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            Southern Nights
             

            Southern Nights (Hardback)

            By Arnold, Naomi

            • RRP: $65.00
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            "Covering eclipses, aurorae, comets and constellations, backyard observatories, traditional stargazers and world-class astrophotographers, this is the unique story of Te Whnau Mrama, our family of light - the night sky that glows above us all"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775541288
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $30.00
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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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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

            • RRP: $17.99
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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020
              

            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Nelson, Wendy

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 20

            The definitive and expert guide to the seaweeds of New Zealand's coastal waters.

            ISBN 9780995113602
            Published NZ 11 Mar 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

            Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fogg, Bj

            • RRP: $38.00
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            Instead we should start with quick wins - and embed new, tiny habits into our everyday routines. In the hugely anticipated Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg shows us how to change our lives for the better, one tiny habit at a time. Based on twenty years research and his experience coaching ov...er 40,000 people, it cracks the code of habit formation.
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            ISBN 9780753553237
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Murphy, Kate

            • RRP: $40.00
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            When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

            ISBN 9781787300965
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Meet the Planets
             

            Meet the Planets (Hardback)

            By Hart, Caryl; Illustrated by Woollvin, Bethan

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Zoooooooom! We're off on an exciting space adventure in our rocket to meet all the planets of the solar system. Join in with the rhymes and spot all the smiley-faced, friendly planets, from shimmering Saturn to mighty Mars. Little ones will have a blast (and be back in time for b...ed!) in this striking, read-aloud, story-led picture book. It's perfect for all would-be astronauts!
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            ISBN 9781408892992
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

            • RRP: $30.00
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            How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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            ISBN 9780099590088
            Released NZ 1 May 2015
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever

            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wagner, Lorenz

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            Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realize, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai. Doctors used to find one case of autism among every five thousand people. Today, according to a st...udy by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the ratio is one in fifty-eight. Scientists speak of an epidemic. Kai may be different, but he is not alone. Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child? He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind. If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.
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            ISBN 9781760529437
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals
             

            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Packed with mind-blowing facts and awesome illustrations, this brilliant book explores the weird and wonderful world of animals. Did you know the weight of one blue whale is the same as 32 Asian elephants? Can you believe that the quantity of sugary nectar a hummingbird needs to ...sip each day to keep its wings beating is equivalent to a human drinking 2,880 cans of fizzy drink! But it can't be true , you say. Yes, it really is! It Can't Be True!Animals brings you record-breaking facts, amazing true stories of heroic animals, and unbelievable animal activity that you can see for yourself. Eye-popping photos, and unique illustrations show you what the numbers mean, comparing the extraordinary with the familiar. From the coconut crab that grows bigger than a basketball to the ruppel vulture that soars higher than an aeroplane, this unique book for kids shows you what other books can only tell you. With stories across all the main animal groups - invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals - It Can't Be True! Animals is the perfect book for children who are curious about animals.
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            ISBN 9780241340684
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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