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            The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last
             

            The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last (Hardback)

            By Raza, Azra

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            A world-class oncologist delivers a devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer, offering a searing account of how both medicine and society (mis)treats cancer, how people can do better, and why they must.

            ISBN 9781541699526
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
             

            The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History (Hardback)

            By Holt, Nathalia

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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 20

            From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations

            ISBN 9780316439152
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier
             

            On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sims, Thomas J.

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            An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush.

            ISBN 9781643133409
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Hidden Valley Road
             

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

            By Kolker, Robert

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            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            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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            How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work

            How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work (Hardback)

            By Case, Molly

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            When Molly Case's father is admitted for major cardiac surgery on the high dependency unit she works on as a nurse, their two worlds collide, as Molly supports him through the fear and uncertainty of diagnosis and recovery. Structured around the standard nursing examination of a ...critically unwell patient, ABCDE (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability and Exposure), How to Treat People delves into what it means to care, and what really matters to us when we are at our most vulnerable. Weaving medical history, biography, family life and poetry, How to Treat People explores the oscillating rhythms of human experience, the importance of what we impart and the legacies we leave behind - a memoir that reminds us what it is to be human.
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            ISBN 9780241347379
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology

            Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology (Paperback)

            By Tubridy, Niall

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            An eye-opening, gripping and moving account of dealing with some of medicine's most complicated challenges As a trainee doctor, fascinated by the ways the brain and nervous system signal problems with the body's wiring, Niall Tubridy fell in love with neurology. This was high sta...kes detective work where answers could be life-changing. The young doctor who relished the intellectual puzzle soon became even more intrigued by the human stories behind each set of symptoms. And he found his own character tested. How do you handle such high pressure work - often with sad outcomes for patients - and remain grounded and positive? Can you? Just One More Question is the story of Niall Tubridy's life in neurology. It includes gripping accounts of his patients - encounters that are, by turn, moving, dramatic and funny - and using simple and illuminating language he explains well-known conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease. In addition, he reflects candidly on his life and the reasons he, a doctor's son, went into medicine and what he has learned about himself along the way. With great honesty, he scrutinizes his own actions and reactions so that Just One More Question becomes a brave exploration of the big question - how can I be a better doctor?Dr. Tubridy's book is an extraordinary and revealing insight into the human challenge of working in this most complex area of medicine.
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            ISBN 9780241985380
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

            Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention (Hardback)

            By Sullivan, Kathryn D.

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            The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.

            ISBN 9780262043182
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lemelson Center Studies in Invention & Innovation Series
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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

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            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 19 May 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Think Like Stephen Hawking
              

            How to Think Like Stephen Hawking (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Smith, Daniel

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            A unique insight into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary thinkers. Undoubtedly the most famous scientist on the planet and the very face of physics over the last half-century, Stephen Hawking is remarkable for many reasons. Not least because he has continued to str...ive to achieve so much while being hindered by debilitating illness. He has demonstrated categorically that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything, no matter your physical state. Of course, it helps if you happen to possess a mind such as his. His work on black holes put him on the map, and he became globally famous for his A Brief History of Time, communicating the most difficult scientific ideas at a period when he'd lost the ability to speak. How to Think Like Stephen Hawking reveals the key motivations, desires and philosophies that make Hawking one of the world's most enduring talents. Studying how he overcame great adversity, fought his demons as well as his detractors and looked back to the origins of the universe, and with quotes and passages by and about him, you too can learn to think like the man who claims he can think in eleven dimensions. Other books in the series include: How to Think Like Sherlock, How to Think Like Churchill and How to Think Like Steve Jobs
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            ISBN 9781525289170
            Released NZ 17 Jan 2019
            Publisher Readhowyouwant
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther
             

            Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther (Hardback, Original ed.)

            By Pittman, Craig

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            It wasn't so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Speci...es Act. And no one has told the whole story--until now.With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle. This being Florida, there's more than a little weirdness, too.An engrossing narrative of wry humor, sharp writing and exhaustive reportage, Cat Tale shows what it takes to bring one species back and what unexpected costs such a decision brings.
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            ISBN 9781335938800
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hanover Square Press
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