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            We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa
             

            We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By McDowall, Chris; Denee, Tim

            • RRP: $70.00
            • $56.00
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            An extraordinary visual data book like no other

            ISBN 9780994141538
            Published NZ 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way
             

            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Learning to code has never been easier than with this innovative visual guide to computer programming for beginners. Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject may see...m daunting and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach. Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, function, and loop are all explained. The book also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on. Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to grips with coding.
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            ISBN 9780241358733
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Providence
              

            Providence (Hardback)

            By Barry, Max

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $43.99
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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            PROVIDENCE is a dazzling, inventive, and thought-provoking new novel from the author of Lexicon.

            ISBN 9781529352030
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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            Photo Editing

            Photo Editing (Paperback)

            By Brown, Margaret

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $20.89
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            Photo Editing is filled with concise, easy to follow advice on everything from the basics of fixing and optimising your photos, through to special tricks, editing raw files, and how to prepare your best shots for large, high-quality prints. This handy guide explains how all image... editors provide a workspace with menu bars and toolbars for accessing the adjustments. Although their layout may be a little different, in essence most of them operate similarly and are easy to use. Photo Editing shows you the best ways to adjust and optimise your photos, including how to resize, crop, retouch, convert to monochrome, fix contrast, brightness, colour, use layers, filters, and effects. This guide shows you how to take control of the many ways to improve and perfect your photos.
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            ISBN 9781922156266
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series PHOTO REVIEW POCKET GUIDE
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            Digital Photography For Dummies
             

            Digital Photography For Dummies (Paperback, 9th Edition)

            By King, Julie Adair

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $44.99
            • Pub Date
              7 Feb 20

            Photographers! Your guide is here! The demand for high-quality photographs is higher than ever. Whether you're building your influencer rating online, capturing the moments of a child's life, or are looking for ways to improve your skills, photography know-how is a must-have ski...ll. Digital Photography For Dummies helps you do more than pointing, shooting, and hoping for the best or slapping a filter on a camera phone shot. This book introduces you to the camera settings and techniques that separate okay pictures from frame-worthy portraits. It then explains how to apply those skills to capturing your own portraits, landscape shots, and high-action photos. Develop a better eye for image composition Discover how to light photos better, including using natural light Learn to get quick results in auto settings or take full control in manual mode Discover the elements of exposure and how they influence the final product Find instructions on taking a formal or casual portrait Apply basic editing techniques to finalize your image Go beyond photo apps and apply the techniques pros use for their images.
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            ISBN 9781119609643
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Digital Photographer's Handbook
             

            Digital Photographer's Handbook (Hardback)

            By Ang, Tom

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Discover how to get the very best from your photography with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang. In this fully comprehensive photography companion, renowned photographer and teacher Tom Ang teaches you how to capture, enhance, and transform your photogr...aphs. The first half of the book explains all of the essential techniques that every photographer needs to learn - from how to handle your camera correctly and understand its features, to composing a successful shot. The second half develops your understanding of photography, guiding you through a range of projects that focus on different photographic genres and subjects, including landscapes, cityscapes, and live events. It explains how to digitally enhance your images, not only to improve the original shot, but also to apply creative techniques that will take your image to a new level. This section also gives advice on the best way to share your work, to choosing the most suitable equipment, and should you wish, how to develop a career in photography.
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            ISBN 9780241426418
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Digital Modelmaking: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering
              

            Digital Modelmaking: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering (Paperback)

            By Lansdown, Helen

            • RRP: $72.50
            • $72.50
            • Internationally sourced

            Digital manufacturing hs become an intrinsic part of the modelmaking profession, so today's practitioner must be skilled in both traditional hand-making techniques and digital technology. Relevant to a wide variety of creative industries, including film and television, theatre, a...rchitecture and product design, Digital Modelmaking offers a comprehensive insight into the manufacturing processes and technologies used within contemporary modelmaking. Each chapter contains an in-depth explanation of each topic, presents examples of how each process is used and includes case studies from professional modelmakers and students. Topics covered include: making models using a laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC milling machinery; generating 3D digital data using a 3D scanner and photogrammetry; two-and three- dimensional drawing software such as CAD; designing models for digital manufacturing; selecting materials based on their suitability for modelmaking; combining traditional hand-making skills with digital manufacturing; painting and finishing models, and finally, moulding and casting using silicone and resin. This invaluable book will be of great interest for students, young professionals and everyone with a passion for design and making.
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            ISBN 9781785005855
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Photograph Food
             

            How to Photograph Food (Hardback)

            By Lubas, Beata

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $35.09
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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Make your food look as delicious as it tastes, with this complete course in culinary photography.

            ISBN 9781781576915
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI
             

            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brockman, John

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            • Pub Date
              18 Feb 20

            Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and w...hat it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second Coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: Good AI versus evil AI. --John Brockman More than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: we shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions.... The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door. In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In Possible Minds, John Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us. The fruit of the long history of Brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--Possible Minds is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, and physicist Max Tegmark, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, including the existential one, while others, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, have a very different view. Serious, searching and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time.
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            ISBN 9780525558019
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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