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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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            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI
             

            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brockman, John

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              26 Feb 20

            Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and w...hat it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second Coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: Good AI versus evil AI. --John Brockman More than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: we shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions.... The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door. In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In Possible Minds, John Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us. The fruit of the long history of Brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--Possible Minds is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, and physicist Max Tegmark, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, including the existential one, while others, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, have a very different view. Serious, searching and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time.
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            ISBN 9780525558019
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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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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            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

            • RRP: $36.99
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            'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to... be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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            ISBN 9781760637699
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization
             

            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Browne, John

            • RRP: $63.50
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            An impassioned defense of progress and innovation--and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne.

            ISBN 9781643132129
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals
              

            Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hacker, Viktor; Sumereder, Christof

            • RRP: $117.99
            • $117.99
            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 20

            Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering is an excellent introduction into the areas of electricity, electronic devices and electrochemistry. The book covers aspects of electrical science including Ohm and Kirkoff's laws, P-N junctions, semiconductors, circuit diagrams, magnetic fi...elds, electrochemistry, and devices such as DC motors. This text is useful for students of electrical, chemical, materials and mechanical engineering.
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            ISBN 9783110521023
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher De Gruyter
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series de Gruyter Textbook
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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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            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice

            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice (Hardback)

            By Heiney, Paul

            • RRP: $74.99
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            Sailing across an ocean needn't be just a fanciful dream. With this unique book it is a workable ambition, provided you have the right mindset. Drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Australia's Ocean Cruising Club, it gives un...matched access to the expertise that those planning to sail an ocean need to absorb. Personal accounts from highly experienced ocean sailors add colour and provide invaluable insights into real-life offshore cruising. Paul Heiney, himself a singlehanded ocean sailor, tackles every issue the would-be ocean sailor needs to consider: - Budgeting, including the type of boat you need - Good destinations and routes - Understanding weather patterns to make faster or easier passages - Pros and cons of singlehanded sailing, as well as sailing with families and children - Pros and cons of ocean sailing rallies - Important but often neglected issues: entertainment, swimming, fishing, cooking - Ways of keeping in touch with home - Dealing with practicalities from afar: mail, bills, prescriptions - Coping with problems that arise: equipment breakdowns, injuries, storms - How to readjust to life back on shore after the end of the voyage Successful, enjoyable ocean sailing is not just about mastering sailing skills, but about developing the right frame of mind to be comfortable and safe so far from shore. It will equip anyone thinking of sailing across an ocean with the level of self-reliance necessary to respond to anything that might happen, and ultimately help them find the confidence that will ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
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            ISBN 9781472955395
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude
             

            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Betts, Jonathan

            • RRP: $30.50
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            • Pre Release International

            Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.

            ISBN 9781906367695
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher National Maritime Museum
            Interest Age General Audience
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