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            Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid
              

            Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Downs, David; Davis, Joe

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand caused fear, hardship and loss. Through this time of unprecedented national hardship, however, there emerged incredible stories of hope and optimism. Businesses innovated and found new ways to create value, communities came together in new way...s online, and families reconnected through time spent together. This book is a collection of those stories from across Aotearoa. It shows how New Zealand - and New Zealanders - respond when the going gets tough! The book was the brainchild of the well-known business Nanogirl Labs, which lost a full 18-month work calendar over a few days before the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. Founders Joe Davis and Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) could have closed their doors and headed home. Instead, they made a choice to change direction and four days later launched a brand-new, entirely online learning program for families. They tripled their staff headcount as the lockdown loomed, took on new premises, built a full production studio and went to market. They now have thousands of subscribers across 76 countries around the world, and are growing fast. Michelle and Joe have collaborated with writer and fellow innovator David Downs to collect the stories for this book.
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            ISBN 9780143775478
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            THRIVE: How to Cultivate Character So Your Children Can Flourish Online
             

            THRIVE: How to Cultivate Character So Your Children Can Flourish Online (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harrison, Dr Tom

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Mar 21

            A must-read for any parent concerned about their children's digital lives, THRIVE shows you how to build character and wisdom in your children so that they can do the right thing and thrive online.

            ISBN 9781472144737
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data
             

            Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data (Hardback)

            By Veliz, Carissa

            • RRP: $37.00
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            The moment you check your phone in the morning you are giving away data.

            ISBN 9781787634046
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science

            Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science (Hardback)

            By Ritchie, Stuart

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Science Fictions exposes a worrying truth: much of the science that underpins 'expert' advice on health, parenting, economics and more is unverifiable or plain wrong.

            ISBN 9781847925657
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $29.99
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            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 24 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Murphy, Kate

            • RRP: $48.00
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            When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

            ISBN 9781787300958
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
             

            Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wang, Xiaowei

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            From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world --

            ISBN 9780374538668
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fsg Originals X Logic
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            Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe

            Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe (Hardback)

            By Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

            • RRP: $60.00
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            Hugh Aldersey-Williams transports us to the Dutch Golden Age - a time of immense scientific and artistic innovation - in this histo-biography of Christiaan Huygens, one of Europe's leading, yet unsung, thinkers.

            ISBN 9781509893317
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
             

            Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)

            By O'Neil, Cathy

            • RRP: $32.50
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            New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen...accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an al...arm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
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            ISBN 9780141985411
            Released NZ 19 Jun 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
              

            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

            By McWhan, Denis

            • RRP: $108.99
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            This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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            ISBN 9780199640270
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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