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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions

            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions (Hardback)

            By Winston, Robert; Illustrated by Hawke, Jessamy

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            Meet the masterminds behind the greatest inventions in history and marvel at their achievements with this non-fiction book for kids written by Professor Robert Winston. Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star H...edy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. The stories are as unusual as they are unique. From Lizzie Magie, who came up with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old - the inventors of this book have all used buckets-full of creativity to find ways to improve our world. These groundbreaking inventions range from the very earliest discoveries, to modern-day breakthroughs in science, food, transport, technology, toys, and more. Each page is packed with jaw-dropping facts, with every inventor's achievements written as a story. Professor Robert Winston's beautiful descriptions of the inventors' lives are brought to life through stunning watercolour illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their designs. Incredible hand-painted diagrams reveal the intricacies of a robotic arm, the first plane, and the printing press, so that young readers can see close-up how these amazing machines work. The inventors come from all walks of life and parts of the world, making this the perfect book for every budding inventor.
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            ISBN 9780241412466
            Released AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST

            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST (Hardback)

            By Hodin, Rosanne

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            The Good Life meets My Family and Other Animals; timeless, funny and heartwarming memoir of life on a Cornish farm.

            ISBN 9781529303315
            Released AU 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released AU 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey

            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey (Hardback)

            By Morgan-Grenville, Roger

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            Two men decide to become beekeepers, learning about nature and about themselves in the process

            ISBN 9781785786051
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kantrowitz, Alex

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            At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They bu...ild advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.
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            ISBN 9780241459058
            Released AU 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 AU 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health
             

            Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pavlis, Robert

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            Soil Science for Gardeners is an easy-to-read, practical guide to the science behind a healthy soil ecosystem and thriving plants. The book debunks common myths, explains soil science basics, and provides the reader with the knowledge to create a personalized soil fertility impro...vement program for better plants.
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            ISBN 9780865719309
            Released AU 28 May 2020
            Publisher New Society Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series
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            Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

            Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing (Paperback, 1st edition)

            By Zubairy, M. Suhail

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            An introduction to the fascinating subject of quantum mechanics. Almost entirely algebra-based, this book is accessible to those with only a high school background in physics and mathematics. In addition to the foundations of quantum mechanics, it also provides an introduction to... the fields of quantum communication and quantum computing.
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            ISBN 9780198854234
            Released AU 21 May 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Age of Algorithms

            The Age of Algorithms (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abiteboul, Serge , Rocquencourt); Dowek, Gilles; Translated by Nelson, K-Rae

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            Algorithms have transformed our society, upsetting the concepts of work, property, government, even humanity. We rejoice that they make life easier, but fear that they will enslave us. Going beyond visions of good vs evil, this book takes a new look at our time, the Age of Algori...thms. Algorithms will be what we want them to be: it's up to us.
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            ISBN 9781108745420
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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