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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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            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build
             

            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Hardback)

            By Waldman, Jonathan

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            A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive t...hemselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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            ISBN 9781501140594
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            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
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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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            Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
             

            Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future (EPUB ebook)

            By Vance, Ashlee

            "South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us al...l to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties. He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his techn
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            ISBN 9780753550663
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            Released NZ 21 May 2015
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Language (English)
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            No. 8 Re-wired: 202 New Zealand Inventions That Changed the World
             

            No. 8 Re-wired: 202 New Zealand Inventions That Changed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bridges, Jon; Downs, David

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            "A comprehensive, colourful treasury of New Zealand inventions - jam-packed with the stories behind 202 home-grown creations and the crafty people who dreamt them up ... account of Kiwi can-do, and a celebration of the No. 8 wire spirit on which New Zealand is built, it's also a ...revealing look at how innovation can power us into the future"--Publisher's information.
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            ISBN 9780143571957
            Published NZ 24 Sep 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            Breakthrough: how one teen innovator is changing the world
              

            Breakthrough: how one teen innovator is changing the world (EPUB ebook)

            By Andraka, Jack

            Teen scientist Jack Andraka chronicles his development of an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his own personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying. Includes hands-on science experiments. --From publisher de...scription.
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            ISBN 9781925307207
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            Released NZ 27 May 2015
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            They Changed The World: Bell, Edison And Tesla

            They Changed The World: Bell, Edison And Tesla (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Helfand, Lewis; Illustrated by Kumar, Naresh

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            Three lives, one epic story. Find out how Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla changed the world we live in forever! Three men, three great minds and three completely different approaches to science. Find out how these men tamed the forces of science in order to ...share its power with the world. As their paths cross, a rivalry grows. The men who revolutionized the fields of light, sound and vision compete with each other to become the leading genius of the age.
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            ISBN 9789380741871
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2014
            Publisher CAMPFIRE
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Campfire Heroes
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            Stories of Inventors: The Adventures of Inventors and Engineers
             

            Stories of Inventors: The Adventures of Inventors and Engineers (EPUB ebook)

            By Doubleday, Russell

            There are many thrilling incidents - all the more attractive because of their truth - in the study, the trials, the disappointments, the obstacles overcome, and the final triumph of the successful inventor. Every great invention, afterward marvelled at, was first derided. Each gr...eat inventor, after solving problems in mechanics or chemistry, had to face the jeers of the incredulous. The trials and dangers of the builders of the submarine; the triumphant thrill of the inventor who hears for the first time the vibration of the long-distance message through the air; the daring and tension of the engineer who drives a locomotive at one hundred miles an hour - these are the true stories of great inventors.
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            ISBN 9781775412557
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            Released NZ 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher The Floating Press
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            A Beginner's Guide To Circuits: Nine Simple Projects with Lights, Sounds, and More!
             

            A Beginner's Guide To Circuits: Nine Simple Projects with Lights, Sounds, and More! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dahl, Oyvind Nydal

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            Teaches core circuit concepts through nine graded electronics projects with complete instructions and photo references --

            ISBN 9781593279042
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher No Starch Press,US
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rocket Boys: A Memoir
             

            Rocket Boys: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Hickam, Homer

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            With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true. 8-page photo insert.

            ISBN 9780385333214
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2007
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Coalwood
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