stevens

Paperback

$39.99  

In Stock

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language,...

Gaia Vince

Hardback

$45.00  

To be ordered

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach...

Frans de Waal

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock



Medical Science Books

COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus...

Michael Mosley

Paperback

$19.99  

Forthcoming

How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community...

Paolo Giordano

Paperback

$6.99  

In Stock

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Dr Michael Osterholm

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion...

Sandra Hempel

Hardback

$39.99  

In Stock

Double Rewards

Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

Paperback

$19.99  

Forthcoming

The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity...

Jonathan D. Quick

Paperback

$32.99  

To be ordered

Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present...

Frank M. Snowden

Paperback

$51.99  

Forthcoming

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped...

Thomas Hager

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

After the Count: The death of Davey Browne

Stephanie Convery

Paperback

$34.99  

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Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind...

Mariette Boon

Paperback

$32.99  

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Into the Abyss: A neuropsychiatrist's notes on troubled...

Anthony David

Paperback

$29.99  

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We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad: A Practical Guide to...

Jean Kittson

Paperback

$34.99  

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Mathematics Books

Adam Spencer's Numberland

Adam Spencer

Paperback

$34.99  

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

David Spiegelhalter

Paperback

$22.99  

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Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a...

Paul Goodwin

Hardback

$34.99  

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The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why...

Adam Kucharski

Hardback

$29.99  

To be ordered

30-Second Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding...

Niamh Nic Daeid

Hardback

$27.99  

In Stock



Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics & Chemistry

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search...

Brian Greene

Hardback

$49.99  

In Stock

The Little Book of Cosmology

Lyman Page

Paperback

$36.99  

In Stock

The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of...

Marcus Chown

Paperback

$29.99  

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What...

Lee Smolin

Paperback

$22.99  

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The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest...

Paul Steinhardt

Paperback

$33.95  

In Stock

The Science of Breaking Bad

Dave Trumbore

Paperback

$44.99  

In Stock

QUICK LINKS: ASTRONOMY & COSMOLOGY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY


Agriculture & History of Science

A Water Story: Learning from the Past, Planning for...

Geoff Beeson

Paperback

$69.99  

In Stock

Food or War

Julian Cribb

Paperback

$18.95  

In Stock

The Still-Burning Bush

Stephen Pyne

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the...

Matthew Evans

Paperback

$32.99  

In Stock

Botanical Revelation: European encounters with Australian...

David J. Mabberley

Hardback

$89.99  

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Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance...

Russell Bonduriansky

Paperback

$46.99  

In Stock



Information Technology

Net Privacy: How We Can be Free in an Age of Surveillance...

Sacha Molitorisz

Paperback

$34.99  

In Stock

The Creativity Code: How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint...

Marcus du Sautoy

Paperback

$24.99  

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

John Brockman

Paperback

$27.99  

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The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present...

Toby Ord

Paperback

$29.99  

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Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are...

Clive Thompson

Paperback

$19.99  

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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing...

Gretchen McCulloch

Paperback

$19.99  

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QUICK LINKS: DIGITAL LIFE, BUSINESS APPLICATIONS, HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

QUICK LINKS: PROGRAMMING, DATABASES, SECURITY



Engineering & Technology

Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

Alex Kantrowitz

Paperback

$35.00  

In Stock

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Dan Lyons

Paperback

$22.99  

In Stock

Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games: From...

Mike Diver

Hardback

$22.99  

In Stock

An Underground Guide to Sewers: or Down, Through and...

Stephen Halliday

Hardback

$39.99  

In Stock

Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern...

Simon Winchester

Paperback

$24.99  

In Stock

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

James Bridle

Hardback

$29.99  

In Stock

QUICK LINKS: BIOCHEMICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL

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