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            Every Home Should Have One!
                

            Every Home Should Have One! (Hardback)

            By Moyle, Terry

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $53.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            Every Home Should Have One celebrates New Zealand appliance history. The revolutionary washing machine, radios, Irons and of course our High-Definition TV sets. They are all covered. Contains over 250 full-colour photographs, not only of the appliances but also how they featured... in a house setting. Fun extracts of classic advertisements and a lively and engaging narrative. The book will have a wide l appeal to New Zealanders who enjoy nostalgia, families wanting to show their grandkids what was on trend in their day, retro enthusiasts . Covers a 50 year period from 1938 to 1988 when New Zealand manufacturers such as Zip, Shacklock and Fisher & Paykel transformed our lives. Author Terry Moyle knows his stuff, he has spent many hours finding and photographing hundreds of appliances to bring this book to life
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            ISBN 9781869665586
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century

            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higgins, Tim

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $29.64
            • Save $8.36
            • In Stock At Publisher

            But Elon Musk likes a challenge.Tesla silenced their doubters early on by doing the impossible and creating a luxury electric sportscar, but now they face the biggest trial yet: delivering and manufacturing an affordable electric family car to the masses - the Tesla Model 3.

            ISBN 9780753554388
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids

            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $12.99
            • $9.74
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Read all about astonishing airplanes from the history of flight! Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spyplanes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, s...uch as Charles Lindburgh and Amelia Earhart, the black-and-white chapter book Flight is also packed with fun facts - did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles? Flight is part of the Mega Bites series, which uncovers the secrets of history, science, and the natural world. Investigate the most complicated thing in the universe - your Brain; then journey to the most mysterious as we dive into a Black Hole; and closer to home, marvel at the genius of the world's smartest Codebreakers! Whichever title you pick, you'll get the expert knowledge and fun facts you need on each topic, with every book packed with illustrations, fun stories, and anecdotes.
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            ISBN 9780241435953
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mega Bites
            Availability
            146 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            430 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids

            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids (Paperback)

            By O'Brien, Nicola; Catchpole, Heather

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $31.49
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            Introduces children to coding with illustrated step-by-step instructions for hands-on projects.

            ISBN 9781486312351
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Availability
            208 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand
              

            From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Toland, Janet

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
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            Information Technology Professionals New Zealand was founded in 1960 as the New Zealand Computer Society, Over its 60 year history ITP has made major contributions to the New Zealand tech sector; lobbying for the removal of software patents; improving education on digital technol...ogy; and leading debates on the benefits and potential dangers of developments in new technology To celebrate its diamond anniversary ITP has invited tech experts to reflect on the impact of digital technologies on New Zealand; from computer education, to DevOps, to privacy and cybersecurity, and data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside technical issues such as Agile and testing, authors discuss the changing nature of the digital workforce and consider how to improve diversity in the sector. These reflections are part of an ongoing project - contributions were also sought for ITP's 25th anniversary in 1985 and the 50th anniversary in 2010. Both collections are included here, together with a history of IYP itself
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            ISBN 9780473581756
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
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            Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age

            Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age (Paperback)

            By Bond, Amy

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Young witch Morgana loves robots and longs to attend robotics school in the city. But when she finally finds a way, she learns of a troubling secret hiding beneath its gleaming surface: a secret that threatens the balance of civilisation. Caught between two worlds, only Morgana h...as the power to find a solution ...
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            ISBN 9781912626526
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Availability
            353 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Cool Engineering: Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

            Cool Engineering: Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages (Hardback)

            By Jacoby, Jenny; Illustrated by Venn, Jem

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.93
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Inside this mega-jam-packed book are fact-tastic engineering timelines, drawing tips, information and experiments! From biographies of key engineers to learning about chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering.

            ISBN 9781843654728
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            127 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

            A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Standage, Tom

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            From the New York Times bestselling author and deputy editor of the Economist comes an illuminating, incisive, characteristically readable 5,500-year history of how transportation has shaped our civilisation. Tom Standage's surprising global histories have delighted readers and s...old over half a million copies worldwide. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology - personal transportation - and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, Standage moves through the eras of horsepower, trains, bicycles and cars, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in - from the geography of our cities, to our experience of time, to our notions of gender. Today, after the growth of ride-sharing and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and climate change create a unique opportunity to critically re-examine our relationship with how we travel. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns everyday myths about one of our most fundamental forms of technology, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes.
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            ISBN 9781526608314
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            951 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots
             

            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots (Hardback)

            By Darling, Kate

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $49.08
            • Save $0.92
            • Internationally sourced

            The robots are here. They make our cars, they deliver fast food, they mine the sea floor. And in the near-future their presence will increasingly enter our homes and workplaces - making human-robot interaction a frequent, everyday occurrence. What will this future look like? What... will define the relationship between humans and robots? Here Kate Darling, a world-renowned expert in robot ethics, shows that in order to understand the new robot world, we must first move beyond the idea that this technology will be something like us. Instead, she argues, we should look to our relationship with animals. Just as we have harnessed the power of animals to aid us in war and work, so too will robots supplement - rather than replace - our own skills and abilities. A deeply original analysis of our technological future and the ethical dilemmas that await us, The New Breed explains how the treatment of machines can reveal a new understanding of our own history, our own systems and how we relate - not just to non-humans, but also to each other.
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            ISBN 9780241352991
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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