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            No.8 Re-charged: 202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand
              

            No.8 Re-charged: 202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Downs, David; Dickinson, Michelle

            • RRP: $45.00
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            "An entertaining look at New Zealands science and technology achievements. From Peter Beck, of Rocket Lab, to the local manufacture of dart boards (which lead the world really!), this book takes a look at our cutting edge technologies. Conventional wisdom says that a small, agric...ultural nation should trade only milk, logs and wool but technology is now the third largest export sector, and the breadth of work going on in our science, ICT and technology industries is world leading. Yes, in the past we split the atom, and that was rightly celebrated, but now there is a more contemporary story to tell, with a wider breadth of companies, people and ideas to inspire."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143771258
            Published AU 30 Oct 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
             

            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

            By Fawcett, Bill

            • RRP: $20.99
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            Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp...le math mistakes; Cold Fusion; and, Ford Pinto.
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            ISBN 9780061358432
            Released AU 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery
             

            The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery (Hardback)

            By Falk, Seb

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky. In this book, we walk the pat...h of medieval science with a real-life guide, a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk - inventor, astrologer, crusader - who was educated in England's grandest monastery and exiled to a clifftop priory. Following the traces of his life, we learn to see the natural world through Brother John's eyes: navigating by the stars, multiplying Roman numerals, curing disease, and telling the time with an astrolabe. We travel the length and breadth of England, from Saint Albans to Tynemouth, and venture far beyond the shores of Britain. On our way, we encounter a remarkable cast of characters: the clock-building English abbot with leprosy, the French craftsman-turned-spy, and the Persian polymath who founded the world's most advanced observatory. An enthralling story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man and an extraordinary time, The Light Ages conjures up a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.
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            ISBN 9780241374252
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

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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 AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Works

            Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Works (Hardback, UK ed.)

            By Da Vinci, Leonardo

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            Provides the reader with an insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures, Leonardo Da Vinci. Almost all of his work is presented in this volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks.

            ISBN 9780715324530
            Released AU 28 Apr 2006
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

            Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback)

            By Winchester, Simon

            • RRP: $24.99
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            SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.

            ISBN 9780008241780
            Released AU 2 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization
             

            Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Browne, John

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            An impassioned defense of progress and innovation--and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne.

            ISBN 9781643132129
            Released AU 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Ray; With Little, Paul

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published AU 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Genius of China

            The Genius of China (Hardback, New title)

            By Temple, Robert

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            Undisputed masters of invention and discovery, the ancient Chinese were the first to drill for oil, to discover the circulation of the blood and even to isolate sex hormones. From the suspension bridge and fishing reel, to the decimal system and grenades. China's contribution in ...engineering medicine, etc. helped inspire the West.
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            ISBN 9781740665339
            Published AU 1 Oct 2007
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            100 Great Icons
             

            100 Great Icons (Paperback)

            By Sheedy, Chris; Bond, Jenny

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $29.50
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            Who can say they have no emotional reaction when they think of a frisbee, or a teddy-bear, or a Harley-Davidson, or a Rubik's Cube? These are just a few of the stylish and cool products and brands that have captured the imagination and adoration of the general public, and in doin...g so, have risen to the realm of the icon.
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            ISBN 9781741665017
            Published AU 1 Nov 2006
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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