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            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shellenberger, Michael

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            Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-create...d the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed billions of people are going to die, contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
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            ISBN 9780063074767
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture
             

            Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture (Hardback)

            By Li, Robin; Preface by Liu, Cixin

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The co-founder of Baidu explains how AI will transform human livelihood, from our economy and financial systems down to our daily lives.

            ISBN 9781510752993
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Betts, Jonathan; Observatory Greenwich, Royal

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            Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.

            ISBN 9781906367695
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Space: a children's encyclopedia

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is completely revised and updated for 2020, with new images and information to cover the latest developments in all things space-y. From Space travel and exploration, to the wonders of the Solar System such as the Moon and the Sun, and the mysteri...es of the Universe such as dark matter and black holes - this book covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets and have now left the Solar System, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art science laboratory orbiting Earth - as well as future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to work out the constellations and where to look for prominent stars and planets in the night sky, such as Venus and Mars, and how galaxies such as our Milky Way work and were formed. Part of a series of award-winning, best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.
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            ISBN 9780241426364
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Crochet the 12 birds of Christmas
             

            A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Crochet the 12 birds of Christmas (Hardback)

            By Lord, Kerry

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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            Taking inspiration from the famous Christmas carol, Kerry Lord, author of the Edward's Menagerie series and founder of TOFT yarns, has created this unique crochet collection.

            ISBN 9781911663263
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The New Farm: Contemporary Rural Architecture
             

            The New Farm: Contemporary Rural Architecture (Hardback)

            By Gregory, Daniel P.; Foreword by Abby, Rockefeller

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            The New Farm delves into fourteen farms across America, Europe and Australia to portray the reinvention of traditions for today's contemporary design and organic farming --

            ISBN 9781616898144
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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            Somebody Swallowed Stanley

            Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sarah; Illustrated by Peck, Hannah

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            Plastic bags don't belong in the sea! Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles... Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes... A powerful message about plastic p...ollution from environmental expert Sarah Roberts.
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            ISBN 9781407195100
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids

            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids (Paperback)

            By Catchpole, Heather; O'Brien, Nicola

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            Introduces children to coding with illustrated step-by-step instructions for hands-on projects.

            ISBN 9781486312351
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children
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            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond
             

            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Whitehouse, David

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            From the author of the acclaimed Apollo 11: The Inside Story - our next fifty years of space exploration.

            ISBN 9781785786464
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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