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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
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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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            Odd Science - Amazing Inventions

            Odd Science - Amazing Inventions (Hardback)

            By Olstein, James

            • RRP: $25.00
            • $19.50
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            Odd Science: Inventions is filled with weird and wacky facts that you've never heard before. Read about the trainers made of spider silk, wonder at the first record played in space and tell your friends about the robot built in 1937. Prepare to laugh, marvel and learn. Being a ge...ek has never been so cool.
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            ISBN 9781843653738
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future

            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            From mechanical automata to modern-day androids and animal robots, this children's book for ages 9-11 covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Robotics is experiencing an explosion - with more than 45 million robots estimated to be in operation by 2019. Robotics an...d AI will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, and from service robots packing food to rescue robots finding people after a disaster. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing looks like. This kids' robot book showcases more than 100 robots, representing the latest and greatest innovations in AI through bright graphics and stunning photography. Tech panels present fascinating facts about each robot's design, production, and capability. The final chapter covers the future of robotics, and how kids of the not-too-distant future may have their very own android friends. Young readers will be riveted by the vibrant graphics, zesty colours, and mend-bending array of information that Robot provides.
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            ISBN 9780241346754
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Sunset to Sunrise
             

            Sunset to Sunrise (Paperback)

            By Nicol, Timothy

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This fascinating history of all of New Zealand's lighthouses, as well as stories of hardship and perseverance endured by stout-hearted keepers and their families, will captivate the reader and give insight of a bygone age when men and women strove against the elements to preserve... the safety of mariners as well as maintaining these magnificent structures. Together with historical details, this beautifully presented book commemorates the tales of hardship and endurance scarcely believable in today's world. Original photography and current maps are included to assist every enthusiast to relive the amazing tales and stories in the book.
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            ISBN 9781869665067
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Invent it!

            Invent it! (Hardback)

            By Beattie, Rob

            • RRP: $21.99
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            A fun and informative guide for budding inventors, packed with the tools and tips needed to turnan inspired idea into the next great invention. Guides the reader through the full inventionprocess, from brainstorming, designing and prototyping, through to patenting, marketing, and... manufacturing.
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            ISBN 9781784937867
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2017
            Publisher QED Publishing
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            3D Printing Projects

            3D Printing Projects (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Over 20 exciting 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments. Using freely available 3D modelling software and without the need for your own 3D printer, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of ...thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology. Each projects consists of numbered steps that walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or a monster chess set! Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.
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            ISBN 9780241302217
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2017
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Sir Ray; With Little, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            • $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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            The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom: Spies, Lies and the War for the Internet
             

            The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom: Spies, Lies and the War for the Internet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fisher, David

            "From a lonely boy's bedroom in Germany to the penthouses of Hong Kong, from Wellington's Beehive to Washington's corridors of power, from the sedate suburb of Coatesville to the motor racing tracks of Europe, this is the untold story of the charismatic internet tycoon who has dr...iven governments to distraction while winning the affection of internet users worldwide and a large number of the New Zealand public. It recounts not only the high profile political and legal battles but also the behind the scenes domestic life of a man who has more wealth than he can spend in New Zealand and who once escaped to Europe for winter - and took his cars and furniture with him. Written by David Fisher, who has covered the story from the start for the New Zealand Herald , and who won the 2013 Reporter of the Year award in part for his coverage of the story, the book is not an authorised biography but has been written with the full co-operation of Kim Dotcom, who granted the author hours of exclusive interviews. The book also reveals: why Hollywood is obsessed with Dotcom; why he and wife Mona decided to settle in New Zealand; the full story of the dawn raid; what happened to Dotcom in jail; the truth about John Banks and Dotcom; and where The Hobbit comes into it"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9780473259433
            Published NZ 29 Oct 2013
            Publisher Misc - Warehouse
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Computing: A Concise History
              

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

            • RRP: $34.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

            ISBN 9780262517676
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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