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            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers
              

            Inventor Lab: Projects for genius makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story
             

            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story (Hardback)

            By Hutchins, Graham

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden day...s, slow decline and recent resurgence.
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            ISBN 9781775593553
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Shearers
             

            The Shearers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Low, Ruth Entwistle

            • RRP: $45.00
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            "A colourful account of the men and women, past and present, who have committed their lives to shearing in New Zealand. Their voices - in their own words, often brutally honest reflections on what it is to be a shearer - are at the heart of this book: their training, their tools,... their camaraderie, and the gruelling, itinerant nature of the job. Old hands like Brian Snow Quinn, Tony Dobbs and Peter Casserly, and Peter and Elsie Lyon, as well as those newer to the scene, offer personal insights, often for the first time"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143771166
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Somebody Swallowed Stanley

            Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sarah; Illustrated by Peck, Hannah

            • RRP: $17.99
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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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            The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

            The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Urbina, Ian

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

            ISBN 9781847925862
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand
              

            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLauchlan, Gordon

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            • Pub Date
              10 Jan 20

            Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988538013
            Published NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

            Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eyal, Nir

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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 9781526610218
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Titanic Sisters
             

            The Titanic Sisters (Paperback, Main)

            By Falvey, Patricia

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            A novel of the Titanic, and its impact on one family in Ireland and America

            ISBN 9781786490643
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

            The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mitnick, Kevin D.; Vamosi, Robert; Foreword by Hypponen, Mikko

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            Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

            ISBN 9780316380522
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts

            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $17.99
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            This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it's for, how it's made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have f...ascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it waste but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there's a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that the ancient Egyptians used animal excrement in their medicine? That wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can't Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you'll never look at poo in the same way again!
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            ISBN 9780241381458
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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