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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots
             

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

            By Darling, Kate

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            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
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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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
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            Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency

            Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency (Hardback)

            By Calder, Barnabas

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            From the humblest Barratt home to the most spectacular ziggurat, buildings in every era and every place have been shaped by the energy available for their construction. In this utterly original and compelling guide, Barnabas Calder tells the history of architecture through the pr...ism of energy usage. We now have access to more energy than we could ever need, and so design buildings that go far beyond practicality. Calder explores what this means for our architecture, and surveys history's most influential architects and structures. In the age of sustainable design and impact reduction, The Story of Architecture offers a fresh and timely perspective on our buildings and the creative ingenuity we pour into them.
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            ISBN 9780241396735
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            Brainstorms and Mindfarts: The Best and Brightest, Dumbest and Dimmest Inventions in American History
             

            Brainstorms and Mindfarts: The Best and Brightest, Dumbest and Dimmest Inventions in American History (Hardback)

            By Downey, Jim; Connor, Tom

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            Brainstorms and Mindfarts delivers an informative, entertaining, and tongue-in-cheek guide to 100 of the best, worst, wackiest, brightest, and most bizarre inventions as submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, all the while letting you in on what the most successful and ...failed patents have in common and how great inventors view the world.
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            ISBN 9780762472444
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Running Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide
             

            Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)

            By Lorge, Dr. Peter

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            • Pub Date
              28 Sep 21

            A rich, wide-ranging and accessible introduction to over 2,000 years of history

            ISBN 9781786075789
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Beginner's Guides
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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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            Robots: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
             

            Robots: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Husbands, Phil

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              20 Jan 22

            Phil Husbands introduces the field of robotics, where it has come from, and where it might go in the future. Explaining the technology underlying robots and their capabilities today, he also considers both the ethical problems of robots with increasing intelligence, and the wider... socio-political challenges they create.
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            ISBN 9780198845393
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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            The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind
                

            The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

            By Fairbanks, Amanda M.

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              13 Oct 21
            ISBN 9781432890742
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2021
            Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Evolving Auckland
              

            Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

            Edited by La Roche, John

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            It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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            ISBN 9781927167038
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Wily Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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