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            The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals
              

            The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            Edited by King, Carolyn M.; Forsyth, David M.

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            A definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zealand sector of Antarctica). It lists 65 species, including native and exotic, wild and feral, living and extinct, residents, vagrants and failed introductions. It comp...rehensively describes their history, biology and ecology.
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            ISBN 9781988592589
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Eloquence of the Sardine: The Secret Life of Fish & Other Underwater Mysteries

            The Eloquence of the Sardine: The Secret Life of Fish & Other Underwater Mysteries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Francois, Bill

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            A mix between science and storytelling from the past and present, Eloquence of the Sardine is an invitation to dive deep and learn from the secrets of the ocean.

            ISBN 9781472134042
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing

            Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing (Hardback)

            By Dawkins, Richard

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            'Richard Dawkins is a thunderously gifted science writer.' Sunday Times Including conversations with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and more, this is an essential guide to the most exciting ideas of our time and their proponents from our most brilliant science co...mmunicator.
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            ISBN 9781787633681
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
             

            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (Hardback)

            By Paul, Annie Murphy

            • RRP: $68.72
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            A bold new book that proves our bodies and surroundings know more than our brains do

            ISBN 9780544947665
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Animal Vegetable Criminal: When Nature Breaks the Law
             

            Animal Vegetable Criminal: When Nature Breaks the Law (Hardback)

            By Roach, Mary

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            In her addictive, whip-smart voice, best-selling author Mary Roach delves into what happens when nature breaks human law.

            ISBN 9781786078346
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            First Steps: How Walking Upright Made Us Human

            First Steps: How Walking Upright Made Us Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By DeSilva, Jeremy

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            Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four, legs. From an evolutionary perspective, this is an illogical development, as it slows us down. But here we are, suggesting there must have been something tremendous to gain from bipedalism.

            ISBN 9780008342845
            Released NZ 23 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live

            The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Daniel M.

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            Welcome to a revolution in the science of human health... This book takes us to the frontier of medical research and reveals stunning recent advances that are changing our understanding of how human body works, how we combat and prevent disease and how we understand what it means... to be human. We see how super-resolution nano-scopes are revealing hitherto hidden operations within our cells and opening up new new ways of manipulating the immune system; how human embryos can now be preserved alive long enough to see how genetic abnormalities can be corrected during the early stages of foetal development; how light is being used to excite pathways in the brain allowing us to understand and manipulate thoughts and feelings; how our rapidly increasing understanding of the microbiome is radically changing every aspect of human biology... These and many more astonishing discoveries are related as gripping dramas of discovery by an award-winning scientist at the very forefront of this adventure.
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            ISBN 9781847925701
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'
             

            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' (Hardback)

            By Spitzer, Michael

            • RRP: $73.62
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            From a world-leading musicologist comes a major new Big History, telling the extraordinary story of humankind's relationship with music across evolutionary time. 165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm. 66 million years ago was the first melody. 40 thousand years ago Homo s...apiens created the first musical instrument. Today music fills our lives: it is in our homes and on our streets. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Music is an overlooked part of our origin story. Here, the fascinating history of the musical human is told for the first time. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages - from Eminem to Mozart and back through the millenia - to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. Integrating insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer brings together the three great realms of music to render a global history of music on the widest possible canvas: music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects, birds and whales through apes, hominins, people and AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is situated at the crux of distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, widening, and sometimes closing, the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways. The Musical Human boldly puts the case that music is the most important thing we ever did; it is a fundamental part of what makes us human.
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            ISBN 9781526602763
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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 (Paperback)

            By Goodman, Jordan

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            A bold new history of how botany and global plant collecting - centred at Kew Gardens and driven by Joseph Banks - transformed the earth.

            ISBN 9780007578863
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth

            Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth (Hardback, Main)

            By Schwarzlose, Rebecca

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            A trailblazing journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action all depend on 'maps' etched into your gray matter - and how technology can use these maps to read your mind.

            ISBN 9781788160520
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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