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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology Workbook

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BSYQG
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Design & Technology First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 This Collins AQA Design & Technology GCSE 9-1 Workbook contains topic-based questions as well as a full practice paper and answers. With lots of realistic practice opportunities for a variety of different exam-style questions. With a workbook and practice exam paper in one book, it contains plenty of practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * selection of questions covering each topic * topic-by-topic practice * complete exam-style paper
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  • The Master Algorithm

    Pedro Domingos

    Product Code: AWQFU
    Paperback
    'Pedro Domingos demystifies machine learning and shows how wondrous and exciting the future will be' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This is something new under the sun: a technology that builds itself. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos reveals how machine learning is remaking business, politics, science and war. And he takes us on an awe-inspiring quest to find 'The Master Algorithm' - a universal learner capable of deriving all knowledge from data.
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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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  • 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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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition Workbook

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BSYQL
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Food preparation and nutrition First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 This Collins AQA Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE 9-1 Workbook contains topic-based questions as well as a full practice paper and answers, with lots of realistic practice opportunities. With a workbook and practice exam paper in one book, it contains plenty of practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * selection of questions covering each topic * topic-by-topic practice * complete exam-style paper
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  • Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Product Code: BZUOZ
    Hardback
    Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
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  • Be More Japan

    DK Travel

    Product Code: BYLOV
    Hardback
    Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practise them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transport, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world.
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  • Underland

    Robert Macfarlane

    Product Code: BXLMJ
    Hardback
    Landmarks and The Lost Worlds author Robert Macfarlane's Underland takes you on a breathtaking journey into the worlds beneath her feet - from Greenland's glaciers to Bronze Age burial chambers.

    It's a long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart that reveals we can learn so much from what lies beneath...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology All-in-One Revision and Practice

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BTZSM
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Design & Technology First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology 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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  • Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Product Code: BZTJQ
    Paperback
    Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
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  • Novacene

    James Lovelock

    Product Code: BYIFJ
    Hardback
    Creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock argues that after 300 years, anthropocene - the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale technologies - is now coming to an end in Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence.

    He passionately believes that new beings will emerge from existing artificial intelligence systems. They will think 10,000 times faster than we do and they will regard us as we now regard plants - as desperately slow acting and thinking creatures.

    But this will not be the cruel, violent machine takeover of the planet imagined by sci-fi writers and film-makers. These hyper-intelligent beings will be as dependent on the health of the planet as we are...
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  • Radio

    Alasdair Pinkerton

    Product Code: BXHBR
    Hardback
    Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startlingly modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet and social media. This book explores the history of the radio, describing its technological, political, and social evolution, and how it emerged from Victorian experimental laboratories to become a near-ubiquitous presence in our lives. Alasdair Pinkerton's story is shaped by radio's multiple characters and characteristics--radio waves occur in nature, for instance, but have also been harnessed and molded by human beings to bridge oceans and reconfigure our experience of space and time. Published in association with the Science Museum, London, Radio is an informative and thought-provoking book for all enthusiasts of an old technology that still has the capacity to enthuse, entertain, entice, and enrage today.
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  • F**k Plastic

    Product Code: BRJRO
    Hardback
    Is the thought of the 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans keeping you up at night? Don't panic! The war on plastic has begun and you are a key component in it. In this book you'll find 101 little things you as an individual can do to avoid single-use plastics and help save the world. Governments, brands and corporations around the globe are on the case to solve the plastic epidemic, but whilst we wait for the effects of those initiatives to trickle through and alternatives to plastic to be found, let's hit the ground running. In this proactive illustrated book, you'll find 101 simple ways to cut plastic from: -FOOD AND DRINK e.g. freeze fresh veg rather than buying frozen, and buy beeswax wrap over clingfilm - AROUND THE HOUSE e.g. buy bars of soap instead of hand dispensers and swap scourers for natural cloths - YOUR LIFESTYLE e.g. how to have a plastic-free party and find good plastic-free make-up Together we can save our oceans - and we will!
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  • Kingdom of Lies

    Kate Fazzini

    Product Code: BZMUE
    Hardback
    Would you say your phone is safe, or your computer? What about your car? Or your bank? There is a global war going on and the next target could be anyone - an international corporation or a randomly selected individual. From cybercrime villages in Romania to intellectual property theft campaigns in China, these are the true stories of the hackers behind some of the largest cyberattacks in history and those committed to stopping them. You've never heard of them and you're not getting their real names. Kate Fazzini has met the hackers who create new cyberweapons, hack sports cars and develop ransomware capable of stopping international banks in their tracks. Kingdom of Lies is a fast-paced look at technological innovations that were mere fantasy only a few years ago, but now make up an integral part of all our lives.
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  • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    Jaron Lanier

    Product Code: BYZHY
    Paperback
    WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR 'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH 'Profound . . . Lanier shows the tactical value of appealing to the conscience of the individual. In the face of his earnest argument, I felt a piercing shame about my own presence on Facebook. I heeded his plea and deleted my account' FRANKLIN FOER, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart The evidence suggests it's making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. Jaron Lanier is the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer who first alerted us to the dangers of social media. In this witty and urgent manifesto he explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and, in ten simple arguments, why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better.
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  • Wine Reads

    Jay McInerney

    Product Code: BYZGO
    Paperback
    Country & Townhouse's Best Book for Christmas, 2018 A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine. In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine. Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhone, while long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity, and writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau d'Yquem to sample different years of the roi des vins. Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Roald Dahl, Auberon Waugh and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.
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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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  • NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual

    David Baker

    Product Code: BXXQX
    Hardback
    Apollo 17 was the last of six Moon landings carrying astronauts to different places on the lunar surface. The last three flights were greatly extended in duration, providing opportunity for three full working days on the surface. Each carried a Lunar Roving Vehicle, as well as a complex suite of science instruments that would continue to send back information for eight years after the crew returned to Earth. This book majors on the hardware and the instruments developed for Apollo 15-17, and describes the engineering modifications to the Lunar Module and the Apollo spacecraft for this greatly expanded role, following on from the two H-series missions, Apollos 12 and 14. As it tracks the story of the flights it provides detailed descriptions and line drawings of equipment and experiments developed for these missions. The book concludes with details of the original plan for the remainder of the Apollo programme - Moon vehicles and habitats, orbiting stations and surface base camps.
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  • A Short History of Trains

    Christian Wolmar

    Product Code: BXGJC
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    A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy. From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway history across the world - the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the triumphs and tragedies of the people who made the railway what it is. Chart the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway. Explore the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, the key trains of each era, and the locomotives that changed the world. A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.
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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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  • Advantage Play

    Steve Haake

    Product Code: BSBBJ
    Hardback
    Advantage play. noun. legal methods used to gain an advantage, in contrast to cheating. Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of thirteen technological breakthroughs in two thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for bikes and prosthetics, polyurethane for swimsuits. Breakthroughs crop up throughout history, not just for modern football boots but for the javelin of the ancient Greeks and even the original starting line at Olympia. Our obsession with sporting data is not new although our methods of collecting it is: phones, sensors and monitors. And the biggest placebo of them all helps us buy this equipment and perform better - advertising. Together, these breakthroughs reveal that the way we design sports equipment has always been much the same. Rather than being a new thing, sports technology is actually as old as civilisation. Where will it all end? All current track and field events at the modern Olympic Games will reach their limit within a generation. With his 30 years as a sports engineer, Steve Haake shows that in a world where top performances are static, where we've found all the best athletes and deployed the best coaching methods, the one thing that might distinguish the winners from the losers is new technology.
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