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            The Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory 2020
               

            The Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory 2020 (38th edition)

            • RRP: $219.99
            • $219.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            The 2020/38th annual edition lists Australian wineries (categorised by state) and New Zealand wineries. Comprehensive listings of wine industry suppliers, industry personnel, distributors, retailers, brands and a buyers' guide are also included. It also lists teaching and researc...h institutions, courses (university, TAFE and other), industry organisations, wine writers, bloggers and publications, and a calendar of events (including wine shows). PLUS! - an overview of the 2019 wine industry year which includes detailed statistical and graphical summaries.
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            ISBN 2020ANZWID
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Miscellaneous
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series ISSN 1033-7954
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            An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space
             

            An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space (Hardback)

            By Tinoco, Janet K.; Yu, Chunyan; Howard, Diane; Stilwell, Ruth E.

            • RRP: $259.00
            • $259.00
            • Pub Date
              27 Jul 20

            This book provides a contemporary look at spaceports, not only from relevant technological drivers, policies, and legal perspectives, but also from impacts associated with airspace use and aviation stakeholders; economic, business, financial, and environmental considerations; iss...ues facing airports transitioning to air and space ports; as well as spaceport planning. Through case and event studies, research and analysis, along with information obtained through professional experience, this book provides an overview of the many benefits, unique challenges, and issues facing commercial spaceports and spaceport operators. Each chapter is a stand-alone key topic such that the reader can focus on the most compelling issues relevant for him/her or can view the book as an integrated whole for a full perspective. While examples and case studies come largely from the United States, the reader can draw conclusions that are independent of country and situation. Also, information on other nation state policies, advancements, and endeavors, among other topics, is provided to give a global perspective, further expanding the relevancy and benefits of the book to both the domestic and international audiences An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space fills a gap in the literature, providing students, professors and researchers with deep insights into the fast-growing commercial spaceport industry.
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            ISBN 9780815348856
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Resilience in the Anthropocene: Governance and Politics at the End of the World
             

            Resilience in the Anthropocene: Governance and Politics at the End of the World (Paperback)

            Edited by Chandler, David; Grove, Kevin, C. S. C.; Wakefield, Stephanie

            • RRP: $82.99
            • $82.99
            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            This book offers the first critical, multi-disciplinary study of how the concepts of resilience and the Anthropocene have combined to shape contemporary thought and governmental practice. Faced with the climate catastrophe of the Anthropocene, theorists and policymakers are incre...asingly turning to 'sustainable', 'creative' and 'bottom-up' imaginaries of governance. The book brings together cutting-edge insights from leading geographers, international relations scholars and philosophers to explore how the concepts of resilience and the Anthropocene challenge and transform prevailing understandings of Earth, space, time and knowledge, and how these transformations reshape governance, ethics and critique today. This book examines how the Anthropocene calls into question established categories through which modern societies have tended to make sense of the world and engage in critical reflection and analysis. It also considers how resilience approaches attempt to re-stabilize these categories - and the ethical and political effects that result from these resilience-based efforts. Offering innovative insights into the problem of how environmental change is known and governed in the Anthropocene, this book will be of interest to students in fields such as geography, international relations, anthropology, science and technology studies, sociology, and the environmental humanities.
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            ISBN 9781138387447
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in the Anthropocene
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            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition
             

            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition (EPUB ebook)

            By Pyne, Stephen

            Long a fire continent, Australia now finds itself at the leading edge of a fire epoch. Australia is one of the world's fire powers. It not only has regular bushfires, but in no other country has fire made such an impact on the national culture. Over the past two decades, bushfir...es have reasserted themselves as an environmental, social, and political presence. And now they dominate the national conversation. The Still-Burning Bush traces the ecological and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters, to ecologists, and back to Indigenes. Each transfer kindled public debate not only over suitable fire practices but also about how Australians should live on the land. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the 2019-2020 season have heightened the sense of urgency behind this discussion. In its original 2006 edition, The Still-Burning Bush concluded with the aftershocks of the 2003 bushfires. A new preface and epilogue updates the narrative, including the global changes that are affecting Australia. Especially pertinent is the concept of a Pyrocene - the idea that humanity's cumulative fire practices are fashioning the fire equivalent of an ice age.
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            ISBN 9781925938494
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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Artificial Intelligence
             

            Artificial Intelligence (PDF ebook – 450th edition)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming the way we live, work, communicate and travel. However, along with the potential to improve our quality of life, AI and the use of robots and automation risks compromising human rights and freedoms. We all need to understand ho...w this technology is being developed, used and regulated. What is AI, how does it work, and what are the benefits and ethical concerns? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781922274014
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            Language en
            Published NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
            Interest Age Adults / General
            Series Issues in Society
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            Risk and Uncertainty Reduction by Using Algebraic Inequalities
             

            Risk and Uncertainty Reduction by Using Algebraic Inequalities (Hardback)

            By Todinov, Michael T.

            • RRP: $224.00
            • $224.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            This book will equip the readers with a powerful domain-independent method for reducing risk through maximizing reliability, reducing epistemic uncertainty, reducing aleatory uncertainty, ranking the reliabilities of systems and processes, minimizing the risk of faulty assemblies..., and ranking decision-making alternatives in the presence of deep uncertainty. The book discusses how to make a correct ranking of competing systems/processes under a complete absence of knowledge about the reliabilities of their building parts. It presents how to make decisions in the presence of deep uncertainty, how to minimize the variation of a reliability-critical parameter, how to minimize the risk of a faulty assembly, and how to determine the lower and upper bound for a critical parameter which varies. This book is primarily for engineering professionals and academic researchers in virtually all existing engineering disciplines: reliability engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, oil and gas industry, environmental engineering, etc. safety professionals, risk managers, reliability consultants, design engineers, reliability and risk researchers, reliability and risk management students are also among the intended audience for this book.
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            ISBN 9780367898007
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Critical Thinking: Learning from Mistakes and How to Prevent Them
             

            Critical Thinking: Learning from Mistakes and How to Prevent Them (Hardback)

            By Watson, Gerald J.

            • RRP: $141.00
            • $141.00
            • Pub Date
              29 Jul 20

            Mistakes occur for many reasons. This book takes a hands-on approach to the reasons mistakes happen, analyzes the actual mistakes, and develops a strategy to reduce them. This book proposes error reduction strategies in human decision making and educates the reader to further red...uce the likelihood of making a mistake. It provides error reduction strategies, describes various cost-effective methods for eliminating costly errors, and discusses Anthropometry, Crew Resource Management, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Scientific Management, and Usability and the role these topics play in the avoidance of mistakes. This book will be of interest to professionals and students in the areas of industrial engineering, human factors, logistics, quality control, manufacturing, human resources, and safety.
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            ISBN 9780367354602
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Textile Travels
              

            Textile Travels (Hardback)

            By Kelly, Anne

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $59.60
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            An evocative, beautiful and practical exploration of how travel can inform, inspire and enhance textile art.

            ISBN 9781849945646
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nature Inspired Optimization for Image Processing
              

            Nature Inspired Optimization for Image Processing (Hardback)

            By Vasuki, A.

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms is a comprehensive book on the most popular optimization algorithms that are based on nature. It starts with an overview of optimization and goes from the classical to the latest swarm intelligence algorithm. Nature has a rich abundance of ...flora and fauna that inspired the development of nature inspired optimization techniques. The study of the intelligent survival strategies of animals, birds and insects in a hostile and ever-changing environment has led to the development of techniques emulating their behaviour. Nature provides us with simple solutions to complex problems in an effective and adaptive manner. This book is a valuable resource for engineers, researchers, faculty and students who are devising optimum solutions to any type of problem. The problems range from computer science to economics covering diverse areas that require maximizing output and minimizing resources and this is the crux of all optimization algorithms. The book is a lucid description of fifteen of the existing important optimization algorithms that are based on swarm intelligence and superior in performance. Features: Detailed description of the algorithms along with pseudocode and flowchart Easily translatable to program code that is also readily available in Mathworks website for some of the algorithms Simple examples to demonstrate the optimization strategies have been given wherever possible that makes understanding easier Standard applications and benchmark datasets for testing and validating the algorithms have been enumerated This book is a reference for under-graduate and post-graduate students. It will be useful to faculty members teaching the subject on optimization. It also a comprehensive guide for researchers who are looking for optimizing resources in attaining the best solution to a problem. The nature inspired optimization algorithms are unconventional and this makes them more efficient than their traditional counterparts.
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            ISBN 9780367255985
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Membrane Desalination: From Nanoscale to Real World Applications
             

            Membrane Desalination: From Nanoscale to Real World Applications (Hardback)

            Edited by Sapalidis, Andreas

            • RRP: $348.00
            • $348.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            This book aims to provide details about membrane desalination processes, starting from basic concepts leading to real world implementation. Chapters cover novel research topics such as biomimetic and nanocomposite membranes, nanostructured fillers for mixed matrix membranes, adva...nced characterization techniques and molecular modeling. Additionally, engineering and economical aspects of desalination as well as the exploitation of green energy sources are thoroughly presented. This books targets bridging the gap between the everyday research laboratory practices with practical application demands, so that the readers gain a global perspective of all desalination challenges.
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            ISBN 9780367030797
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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