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            The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us
             

            The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lowman, Meg; Contributions by Earle, Sylvia A.

            • RRP: $42.50
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            An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers. --Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife Nicknamed the Real-Life Lorax by National Geographic, the biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman--aka CanopyMeg --takes us on an adventure int...o the eighth continent of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action Welcome to the eighth continent! As a graduate student exploring the rain forests of Australia, Meg Lowman realized that she couldn't monitor her beloved leaves using any of the usual methods. So she put together a climbing kit: she sewed a harness from an old seat belt, gathered hundreds of feet of rope, and found a tool belt for her pencils and rulers. Up she went, into the trees. Forty years later, Lowman remains one of the world's foremost arbornauts, known as the real-life Lorax. She planned one of the first treetop walkways and helps create more of these bridges through the eighth continent all over the world. With a voice as infectious in its enthusiasm as it is practical in its optimism, The Arbornaut chronicles Lowman's irresistible story. From climbing solo hundreds of feet into the air in Australia's rainforests to measuring tree growth in the northeastern United States, from searching the redwoods of the Pacific coast for new life to studying leaf eaters in Scotland's Highlands, from conducting a BioBlitz in Malaysia to conservation planning in India and collaborating with priests to save Ethiopia's last forests, Lowman launches us into the life and work of a field scientist, ecologist, and conservationist. She offers hope, specific plans, and recommendations for action; despite devastation across the world, through trees, we can still make an immediate and lasting impact against climate change. A blend of memoir and fieldwork account, The Arbornaut gives us the chance to live among scientists and travel the world--even in a hot-air balloon! It is the engrossing, uplifti
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            ISBN 9781250849182
            Publisher Picador
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 17 May 2022
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            Green Energy (WIRED guides): How to build a sustainable future
             

            Green Energy (WIRED guides): How to build a sustainable future (Paperback)

            By Kobie, Nicole; WIRED

            • RRP: $26.00
            • $21.32
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jul 22

            Fossil fuels may be keeping the world running, but they're also destroying the planet. What viable alternatives do we have, and what technological breakthroughs are on the horizon? In this brilliantly wide-ranging, one-stop guide WIRED journalist Nicole Kobie outlines the environ...mental threats we face through our reliance on carbon-based energy, and considers whether and when sustainable energy can take its place. She looks at the major technologies currently available - solar, wind and geothermal among them - explaining how they work and what potential they possess. She shows how electricity supply is being transformed by advances in storage and distribution. She assesses how each form of energy is being adapted to serve our industrial and domestic needs. And she addresses the fundamental question- can the world's energy supply become fully sustainable within the next decade?
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            ISBN 9781847943293
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Make - Tips and Tales from the Workshop Volume 2
             

            Make - Tips and Tales from the Workshop Volume 2 (Paperback)

            By Branwyn, Gareth

            • RRP: $61.05
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            This ALL NEW benchtop reference presents more ingenious and indispensable shop tips and pearls of wisdom collected by the editors of Make: and some of the most talented and prolific makers who've contributed to the magazine and Maker Faire over the past decade.

            ISBN 9781680456370
            Publisher O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation
             

            The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation (Hardback)

            By Cooper, Christopher

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Jun 22

            The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's genius to scientists and ideas that far predated him.

            ISBN 9780785840596
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Redesigning Work: How to Transform Your Organisation and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone
             

            Redesigning Work: How to Transform Your Organisation and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gratton, Lynda

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Aug 22

            We are experiencing the greatest global shift in the world of work for a century. So, how do we make the most of this unique opportunity and radically redesign the way we work, forever? Professor Lynda Gratton is the global thought-leader on the future of work. Based on thirty ye...ars of research into the technological and demographic trends that are shaping work, and building on what we learnt through our experiences of the global pandemic, Lynda Gratton presents her innovative blueprint for redesigning work. Whether you're leading a small team or running a multinational, this is the time to make lasting change and equip your business for the future. This book gives you everything you need to do that.
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            ISBN 9780241558188
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
             

            Flight: The Complete History of Aviation (Hardback)

            By Grant, R. G.; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $64.97
            • $64.97
            • Internationally sourced

            Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind's conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts. Take a sky-high journey through the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage, to the tragic crash of the Columbia, and more, i...n this stunning book packed with information on the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events of the sky - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare, and hijackings - Flight is the story of how our dream to fly became a reality. This visual guide features remarkable photography on every page and galleries throughout to showcase important aircraft - with multiple viewpoints and their key statistics. Anyone interested in aeroplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.
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            ISBN 9780241298039
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780241515747
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            A Little Closer To Home: How I Found the Calm After the Storm
             

            A Little Closer To Home: How I Found the Calm After the Storm (Hardback)

            By Zee, Ginger

            • RRP: $57.50
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            In Ginger Zee's follow-up to the bestselling Natural Disaster, the ABC chief meteorologist takes readers on a much deeper journey of self discovery. When Ginger Zee opened her life to readers in Natural Disaster, the response was enormous. She put a very relatable if surprising f...ace on depression and has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues. But Ginger tells us, Natural Disaster was Ginger Lite and only scratched the surface. In this moving follow-up, Ginger shares her truest self. She spent most of her life shielding her vulnerabilities from the world all while being a professional people pleaser. Her stormy childhood, her ongoing struggles with crippling depression, her suicide attempts, and many other life experiences will resonate with readers who are likely to see themselves along the way. In spite of its serious subject matter, Ginger's positive, life-affirming outlook comes through loud and clear. Written with great heart and quite a bit of humor, Ginger normalizes issues and challenges millions of people face every day. A Little Closer to Home will broaden the conversation around mental health at a time we need it more than ever.
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            ISBN 9781368042000
            Publisher Disney Book Publishing Inc.
            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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            Computing: A Concise History
             

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

            • RRP: $35.00
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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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