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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? A passenger getting on a plane in Hong Kong can spark an outbreak of flu in Mexico. Someone default...s on their mortgage in Florida, and a financial panic kindles in London. One individual can reach an audience of millions with a single tweet: we live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shaped by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, why some predictions go badly wrong (and that might not be a bad thing), and why most people are less popular than their friends.
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              ISBN 9781788164726
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Murthy, Vivek H.; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              When Vivek Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his main focus would be tackling the opioid crisis and obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger health crisis, one that connects the sick and the seemingly well: loneliness. We live in an age stee...ped in disconnection. As a doctor, Murthy encountered people who struggled with addiction, disease, and pain, and often found loneliness at their very core. But while other illnesses can be more visible, loneliness keeps its sufferers silent. So how can we treat it, and what does it mean to live in this lonely age? This book traces Murthy's journey to find the answers. As he uncovers the global proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness, he also finds good news. From social support groups in Okinawa, to mentoring circles in Chicago, he looks at community efforts to combat loneliness around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives. Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.
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              ISBN 9781788164740
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Hardback, Main)

              By Murthy, Vivek H.; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              When Vivek Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his main focus would be tackling the opioid crisis and obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger health crisis, one that connects the sick and the seemingly well: loneliness. But while other illnes...ses can be more visible, loneliness keeps its sufferers silent. So how can we treat it, and what does it mean to live in this lonely age? This book traces Murthy's journey to find the answers. As he uncovers the global proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness, he also finds good news. From social support groups in Okinawa, to mentoring circles in Chicago, he looks at community efforts to combat loneliness around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives. Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.
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              ISBN 9781788162777
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout

              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout (Hardback, Main)

              By Cannon, Joanna; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains...and I shook with the effort of n...ot crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor.' In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her own story as a junior doctor, and the stories of many others like her, facing the extraordinary and sometimes daunting landmarks along the way: from the first shock of holding another person's life in your hands, to moments of crisis and loss. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this book will bring this tension to life with vivid, human stories, and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us - as well as crucial lessons on mental health at work for all of us.
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              ISBN 9781788160575
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Hardback, Main)

              By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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              ISBN 9781788160193
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Happiness, a Mystery: And 66 Attempts to Solve It
               

              Happiness, a Mystery: And 66 Attempts to Solve It (Hardback, Main)

              By Hannah, Sophie; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

              • RRP: $38.84
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              Happiness is one of life's greatest mysteries. But what even is happiness? Why does it mean so many different things to different people? And how can we actually be happier? Drawing on decades of experience in crime writing, self-help and intensely? curious observation of other p...eople, Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the mystery. She lines up her cast of suspects and expert witnesses from ancient philosophers to modern self-help gurus, scientists to ordinary people from all walks of life. Leaving no stone unturned, she scrutinises the clues, evidence, and even the red herrings that unexpectedly lead to happiness. And she uncovers answers - from the secrets of a fulfilling relationship to the joys of boredom, or of the bliss of a cancelled meeting. Weaving in much-loved poems and hilarious observations from Sophie's own life, this is the ultimate guide to happiness - and the clues that can lead us there.
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              ISBN 9781788162944
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life (Hardback, Main)

              By Rosen, Michael; Illustrated by Trounce, Charlotte; Edited by Barrie, Francesca; Topiwala, Kirty

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              These days, we seem to have less and less time for play. At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and iPads. Here, Michael Rosen shows us why we need more play in our lives. He explores the influence of play on everyone from Shakespear...e to Dickens and Dali, delving into the history of play via puns, nonsense, improvisation and physical toys. He also explains why play is a core part of child development, proven to bolster creativity and resilience. Above all, play should be fun - and this book is full of silliness and laughter. Every chapter features exercises and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all the family, with specially designed pages for scribbling, word play and more, illustrated by Charlotte Trounce.
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              ISBN 9781788161909
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Notes on a Thesis

              Notes on a Thesis (Hardback)

              By Riviere, Tiphaine; Translated by Barrie, Francesca

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              When Jeanne is accepted on to a PhD course, she is over the moon, brimming with excitement and grand plans - but is the world ready for her masterful analysis of labyrinth motifs in Kafka's The Trail? At first Jeanne throws herself into research with enthusiasm, but as time goes ...by, it becomes clear that things aren't going to plan.
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              ISBN 9781910702499
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story
               

              Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story (Hardback)

              By Sulaiman, Hamid; Translated by Barrie, Francesca

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              It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmine has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. The town that she lives in is controlled by Assad's brutal regime, but is relatively stable. This s...tory of Syria illuminates a complicated situation in detail.
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              ISBN 9781911214502
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story
               

              Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sulaiman, Hamid; Translated by Barrie, Francesca

              • RRP: $42.59
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              Winner English PEN Award It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmine has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. Her town is controlled by Assad's brutal regime, but is relatively stable.... However, as the months pass, the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent. Told in stark, beautiful black-and-white imagery, Freedom Hospital illuminates a complicated situation with gut-wrenching detail and very dark humor. The story of Syria is one of the most devastating narratives of our age and Freedom Hospital is an important and timely book from a new international talent.
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              ISBN 9781623719951
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2018
              Publisher Interlink Books
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