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            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
             

            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line (Paperback)

            By Nott, David

            • RRP: $32.50
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            The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

            ISBN 9781509837052
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Galileo: And the Science Deniers

            Galileo: And the Science Deniers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Livio, Mario

            • RRP: $29.99
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            A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter of ...science denial (Bill McKibben). Galileo's story may be more relevant today than ever before. At present, we face enormous crises-such as the minimization of the dangers of climate change-because the science behind these threats is erroneously questioned or ignored. Galileo encountered this problem 400 years ago. His discoveries, based on careful observations and ingenious experiments, contradicted conventional wisdom and the teachings of the church at the time. Consequently, in a blatant assault on freedom of thought, his books were forbidden by church authorities. Astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio draws on his own scientific expertise to provide captivating insights into how Galileo reached his bold new conclusions about the cosmos and the laws of nature. A freethinker who followed the evidence wherever it led him, Galileo was one of the most significant figures behind the scientific revolution. He believed that every educated person should know science as well as literature, and insisted on reaching the widest audience possible, publishing his books in Italian rather than Latin. Galileo was put on trial with his life in the balance for refusing to renounce his scientific convictions. He remains a hero and inspiration to scientists and all of those who respect science-which, as Livio reminds us in this gripping book, remains threatened even today.
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            ISBN 9781982147167
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death

            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kleeman, Jenny

            • RRP: $39.99
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            What if we could have babies without bearing children, eat meat without killing animals, have a perfect sexual relationship without involving another human being or chose the time of our painless death?

            ISBN 9781509894901
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
             

            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World (Hardback)

            By Musgrave, Toby

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            A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment

            ISBN 9780300223835
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany
             

            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Hardback)

            By Goodman, Jordan

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            A global history of botany and plant collecting in 18th century based on original research in many languages.

            ISBN 9780007578832
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Hidden Valley Road

            Hidden Valley Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Kolker, Robert

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            The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

            ISBN 9781787473812
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Doctor
             

            The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Doctor (Paperback)

            By Kleinman, Arthur

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            When Dr Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul o...f Care, he delivers a deeply inspiring story about what it means to grapple with illness from both sides, as an experienced doctor and a loving husband. Caregiving is long, hard, unglamorous work - at moments joyous, more often tedious, sometimes agonizing, but always rich in meaning. Describing the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caring, Kleinman explores how we must ask uncomfortable questions of ourselves and of our doctors. Poignant and honest, The Soul of Care is an uplifting story about what really matters in our lives.
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            ISBN 9780141992419
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand
              

            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Little, Paul

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robe...rtson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.
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            ISBN 9781775541691
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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