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            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius 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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            Facebook: The Inside Story
             

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well
             

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Hardback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Feb 20

            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379387
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships and Lasting Happiness

            Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships and Lasting Happiness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perlmutter, David

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            The Happy Brain reveals the dangers of consumption culture to our mental and cognitive health, and offers diet and lifestyle interventions to heal the brain.

            ISBN 9781529315561
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What Do You Care What Other People Think? : Further Adventures of a Curious Character
              

            What Do You Care What Other People Think? : Further Adventures of a Curious Character (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Leighton, Ralph

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            Be prepared for more tales of love and life in this sequel to the best-selling Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

            ISBN 9780393355642
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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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

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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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            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

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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
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            Computing: A Concise History
              

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

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            A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

            ISBN 9780262517676
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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