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1001 Inventions That Changed the World
1001 Inventions That Changed the World
Have you ever wondered who came up with a staircase that moved, leading eventually to the creation of the escalator? The genius of some inventions is their simplicity: the paperclip, rivets, boomerangs. Many of the items, processes, concepts, medical firsts, and discoveries in this book are life-saving and life-enhancing: can you imagine a world without seat-belts, antibiotics, toothbrushes, traffic signals, or scissors?From the invention of the wheel in the fifth millennium BC to the development of the world wide web and the launch of the MP3 player, this engaging, accessible, and enlightening book reveals the origins and impact of everything from paper to the personal computer, and from penicillin to the contraceptive pill.The worlds of medicine, science, technology, industry, literature, and art have all influenced the way we live, but inventions are essentially human affairs. This book explores the fascinating stories behind the breakthroughs and traces the development of each invention from original concept to completion. 1001 Inventions That Changed The World is nothing less than an alternative history of the world through invention - a comprehensive study of human endeavour.

Title: 1001 Inventions That Changed the World
Author: CHALLONER JACK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/02/2018
Price: $45.00
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Imprint: Pier 9
Publisher: Murdoch Books
ISBN: 9781760523374
Available stock: 1
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21st Century Villa
21st Century Villa
Title: 21st Century Villa
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9789881506948
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Abandoned The Most Beautiful & Forgotten Places from Around the World
Abandoned The Most Beautiful & Forgotten Places from Around the World
From the empty magical theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie crumbling ruins and breath-taking views of deserted places, that offer us a window into past and capture our imagination. Abandoned showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon. More immersive than a museum and more human that a lecture, abandoned photography has given the world an exciting way to look at our history and the places we have long neglected.

Title: Abandoned The Most Beautiful & Forgotten Places from Around the World
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785035517
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Across the Arctic Ocean
Across the Arctic Ocean
On 21 February 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land, having attained the North Pole and crossed the frozen Arctic Ocean for the first time via its longest axis. It stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of all time. Illustrated with unpublished photographs and other personal materials from the Herbert archive, this exceptional photography book is a first-hand record of an astonishing journey one that with rising temperatures and Arctic ice melt will probably never be repeated. An impressive team of explorers and polar experts, including Wally Herberts daughter Kari, also provide their reflections and tributes to the expedition and to Wally Herbert, contributing to a remarkable visual and personal testimony of this historic event.

Title: Across the Arctic Ocean
Author: HERBERT WALLY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/09/2015
Price: $60.00
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Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500252147
Available stock: 2
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All City Writers
All City Writers
Title: All City Writers
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9782859800161
Available stock: 3
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Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio
Title: Andrea Palladio
Author: ULMER C
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $80.00
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ISBN: 9788870572155
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Antibiotic Resistance The End of Modern Medicine
Antibiotic Resistance The End of Modern Medicine
In ten years' time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be just a decade away. In this BWB Text, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and its threat to New Zealand. Wiles concludes that New Zealand must do more to protect the public from a future without antibiotics.

Title: Antibiotic Resistance The End of Modern Medicine
Author: WILES SIOUXSIE
Series: BWB Texts
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $15.00
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Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9780947518653
Available stock: 2
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Aquatica A Beginners Guide
Aquatica A Beginners Guide
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.

Title: Aquatica A Beginners Guide
Author: BALCHIN LANCE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2017
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Five Mile Press
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia
ISBN: 9781760404147
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Atlas of Untamed Places
Atlas of Untamed Places
In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows. Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world's most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jubuka rock. With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature's most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.

Title: Atlas of Untamed Places
Author: FITCH CHRIS
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/09/2017
Price: $45.00
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Imprint: Aurum Press
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781316771
Available stock: 1
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Atlas of Weaponry
Atlas of Weaponry
Title: Atlas of Weaponry
Author: LEWIS ET AL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $50.00
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Imprint: Chartwell Books Inc
ISBN: 9780785825951
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Beach Clubs
Beach Clubs
Title: Beach Clubs
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9788496936799
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Below Zero Adventures out in the Cold
Below Zero Adventures out in the Cold
From dog sledding to ice fishing to waterfall climbing to bandy, countless possibilities await beyond the crowded ski slope and traditional winter activities. Create the winter wonderland that you desire and crave. Colder temperatures invite a variety of unique ways to interact with nature. Dog sleighs and snowshoes facilitate movement across snowy plains for everyday icy life whilst ice motocross and figure skating provide a burst of adrenaline. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot where the sun shimmers off of a glittering frozen cliff or for an athletic alternative to the conventional ski slopes, Below Zero celebrates the search for cabins instead of offices and parkas instead of suit jackets. Through images of landscapes dusted in a powdery palette and depictions of cold weather athletics, any questions of what to do with a snow day are answered in Below Zero. This volume explores the brisk side of nature's beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.

Title: Below Zero Adventures out in the Cold
Author: GESTALTEN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/09/2017
Price: $120.00
RRP: $120.00
Imprint: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899556780
Available stock: 1
Price: $120.00