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            The Brain Fitness Book: Activities and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Active and Healthy

            The Brain Fitness Book: Activities and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Active and Healthy (Paperback)

            By Carter, Rita

            • RRP: $37.00
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            How do you expand your brain's skills? How do you keep your brain working at its best as it ages? Bookshelves are full of writing by charismatic authors claiming they have found the answer, whether they are neuroscientists, psychologists, or mystics. The Brain Fitness Book looks ...at the well-established science, and recent scientific revelations, and offers a well-balanced, clear, and colourful practical guide to keeping your brain fit. First, it shows you how your brain works - explaining how memories are stored and recalled, for instance, and how different parts of your brain have different functions. It then gives you practical advice and a whole range of exercises to improve memory and mental agility and keep the brain working to its maximum potential. The book is packed with mental exercises and activities, featuring challenges from logic puzzles and visual reasoning to language learning and sensory exercises, stimulating as many parts of the brain as possible. As well as mental stimulation, the book highlights the role and importance of sleep, a healthy diet, and physical exercise. An agile, healthy brain is not only less prone to age-related decline, it can also conquer stress, anxiety, and the risk of depression. Keep challenging your mind in new ways with The Brain Fitness Book and maintain your brain.
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            ISBN 9780241470985
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide

            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunin, Elonka; Schmeh, Klaus

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            A practical guide by two world experts to solving encrypted messages from today and the past, of which there are tens of thousands, many of which remain unsolved. The guide is complemented by success stories and details of unsolved encryption mysteries.

            ISBN 9781472144218
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbour, Julian

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            The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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            ISBN 9781847924735
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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            ISBN 9780241327234
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Hardback)

            By Harford, Tim

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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712245
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain
             

            Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain (Hardback)

            By Lindsay, Grace

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              4 May 21

            Grace Lindsay reveals the value of describing the machinery of neuroscience using the elegant language of mathematics.

            ISBN 9781472966421
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Weirdest Maths: At the Frontiers of Reason
             

            Weirdest Maths: At the Frontiers of Reason (Paperback)

            By Darling, David; Banerjee, Agnijo

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            The startlingly young genius and his professor delve into the rich and strange world of mathematics

            ISBN 9781786078056
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Quick(er) Calculations: How to add, subtract, multiply, square, and square root more swiftly
              

            Quick(er) Calculations: How to add, subtract, multiply, square, and square root more swiftly (Hardback, 1st edition)

            By Lipscombe, Trevor Davis

            • RRP: $41.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 May 21

            How fast can you calculate? Would you like to be faster? This book presents the time honored tricks and tips of calculation, from a fresh perspective, to boost the speed at which you can add - whether a couple of numbers, or columns so long an accountant may faint. Find out how t...o subtract, multiply, divide, and find square roots more quickly.
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            ISBN 9780198852650
            Released NZ 20 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)
             

            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) (Hardback)

            By Chivers, Tom; Chivers, David, QC

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 May 21

            A short, practical, timely guide to the tools you need to understand the numbers we read in the news everyday - and how we often get them wrong

            ISBN 9781474619967
            Released NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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