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            An Outback Nurse
              

            An Outback Nurse (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Hayes, Thea

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Thea Hayes trained as a Nurse in Sydney in 1959. A year later she was catapulted out of the safety of her city life into the unknown world of the Outback. Thea knew nothing of the place she was soon to call home, Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, the second largest pro...perty in the world under one management. It covered four million ac...
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            ISBN 9781459687134
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2014
            Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gas Man
             

            Gas Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Black, Colin

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            10... 9... 8... 7... 6... That's about as far as you get, counting backwards, as you lie in an oversized paper napkin, waiting for surgery to begin - and that's all most people know about what I do.

            ISBN 9780008470142
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Biographic: Tesla

            Biographic: Tesla (Hardback, None ed.)

            By Clegg, Brian

            • RRP: $22.99
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            A vivid snapshot of Nikola Tesla's life illustrated through 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements, presented in 150 striking infographics.

            ISBN 9781781453537
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
            Publisher Guild of Master Craftsman Publ
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Biographic
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            53 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses
              

            Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Paperback)

            By Lovejoy, Bess

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 21

            A marvellously macabre look at how some of the world's favourite historical figures got even more interesting past their expiration dates with their corpses in part or in whole going on hilarious and horrifying adventures!

            ISBN 9780715654132
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
            Publisher Prelude
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Dec 2021
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            Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU
              

            Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU (Audio CD / Audio)

            Read by Ely, Wes; Gardner, Grover

            • RRP: $84.99
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            A world-renowned critical care doctor offers hope offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays.Dr. Wes Ely was on his first IC...U rotation as a resident-in-training when he was assigned to a patient named Teresa, who was barely clinging to life. With the help of advanced medical technology Teresa survived, but six weeks later, she returned in a wheelchair with memory loss and a baffling bone condition. Dr. Ely had saved her life, but in other ways, he had failed her. Though he didn't know it at the time, Teresa was the first case of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) he would encounter, and unfortunately, she would not be the last. Since then, Dr. Ely has conducted groundbreaking research into ICU-acquired diseases and brought his scientific findings to the bedside to provide better care for critically ill patients around the globe. His work has contributed to widely adopted protocols that improve the way healthcare is now delivered. In this rich blend of science, history, moving patient stories like Teresa's, and personal reflection, Dr. Ely, a leader in the field of ICU survivorship, journeys into the world of life-threatening illness and the devastation it wreaks in patients' lives, long after its initial onset. He advocates for human-centered care in the technology-driven enclave of the modern ICU--saving lives whenever possible, providing dignity when death is inevitable, and offering support for patients after discharge. Dr. Ely offers guidance to future ICU patients and their families, and issues a wakeup call for healthcare professionals--himself included--to turn their gaze from the latest life-saving machinery and really see the person in the patient. Over the next 10 years, 40 to 60 million people in this country will be admitted to the ICU, and the average American will have at least one ICU stay in thei
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            ISBN 9781797132921
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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            Life Support: Diary of an ICU Doctor on the Frontline of the Covid Crisis
             

            Life Support: Diary of an ICU Doctor on the Frontline of the Covid Crisis (Paperback)

            By Down, Dr Jim

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            A powerful, moving account of an intensive care doctor's life on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a doctor running the intensive care unit at one of London's top hospitals, Jim Down has spent his life working as healthcare's last resort, where the unexpected is always ...around the corner, and life and death decisions are an everyday occurrence. But nothing had prepared Jim and his team for the events of spring 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic descended. In Life Support, he tells the extraordinary month-by-month story of how as the nation came to a standstill, he and his colleagues donned PPE, received an unprecedented influx of patients, transformed their hospital and ultimately faced down the biggest challenge in the history of the NHS. The pandemic raised impossible questions for Jim- how do you fight a new disease? How do you go home at night to your wife and young children when you've spent all day around highly infectious patients? How do you tell a mother that her healthy young son has died, only days after falling ill? With warmth, honesty and humour, this book is a gripping, moving testament to the everyday heroism of the NHS staff in a global crisis, and an unforgettable insight into what was really happening in the wards as we clapped on our doorsteps.
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            ISBN 9780241506325
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction

            Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Heilbron, J. L.

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            This book introduces the life and work of one of the most creative physicists of the 20th century. Niels Bohr, the pioneer of quantum theory, ranking with Einstein in importance for the development of modern physics, also had deep interests in philosophy, literature, and humanism.... John Heilbron explores how these influenced his groundbreaking work.
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            ISBN 9780198819264
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Secret Midwife: Life, Death and the Truth about Birth

            The Secret Midwife: Life, Death and the Truth about Birth (Hardback)

            By Midwife, The Secret; Weitz, Katy

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            Birth is one of the most defining, ubiquitous moments of human existence and there, from the very start to the very end, are the midwives who help us navigate it safely.

            ISBN 9781789462524
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Smile: The Story of a Face
              

            Smile: The Story of a Face (Hardback)

            By Ruhl, Sarah

            • RRP: $57.50
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            • Pub Date
              5 Oct 21

            The extraordinary story of one woman's ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing, by a MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist. At the height of her career, with her first play opening on Broadway, and ...a happily married mother of three, Sarah Ruhl had just survived a high-risk twins pregnancy when she discovered the left side of her face completely paralyzed. She is assured that ninety percent of Bell's palsy patients see spontaneous improvement and experience a full recovery. Like Ruhl's own mother. Like Angelina Jolie. But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theater, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So Ruhl begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face--one that, while recognizably her own--is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mom to three tiny children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness. Brimming with insight, humility, and levity, Smile is a triumph by one of America's leading playwrights. It is an intimate examination of loss and reconciliation, and above all else, the importance of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity.
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            ISBN 9781982150945
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Breakthrough: Spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes
             

            Breakthrough: Spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes (Paperback, Main)

            By Chown, Marcus

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            • Pub Date
              19 Oct 21

            The spellbinding stories of the scientists whose eureka! breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's astonishing predictive power.

            ISBN 9780571366712
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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