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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

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            Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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            ISBN 9780241412725
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            12 Huia Birds / 12 Manu Huia
              

            12 Huia Birds / 12 Manu Huia (Hardback, 2nd Multilingual edition)

            By Stokoe, Julian; Illustrated by Eyles, Stacy; Translated by McIver, Lois

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              13 Jul 20

            * New bilingual edition, English and Te Reo Maori * Paperback printing at cheaper price point * Original was one of Listener's 50 Best Books for Kids 2016

            ISBN 9780947506780
            Published NZ 13 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Language (Maori)
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            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020
             

            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Nelson, Wendy

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            The definitive and expert guide to the seaweeds of New Zealand's coastal waters.

            ISBN 9780995113602
            Published NZ 11 Mar 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands
             

            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands (Paperback)

            Edited by Miskelly, Colin; Symes, Craig

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            This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealands journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19 chapters, written by leading ornitholog...ists, cover a wide range of topics, including the history of ornithological discovery, biogeography, the impacts of introduced mammals and people, prehistoric bird communities based on bone assemblages, and population, ecological and genetic studies of several of the endemic or otherwise notable birds of the island group including Auckland Island snipe, white-headed petrel, and several albatross species.
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            ISBN 9780995113664
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Kew Gardens Girls: A wartime saga in official partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
             

            The Kew Gardens Girls: A wartime saga in official partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            By Lovell, Posy; Read by Aldington, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 20

            A wartime saga that highlights the role of women at Kew Gardens, licensed publishing with heritage brand Kew Gardens

            ISBN 9781409193272
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals

            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Packed with mind-blowing facts and awesome illustrations, this brilliant book explores the weird and wonderful world of animals. Did you know the weight of one blue whale is the same as 32 Asian elephants? Can you believe that the quantity of sugary nectar a hummingbird needs to ...sip each day to keep its wings beating is equivalent to a human drinking 2,880 cans of fizzy drink! But it can't be true , you say. Yes, it really is! It Can't Be True!Animals brings you record-breaking facts, amazing true stories of heroic animals, and unbelievable animal activity that you can see for yourself. Eye-popping photos, and unique illustrations show you what the numbers mean, comparing the extraordinary with the familiar. From the coconut crab that grows bigger than a basketball to the ruppel vulture that soars higher than an aeroplane, this unique book for kids shows you what other books can only tell you. With stories across all the main animal groups - invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals - It Can't Be True! Animals is the perfect book for children who are curious about animals.
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            ISBN 9780241340684
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Paperback)

            By George, Rose

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            Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surroundi...ng menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous.
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            ISBN 9781846276149
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop

            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Hardback, Main)

            By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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            Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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            ISBN 9781788160193
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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