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            How to Solve a Crime: The A-Z of Forensic Science
             

            How to Solve a Crime: The A-Z of Forensic Science (Hardback)

            By Gallop, Professor Angela

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              10 May 22

            A fascinating and insightful book on the world of forensic science, by the UK's most respected forensic scientist and author of When the Dogs Don't Bark

            ISBN 9781529331349
            Released NZ 10 May 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            100 Scientists Who Made History
             

            100 Scientists Who Made History (Hardback)

            By Mills, Andrea

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            From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world.Containing a universe of knowledge, 100 Scientists Who Made History tells the story of the people who increased our grasp of... almost everything around us. From Aristotle and Rosalind Franklin, to Marie Curie and Brian Cox, get the low down on the people whose thirst for knowledge has shaped the way we live today.With beautiful photography and illustrations, 100 Scientists Who Made History is a fascinating look at the most important scientists and their discoveries. It's the perfect way for kids to meet science's most important people.
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            ISBN 9780241304327
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology
              

            The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Frederick R.

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            First scientific biography of Archie Carr (1909-1987), the world's authority on the ecology and conservation of sea turtles for most of his distinguished career.

            ISBN 9780199913824
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life

            Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life (Hardback)

            By Phoenix, Jess

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            Miss Adventure tells the story of how Jess Phoenix earned acceptance into the still-male-dominated extraordinary world of geology--and how her curiosity shoved her headlong into deep-sea submersibles, congressional races, and numerous pairs of Caterpillar work boots in the quest ...to open up the birthright of exploration and science to every human.
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            ISBN 9781643260037
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Timber Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Einstein: The Life and Times
             

            Einstein: The Life and Times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clark, Ronald

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Ronald W. Clark's acclaimed biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed.

            ISBN 9781448203031
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2013
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe
              

            Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe (Paperback)

            By Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

            • RRP: $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Oct 21

            Hugh Aldersey-Williams transports us to the Dutch Golden Age - a time of immense scientific and artistic innovation - in this histo-biography of Christiaan Huygens, one of Europe's leading, yet unsung, thinkers.

            ISBN 9781509893355
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            A Wild Idea: The True Story of Douglas Tompkins--The Greatest Conservationist (You've Never Heard Of)
              

            A Wild Idea: The True Story of Douglas Tompkins--The Greatest Conservationist (You've Never Heard Of) (Audio CD / Audio)

            By Franklin, Jonathan; Read by Newbern, George

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            The incredible true story of the entrepreneur turned conservationist--the founder of the iconic company The North Face who used his fortune to protect over 25-million acres of land from development and exploitation and foster peace between people and wild nature. Expelled from hi...s Connecticut prep school in 1964, Douglas Tompkins headed for freedom in San Francisco, where he opened a ski and outdoor equipment shop he called The North Face. Over the next twenty-five years, Tompkins built his modest shop into one of the world's most beloved brands. Combined with his Espirit clothing line, Tompkins' North Face became the envy of retail, upending the way fashion apparel is produced, marketed, and sold. Breaking from traditional corporate methods, Tompkins practiced what he called, management by absence, calling into the office four to six months a year from Tibet, the Alps, Costa Rica, and other remote locations where he could kayak, ski, trek across glacier, or climb mountains. Successfully summiting the peaks of capitalism, Tompkins realized he had climbed the wrong mountain. Determined to make a change, he sold his stake in the company and flew 6,400 miles south to Patagonia to live amid the wild beauty in a shack he dubbed The Hobbit House. From there Tompkins launched an unprecedented conservation campaign to create a National Parks system--a 25-million-acre swath of protected land stretching from Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego--and prevent the destruction of the South American ecosystem. But the battle wasn't easy. Opposed by anti-environmental forces, including the Chilean military and the United States government, Tompkins waged a multi-million-dollar Monkey Wrench-style guerrilla campaign targeting national and international companies devastating the environment for profit. Though Tompkins died in a kayaking accident in 2015, his legacy endures. In addition to his good works, he inspired a new generation of environmentalists and conservationists who continue the
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            ISBN 9781665101158
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Galileo
             

            Galileo (Paperback)

            By Heilbron, John L.

            • RRP: $35.99
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            Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but diffi...cult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist.
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            ISBN 9780199655984
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Ray; With Little, Paul

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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder
             

            Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder (Hardback)

            By Brottman, Mikita

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            The story of Brian Bechtold, who killed his parents in 1992 at the age of twenty-two. Critically acclaimed author and psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman offers literary true crime writing at its best, taking us into the life of a murderer after his conviction-when most stories end but... the defendant's life goes on --
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            ISBN 9781250757449
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company
            Interest Age General Audience
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