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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants
             

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

            By Bryson, Bill

            • RRP: $55.00
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            In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

            ISBN 9780857522405
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Brilliance of Birds
             

            The Brilliance of Birds (Hardback)

            By Wishart, Skye; Whitehead, Edin

            • RRP: $55.00
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            "Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the t has two voiceboxes,enabling it to duet with its...elf, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear? The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealands feathered friends"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143772156
            Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 20

            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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            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
             

            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

            • RRP: $70.00
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            From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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            ISBN 9780241346785
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems
               

            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Masters, Nicole

            • RRP: $50.99
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            This book is for those wanting to create vibrant, profitable and healthy food production systems. For the Love of Soil was written to communicate the often complex and technical know-how of soil in more digestible terms, with case studies from regenerative farmers, growers and... ranchers in Australasia and North America. I reveal what inspired these land managers to shift their thinking and what have been the results from a process of restoring the soil-gut-microbiome. We'll also explore the principles and tools so you can take actions to regenerate your own soil resource, no matter the scale.
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            ISBN 9780578536729
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            An Optimist's Tour of the Future
             

            An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Paperback, Main)

            By Stevenson, Mark

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            The author has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. This book tracks one curious man's journey to find out what's in store.

            ISBN 9781846683572
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mitnick, Kevin D.; Vamosi, Robert; Foreword by Hypponen, Mikko

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

            ISBN 9780316380522
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Science of Running: Analyse your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize your Training
             

            Science of Running: Analyse your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize your Training (Paperback)

            By Napier, Chris

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            Science of Running goes further than any other running book to interrogate the muscle groups and bodily systems involved in being an effective runner, and shows how to apply insights gained to train for optimal performance. The book examines the running motion of the body and exp...lains how to analyse your own running style and re-train your gait to prevent injury and increase efficiency. Clear and detailed CGI artworks demonstrate 30 key exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. The book also explains the science behind your body's energy systems, including muscle metabolism, hydration, and nutrition, and shows how you can train to maximise energy conversion. A series of integrated exercise and training programmes - from complete beginners, through 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon - bring everything together to help you plan a running regime that's right for you.
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            ISBN 9780241394519
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Why Trust Science?

            Why Trust Science? (Hardback)

            By Oreskes, Naomi; Edited by Macedo, Stephen; Contributions by Edenhofer, Ottmar; Krosnick, Jon; Lange, Marc

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Why the social character of scientific knowledge is the reason why we can trust it Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should... we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength-and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect-nothing ever is when humans are involved-but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy. Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.
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            ISBN 9780691179001
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The University Center for Human Values Series
            Language (English)
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