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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems
               

            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Masters, Nicole

            • RRP: $50.99
            • $50.99
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            This book is for those wanting to create vibrant, profitable and healthy food production systems. For the Love of Soil was written to communicate the often complex and technical know-how of soil in more digestible terms, with case studies from regenerative farmers, growers and... ranchers in Australasia and North America. I reveal what inspired these land managers to shift their thinking and what have been the results from a process of restoring the soil-gut-microbiome. We'll also explore the principles and tools so you can take actions to regenerate your own soil resource, no matter the scale.
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            ISBN 9780578536729
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another
             

            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (Hardback)

            By Ramirez, Ainissa

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            In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us.

            ISBN 9780262043809
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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            Giant Molecules: From nylon to nanotubes
              

            Giant Molecules: From nylon to nanotubes (Paperback)

            By Gratzer, Walter

            • RRP: $48.99
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            Macromolecules are a fascinating group of molecules with some remarkable properties, many of which are only just being discovered and exploited by science. Walter Gratzer explores their history, structure, and properties: from DNA to polymers, to their cutting edge uses in nanoar...rays and biomimetics.
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            ISBN 9780199562138
            Released NZ 26 May 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Natural History Museum Book of Rocks & Minerals: A concise reference guide
              

            The Natural History Museum Book of Rocks & Minerals: A concise reference guide (Paperback)

            By Pellant, Chris; Pellant, Helen

            • RRP: $48.50
            • $48.50
            • Pub Date
              10 Sep 20

            A comprehensive, illustrated identification guide for beginners and serious collectors alike, featuring special colour photography of specimens held at the Natural History Museum, London.

            ISBN 9780565095055
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher The Natural History Museum
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 Sep 2020
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            The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table
             

            The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table (Paperback)

            By Kean, Sam

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputuation? This title provides answers, fusing science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, discovery a...nd alchemy, from the big bang through to the end of time.
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            ISBN 9780552777506
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2011
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rocks & Minerals
              

            Rocks & Minerals (Hardback)

            By Pellant, Chris

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to more than 500 rocks and minerals. Unearth a treasure trove of knowledge about the rocks and minerals beneath our feet - from their formation to collecting them. Make identification easy and accurate with this compact visual guide, pa...cked with photographs and details on formation, distinguishing features, and much more. Over 600 high-quality photographs capture the unique characteristics, colours, and attributes of more than 500 rocks and minerals. Each specimen's entry includes annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's distinguishing features, and concise details about its texture, origin, formation, and chemical composition to help identify it. Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, the introduction explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, what equipment is needed for specimen collection, and how to start and organize a collection. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and refer to the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.
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            ISBN 9780241435960
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series DK Handbooks
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            Explanatorium of Science
             

            Explanatorium of Science (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Winston, Robert

            • RRP: $48.00
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            The only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing ?photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work. Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why... some reactions go with a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers the bulbs in your home. Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe. Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.
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            ISBN 9780241359488
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Gemstones
             

            Gemstones (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Re-issue (PB, round corners))

            By Hall, Cally

            • RRP: $26.00
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            From Amber to Rubellite, this title helps to discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. It offers coverage that ranges from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashione...d and imitated through the ages.
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            ISBN 9781405357975
            Released NZ 27 Sep 2010
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series DK Handbooks
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            Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide
             

            Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition)

            By Post, Richard; Snyder, Chad; Houk, Clifford C.

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $44.99
            • Pub Date
              16 Sep 20

            Did you know that all of the elements in the known cosmos can be listed in a table on a single sheet of paper and that chemical combinations of those elements make up the thousands of substances that we interact with every day from space craft propulsion to the batteries in our e...lectric cars? That's chemistry. This book will help you to understand the concepts and principles of chemistry and chemical reactions in a manner that allows you to read a short section and then interact with that information in a way that will reinforce what you just learned in a step-by-step tutorial manner. It's designed so that you can learn the subject on your own at your own pace and is complete with self-tests and references for review. About the only requirement is some basic high school math. The book covers most of a typical college-level course in general chemistry and gently leads a student to deeper levels and concepts with practice, critical thinking, problem solving and self-assessment at every stage.
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            ISBN 9781119632566
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Wiley Self-Teaching Guides
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