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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Jelley, Nick

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            With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in ma...ny parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.
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            ISBN 9780198825401
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Underland: A Deep Time Journey

            Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)

            By Macfarlane, Robert

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            The unmissable new book about the worlds beneath our feet - from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Packed with stories based in geography, h...istory, myth, gossip, legend, religion, geology and the natural world. Macfarlane's writing moves and enthrals' The Times on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks
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            ISBN 9780241143803
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

            Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 (Paperback)

            By Griswold, Eliza

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            Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, Amity and Prosperity is a powerful and beautifully-written story of the energy boom's impact on a small town in the United States - and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist

            ISBN 9781472268723
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2
             

            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2 (Paperback, 6th edition)

            By Pethebridge, Keith; Neeson, Ian

            Takes a practical approach to the recommended practices outlined by the Standards Board using figures as visual tools for learning and teaching. Supplies electrial trades professionals with up-to-date references to incorporate the new Standards into paractice.

            ISBN 9780074710531
            Published NZ 16 Dec 2001
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Fukushima

            Fukushima (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Willacy, Mark

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            On 11 March 2011, Japan was rocked by the most violent earthquake in her history and one of the largest ever recorded. The quake itself was just the start of a chain of disastrous events, creating a massive tsunami that slammed the shores of north eastern Japan.

            ISBN 9781742612959
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
               

            The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Kamkwamba, William

            NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURED DIRECTED BY AND STARRING CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX

            ISBN 9780007351923
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future

            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future (Paperback)

            By Krumdieck, Susan

            • RRP: $104.00
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            Engineering Transition: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for ...organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.
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            ISBN 9780367341268
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Radio Girl
              

            Radio Girl (EPUB ebook)

            By Dufty, David

            All around Australia, former WRANs and navy men regard the woman they know as Mrs Mac with a level of reverence usually reserved for saints. Yet today no-one has any idea of who she was and how she rescued Australia's communication systems in World War II.

            ISBN 9781760874162
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            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Fossil Fuels
              

            Fossil Fuels (PDF ebook – New ed.)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources which form over millions of years. Global reserves are being depleted faster than new ones are being made. Aside from diminishing availability and rising costs, the production and use of fossil fuels raises environmental concerns. As a maj...or producer of coal, oil and gas, Australia is heavily reliant on fossil fuels, which have underpinned Australia's energy and industrial sectors for the past century. Growing household energy consumption is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, particularly because of Australia's reliance on coal for electricity generation. While coal and gas are the lowest cost fuel sources for electricity in Australia, they have much higher greenhouse gas emissions than renewable energy sources. What steps is Australia taking to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increase energy efficiency and sustainability? This book examines Australia's non-renewable and renewable energy resources and production, and energy consumption and costs. What is the controversial role of coal seam gas in our energy mix? Will 'peak oil' force the globe to eventually adapt to petroleum-free alternatives such as hydrogen for transport fuel? What is the future of fossil fuels, and how is Australia going to power itself through to the next century? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781922084156
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            Language en
            Published NZ 29 Apr 2013
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Issues in Society
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