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            Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
             

            Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History (Hardback)

            By Maggs, Sam

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            Short, fun, and thoroughly-researched profiles of amazing women who followed their passions in science, medicine, engineering, espionage, and exploration

            ISBN 9781594749254
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2016
            Publisher Quirk Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA
             

            Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA (Paperback)

            By Williams, Gareth

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            • Pub Date
              2 Apr 20

            An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science.

            ISBN 9781474609371
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            A Gazelle Ate My Homework: A Journey from Ivory Coast to America, from African to Black, and from Undocumented to Doctor (with side trips into several religions and assorted misadventures)
              

            A Gazelle Ate My Homework: A Journey from Ivory Coast to America, from African to Black, and from Undocumented to Doctor (with side trips into several religions and assorted misadventures) (Paperback)

            By Fanny, Habib; Foreword by Rizvi, Ali, A.

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Apr 20

            From a childhood in Ivory Coast to a career as an American physician, Habib Fanny journeys across continents, cultures and identities, telling a few tall tales and finding his own story along the way --

            ISBN 9781944934941
            Released NZ 10 Apr 2020
            Publisher Thorntree Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Feynman
             

            Feynman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ottaviani, Jim; Illustrated by Myrick, Leland

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            Written by nonfiction comics mainstay Ottaviani and brilliantly illustrated by First Second author Myrick, Feynman tells the story of the great man's life from his childhood in Long Island to his work on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger disaster.

            ISBN 9781596438279
            Released NZ 13 May 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever
             

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

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            • Pub Date
              23 Apr 20

            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution
             

            The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution (Hardback)

            By Heyman, Stephen

            • RRP: $48.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement.

            ISBN 9781324001898
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            The Life Scientific: Detectives
             

            The Life Scientific: Detectives (Hardback)

            By Buckley, Anna

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            • Pub Date
              28 May 20

            The inspiring life stories of leading scientists as heard on BBC Radio 4

            ISBN 9781474607469
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The life and work of Joseph Rotblat
              

            Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The life and work of Joseph Rotblat (Hardback)

            By Brown, Andrew

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            Joseph Rotblat's life poses deep and important questions about conscience, science and society. This biography presents the full story, from his childhood lived out under anti-Semitism, family tragedy at the hands of the Nazis; work on Britain's nuclear programme; and his single-...minded dedication to nuclear disarmament and social responsibility.
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            ISBN 9780199586585
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
             

            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World (Paperback)

            By Stanley, Matthew

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              7 Aug 20

            'Deeply researched and profoundly absorbing . . . Matthew Stanley traces one of the greatest epics of scientific history . . . An amazing story' Michael Frayn, author of Tony Award-winning Copenhagen In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter writt...en by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's globe-spanning expedition of 1919 - two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns. Einstein's War is a celebration of what science can offer when bigotry and nationalism are defeated. Using previously unknown sources and written like a thriller, it shows relativity being built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago. 'Riveting . . . Stanley lets us share the excitement a hundred years later in this entertaining and gripping book. It's a must read if you ever wondered how Einstein became 'Einstein'' Manjit Kumar, author of Quantum
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            ISBN 9780241985618
            Released NZ 7 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly
             

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Hardback)

            By Browning, Richard

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 May 20

            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630895
            Released NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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