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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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            Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History

            Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cassidy, Cody

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            The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History

            ISBN 9781472277237
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Jellyfish Are Brainless!
              

            Jellyfish Are Brainless! (Library Binding)

            By Vink, Amanda

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            ISBN 9781538245842
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series Animals Without Brains!
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            Sea Stars Are Brainless!
              

            Sea Stars Are Brainless! (Library Binding)

            By Vink, Amanda

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            ISBN 9781538245965
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series Animals Without Brains!
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            Sea Anemones Are Brainless!
              

            Sea Anemones Are Brainless! (Library Binding)

            By Vink, Amanda

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            ISBN 9781538245880
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series Animals Without Brains!
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            What Are Bacteria?
              

            What Are Bacteria? (Library Binding)

            By Mikoley, Kate

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            ISBN 9781538248539
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series Look at Life Science
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            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

            • RRP: $18.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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            ISBN 9780198825784
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            RHS The Rose: The history of the world's favourite flower in 40 roses

            RHS The Rose: The history of the world's favourite flower in 40 roses (Hardback)

            By Elliott, Brent

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            Extraordinary botanical illustrations and extracts from classic texts held in the Royal Horticultural society's world-famous Lindley Library, such as Redoute's Les Roses, Henry Andrew's Roses, Mary Lawrence's Selection of Roses and Victor Paquet's Choix des Plus Belles Roses, com...plete this authoritative celebration.
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            ISBN 9781787394087
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Darwin's Dragons
             

            Darwin's Dragons (Paperback)

            By Galvin, Lindsay

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime on Charles Darwin's ship. But after being shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. Should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species...?
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            ISBN 9781912626465
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies
             

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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              4 Aug 20

            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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