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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1: The Birth of Humankind
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1: The Birth of Humankind (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, Daniel; By Vandermeulen, David

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            The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect gift for the curious beings in your life. One hundred thousand years ago, at lea...st six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one-homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this first volume of the full-colour illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human . From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-colour illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wider new readership.
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            ISBN 9781787332812
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life
             

            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life (Hardback)

            By Dingus, Dr Lowell; Museum of National History, American

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              17 Aug 21

            The story of intrepid palaeontologists, the discoverers of prehistoric life, and the revelations found through their research.

            ISBN 9780233005430
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            The Life Scientific: Virus Hunters

            The Life Scientific: Virus Hunters (Hardback)

            By Buckley, Anna

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            The inspiring life stories of leading scientists as heard on BBC Radio 4

            ISBN 9781474607469
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304563
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
             

            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters (Hardback)

            By Knoll, Andrew H.

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              4 Aug 21

            For every Earth resident, an essential primer by Harvard's acclaimed geologist A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world's leading geologists.

            ISBN 9780062853912
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals
             

            The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals (Hardback)

            By Marletto, Chiara

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              3 Aug 21

            A young theoretical physicist's guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal the full scope of our universe. There is a vast class of properties that science has so far almost entirely neglected. These properties are central to an understanding of physical r...eality both at an everyday level and at the level of fundamental phenomena, yet they have traditionally been thought of as impossible to incorporate into fundamental explanations. They relate not only to what is true - the actual - but to what could be true - the counterfactual. This is the science of can and can't. Chiara Marletto, a pioneer in this field, explores the promise that this fascinating, far-reaching approach holds not only for revolutionizing how fundamental physics is formulated, but also for confronting existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices to designing AI. In each chapter, Marletto sets out how counterfactuals can solve a vexed open problem in science, and demonstrates that by contemplating the possible as well as the actual, we can break down barriers to knowledge and form a more complete and fruitful picture of the universe. 'Clear, sharp and imaginative... The Science of Can and Can't will open the doors to a dazzling set of concepts and ideas that will change deeply the way you look at the world' David Deutsch, bestselling author of The Beginning of Infinity
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            ISBN 9780241310946
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilisation
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilisation (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, David; Edited by Vanderneulen, David

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              2 Nov 21

            The second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder.

            ISBN 9781787333765
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career

            Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career (Hardback)

            By Fara, Patricia

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            The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London - as ambitious cosmopolitan gentleman, President of London's Royal Society, Master of the Mint, and investor in the slave trade.

            ISBN 9780198841029
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency

            Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency (Hardback)

            By Calder, Barnabas

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            From the humblest Barratt home to the most spectacular ziggurat, buildings in every era and every place have been shaped by the energy available for their construction. In this utterly original and compelling guide, Barnabas Calder tells the history of architecture through the pr...ism of energy usage. We now have access to more energy than we could ever need, and so design buildings that go far beyond practicality. Calder explores what this means for our architecture, and surveys history's most influential architects and structures. In the age of sustainable design and impact reduction, The Story of Architecture offers a fresh and timely perspective on our buildings and the creative ingenuity we pour into them.
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            ISBN 9780241396735
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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