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            Ripley's Believe It or Not! Weird True Facts
             

            Ripley's Believe It or Not! Weird True Facts (Hardback)

            By RIPLEY

            • RRP: $48.50
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            Did you know that there may be mini black holes passing through Earth every day? and IFL Science comes a book that will not only educate but entertain, giving a deeper approach to science and wonders of the world around us.

            ISBN 9781529125696
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines
             

            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines (Hardback)

            By Dyson, George

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

            ISBN 9781846147449
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tales from the Ant World
              

            Tales from the Ant World (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Edward O.

            • RRP: $57.50
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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 20

            Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants-from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.

            ISBN 9781631495564
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Aug 2020
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            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another
             

            The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (Hardback)

            By Ramirez, Ainissa

            • RRP: $59.50
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            In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us.

            ISBN 9780262043809
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Original)

            By Owen, Weldon

            • RRP: $39.99
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            There's a new movement afoot--a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. A collection of amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine will delight readers.

            ISBN 9781616283995
            Published NZ 5 Sep 2013
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
             

            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

            By Fawcett, Bill

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp...le math mistakes; Cold Fusion; and, Ford Pinto.
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            ISBN 9780061358432
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Computing: A Concise History
             

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

            • RRP: $44.99
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            A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

            ISBN 9780262517676
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character
              

            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Introduction by Gates, Bill; Edited by Leighton, Ralph

            • RRP: $34.50
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            The outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

            ISBN 9780393355628
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future

            Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future (Paperback)

            By Krumdieck, Susan

            • RRP: $104.00
            • $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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            The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: Ibm, the Cia, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer
             

            The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: Ibm, the Cia, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer (Hardback)

            By Secrest, Meryle

            • RRP: $63.99
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            The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.

            ISBN 9780451493651
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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