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            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand
             

            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLauchlan, Gordon

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988538013
            Published NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            • $58.50
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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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            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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            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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            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
            Availability
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            Practical Self-sufficiency: The complete guide to sustainable living today

            Practical Self-sufficiency: The complete guide to sustainable living today (Hardback)

            By Strawbridge, Dick and James

            • RRP: $70.00
            • $52.50
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            Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. Wherever you live - be it a small terraced house like James or a rural smallholding - this new edition of Practical Self-sufficiency contains invaluable... advice on making the most of your own resources and making eco-friendly choices. You may simply want to embrace zero-waste, grow your own veg, or make small changes that can help the planet, or perhaps you are ready to explore off-grid living and a fully self-sufficient life. A comprehensive guide to modern sustainability, the book covers everything from how to conserve energy in the home, keep bees, and grow crops in an urban garden to recipes for smoking your own meat and fish, creating your own oat milk, and preparing your own greener cleaning products. Fully illustrated and easy to follow, with plenty of advice and anecdotes, Dick and James's book demonstrates that self-sufficiency doesn't have to mean huge upheaval. By making a few small changes and learning the importance of sustainable living, we all have the ability to help the planet.
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            ISBN 9780241400845
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ 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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            Facebook: The Inside Story
             

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Flygirl
              

            Flygirl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kardon, R. D.

            • RRP: $49.50
            • $49.50
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            Love. Guilt. Ambition. What propels YOU? R. D. Kardon's debut novel puts you in the cockpit with pilot Tris Miles as she navigates the challenges of integrating an all-male corporate flight department in 1997. Tris encounters harassment, marginalization, and backstabbing on her j...ourney to becoming a jet captain.
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            ISBN 9781947392212
            Released NZ 3 Jan 2019
            Publisher Acorn Publishing LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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