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            The Brain Fitness Book: Activities and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Active and Healthy
             

            The Brain Fitness Book: Activities and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Active and Healthy (Paperback)

            By Carter, Rita

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            How do you expand your brain's skills? How do you keep your brain working at its best as it ages? Bookshelves are full of writing by charismatic authors claiming they have found the answer, whether they are neuroscientists, psychologists, or mystics. The Brain Fitness Book looks ...at the well-established science, and recent scientific revelations, and offers a well-balanced, clear, and colourful practical guide to keeping your brain fit. First, it shows you how your brain works - explaining how memories are stored and recalled, for instance, and how different parts of your brain have different functions. It then gives you practical advice and a whole range of exercises to improve memory and mental agility and keep the brain working to its maximum potential. The book is packed with mental exercises and activities, featuring challenges from logic puzzles and visual reasoning to language learning and sensory exercises, stimulating as many parts of the brain as possible. As well as mental stimulation, the book highlights the role and importance of sleep, a healthy diet, and physical exercise. An agile, healthy brain is not only less prone to age-related decline, it can also conquer stress, anxiety, and the risk of depression. Keep challenging your mind in new ways with The Brain Fitness Book and maintain your brain.
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            ISBN 9780241470985
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide
             

            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunin, Elonka; Schmeh, Klaus

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            A practical guide by two world experts to solving encrypted messages from today and the past, of which there are tens of thousands, many of which remain unsolved. The guide is complemented by success stories and details of unsolved encryption mysteries.

            ISBN 9781472144218
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbour, Julian

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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            ISBN 9781847924735
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Infinite Game

            The Infinite Game (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sinek, Simon

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            The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explo...re how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.
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            ISBN 9780241385630
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Why do Buses Come in Threes?: The hidden mathematics of everyday life

            Why do Buses Come in Threes?: The hidden mathematics of everyday life (Hardback)

            By Eastaway, Rob; Wyndham, Jeremy

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            An entertaining guide to how maths is relevant to our everyday lives.

            ISBN 9781911622277
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Hardback)

            By Harford, Tim

            • RRP: $60.00
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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712245
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender
             

            x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender (Paperback, Main)

            By Cheng, Eugenia

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            From imaginary numbers to the fourth dimension and beyond, mathematics has always been about imagining things that seem impossible at first glance. In x+y, Eugenia Cheng draws on the insights of higher-dimensional mathematics to reveal a transformative new way of talking about th...e patriarchy, mansplaining and sexism: a way that empowers all of us to make the world a better place. Using precise mathematical reasoning to uncover everything from the sexist assumptions that make society a harder place for women to live to the limitations of science and statistics in helping us understand the link between gender and society, Cheng's analysis replaces confusion with clarity, brings original thinking to well worn arguments - and provides a radical, illuminating and liberating new way of thinking about the world and women's place in it.
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            ISBN 9781788160414
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241467930
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

            Seventeen Equations that Changed the World (Paperback, Main)

            By Stewart, Ian; Edited by Davey, John

            • RRP: $28.99
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            Examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. This book explores how Pythagoras' Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, ...and what is really going on with Schrodinger's cat.
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            ISBN 9781846685323
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2013
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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