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            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester
             

            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Earle; F. Klaassen, Michael

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            From country boy to internationally renowned plastic surgeon, from junior medical officer to Lieutenant Colonel in just four years, Perfection: the life and times of Sir William Manchester covers a life of achievement and service.

            ISBN 9780473539511
            Published NZ 13 Jan 2021
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            That One Patient: Doctors and Nurses' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever

            That One Patient: Doctors and Nurses' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Visser, Ellen

            • RRP: $32.99
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            THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER For every doctor there is that one patient, whose story touches them in a way they didn't expect, changing their entire outlook on life. This inspiring and deeply moving book is the story of those patients.

            ISBN 9780008375126
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

            The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Hardback)

            By Isaacson, Walter

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            The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children.... In the spring of 2012, the Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. The development of CRISPR and the war against coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. The past half-century has been an information-technology era, based on the microchip, the computer, and the internet. Now we are entering an even more momentous era, a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be surpassed by those who study the code of life. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses and eliminate dreaded disorders? What a wonderful boon that would be! Right? And what about preventing congenital deafness or blindness? Or being very short? Or being depressed? Hmmm...How should we think about that? Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the IQ or height or memory or muscles of their kids? After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral and policy issues. Her life story illustrates that the key to innovation is connecting basic science to our everyday lives-moving discoveries from our labs to our bedsides-in ways that respect our moral values. It's a thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.
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            ISBN 9781760859893
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories
             

            Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Pankhurst, Kate

            • RRP: $16.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            Women have been responsible for many of the world's most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Yet, lots of female scientists' work doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of just some of the incredible female ...scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people's ideas of what women can do. As a child Mae Jemison always imagined herself reaching for the stars and that's exactly what she did: she became the first African-American woman to go into space. When Elizabeth Blackwell was told women weren't allowed to be doctors, she didn't take no for an answer. Tu Youyou spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War to try and invent a treatment for malaria - and she did it. Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world's most important scientific breakthroughs. Women featured: Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Janaki Ammal, Caroline Herschel, Katia Krafft, Tu Youyou and Rosalind Franklin.
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            ISBN 9781526615336
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            That One Patient: Doctors and Nurses' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever
             

            That One Patient: Doctors and Nurses' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever (Hardback)

            By de Visser, Ellen

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER For every doctor there is that one patient, whose story touches them in a way they didn't expect, changing their entire outlook on life. This inspiring and deeply moving book is the story of those patients.

            ISBN 9780008375119
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist
             

            A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist (Hardback)

            By Fortey, Richard

            • RRP: $49.99
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              5 May 21

            What makes a scientist?

            ISBN 9780008323967
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Off the Charts
             

            Off the Charts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carroll, Georgie

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 21

            Showering in gumboots. Bomb threats. Tables of turds. Welcome to the life of a nurse. Nurses are our number-one unsung heroes. They're the ones in the trenches mopping up bodily fluids, holding hands, keeping things ticking - and always with a smile on their face. In Off the Char...ts, Australia's favourite straight-talking nurse and comedian Georgie Carroll lets you peek behind the curtains to see the inner workings of a hospital. Taking us ward to ward, limb to limb, stitch to stitch, Georgie does not hold back as she shows us the human fragility and fierceness she sees every day at work. This is a laugh-out-loud funny celebration of the big-hearted, no-b*llshit nurses who, sooner or later, play a huge role in all of our lives.
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            ISBN 9781760982447
            Published NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Starve Cancer: Without Starving Yourself Second Edition
              

            How to Starve Cancer: Without Starving Yourself Second Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

            By McLelland, Jane

            • RRP: $55.50
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 21

            After being given a terminal diagnosis with only a few weeks to live, Jane dug up research, some decades old, in her quest to survive. Rather than aiming to cure cancer, which in many cases is unachievable, Jane's approach was to stop it growing. Remarkably her approach not only ...stopped it growing, it disappeared altogether. There are now clinics following her protocol, achieving remarkable successes. This book is a game-changing new dawn in the treatment of cancer. An international publishing sensation. This page-turning inspirational read is updated with a new 'Metro Map', Jane's unique and revolutionary route map to starving cancer. A glossary and index will also be included. Written in two sections, in Part 1 Jane intertwines her remarkable life story of 'terminal cancer' to full recovery, describing how she discovered a unique cocktail of off label drugs (drugs usually prescribed for other conditions) and supplements that effectively starve the cancer stem cell, the cell left behind by conventional treatment. Treatment for the stem cell is hailed as the Holy Grail, so this book plugs the missing piece into why we do not have a cure for cancer. Lead cancer researchers at top oncology centers are now using this book as a guide and Jane has a huge following of tens of thousands on Facebook. Testimonials abound from happy and delighted recovered patients and from oncologists who use her methods. National press, TV and radio have already covered Jane's ground-breaking research. Much more is in the pipeline with two documentaries and a possible movie in the future. Jane won the 'Amazing Women Global' Lifetime Achievement 2019 and the New York Big Book Award 2019
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            ISBN 9780951951743
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2021
            Publisher Agenor Publishing
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Jun 2021
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly
             

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Browning, Richard

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 May 21

            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630901
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer
             

            Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer (Hardback)

            By Scowcroft, Henry

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            Cross Everything is a heart-wrenching cancer memoir, a fascinating popular-science detective story, and a witty and at times darkly comical take on a disease that half of us will experience at some point in our lives.

            ISBN 9781472975126
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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