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            Instant Physics: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts

            Instant Physics: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts (Paperback)

            By Sparrow, Giles

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            Instant Physics pulls together all the pivotal physics knowledge and thought into one concise volume.

            ISBN 9781787394179
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters (Hardback)

            By Knoll, Andrew H.

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            For every Earth resident, an essential primer by Harvard's acclaimed geologist A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world's leading geologists.

            ISBN 9780062853912
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Blame My Brain: the Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed
             

            Blame My Brain: the Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Morgan, Nicola

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            Contrary to popular opinion, teenagers are not lazy, unpleasant - frankly, spotty - louts they occasionally appear to be. This book includes chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons be...hind addiction or depression.
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            ISBN 9781406346930
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany
             

            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Paperback)

            By Goodman, Jordan

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              1 Nov 21

            A bold new history of how botany and global plant collecting - centred at Kew Gardens and driven by Joseph Banks - transformed the earth.

            ISBN 9780007578863
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

            Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Hardback)

            By Ellenberg, Jordan

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            How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does disease spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analyzing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are questions... about geometry. Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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            ISBN 9780241413524
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds
              

            The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nordell, Jessica

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Discover how we can all work to end one of the most corrosive issues of our time: unconscious bias.

            ISBN 9781783788644
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future

            AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lee, Kai-Fu; Qiufan, Chen

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            In a groundbreaking blend of science and imagination, the former president of Google China and a leading writer of speculative fiction join forces to answer an urgent question: How will artificial intelligence change our world over the next twenty years? AI will be the defining i...ssue of the twenty-first century, but many people know little about it apart from visions of dystopian robots or flying cars. Though the term has been around for half a century, it is only now, Kai-Fu Lee argues, that AI is poised to upend our society, just as the arrival of technologies like electricity and smart phones did before it. In the past five years, AI has shown it can learn games like chess in mere hours-and beat humans every time. AI has surpassed humans in speech and object recognition, even outperforming radiologists in diagnosing lung cancer. AI is at a tipping point. What comes next? Within two decades, aspects of daily life may be unrecognizable. Humankind needs to wake up to AI, both its pathways and perils. In this provocative work that juxtaposes speculative storytelling and science, Lee, one of the world's leading AI experts, has teamed up with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to reveal how AI will trickle down into every aspect of our world by 2041. In ten gripping narratives that crisscross the globe, coupled with incisive analysis, Lee and Chen explore AI's challenges, as well as its potential to expand the possibilities of human life: - Ubiquitous AI that knows you better than you know yourself - Genetic fortune-telling that predicts risk of disease or even IQ - AI sensors that creates a fully contactless society in a future pandemic - Immersive personalized entertainment that challenges our notion of celebrity - Quantum computing, automated weapons, autonomous vehicles, and other leaps that eliminate some risks and create new ones By gazing toward a not-so-distant horizon, AI 2041 offers powerful insights and compelling storytelling for everyone interested in our col
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            ISBN 9780753559017
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'
             

            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' (Hardback)

            By Spitzer, Michael

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            From a world-leading musicologist comes a major new Big History, telling the extraordinary story of humankind's relationship with music across evolutionary time. 165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm. 66 million years ago was the first melody. 40 thousand years ago Homo s...apiens created the first musical instrument. Today music fills our lives: it is in our homes and on our streets. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Music is an overlooked part of our origin story. Here, the fascinating history of the musical human is told for the first time. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages - from Eminem to Mozart and back through the millenia - to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. Integrating insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer brings together the three great realms of music to render a global history of music on the widest possible canvas: music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects, birds and whales through apes, hominins, people and AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is situated at the crux of distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, widening, and sometimes closing, the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways. The Musical Human boldly puts the case that music is the most important thing we ever did; it is a fundamental part of what makes us human.
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            ISBN 9781526602763
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higham, Tom

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            50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, who occupied Europe, the Near East and parts of Eurasia; the enigmatic Homo floresiensis, or 'Hobbits', from the island of Flores; and Homo luzonesis..., found in the Philippines, and even more diminutive than the Hobbits at less than four feet high. And then there are the Denisovans, discovered thanks to cutting-edge science in 2010 in a cave in Siberia. At the forefront of this ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In The World Before Us he follows the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made and enabled us to be more accurate in our predictions about not just how long ago these other humans lived, but how they lived. The implications of these - and future - discoveries for us today are profound. We know which human groups today share which ancestors' genes, and the impact this has; for example, genes from Denisovans explain why some people cope better with living at high altitude, and Type 2 Diabetes may have been an evolutionary advantage for Neanderthals, who, in times of nutritional stress, may have needed to retain more blood sugar than their 21st century Homo sapiens-descendants. This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters.
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            ISBN 9780241440681
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
             

            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lembke, Dr Anna

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              9 Nov 21

            The New York Times bestselling psychology book on how to find contentment by keeping dopamine in check

            ISBN 9781472294128
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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