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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

            • RRP: $32.99
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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future

            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future (Paperback)

            By Krumdieck, Susan

            • RRP: $106.00
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            Engineering Transition: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for ...organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.
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            ISBN 9780367341268
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future

            Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Pearce, Annie R.; Ahn, Yong Han; HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd

            • RRP: $130.00
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            The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is ...aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices, and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
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            ISBN 9781138672253
            Released NZ 22 Dec 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            5 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies
              

            The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume; Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jan 21

            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding ...a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. But there is a hidden dark side to this seemingly utopian vision. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Guillaume Pitron reveals that, by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. These are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, as well as our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other technologies. But we know very little about how rare metals are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs; meanwhile, China has captured the lion's share of the market and is using it to consolidate its position as a leading global power. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.
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            ISBN 9781912854264
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Jan 2021
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            Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Energy Production
             

            Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Energy Production (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition)

            By Chiras, Dan

            • RRP: $63.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            The completely revised and updated comprehensive guide to small wind energy systems

            ISBN 9780865718319
            Released NZ 30 May 2017
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2
             

            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2 (Paperback, 6th edition)

            By Pethebridge, Keith; Neeson, Ian

            Takes a practical approach to the recommended practices outlined by the Standards Board using figures as visual tools for learning and teaching. Supplies electrial trades professionals with up-to-date references to incorporate the new Standards into paractice.

            ISBN 9780074710531
            Published NZ 16 Dec 2001
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Fukushima

            Fukushima (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Willacy, Mark

            • RRP: $40.00
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            On 11 March 2011, Japan was rocked by the most violent earthquake in her history and one of the largest ever recorded. The quake itself was just the start of a chain of disastrous events, creating a massive tsunami that slammed the shores of north eastern Japan.

            ISBN 9781742612959
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Take Me With You!: A Self-Drive Guide to Whanganui's Engineering Heritage
              

            Take Me With You!: A Self-Drive Guide to Whanganui's Engineering Heritage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Photographs by Wrigglesworth, Karen; Cover design or artwork by Wrigglesworth, Freyja

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Whanganui has an enviable engineering heritage. This engaging book lets you learn about technical marvels hidden in plain sight in the landscape. Includes maps and 40 profiles of places to visit. Also suitable for armchair travellers. Author is a qualified engineer.

            ISBN 9780473534486
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science
             

            Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science (Paperback)

            By Kruszelnicki, Karl

            • RRP: $16.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            Australia's favourite science communicator explains the facts about climate change - and how we can fix it Is the planet reeeeeally warming up? But carbon's natural, isn't it? How could planes fly without fossil fuels? What's a pteropod and why should I care? Kelp? How can it hel...p? One of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's jobs as Australia's most popular science communicator is to answer people's questions about climate change. Now, in this never dull, easy-to-understand guide Dr Karl explains the science of climate change and how we can fix it (we can!). So when your uncle says (again) that it's a load of hooey (or an illuminati conspiracy), you can keep your cool and talk like a boss about why it's getting hotter and what we can do about it.
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            ISBN 9780733341298
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

            Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback)

            By Higginbotham, Adam

            • RRP: $28.00
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            The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

            ISBN 9780552172899
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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