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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            772 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Pattern Seekers: A New Theory of Human Invention
             

            The Pattern Seekers: A New Theory of Human Invention (Hardback)

            By Baron-Cohen, Simon

            • RRP: $49.06
            • $49.06
            • Reprinting locally

            How can we explain the remarkable human capacity to create and innovate? Previous attempts at uncovering this unique ability have overlooked a big clue to our human nature, by looking at the typical population instead of shining a spotlight on those at the extreme. This book offe...rs a refreshing study on autism, giving a unique perspective on the evolution of human invention. By linking the remarkable history of this singular human trait with the underrepresented and often misunderstood image of an autistic person, socially isolated, obsessively spotting patterns and collecting facts, this book offers the unique chance to appreciate both autism and invention in a new light, and as causes for celebration.
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            ISBN 9780241242186
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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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
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
             

            Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wang, Xiaowei

            • RRP: $34.50
            • $26.73
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            From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world --

            ISBN 9780374538668
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fsg Originals X Logic
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            You're On Mute: 101 Tips to Add Zip to your Zoom

            You're On Mute: 101 Tips to Add Zip to your Zoom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoare, Jo

            • RRP: $14.99
            • $11.99
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            A hilarious guide to mastering virtual meetings and not embarrassing yourself online.

            ISBN 9780711263604
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            10 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
             

            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Musgrave, Toby

            • RRP: $28.99
            • $28.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King Ge...orge III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir Joseph Banks was integral to the English Enlightenment. Yet he has not received the recognition that his multifarious achievements deserve. In this engaging account, Toby Musgrave reveals the true extent of Banks's contributions to science and Britain. From an early age Banks pursued his passion for natural history through study and extensive travel, most famously on the HMS Endeavour. He went on to become a pivotal figure in the advancement of British scientific, economic, and colonial interests. With his enquiring, enterprising mind and extensive network of correspondents, Banks's reputation and influence were global. Drawing widely on Banks's writings, Musgrave sheds light on Banks's profound impact on British science and empire in an age of rapid advancement.
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            ISBN 9780300259209
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            The Knowledge Machine: How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science

            The Knowledge Machine: How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science (Hardback)

            By Strevens, Michael

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            To grasp how science has transformed our world in the modern era, we must ask two important questions: why is science so powerful? And why did we take so long to invent it - two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics? The Knowledge Machine's radical answ...er is that science calls on its practitioners to do something irrational: by wilfully ignoring theology, metaphysics and theoretical beauty - in essence, stripping all previous knowledge away - scientists channel unprecedented energy into observation and experiment. Like Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens or Thomas Kuhn's 1962 classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine overturns what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world.
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            ISBN 9780241205778
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            106 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide
             

            Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)

            By Lorge, Dr. Peter

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            A rich, wide-ranging and accessible introduction to over 2,000 years of history

            ISBN 9781786075789
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Beginner's Guides
            Availability
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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War
             

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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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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            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
            490 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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