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            Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning through Making
             

            Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning through Making (Hardback)

            By Ploszajski, Anna

            • RRP: $44.07
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            From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone into all kinds of shapes,... or know how it feels to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing. Author and material scientist Anna Ploszajski journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work. With knowledge accumulated over generations through hands-on trial and error, these experimenters and tinkerers understand the materiality of objects far better than any scientist with a textbook. Anna has the fresh perspective of someone at the forefront of the field. Each chapter centres around an everyday material and features Anna's accounts of learning from masters of their respective crafts. Along the way, she builds a fuller picture of materials and their place in society, as well as how they have intersected with her own life experiences - from land racing on American salt flats to swimming the English Channel. She visits a female blacksmith artist to see, hear, smell and strike steel herself, explores how working with one of the most primal of materials, clay, has brought about some of the most advanced technologies, and delves down to the atomic scale of glass to find out what makes it 'glassy'. Handmadeaffords us a new understanding of the materials we encounter every day and an appreciation for the skills needed to fashion them into objects that are perfectly formed for the jobs they do.
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            ISBN 9781472971074
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            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 (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 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 'He's a slayer of bullshit' David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics & Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
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            ISBN 9780241989692
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Slime: A Natural History
             

            Slime: A Natural History (Hardback)

            By Wedlich, Susanne; Translated by Turkoglu, Ayca

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            An original and revelatory exploration of the hidden world of slime - the substance upon which we and our world depend.

            ISBN 9781783786701
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Abbreviations Dictionary
             

            Abbreviations Dictionary (Paperback, 10th New edition)

            By Stahl, Dean A.; Landen, Karen

            • RRP: $141.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 22

            Published in 2001: Still a standard, best-selling reference after more than 40 years, the tenth edition of the Abbreviations Dictionary continues its tradition of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a classic.

            ISBN 9780367201944
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2022
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Mechanics of Materials For Dummies
             

            Mechanics of Materials For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Allen, James H.

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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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            Small Inventions that Made a Big Difference
             

            Small Inventions that Made a Big Difference (Hardback)

            By Pilcher, Helen

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            A look at small, seldom-noticed and apparently insignificant objects and inventions that have changed the world.

            ISBN 9781787397873
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Thermodynamics For Dummies
             

            Thermodynamics For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Pauken, Mike

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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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            Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers
             

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

            By Russell, Paul Anthony; Embleton, William

            • 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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            Forged by Farra: 150 Years
              

            Forged by Farra: 150 Years (Paperback)

            By Patterson, Rosemarie

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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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            Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition

            Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition (Paperback)

            By Pearce, Andrew

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A practical, visual resource for welding in farm, home, blacksmith, auto, or school workshops. Its 10 sections describe all the major types of welds before progressing into trickier methods

            ISBN 9781497100404
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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