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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Apocalypse How?: Technology and the Threat of Disaster

            Apocalypse How?: Technology and the Threat of Disaster (Hardback, Main)

            By Letwin, Oliver

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
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            An urgent and eye-opening examination of how technology is leaving society open to myriad catastrophic threats

            ISBN 9781786496867
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Sir Ray; With Little, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future

            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            From mechanical automata to modern-day androids and animal robots, this children's book for ages 9-11 covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Robotics is experiencing an explosion - with more than 45 million robots estimated to be in operation by 2019. Robotics an...d AI will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, and from service robots packing food to rescue robots finding people after a disaster. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing looks like. This kids' robot book showcases more than 100 robots, representing the latest and greatest innovations in AI through bright graphics and stunning photography. Tech panels present fascinating facts about each robot's design, production, and capability. The final chapter covers the future of robotics, and how kids of the not-too-distant future may have their very own android friends. Young readers will be riveted by the vibrant graphics, zesty colours, and mend-bending array of information that Robot provides.
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            ISBN 9780241346754
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Extraterrestrials

            Extraterrestrials (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roush, Wade

            • RRP: $47.99
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            Are we alone in the universe? If not, where is everybody? An engaging exploration of one of the most important unsolved problems in science.

            ISBN 9780262538435
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts

            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $13.49
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            This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it's for, how it's made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have f...ascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it waste but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there's a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that the ancient Egyptians used animal excrement in their medicine? That wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can't Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you'll never look at poo in the same way again!
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            ISBN 9780241381458
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Lab Girl
              

            Lab Girl (Hardback)

            By Jahren, Hope

            • RRP: $57.50
            • $46.00
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            An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see and think about the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three lab...oratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book might have been a revelatory treatise on plant life. Lab Girl is that, but it is also so much more. Because in it, Jahren also shares with us her inspiring life story, in prose that takes your breath away. Lab Girl is a book about work, about love, and about the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the things she's discovered in her lab, as well as how she got there; about her childhood--hours of unfettered play in her father's laboratory; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work with both the heart and the hands ; about a brilliant and wounded man named Bill, who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their adventurous, sometimes rogue research trips, which take them from the Midwest all across the United States and over the Atlantic, from the ever-light skies of the North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be the best she could, never allowing personal or professional obstacles to cloud her dedication to her work. Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her insights on nature enliven every page of this book. Lab Girl allows us to see with clear eyes the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal, and also the power within ourselves to face--with bravery and conviction--life's ultimate challenge: discovering who you are.
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            ISBN 9781101874936
            Released NZ 5 Apr 2016
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
              

            Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

            By McWhan, Denis

            • RRP: $108.99
            • $108.99
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            This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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            ISBN 9780199640270
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Robot Book

            Robot Book (Paperback)

            By Mercer, Bobby

            • RRP: $43.99
            • $35.19
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials. --

            ISBN 9781556524073
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Car Hacks: All you need to know in one concise manual
             

            Car Hacks: All you need to know in one concise manual (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Craig

            • RRP: $36.50
            • $32.85
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            • Internationally sourced

            All you need to know in one concise manual --Cover.

            ISBN 9781785216510
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Concise
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