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            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story
             

            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story (Hardback)

            By Hutchins, Graham

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $47.99
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            Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden day...s, slow decline and recent resurgence.
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            ISBN 9781775593553
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            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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            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
            • $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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            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
            • $21.83
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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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            Living Off the Grid: The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy
              

            Living Off the Grid: The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy (Paperback)

            By Bridgewater, Alan

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $37.79
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Cut your energy bills, stop relying on fossil fuels and reduce your carbon footprint. Living Off the Grid is the essential guide to making sustainable energy work for your home, with practical options that fit your house, lifestyle and budget.

            ISBN 9781504800860
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Somebody Swallowed Stanley

            Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sarah; Illustrated by Peck, Hannah

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $14.39
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            Plastic bags don't belong in the sea! Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles... Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes... A powerful message about plastic p...ollution from environmental expert Sarah Roberts.
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            ISBN 9781407195100
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts

            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $13.49
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            This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it's for, how it's made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have f...ascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it waste but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there's a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that the ancient Egyptians used animal excrement in their medicine? That wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can't Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you'll never look at poo in the same way again!
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            ISBN 9780241381458
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Dickens Boy
             

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
             

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jan 20

            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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