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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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            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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              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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            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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            SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
             

            SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From reproduction to respiration and enzymes to ecosystems, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring ...the science to life. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core biology topics, Super Simple Biology is the perfect accessible guide to biology for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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            ISBN 9780241390467
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series SuperSimple
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            SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
             

            SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, ?this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. ?Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the scienc...e to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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            ISBN 9780241390450
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series SuperSimple
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            How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crises - The short essay that helped change the Covid-19 debate

            How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crises - The short essay that helped change the Covid-19 debate (Paperback)

            By Giordano, Paolo; Translated by Valente, Alex

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            Why contagion matters: a rallying cry for a new form of global solidarity in the wake of the CoV epidemic.

            ISBN 9781474619288
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Southern Nights
             

            Southern Nights (Hardback)

            By Arnold, Naomi

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            "Covering eclipses, aurorae, comets and constellations, backyard observatories, traditional stargazers and world-class astrophotographers, this is the unique story of Te Whnau Mrama, our family of light - the night sky that glows above us all"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775541288
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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