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            Every Home Should Have One!
                

            Every Home Should Have One! (Hardback)

            By Moyle, Terry

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $53.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            Every Home Should Have One celebrates New Zealand appliance history. The revolutionary washing machine, radios, Irons and of course our High-Definition TV sets. They are all covered. Contains over 250 full-colour photographs, not only of the appliances but also how they featured... in a house setting. Fun extracts of classic advertisements and a lively and engaging narrative. The book will have a wide l appeal to New Zealanders who enjoy nostalgia, families wanting to show their grandkids what was on trend in their day, retro enthusiasts . Covers a 50 year period from 1938 to 1988 when New Zealand manufacturers such as Zip, Shacklock and Fisher & Paykel transformed our lives. Author Terry Moyle knows his stuff, he has spent many hours finding and photographing hundreds of appliances to bring this book to life
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            ISBN 9781869665586
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century

            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higgins, Tim

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $29.64
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            But Elon Musk likes a challenge.Tesla silenced their doubters early on by doing the impossible and creating a luxury electric sportscar, but now they face the biggest trial yet: delivering and manufacturing an affordable electric family car to the masses - the Tesla Model 3.

            ISBN 9780753554388
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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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
            • $22.50
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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
            Availability
            430 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand
              

            From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Toland, Janet

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
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            Information Technology Professionals New Zealand was founded in 1960 as the New Zealand Computer Society, Over its 60 year history ITP has made major contributions to the New Zealand tech sector; lobbying for the removal of software patents; improving education on digital technol...ogy; and leading debates on the benefits and potential dangers of developments in new technology To celebrate its diamond anniversary ITP has invited tech experts to reflect on the impact of digital technologies on New Zealand; from computer education, to DevOps, to privacy and cybersecurity, and data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside technical issues such as Agile and testing, authors discuss the changing nature of the digital workforce and consider how to improve diversity in the sector. These reflections are part of an ongoing project - contributions were also sought for ITP's 25th anniversary in 1985 and the 50th anniversary in 2010. Both collections are included here, together with a history of IYP itself
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            ISBN 9780473581756
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Standage, Tom

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            From the New York Times bestselling author and deputy editor of the Economist comes an illuminating, incisive, characteristically readable 5,500-year history of how transportation has shaped our civilisation. Tom Standage's surprising global histories have delighted readers and s...old over half a million copies worldwide. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology - personal transportation - and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, Standage moves through the eras of horsepower, trains, bicycles and cars, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in - from the geography of our cities, to our experience of time, to our notions of gender. Today, after the growth of ride-sharing and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and climate change create a unique opportunity to critically re-examine our relationship with how we travel. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns everyday myths about one of our most fundamental forms of technology, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes.
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            ISBN 9781526608314
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            951 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots
             

            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots (Hardback)

            By Darling, Kate

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $49.00
            • Save $1.00
            • Internationally sourced

            The robots are here. They make our cars, they deliver fast food, they mine the sea floor. And in the near-future their presence will increasingly enter our homes and workplaces - making human-robot interaction a frequent, everyday occurrence. What will this future look like? What... will define the relationship between humans and robots? Here Kate Darling, a world-renowned expert in robot ethics, shows that in order to understand the new robot world, we must first move beyond the idea that this technology will be something like us. Instead, she argues, we should look to our relationship with animals. Just as we have harnessed the power of animals to aid us in war and work, so too will robots supplement - rather than replace - our own skills and abilities. A deeply original analysis of our technological future and the ethical dilemmas that await us, The New Breed explains how the treatment of machines can reveal a new understanding of our own history, our own systems and how we relate - not just to non-humans, but also to each other.
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            ISBN 9780241352991
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Hardback)

            By Marcal, Katrine

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
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            Why didn't suitcases have wheels until 1970? Why did we once measure computer power in girl hours ? And why does only 3% of all venture capital funding go to women?

            ISBN 9780008430771
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain
             

            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain (Hardback)

            By Hunt, Tristram

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $48.75
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Josiah Wedgwood, perhaps the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age. From his kilns and workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, he revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology and design, manufacturing efficiency and re...tail flair. He transformed the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool, Bath and Dublin but of America and the world, and helping to usher in a mass consumer society. Tristram Hunt calls him 'the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century.' But Wedgwood was radical in his mind and politics as well as in his designs. He campaigned for free trade and religious toleration, read pioneering papers to the Royal Society and was a member of the celebrated Lunar Society of Birmingham. Most significantly, he created the ceramic 'Emancipation Badge', depicting a slave in chains and inscribed 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' that became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. Tristram Hunt's hugely enjoyable new biography, strongly based on Wedgwood's notebooks, letters and words of his contemporaries, brilliantly captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of eighteenth-century Britain.
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            ISBN 9780241287897
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet
              

            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet (Hardback)

            By Crumpler, Larry

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $58.42
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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 21

            From a long-term planning lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Project comes this vivid insider account of some of NASA's most vital and exciting missions to the Red Planet, illustrated with full-color photographs--a wondrous chronicle of unprecedented scientific discovery and the... search for evidence of life on Mars. There are probably just a few of moments in human history when a small group of humans stood on the margins of a vast new world, and it is no stretch of the romantic imagination that the arrival of two rovers on the surface of another planet was surely one of them. Human exploration of Mars is the most ambitious and exciting scientific goal of the twenty-first century. Few people know as much about this fascinating planet as Dr. Larry Crumpler. As one of the long-term planning leads for the Mars Exploration Rover Project, he helped control the daily communications between NASA and the rovers roaming the planet to gather scientific data. Thanks to the Rover Project, we now know that the dry, red dust of the planet's surface hides a wet, possibly living history, and that conditions were present for the evolution of complex, organic life. In this magnificent compendium, Dr. Crumpler recounts the history of the Red Planet, from the earliest days when ancient astronomers turned their eyes to the heavens to the breakthrough discoveries being unearthed by modern technology today, including some of the first images from the latest rover, Perseverance. Paired with stunning, full-color photographs taken by rovers and NASA satellites images, this magnificent biography of the red planet allows us to understand and experience it as never before. When the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers landed on Mars in January 2004, scientists expected them to function for 90 days. But those three months turned into fifteen years. With data gathered by the rovers, Dr. Crumpler and his fellow team members were able to reconstruct the planet's stunning geological past, when it was once
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            ISBN 9780063047365
            Publisher Harper Design
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Nov 2021
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