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            The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World
             

            The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World (EPUB ebook)

            By Etmanski, Al

            <span >"This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us." -Michael J. Fox <span > This book reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped his...tory. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers ten lessons we can all learn from people with disabilities, illustrated with short, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories of one hundred individuals from twenty countries. Some are familiar, like Michael J. Fox, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Temple Grandin. Others deserve to be, like Evelyn Glennie, a virtuoso percussionist who is deaf-her mission is to teach the world to listen to improve communication and social cohesion. Or Aaron Philip, who has revolutionized the runway as the first disabled, trans woman of color to become a professional model. The time has come to recognize people with disabilities for who they really are: authoritative sources on creativity, love, sexuality, resistance, dealing with adversity, and living a good life.
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            ISBN 9781523087587
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Safety-II in Practice: Developing the Resilience Potentials
             

            Safety-II in Practice: Developing the Resilience Potentials (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hollnagel, Professor Erik

            • RRP: $65.99
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            Safety-I is defined as the freedom from unacceptable harm. The purpose of traditional safety management is therefore to find ways to ensure this freedom . But as socio-technical systems steadily have become larger and less tractable, this has become harder to do. Resilience engin...eering pointed out from the very beginning that resilient performance - an organisation s ability to function as required under expected and unexpected conditions alike required more than the prevention of incidents and accidents. This developed into a new interpretation of safety (Safety-II) and consequently a new form of safety management. Safety-II changes safety management from protective safety and a focus on how things can go wrong, to productive safety and a focus on how things can and do go well. For Safety-II, the aim is not just the elimination of hazards and the prevention of failures and malfunctions but also how best to develop an organisation s potentials for resilient performance the way it responds, monitors, learns, and anticipates. That requires models and methods that go beyond the Safety-I toolbox. This book introduces a comprehensive approach for the management of Safety-II, called the Resilience Assessment Grid (RAG). It explains the principles of the RAG and how it can be used to develop the resilience potentials. The RAG provides four sets of diagnostic and formative questions that can be tailored to any organisation. The questions are based on the principles of resilience engineering and backed by practical experience from several domains. Developing the Resilience Potentials is for both the safety professional and academic reader. For the professional, it presents a workable method (RAG) for the management of Safety-II, with a proven track record. For academic and student readers, the book is a concise and practical presentation of resilience engineering.
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            ISBN 9781138708921
            Released NZ 21 Jun 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

            Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levine, Yasha

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            An explosive, revisionist history of the dark past, and darker present of the internet.

            ISBN 9781785784781
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            CAD for the Workshop
              

            CAD for the Workshop (Hardback)

            By Hughes, Neill

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            Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. Whether you are new to using CAD or ready to try more advanced software, this title gives a thorough introduction to the technology and how to greatly enhance design and manufac...ture in the workshop.
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            ISBN 9781847975669
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2013
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Crowood Metalworking Guides
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            It's Never Too Late: Stories of People Who Changed the World in Later Life - Foreword by Michael Whitehall

            It's Never Too Late: Stories of People Who Changed the World in Later Life - Foreword by Michael Whitehall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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            A celebration of the extraordinary, brave, inventive and inspiring things that people have achieved in older age.

            ISBN 9781529316018
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

            Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet (Paperback)

            By Levine, Yasha

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            An explosive, revisionist history of the dark past, and darker present of the internet.

            ISBN 9781785785719
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            30-Second Great Inventions: 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute

            30-Second Great Inventions: 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)

            By Boyle, David

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            Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. Great Inventions in 30 Seconds looks at fifty of these groundbreaking innovations - great ideas that really ...did change the world. It covers a wide range, from early days (the wheel) through materials (the invention of steel, for example, or plastic) to communications (the alphabet, the printing press, the Worldwide Web) and the conveniences of (relatively) modern daily life (refrigeration, indoor plumbing, central heating). It's a sharp reminder that almost every aspect of life in the second decade of the 21st century is the result of someone's bright idea, - and one that they acted on to turn it into a viable invention. Along the way you'll learn all about the personalities behind the inventions: revealing and intriguing in equal measure.
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            ISBN 9781782409748
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 30 Second
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            Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
             

            Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (Hardback)

            By Eyal, Nir

            • RRP: $64.99
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            We're all distracted - on our commute, in our free time, at home and at work. We have an urge to do one thing, when in reality we should be focusing on something else. How do we do more of what we really want to do, and less of what we don't? In Indistractable Nir Eyal, the man w...ho revealed the hidden psychology used by some of the world's biggest companies to make their products addictive, presents a four-step guide for how we can beat technology addiction in our own lives. Too often technology is blamed as the source of the problem, when it is actually a symptom of a deeper issue: our desire to escape something we're not enjoying. Fixing our distractibility isn't a simple case of limiting our time with technology, but of identifying what we're really trying to escape. From mental exercises to identify the internal triggers that lead to distraction to learning how to deal with external triggers - chatty colleagues, endless notifications on our phones - this is an essential manual for overcoming distraction and leading more focused, fulfilling lives.
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            ISBN 9781526610225
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration
             

            Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration (Paperback, Special ed.)

            By Nolan-Brown, Patricia

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            Helps you learn simple steps to invention - and discover: how they rate on six crucial personality traits; creativity habits that spark invention; the power of tape-and-paper prototypes to refine their vision; how to navigate the ins and outs of licensing and patenting their prod...uct; and product enhancements that add years to shelf life.
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            ISBN 9780814432938
            Released NZ 13 Dec 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Agency/Distributed
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            The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

            The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age (Hardback)

            By Venkataraman, Bina

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            A former journalist and senior adviser in the Obama administration draws from her own experience, the stories she has reported from around the world, and research in biology, psychology, economics, archaeology, and beyond to identify the best ways to make decisions that benefit p...eople over time.
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            ISBN 9780735219472
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Prentice Hall
            Interest Age General Audience
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