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            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Why do bees know how to dance? Where do plants get sugar? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? The science of biology is the story of our quest to understand the living world and explain how its organisms work and interact - whether microbes, mushrooms, or mam...mals. In answering these and many other questions, we've discovered the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; explored the mysteries of DNA and genetic inheritance; and learned how to develop vaccines that control diseases. Written in plain English, The Biology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of more than 95 momentous ideas in science, from cell theory to evolution by natural selection. Themed chapters explore key areas of the life sciences including ecology, zoology, and biotechnology, tracing the history of scientific thought and introducing the scientists who shaped the subject, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. Coverage of topical issues such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing brings the story right up to date. Step by step flowcharts help to unpick complex theories, diagrams demystify biological processes, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance our understanding of the science. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding botanist or molecular scientist, an avid student of the living world, or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
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            ISBN 9780241437469
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Deadly Science - Animal Adaptions: Book 1
             

            Deadly Science - Animal Adaptions: Book 1 (Hardback)

            By Australian Geographic & Edited by Corey Tutt

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            Living things are fantastically adapted to their environments. In order to survive, animals have developed features like thick winter coats, the ability to camouflage themselves and even techniques for going without water for long stretches of time. In this book, students investi...gate the different types of adaptations that animals might have to help them survive and thrive in their particular environment, and then explore a range of key Australian habitats, from deserts to rainforests.
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            ISBN 9781922388155
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series DEADLY SCIENCE
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            Evolved: An Illustrated Guide to Evolution

            Evolved: An Illustrated Guide to Evolution (Hardback)

            By Riera, Lucas; Illustrated by Cassany, Mia

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            An illustrated tribute to the evolution of species and all the incredible ways that animals have adapted to the world around them. How did fish get scales? Why do some animals have wings? What sea creature still has fingers hidden away in their fins? Journey through the animal ki...ngdom, learning all about the different parts of animals that have evolved over the centuries, the ways that they have adapted to survive and the amazing reasons behind these adaptations. With different spreads on claws, feathers, eyes, hair, defenses and much more, readers will be able to compare the changes seen in different animals and see how incredible nature is at survival.
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            ISBN 9780241518342
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.

            ISBN 9781788167284
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, David; Edited by Vandermeulen, David

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            • Pub Date
              16 Nov 21

            The second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder.

            ISBN 9781787333765
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simard, Suzanne

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            No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees: their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Raised in the ...forests of British Columbia, Simard was working in the forest service when she first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi, at the centre of which lie the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful entities that nurture their kin and sustain the forest. Though her ground-breaking findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by the data. As her remarkable journey shows us, science is not a realm apart from ordinary life, but deeply connected with our humanity. In Finding the Mother Tree, she reveals how the complex cycle of forest life - on which we rely for our existence - offers profound lessons about resilience and kinship, and must be preserved before it's too late.
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            ISBN 9780241389355
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives
              

            Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pizzi, Romain

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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 22

            Anaesthetising a fish, x-raying a frog and hospitalising a walrus are all in a day's work for the world's wildest veterinarian.

            ISBN 9780008356750
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What a Wonderful World: Be inspired to care for our planet with 35 real-life stories and green tips
             

            What a Wonderful World: Be inspired to care for our planet with 35 real-life stories and green tips (Hardback)

            By Stewart-Sharpe, Leisa; Illustrated by Hill, Lydia

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Explore our planet, meet the Earth Shakers.

            ISBN 9781787418776
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Templar Publishing
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm
             

            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Barker, Yolanda

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              30 Nov 21

            Breathing is at the core of everything we do. Breath is life.

            ISBN 9781472948595
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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