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            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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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
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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well
             

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Hardback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Feb 20

            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379387
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

            • RRP: $40.00
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            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379394
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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            Autopia: The Future of Cars

            Autopia: The Future of Cars (Hardback, Main)

            By Bentley, Jon

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            The perfect gift for motoring and technology enthusiasts - a guide to the history and future of cars.

            ISBN 9781786496348
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Technology Works: The facts visually explained

            How Technology Works: The facts visually explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects... such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side. How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
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            ISBN 9780241356289
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization
             

            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Browne, John

            • RRP: $63.50
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            An impassioned defense of progress and innovation--and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne.

            ISBN 9781643132129
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Sir Ray; With Little, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860

            100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860 (Hardback)

            By Forty, Simon

            • RRP: $79.99
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            The Industrial Revolution changed our world in a way that few other events have: it changed the landscape with heavy industries using the plentiful supply of fossil fuels. It changed our lifestyles as urban life took over from rural. Wages brought freedom of travel and social mob...ility to many. The world of 1700 looked vastly different to that of 1800 as the foundations for the modern age were laid. Great Inventions of the Industrial Revolution celebrates the major inventions and projects of the period 1700-1860, a period when science and technology began to establish its role in modern life.
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            ISBN 9781785215667
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Computing: A Concise History
              

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

            • RRP: $34.50
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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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