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Our range of technology books is focused on engineering, agriculture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering and will help you learn more about the technological advancements of the world.

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Engineering, Technology & Agriculture Books

  • We Love Sonic!

    Jane Kent

    Product Code: BYXYR
    Paperback
    This is your one-stop source for all Sonic facts, figures and fun, with reviews and info on Sonic games, TV shows, characters and much more. There's a countdown of the top 20 Sonic games, profiles of Sonic, Tails and their friends and foes, and loads of info on the best Sonic TV shows too. Plus there are tons of tips, tricks and secrets on how to ace your favourite Sonic games, and special features on the history of the character and his world. No Sonic the Hedgehog fan should be without this fantastic unofficial celebration book.
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  • Look Inside Food

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: ANLOF
    Hardback 5 years +
    From farm to fork, this Usborne book reveals where food comes from, what's in it and how it affects our bodies.

    It traces all the stages of food production with engaging text and eye-catching artwork.
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  • Space: 10 Things You Should Know

    Rebecca Smethurst

    Product Code: BZNAH
    Hardback
    'Bite-sized, cutting edge science delivered with enormous enthusiasm - all you need to travel the cosmos' CHRIS LINTOTT 'A lot of astrophysics is packed into this neat little book . . . I guarantee you will come away knowing your dark matter from your supermassive black holes' JIM AL-KHALILI This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe. Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through the galaxies, explaining the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang, presenting the evidence as to whether we really are alone, illuminating what we still don't know, and much more besides. If you have big questions about Space, this book will provide you with the answers in an engaging and succinct way.
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  • Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    Product Code: BUQHM
    Paperback
    Winner of the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award 2018, Bad Blood is a riveting tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold premises of Silicon Valley.

    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at around $4.7 billion. But there was just one problem: the technology didn't work.

    Soon to be adapted into a film, Bad Blood is the full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.
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  • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition - WJEC Eduqas Revision Guide

    CGP Books

    Product Code: BVBQP
    Paperback
    This CGP Revision Guide is packed with superb study notes for WJEC Eduqas Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition. Each topic is explained in CGP's clear, friendly style, including all the food science students will need to understand. There's also a section covering practical skills, plus plenty of in-depth advice for the exams and other assessments. Practice questions (with answers) are also included for each topic - and for even more exam-style practice, a matching CGP Exam Practice Workbook (9781782946533) is also available.
  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition All-in-One Revision and Practice

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BTZSO
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Food preparation and nutrition First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
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  • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Design & Technology AQA Revision Question Cards

    CGP Books

    Product Code: CCAEI
    Other
    To really put your GCSE Design & Technology knowledge to the test, try these fantastic CGP Revision Question Cards! There are 95 cards in the pack, covering every Grade 9-1 AQA topic. Each one starts off with quick questions to warm you up, followed by harder questions to get your brain into top gear. Questions cover core technical principles, specialist technical principles and designing and making principles. Amazing! Flip the card over and you'll find full answers to each question, carefully written to help you understand everything you need to know. Plus, there's a revision tip on each card! You'll find study notes for the whole course in CGP's AQA GCSE Design & Technology Revision Guide (9781782947523).
  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    Adam Higginbotham

    Product Code: CBJLG
    Paperback
    --THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-- 'An invaluable contribution to history.' Serhii Plokhy, Evening Standard 'Tells the story of the disaster and its gruesome aftermath with thriller-like flair. Midnight in Chernobyl is wonderful and chilling ... written with skill and passion.' Luke Harding, The Observer 'Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying... every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.' The New York Times The story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, this book makes for a masterful non-fiction thriller. Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens, but all of humanity. It is a story that has long remained in dispute, clouded from the beginning in secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation. Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history's worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will - lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats - remain not just vital but necessary. Now, Higginbotham brings us closer to the truth behind this colossal tragedy.
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  • Manmade Wonders of the World

    DK

    Product Code: CAXJE
    Hardback
    Discover and explore the most incredible buildings and other structures ever built by humans. From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the World plots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity." By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed. Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.
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  • You Can Code

    Kevin Pettman

    Product Code: BYWFO
    Paperback
    Want to make cool apps and games, but don't know where to start? This straightforward guide gives you everything you need to start making your own fun programs, using simple step-by-step guides. Learn the programming languages Scratch and Python to create games, animations, utilities and more. You don't need to know a single thing about coding to get stuck in! This book takes the complexity out of coding and makes it simple for anyone to create fun and useful projects in code. Starting with the complete basics, the course takes the reader through the building blocks of code with Scratch, the simple and colourful visual language that's perfect for learners. Once readers can make their own games and projects in Scratch, they can learn all about Python, a slightly more advanced language that offers a huge amount of flexibility and control. The book includes simple, step-by-step instructions for brilliant projects, teaching essential skills, so readers can learn while they create.
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  • There Is No Planet B

    Mike Berners-Lee (Lancaster Un

    Product Code: BYMTK
    Paperback
    Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do? Fortunately, Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is practical and even enjoyable. There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you'll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you - and then make you laugh. And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this - our only - planet.
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  • The Commercial Pilot's Licence

    Anneli Christian-Phillips

    Product Code: BCQHZ
    Paperback
    Many of those embarking, or considering embarking, on commercial pilot's training have little idea of what they will have to do, as far as flying training is concerned, to get the licence. The "Commercial Pilot's Licence" aim to dispel some common misconceptions and to tell you in an easy and user-friendly way what you need to know to get a JAA CPL and become a better pilot. Much of the literature available to CPL students has much to say about what you will have to fly but not how to fly it. This book, by contrast, offers real practical advice on the lesson content and how to fly the manoeuvres, rather than just a list of what you are expected to know at the end of it.
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  • The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy

    Robert Llewellyn

    Product Code: CDGRB
    Hardback
    Did you know that the carbon impact of producing ten cheeseburgers is the same as one passenger travelling 167 miles on a London bus? Or that high levels of air pollution lead to over 40,000 premature deaths and 6 million sick days each year? But maybe the future isn't as bleak as it seems. What if we told you that by turning down your thermostat by one degree, you could save 320 kg of carbon dioxide annually? And that renewables are already generating a sizeable amount of energy around the world each year? In The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy, experts from around the globe explore how sustainable technology - everything from solar panels to wind turbines and electric vehicles - is getting cheaper, more effective and more available, and how by making everyday changes, we could see the 'big switch' in the coming decade. Presenting the latest innovations in the renewable energy and automotive industries, this book busts myths, provides suggestions and solutions for how to go green, explores how countries around the world are already improving the quality of life of their residents, and looks at where clean energy will take us next.
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  • You're Not Listening

    Kate Murphy

    Product Code: CDGCV
    Hardback
    *Featured in Stylist's guide to 2020's best non-fiction books* When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever At work, we're taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We're not listening. And no one is listening to us Now more than ever, we need to listen to those around us. New York Times contributor Kate Murphy draws on countless conversations she has had with everyone from priests to CIA interrogators, focus group moderators to bartenders, her great-great aunt to her friend's toddler, to show how only by listening well can we truly connect with others. Listening has the potential to transform our relationships and our working lives, improve our self-knowledge, and increase our creativity and happiness. While it may take some effort, it's a skill that can be learnt and perfected. When all we crave is to understand and be understood, You're Not Listening shows us how.
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  • How To Be An F1 Driver

    Jenson Button

    Product Code: CBWAQ
    Hardback
    AUTHOR OF SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, LIFE TO THE LIMIT In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top. Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind-spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice. But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. HTBAF1D (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.
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  • Robot memory game

    Mieke Gerritzen

    Product Code: CCMCP
    Other
    Robot Memory Game gives an overview of the many areas robots appear in our society. All robot domains will get a description to explain the robot on the latest developments and reason they exist. The introduction faces the position of the robot in our human environment. All memory sets will contain two different examples.
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  • Make - Volume 68

    Mike Senese

    Product Code: CCJCN
    Paperback
    In this issue of Make: we break down the latest trends in the world of microcontrollers and single board computers with the latest from Arduino, Google, Particle, and more. You'll also learn how FPGAs will change the way you prototype with our skill builder on using these ultra-configurable devices. And don't miss the 2019 edition of the "Make: Guide to Boards" special pullout -- compare specs for more than 70 boards to find the perfect one for any endeavor! Plus, 23 projects: Build a mesh-networked mob of R/C car swarmbots Add a full-sheet vertical Maslow CNC to even the tightest shop Get nonstop running water at the beach for boats, castles, and water fights Personalize a crafty glass block as a night light or custom gift And more!
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  • Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition

    Michael Miller

    Product Code: CBYTB
    Paperback
    Updated for the Latest Windows 10 2019 This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the Windows 10 operating system. Make the most of your Windows 10 notebook or desktop computer-without becoming a technical expert! This is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: Set up your computer and use the Windows 10 Start menu and desktop Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn Use Windows 10's built-in apps-and find great new apps in the Windows Store Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup Connect to a home wireless network or public Wi-Fi hotspot Go online to shop and sell-and smart search with Microsoft Cortana (R) Get work done quickly with Microsoft Office Organize, view, and share photos Listen to streaming music with Pandora and Spotify Watch streaming movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and more Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam Keep your system running reliably at top speed
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  • Indistractable

    Nir Eyal

    Product Code: CBHPR
    Hardback
    'A must-read' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck `This book is brilliant' Matt Haig, author of Notes on a Nervous Planet We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away? In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal shows what life could look like if you followed through on your intentions. Instead of suggesting a digital detox, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction, and teaches you how to make pacts with yourself to keep your brain on track. Indistractable is a guide to making decisions and seeing them through. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.
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  • Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

    Rebel Girls

    Product Code: CBRWD
    Hardback
    In Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Ada uses her incredible imagination to dream up technology that could have jump-started the digital age nearly two hundred years ago. In fact, she writes what will become the world's first programming language. As a child, Ada is curious about everything. She is obsessed with machines and creatures that fly, even going so far as to write her own book about them called "Flyology." Along with her cat, Mistress Puff, Ada gets into all sorts of trouble. According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild and her imagination could benefit from some discipline, so she puts Ada into a rigorous syllabus of mathematics, languages, and geography. When Ada comes out in London's high society, she is invited to the most popular soiree in town, hosted by the renowned inventor Charles Babbage. It is there that she encounters a mysterious machine which unlocks a future full of possibilities. But she can't escape marriage forever, and soon finds herself a wife with three children. She aches to study math again, to stand on the same ground as the eccentric inventor she met so many years ago. She hires tutors to teach her absolutely everything about math and numbers, before joining Babbage in his mechanical world. This is the story of a pioneer in the computer sciences, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also proof that women have the intellectual capacity to make invaluable contributions to the Science Technology Engineering & Math world. Also included is further information on Ada's legacy today and activities based on simple coding and mathematical concepts.
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  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

    Shoshana Zuboff

    Product Code: BZJZY
    Paperback
    THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us. The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.
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  • New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything

    New Scientist

    Product Code: BZJFK
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    Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking. When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin? Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond. From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.
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  • An English Car Designer Abroad

    Peter Birtwhistle

    Product Code: CCJDE
    Hardback
    The humorous and personal account of a life spent working on the design of some of the world's best known cars. Commencing his career as a designer at Vauxhall Motors, Luton in 1973, Peter Birtwhistle then left the UK in 1977 to take a position abroad, at Audi in Germany, where he lived for the rest of his working life. From Audi his career took him to Porsche in Stuttgart, and eventually, in 1988, to the Japanese company Mazda, with whom he would help develop a Design Centre close to Frankfurt, eventually becoming Chief Designer for Mazda Motor Europe. During his career, Birtwhistle was involved in the design of some very significant cars and in his work and travels, crossed the paths of many significant personalities from the car industry. Car design has changed enormously since the time he commenced his career, and for Birtwhistle it was clear, his story needed to be documented before it was lost in time. Featuring original photographs and illustrations from the author's own collection, this highly humorous and very personal story creates a fascinating collage of anecdotes and historical facts, not only from the secretive world of car design, but also his private life.
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  • Invisible Women

    Caroline Criado Perez

    Product Code: BUODN
    Hardback
    From award-winning writer and feminist campaigner, Invisible Women is an exciting and groundbreaking work of journalism and activism about women and the systematic discrimination caused by a data gap that affects half the population.

    This incredible book shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women.

    Caroline Criado Perez brings together an impressive range of case studies stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. This powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.
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