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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

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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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            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

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            Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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            ISBN 9780241412725
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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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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            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Paperback)

            By George, Rose

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            Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surroundi...ng menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous.
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            ISBN 9781846276149
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop

            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Hardback, Main)

            By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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            Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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            ISBN 9781788160193
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
             

            SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From reproduction to respiration and enzymes to ecosystems, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring ...the science to life. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core biology topics, Super Simple Biology is the perfect accessible guide to biology for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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            ISBN 9780241390467
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series SuperSimple
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            SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
             

            SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, ?this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. ?Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the scienc...e to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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            ISBN 9780241390450
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series SuperSimple
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Robert Winston Science Squad Explains: Key science concepts made simple and fun
             

            Robert Winston Science Squad Explains: Key science concepts made simple and fun (Hardback)

            By Winston, Robert

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              2 Jul 20

            All aboard the STEAM train! The Science Squad is here to explain amazing facts about science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. Have you ever wondered what makes electricity? Or what's inside an atom? Or how high the Moon really is? Or what light is made of and why you nee...d it? Well now you can find out in a colourful, fact-packed and informative book that explains more than 100 key STEAM concepts in a really clear way that will appeal to kids aged 5 and above. Science is all around us, but often it is presented in a way that is difficult for children to comprehend - this fact-packed book is the perfect visual introduction to the key concepts that children need to know about all things STEAM. Each topic is explained using illustrated characters that represent science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. The five chapters in this book will be familiar to kids as they are places that they will have been to, such as school, the park, and the home. This is the second book in the Science Squad series, and is an essential read for young STEAM fanatics.
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            ISBN 9780241413876
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists

            Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ebner, Julia

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            By day, Julia Ebner works at a counter-extremism think tank, monitoring radical groups from the outside, but two years ago, she began to feel that she was only seeing half the picture. She needed to get inside the groups to truly understand them. So she decided to go undercover i...n her spare hours - late nights, holidays, weekends - adopting five different identities, and joining a dozen extremist groups from across the ideological spectrum. Her journey would take her from a Generation Identity global strategy meeting in a pub in Mayfair, to a Neo-Nazi Music Festival on the border of Germany and Poland. She would get relationship advice from `Trad Wives' and Jihadi Brides and hacking lessons from ISIS. She was in the channels when the alt-right began planning the lethal Charlottesville rally, and spent time in the networks that would radicalise the Christchurch terrorist. In Going Dark, Ebner takes the reader on a deeply compulsive, terrifying, illuminating journey into the darkest recesses of extremist thinking, exposing how closely we are surrounded by their fanatical ideology every day, the changing nature and practice of these groups, and what is being done to counter them.
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            ISBN 9781526616777
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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