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            Invent it!

            Invent it! (Hardback)

            By Beattie, Rob

            • RRP: $18.99
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            A fun and informative guide for budding inventors, packed with the tools and tips needed to turnan inspired idea into the next great invention. Guides the reader through the full inventionprocess, from brainstorming, designing and prototyping, through to patenting, marketing, and... manufacturing.
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            ISBN 9781784937867
            Released AU 28 Jun 2017
            Publisher QED Publishing
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future

            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $34.99
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            From mechanical automata to modern-day androids and animal robots, this children's book for ages 9-11 covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Robotics is experiencing an explosion - with more than 45 million robots estimated to be in operation by 2019. Robotics an...d AI will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, and from service robots packing food to rescue robots finding people after a disaster. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing looks like. This kids' robot book showcases more than 100 robots, representing the latest and greatest innovations in AI through bright graphics and stunning photography. Tech panels present fascinating facts about each robot's design, production, and capability. The final chapter covers the future of robotics, and how kids of the not-too-distant future may have their very own android friends. Young readers will be riveted by the vibrant graphics, zesty colours, and mend-bending array of information that Robot provides.
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            ISBN 9780241346754
            Released AU 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 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

            • RRP: $29.99
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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 AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            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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            • Pub Date
              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 AU 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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            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Jelley, Nick

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Mar 20

            With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in ma...ny parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.
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            ISBN 9780198825401
            Released AU 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice

            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice (Hardback)

            By Heiney, Paul

            • RRP: $69.99
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            Sailing across an ocean needn't be just a fanciful dream. With this unique book it is a workable ambition, provided you have the right mindset. Drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Australia's Ocean Cruising Club, it gives un...matched access to the expertise that those planning to sail an ocean need to absorb. Personal accounts from highly experienced ocean sailors add colour and provide invaluable insights into real-life offshore cruising. Paul Heiney, himself a singlehanded ocean sailor, tackles every issue the would-be ocean sailor needs to consider: - Budgeting, including the type of boat you need - Good destinations and routes - Understanding weather patterns to make faster or easier passages - Pros and cons of singlehanded sailing, as well as sailing with families and children - Pros and cons of ocean sailing rallies - Important but often neglected issues: entertainment, swimming, fishing, cooking - Ways of keeping in touch with home - Dealing with practicalities from afar: mail, bills, prescriptions - Coping with problems that arise: equipment breakdowns, injuries, storms - How to readjust to life back on shore after the end of the voyage Successful, enjoyable ocean sailing is not just about mastering sailing skills, but about developing the right frame of mind to be comfortable and safe so far from shore. It will equip anyone thinking of sailing across an ocean with the level of self-reliance necessary to respond to anything that might happen, and ultimately help them find the confidence that will ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
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            ISBN 9781472955395
            Released AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build

            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Hardback)

            By Waldman, Jonathan

            • RRP: $45.00
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            A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive t...hemselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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            ISBN 9781501140594
            Released AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corn...er, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture! This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
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            ISBN 9780241379776
            Released AU 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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: $14.99
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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 AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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.

            • RRP: $16.99
            • $13.59
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            • Pub Date
              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 AU 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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