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            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut

            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            Thinking Better is a celebration of the art of the short cut - and an encouragement to all of us, in our lives and maybe particularly in our business lives, to realise that thinking better is often more successful than working faster.

            ISBN 9780008393922
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Team Trouble!

            Team Trouble! (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie; Hartley, Dave; Illustrated by Vane, Mitch

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            Eddie Woo Super Sleuth is ready for action and mystery. With a mind for maths and a nose for adventure, he is about to skateboard into ... danger. When Eddie receives a cryptic message from Mr Appleby, a Woo family friend and resident of Sunny Side Aged Care, he is soon on a miss...ion to thwart the evil plans of smugglers. It's up to Eddie to crack the clues and improve his skateboarding so that he can enter the annual school Triple Threat Quest with his best friends Rusty and DT.
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            ISBN 9781760983000
            Published NZ 28 Jun 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children
            Series Whodunnit, Eddie Woo?
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            Time Out!

            Time Out! (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie; Black, Jess; Illustrated by Vane, Mitch

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            Eddie Woo Super Sleuth is ready for action and mystery. With a mind for maths and a nose for adventure, he is about to skateboard into ... danger. When Eddie uncovers a potential clue to a century's old treasure hunt, he and his friends Rusty and DT are soon hot on the trail of t...his long ago, hidden treasure. Eddie must crack clues, scale a lighthouse, discover a hidden cave behind a waterfall and navigate hidden tunnels to stop the treasure falling into the wrong hands.
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            ISBN 9781760982997
            Published NZ 28 Jun 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children
            Series Whodunnit, Eddie Woo?
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            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future
             

            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its ...globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check - because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, making their complete and rapid elimination unlikely. Vaclav Smil is neither a pessimist nor an optimist, he is a scientist; he is the world-leading expert on energy and an astonishing polymath. This is his magnum opus and is a continuation of his quest to make facts matter. Drawing on the latest science, including his own fascinating research, and tackling sources of misinformation head on - from Yuval Noah Harari to Noam Chomsky - ultimately Smil answers the most profound question of our age- are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead?
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            ISBN 9780241454398
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Geometry: A Very Short Introduction

            Geometry: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Dunajski, Maciej

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            This book provides a fresh modern introduction to geometry, an ancient branch of mathematics with important applications. It takes readers from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, to curved spaces, and the geometry of space-time inside a black hole, and outlines the role geom...etry plays in the broader context of science and art.
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            ISBN 9780199683680
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can maths help us predict the future? Charting the development of maths around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park, this book explores big questions like these and explains how the answers help us understand ...everything from patterns in nature to artificial intelligence. Written in clear English, The Maths Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about numbers. This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics offers insights into the maths behind world economies and espionage. But it also traces the history of maths, from ancient ideas such as magic squares and the abacus to modern cryptography, fractals, and the final proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics, The Maths Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're an avid student or just curious about maths.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity

            Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Padilla, Antonio

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            For particularly brilliant theoretical physicists like James Clerk Maxwell, Paul Dirac or Albert Einstein, the search for mathematical truths - via ever more mind-boggling numbers - led to strange new understandings of reality. But what are these mysterious numbers that explain t...he universe? In Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them, leading theoretical physicist and YouTube star Antonio Padilla takes us on an irreverent cosmic tour of nine of the most extraordinary numbers in physics. These include Graham's number, which is so large that if you thought about it in the wrong way, your head would collapse into a singularity; TREE(3), whose finite value could never be reached before the universe reset itself; and 10^{-120}, which measures the desperately unlikely balance of energy the universe needs to exist. . . Leading us down the rabbit hole to the inner workings of reality, Padilla demonstrates how these unusual numbers are the key to unlocking such mind-bending phenomena as black holes, entropy and the problem of the cosmological constant, which shows that our two best ways of understanding the universe contradict one another. Combining cutting-edge science with an entertaining cosmic quest, Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them is an electrifying, head-twisting guide to the most fundamental truths of the universe.
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            ISBN 9780241585580
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
             

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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              29 Nov 22

            In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that discovered vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, quack cures and conspiracy theori...zing? In Rationality, Pinker rejects the cynical cliche that humans are simply an irrational species. After all, we discovered the laws of nature, lengthened and enriched our lives and set the benchmarks for rationality itself. Instead, he explains, we think in ways that suit the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to take advantage of the powerful tools of reasoning we have built up over millennia- logic, critical thinking, probability, and decision-making under uncertainty. These tools are not a standard part of our educational curricula, and have never been presented clearly and entertainingly in a single book - until now. Rationality matters. It leads to better choices in our lives and in the public sphere, and is the ultimate driver of social justice and moral progress. Brimming with insight and humour, Rationality will enlighten, inspire and empower.
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            ISBN 9780141989860
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Biggest Number in the World: A Journey to the Edge of Mathematics

            The Biggest Number in the World: A Journey to the Edge of Mathematics (Paperback)

            By Darling, David; Banerjee, Agnijo

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            The weird and wonderful quest for unfathomably large numbers

            ISBN 9780861543052
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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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 stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to coordinates. 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 codes keep our secrets safe. 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 measuring a pyramid to predicting comets, from counting like the Babylonians to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were discovered and 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.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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