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            The Practice

            The Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Godin, Seth

            • RRP: $37.00
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            For any artist, entrepreneur, or visionary who feels stuck, Seth Godin has a simple answer: commit to the practice. In this revolutionary little book, Seth Godin will turn your assumptions about the creative process upside down and help you to look at the world from a different a...ngle. You will recognize your work for what it is: an act of generosity and a way to make change, as well as what it can never be, something that will make everyone happy. The Practice will help you dance with your fear, take the risks worth taking and embrace the empathy required to make work that connects with others. This breakthrough book will show you a path forward, encourage intent in every facet of your work and help you seek out constraints. You'll walk away with practical strategies for overpowering the naysayers, radically trusting your own voice and finally doing the work you were put on this earth to do.
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            ISBN 9780241470046
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
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            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $48.00
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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and... inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'Vaclav Smil has led a 30-year career of interdisciplinary contrarianism, writing hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of books attacking sacred cows of Western environmental and geopolitical thought' Foreign Po
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            ISBN 9780241454411
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mechanics of Materials For Dummies
             

            Mechanics of Materials For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Allen, James H.

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Engineering mechanics is the discipline devoted to the solution of mechanics problems through the integrated application of mathematical, scientific and engineering principles.

            ISBN 9780470942734
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Thermodynamics For Dummies
             

            Thermodynamics For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Pauken, Mike

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Thermodynamics For Dummies provides support in easily-understood language for students seeking additional help with thermodynamics and related fields.

            ISBN 9781118002919
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Forged by Farra: 150 Years
              

            Forged by Farra: 150 Years (Paperback)

            By Patterson, Rosemarie

            • RRP: $5.99
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            This is the story of how Farra Engineering came to be a modern and diverse engineering company, with a national and international focus. Farra is based in Dunedin

            ISBN 453276
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2013
            Publisher Misc Pub
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            Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers
             

            Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers (Paperback)

            By Russell, Paul Anthony

            • RRP: $85.00
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            The object of this book is to prepare students for the 'Mechanics and hydromechanics' part of the Certificates of Competency for marine engineering officers, issued by flag state administrations --Preface.

            ISBN 9781472910561
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series
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            The Auckland Society of Model Engineers 1926-2012
              

            The Auckland Society of Model Engineers 1926-2012 (Paperback)

            By Lane, Murray

            • RRP: $130.99
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            A very detailed history of the Auckland Society of Model Engineers club over the time line of 1926 to 2012

            ISBN 9780473532864
            Published NZ 2 Oct 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Living Construction
             

            Living Construction (Paperback)

            By Dade-Robertson, Martyn

            • RRP: $58.99
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            Modern bio-technologies give us unprecedented control of the fundamental building blocks of life. For designers, across a range of disciplines, emerging fields such as synthetic biology offer the promise of new sustainable materials and structures which may be grown, are self-ass...embling, are self-healing and adaptable to change. While there is a thriving speculative discourse on the future of design in the age of biotechnology there are few realised design applications. This book, the first in the Bio Design series, acts as a bridge between design speculation and scientific reality, and between contemporary design thinking, in areas such as architecture, product design and fashion design, and the traditional engineering approaches which currently dominate bio technologies. Filled with real examples, Living Construction reveals how living cells construct and transform materials through methods of fabrication and assembly at multiple scales, and how designers can utilise these processes.
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            ISBN 9781138363038
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bio Design
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            How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
             

            How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hu, David

            • RRP: $49.50
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            Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls take...s readers on a wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. Fr
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            ISBN 9780691204161
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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