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            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
              

            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baldwin, Cathy; King, Robin

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Apr 20

            Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a com...munity's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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            ISBN 9780367459024
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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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

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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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            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)
              

            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hirsch, Rebecca E.

            • RRP: $21.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. Robots and rovers can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality rea...ding experience.
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            ISBN 9781541589452
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books (R) )
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            Autopia: The Future of Cars

            Autopia: The Future of Cars (Hardback, Main)

            By Bentley, Jon

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            The perfect gift for motoring and technology enthusiasts - a guide to the history and future of cars.

            ISBN 9781786496348
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Odd Science - Amazing Inventions

            Odd Science - Amazing Inventions (Hardback)

            By Olstein, James

            • RRP: $25.00
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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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            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain
             

            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain (Hardback)

            By Ziminski, Andrew

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Part-hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part-deeply personal insight into this ancient craft by a stonemason who has worked on Britain's greatest monuments, from Stonehenge to St Paul's.

            ISBN 9781473663930
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder

            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder (Paperback)

            By Steve Burke and Suzanne Burke

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            Secrets of a builder has everything you need to think about before you get started on your home renovation and then while it's progressing. Learn from a professional builder and award-winning renovation specialist - Steve Burke - as he shares the tricks and traps to watch out for.... The book includes invaluable advice on such topics as: how to make sure every step in your renovation is done in the right order; options for an environmentally sensitive renovation; checklists for kitchens, bathrooms and home extension projects; and how to avoid becoming a building horror story! With more than 20 years specialising in renovations, the authors have amassed a catalogue of stories and lessons learnt, met all sorts of interesting characters, and have discovered the many do's and don'ts of renovating homes. The book is also full of inspirational before and after photographs.
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            ISBN 9781925403510
            Published NZ 5 May 2019
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War
             

            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By White, Rowland

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            From the mind of the engineering genius who designed the iconic Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest planes, the Harrier jump jet was to be a crucial element of the RAF's fleet for over four decades.

            ISBN 9781787631595
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Somebody Swallowed Stanley

            Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sarah; Illustrated by Peck, Hannah

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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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            How Technology Works: The facts visually explained

            How Technology Works: The facts visually explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects... such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side. How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
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            ISBN 9780241356289
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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