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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Ripley's Believe It or Not! Weird True Facts
             

            Ripley's Believe It or Not! Weird True Facts (Hardback)

            By RIPLEY

            • RRP: $48.50
            • $44.82
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            Did you know that there may be mini black holes passing through Earth every day? and IFL Science comes a book that will not only educate but entertain, giving a deeper approach to science and wonders of the world around us.

            ISBN 9781529125696
            Released NZ 21 May 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World
               

            Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moore, Peter

            • RRP: $42.59
            • $42.59
            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            An immense treasure trove of fact-filled and highly readable fun. --Simon Winchester, The New York Times Book Review A Sunday Times (U.K.) Best Book of 2018 and Winner of the Mary Soames Award for History An unprecedented history of the storied ship that Darwin said helped add a ...hemisphere to the civilized world The Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768. It was a commonplace coal-carrying vessel that no one could have guessed would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration. The first history of its kind, Peter Moore's Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World is a revealing and comprehensive account of the storied ship's role in shaping the Western world. Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first major voyage, charting for the first time New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. Yet it was a ship with many lives: During the battles for control of New York in 1776, she witnessed the bloody birth of the republic. As well as carrying botanists, a Polynesian priest, and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, she transported Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers. NASA ultimately named a space shuttle in her honor. But to others she would be a toxic symbol of imperialism. Through careful research, Moore tells the story of one of history's most important sailing ships, and in turn shines new light on the ambition and consequences of the Age of Enlightenment.
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            ISBN 9781250619433
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Picador
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Jul 2020
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            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kantrowitz, Alex

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
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            At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They bu...ild advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.
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            ISBN 9780241459058
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tales from the Ant World
              

            Tales from the Ant World (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Edward O.

            • RRP: $57.50
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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 20

            Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants-from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.

            ISBN 9781631495564
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Aug 2020
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            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines
             

            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines (Hardback)

            By Dyson, George

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

            ISBN 9781846147449
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
              

            In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (Hardback)

            By Levy, Steven

            • RRP: $81.99
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            Written with full cooperation from top management at Google, this is the story behind the most successful and admired technology company of our time.

            ISBN 9781416596585
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2011
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Original)

            By Owen, Weldon

            • RRP: $39.99
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            There's a new movement afoot--a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. A collection of amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine will delight readers.

            ISBN 9781616283995
            Published NZ 5 Sep 2013
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
             

            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

            By Fawcett, Bill

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp...le math mistakes; Cold Fusion; and, Ford Pinto.
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            ISBN 9780061358432
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            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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