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            Tools For The Top Paddock
              

            Tools For The Top Paddock (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brisco, Kane; With Kilgallon, Steve

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 22

            Farmer Kane Brisco's tools for the physical and mental strains of life on the land. Taranaki farmer and podcaster Kane Brisco started his farmer support page, Farm Fit, to create awareness of the daily pressures on farmers in New Zealand. Kane says when you break down a farmer's ...day - the physical load, the mobility required and the long list of difficult decisions to make - the impact of farming on the body and mind is greatly underestimated. This book is about Kane's journey to address these struggles, and to explain how he's learnt become a better farmer by focusing on staying physically and mentally fit and healthy. It's also about what life on the land can teach the rest of us about resilience, acceptance and relieving stress and pressure.
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            ISBN 9781775542124
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand
               

            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Lester, Phil

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 22

            'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its knees within weeks of emergence. In Phil Lester's new book we dive deep into... the world of pestilence. We learn the stories of pests that are plants, animals and pathogens, and consider how we can manage their spread in Aotearoa and around the world. The human movement of diseases and pests has affected every corner of the globe, even Antarctica. We need effective management approaches that cause the least possible harm, especially as our population grows and we become increasingly connected. Lester explores the problems of international movement, methodologies designed to limit the unintentional introduction of species across borders, New Zealand's biosecurity legislation, the limits and possibilities of eradication as a goal, the means of population control, and the management of pathogens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illuminating this discussion are stories of cats on parachutes, angry hippos, cannibalistic cane toads, and a cook who unwittingly gave typhoid to at least 51 other people. Fascinating and lucidly written, Pests and Pestilence draws on many strands of history and science to ask how we can best manage the pathogens, animal and plant species that can do us harm.
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            ISBN 9781776920082
            Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
            Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
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            Leonardo da Vinci's Life of Invention
             

            Leonardo da Vinci's Life of Invention (Hardback)

            By Williams, Jake

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Immerse yourself in the world of the spellbinding genius of Leonardo da Vinci, master of art, architecture, engineering, mathematics and more. From his futuristic inventions to the breadth of his artistic skill, discover the fascinating life and legacy of the Renaissance man.

            ISBN 9781843654988
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Never Work with Animals
              

            Never Work with Animals (Hardback)

            By Steel, Gareth

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $30.39
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 22

            Gareth Steel wants you to understand vets in a way you never could have before.

            ISBN 9780008466589
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Navigation: Kupe & Cook: An Ocean in a Mind and a Mind on an Ocean
              

            Navigation: Kupe & Cook: An Ocean in a Mind and a Mind on an Ocean (Hardback)

            By Smith, Kingsley

            • RRP: $45.00
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            In Navigation: Kupe & Cook, Kingsley Smith traces the beginnings of travel by boat as man migrated out of Africa and arrived in Sahul: Australia-New Guinea, 50,000 years ago. He discusses the role of navigation in Literary societies, up to the voyages of Captain James Cook, and i...n Orality societies, especially those in Polynesia up to the time when Kupe made his voyage to Aotearoa. The genetic origins of the Taiwanese are revealed prior to their south-easterly migration into the Pacific. The skills developed navigating along major rivers aided the development of oceanic voyaging. Navigation also demands communication, writing and memory. Writing allowed the production of the earliest navigation books and maps in Literary societies and the materials and instruments for early navigation systems. The instruments used by Cook enabled precise latitude and longitude navigation, particularly the accurate chronometer. Without writing, the Orality societies developed intricate methods to aid memories of their navigation systems. Two Pacific navigation systems using different techniques are revealed, one is the oldest in the Pacific, the Vaeakau-Taumako system, the other is the Tahitian system, which uniquely allows latitude and longitude navigation using Rua and Ana stars and the Pou pillar of navigation.
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            ISBN 9780473509378
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Somebody Crunched Colin

            Somebody Crunched Colin (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sarah; Illustrated by Lewin, Hannah Jayne

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Sidney is no ordinary flower. Sidney smells appealing - just like the other flowers around him. The only trouble is, he crackles and crunches and flutters in the wind. Because Sidney is a crisps packet! A powerful message about plastic pollution and recycling from environmental e...xpert Sarah Roberts.
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            ISBN 9780702308321
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces

            Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Winkless, Laurie

            • RRP: $32.99
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            At the scale of atoms and molecules, things quite often like to stick together. But these tiny interactions don't just matter at the nanoscale; taken together, they produce some important larger-scale forces friction, for example. This force keeps our cars on the road, trains on ...the tracks and our feet on the ground; similarly, anything moving through water or air encounters drag, a force caused by the viscous nature of fluids. In other words, there's a lot of stickiness going on, all the time. But what do we actually know about the physics of stickiness? What's really going on? How has nature evolved to make use of it, and what technological advances has it enabled the human race to create? In Sticky, physicist Laurie Winkless brings the amazing world of surface science to the popular science market for the fist time. Using her characteristic fun and relaxed tone, she introduces readers to the glues, adhesives and textures that rule and improve stickiness to give plants and animals an advantage, as well as uncovering the physics behind our sense of touch. Sticky also shows how our understanding of slipperiness opened the door to high-speed flight and space travel, and asks why friction and other surface interactions can cause machinery to literally grind to a halt. This is fundamentally a materials science book, but it touches on topics as broad as medicine, robotics and geology. And, as we'll discover, there are still many great mysteries. By exploring the tiniest of interactions, Laurie Winkless shows how civilisation owes a great deal to our knowledge of the science of stickiness.
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            ISBN 9781472950840
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps: Updated for Android version 10

            Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps: Updated for Android version 10 (Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Vandome, Nick

            • RRP: $31.50
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            Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition is updated for Android version 10, and starts with a detailed look at the different versions of Android, and the range of models of phones that are available. It also explains the relationship with Google and the services that... can be used with an Android phone. The book looks at using the interface of an Android phone including: Using Home screens Organizing apps Viewing notifications Locking the phone Searching for items Accessing the range of Android settings Syncing with other Android Devices The book also covers all aspects of the standard communication functions that are now commonplace on smartphones: Making and receiving calls Making video calls Sending text messages Adding contacts Sending emails Browsing the web Android phones are excellent for a range of mobile entertainment, and the book shows how to listen to music, watch videos and read books. It also deals with taking and viewing photos so that you can use your Android phone as a replacement for a digital camera. Due to the range of versions of Android and models of phones, Android phones can sometimes appear a bit of a maze. However, Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition provides a clear guide to navigate through the issues and ensure that you can get the most out of your Android phone, whichever version it is.
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            ISBN 9781840789423
            Released NZ 10 Apr 2022
            Publisher In Easy Steps Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series In Easy Steps
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            Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Farming, Family and Delicious Recipes to Share
             

            Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Farming, Family and Delicious Recipes to Share (Hardback)

            By Owen, Amanda

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A fully illustrated book by Amanda Owen, star of Our Yorkshire Farm, giving an intimate view of life at Ravenseat for herself, husband Clive and their nine children.

            ISBN 9781529056853
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781035005604
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Electric Cars
             

            Electric Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Mr James

            • RRP: $23.45
            • $23.45
            • Internationally sourced

            An essential introduction to the surprisingly long history of the electric car, from the early pioneers, through to the first commercially viable models such as Tesla.

            ISBN 9781784424916
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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