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            Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing

            Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing (Paperback)

            By McCulloch, Gretchen

            • RRP: $24.00
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            THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, a...nd what our online interactions reveal about who we are. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer 'LOL' or 'lol', why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread. 'McCulloch is such a disarming writer - lucid, friendly, unequivocally excited about her subject - that I began to marvel at the flexibility of the online language she describes, with its numerous shades of subtlety.' New York Times
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            ISBN 9781529112825
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain
             

            How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain (Paperback)

            By Dehaene, Stanislas

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            'Absorbing, mind-enlarging, studded with insights ... This could have significant real-world results' Sunday Times Humanity's greatest feat is our incredible ability to learn. Even in their first year, infants acquire language, visual and social knowledge at a rate that surpasses... the best supercomputers. But how, exactly, do our brains learn? In How We Learn, leading neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene delves into the psychological, neuronal, synaptic and molecular mechanisms of learning. Drawing on case studies of children who learned despite huge difficulty and trauma, he explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood. We can all enhance our learning and memory at any age and 'learn to learn' by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, cognitive psychology and education to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms - and even improve them - in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life.
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            ISBN 9780141989303
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Learn To Program With App Inventor

            Learn To Program With App Inventor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Logan, Lyra

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            A beginner-friendly guide to creating mobile apps for Android and iOS devices using MIT App Inventor. Provides instructions to make interactive video apps, games, an app that lets you text using voice recognition, and more --

            ISBN 9781593279684
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher No Starch Press,US
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            HTML, CSS and JavaScript in easy steps

            HTML, CSS and JavaScript in easy steps (Paperback)

            By McGrath, Mike

            • RRP: $50.50
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            A comprehensive guide to everything the reader will need to get to grips with HTML, CSS and JavaScript - all in easy steps!

            ISBN 9781840788785
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher In Easy Steps Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series In Easy Steps
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            94 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

            Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lavin, Talia

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            Fearless investigative journalist takes a deep dive into the dark world of online racist hatemongers - and shows us how we can fight back

            ISBN 9781913183943
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Practice
             

            The Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Godin, Seth

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            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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            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way
             

            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Learning to code has never been easier than with this innovative visual guide to computer programming for beginners. Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject may see...m daunting and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach. Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, function, and loop are all explained. The book also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on. Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to grips with coding.
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            ISBN 9780241358733
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart
             

            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart (Hardback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 20

            A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

            ISBN 9781529329254
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Android For Dummies
             

            Android For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)

            By Gookin, Dan

            • RRP: $56.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            This book focuses on Android technology for both phones and tablets. The difference between the two is slight, primarily that phones can place and receive phone calls, and tablets feature more screen real estate. Beyond that, both devices work identically. Indeed, the existing ti...tles featured a lot of overlap. As with previous titles, this book covers Android technology for a beginner or anyone who uses an Android mobile device and feels that the gizmo is getting the best of them. This book documents all the features of the Android phone and tablet, approaching them from the point of view of a smart person who is intimidated by the technology and baffled by the scant documentation and online support. All topics for the Android will be covered, from setup and configuration, to use of the phone features: texting, emailing, accessing the internet, maps, navigation, camera and video, synching with a PC, and expanding the device's potential with new software. As usual, humor is generously sprinkled throughout the text. The accessible and fun writing style provides relief but never gets in the way of the book's important content. The reader will end up keeping this book close, referring to it often as they explore the features of their Android phone or tablet. It covers all the updates to the OS through the latest version release. Updates include: Android 10, both the Google Pixel and Samsung versions All new screenshots and illustrations Privacy protection features Updated security and anti-virus features System-wide gesture navigation Android Auto (for cars) Night Light and Dark Mode Google Duo for video calling Playground camera features
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            ISBN 9781119711353
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
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            Head First C#, 4e
              

            Head First C#, 4e (Paperback)

            By Stellman, Andrew; Greene, Jennifer

            • RRP: $137.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            What will you learn from this book? For beginning programmers looking to learn C#, this practical guide provides a bright alternative to the legions of dull tutorials on this popular object-oriented language. Fun and highly visual, this introduction to C# will keep you engaged an...d entertained from first page to last. Head First C# guides you through the fundamentals and shows you how this language works to create user interfaces, databases, and more. You'll apply what you've learned in a series of hands-on labs. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First C# uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
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            ISBN 9781491976708
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
            Interest Age General Audience
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