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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

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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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            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
              

            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baldwin, Cathy; King, Robin

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Apr 20

            Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a com...munity's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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            ISBN 9780367459024
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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            Glitch
             

            Glitch (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by Graley, Sarah

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            From comics rising star Sarah Graley, a fresh and funny middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl who must save a virtual world... and her own!

            ISBN 9781338174519
            Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Underland: A Deep Time Journey

            Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Hardback)

            By Macfarlane, Robert

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            The unmissable new book about the worlds beneath our feet - from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Packed with stories based in geography, h...istory, myth, gossip, legend, religion, geology and the natural world. Macfarlane's writing moves and enthrals' The Times on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks
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            ISBN 9780241143803
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Space Stations in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)
              

            Space Stations in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hirsch, Rebecca E.

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              1 Mar 20

            Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Construction of the International Space Station began in 1998, and since then people have been conducting cutting-edge science experiments in orbit. Explore the latest news about space stations with the help o...f augmented reality.
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            ISBN 9781541589469
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books (R) )
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            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)
              

            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hirsch, Rebecca E.

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              1 Mar 20

            Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. Robots and rovers can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality rea...ding experience.
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            ISBN 9781541589452
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books (R) )
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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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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

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

            By Wooldridge, Michael

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              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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            A Yorkshire Vet: The Next Chapter

            A Yorkshire Vet: The Next Chapter (Hardback)

            By Norton, Julian

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            A New Chapter with a Yorkshire Vet follows Julian's veterinary stories and amusing andecotes through his work as a mixed practice vet in North Yorkshire.

            ISBN 9781529378337
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
             

            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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