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            Entanglement
             

            Entanglement (Paperback)

            By Walpert, Bryan

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            A memory-impaired time traveller attempts to correct a tragic mistake he made in 1977 when, panicked, he abandoned his brother on a frozen lake in Baltimore.

            ISBN 9780995111080
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher Makaro Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Life in the Shallows: The wetlands of Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Life in the Shallows: The wetlands of Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Denyer, Karen; Peters, Monica

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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 22

            Rich and diverse but often unloved, Aotearoa's wetlands are the most vulnerable of our ecosystems. Only a tiny fraction of their original extent remains, and we continue to lose this vital habitat. The race is on to discover more about them while we still can.

            ISBN 9780995143128
            Published NZ 14 Jul 2022
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Pekapeka: New Zealand Bats
             

            Pekapeka: New Zealand Bats (Paperback)

            By Bell, Dave

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            A pictorial study of New Zealand bats, the only native terrestrial mammals found in New Zealand. Bringing to light their uniqueness, hardships faced and the important roles they play in New Zealand's ecosystems. Dedicated to the hardworking group of keen individuals and organisat...ions that are endeavouring to save our bats from extinction.
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            ISBN 9780473619268
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives
             

            Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pizzi, Romain

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            Anaesthetising a fish, x-raying a frog and hospitalising a walrus are all in a day's work for the world's wildest veterinarian.

            ISBN 9780008356750
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cats Work Like This

            Cats Work Like This (Hardback)

            By Thomas, David St John; St John Thomas, Gareth

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            Cats Work Like This gives a rare insight into the workings of cats' elusive minds, gleaned from the authors' two generations of watching their cats work. Learn what cats do while you sleep, what their eyes can tell you, and more in a scientific and emotional exploration of these ...puzzling creatures.
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            ISBN 9781925820751
            Published NZ 6 Apr 2022
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Extraordinary World of Birds

            The Extraordinary World of Birds (Hardback)

            By Lindo, David; Illustrated by McElfatrick, Claire

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            Enter the world of birds for an incredible journey through the skies, into trees, and even underground. Parrots, hummingbirds, eagles, and more swoop across the pages of this colourful bird book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos to help young nature enthusiasts le...arn all about the wonderful world of birds. From frozen ice-scapes to sweltering deserts, from prehistoric ancestors to amazing adaptations, they'll discover the surprising homes, relationships, and habits of our feathered friends. The Extraordinary World of Birds, written by the Urban Birder David Lindo and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, shows children just how amazing birds are, what they do for our planet, and how we can help to protect birds and their natural habitats. It includes bird families such as gamebirds, flightless birds, and perching birds, plus amazing facts on how birds talk to each other, what they eat, and how they are able to fly.
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            ISBN 9780241529058
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2022
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 5-8 years
            Series The Magic and Mystery of Nature
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            Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces

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

            By Winkless, Laurie

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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Upper World
             

            The Upper World (Paperback)

            By Fadugba, Femi

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            A game-changing thriller about two teenagers a generation apart, connected by one bullet with the power to devastate both of their lives. Get ready to reconsider everything you thought you knew about time . . . Esso is a teenager running out of time and into trouble. Accidentally... caught up in a gang war, he receives an unexpected gift- access to a world where he can see glimpses of the past and future. But now Esso has the devastating knowledge that the road he is on will eventually lead to the deaths of the people he loves most. A generation later, football prodigy Rhia is about to lose everything. When a man comes into her life claiming to know the key to time travel and asking for her help, she becomes obsessed with finding a way back to the past to save the parents she never got to meet . . . Two teenagers. Fifteen years. One chance to stop a bullet.
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            ISBN 9780241505618
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Upper World
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

            • RRP: $75.00
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            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeb...er and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780241402429
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
              

            The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lowe, Dave

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            His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the ...atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere.
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            ISBN 9781776564187
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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