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            The Body Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to the Human Body

            The Body Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to the Human Body (Hardback)

            By DK; Illustrated by Fornarni, Giuliano

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            How well do you know your body? What happens under your skin? Where exactly is your stomach? What does your liver do? How can ears help your balance? The Body Atlas answers all these questions and many more. This unique visual guide reveals the innermost workings of the human bod...y. It approaches a body as if were a map, divided into continents (such as parts of the body) and countries (such as organs). You can see inside your body and examine it region by region - for example, the head and neck or the upper torso. These regions enclose vital structures, such as the brain, lungs, and heart, just as continents contain countries. Body systems such as the circulatory system (blood) and nervous system, link the body regions just like mountains and rivers range across countries. The detailed illustrations carefully pull back the layers of the body so you can see inside the hidden interior. All bones, muscles, and organs are clearly labelled with scientific and common names; and there are photos of parts you wouldn't normally be able to see, such as your vocal cords. Packed with amazing facts and illustrations, The Body Atlas takes you on a top-to-toe tour through your own anatomy. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this book has been refreshed for a new generation of budding biologists and doctors-in-the-making.
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            ISBN 9780241412770
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Sapiens Graphic Novel: Volume 1
             

            Sapiens Graphic Novel: Volume 1 (Hardback)

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

            • RRP: $48.00
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            The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect gift for the curious beings in your life. One hundred thousand years ago, at lea...st six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one-homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this first volume of the full-colour illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human . From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-colour illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wider new readership.
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            ISBN 9781787332812
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to be

            Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to be (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Asprey, Dave

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            Break the rules, not the fast with world-renowned biohacker and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey.

            ISBN 9780008435875
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020
             

            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020 (Hardback)

            By Pang, Camilla

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            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241409602
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart

            The Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Friedl, Reinhard

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            The heart is our most important - and perhaps most mysterious - organ. Every day it pumps 9000 litres of blood and beats around 100,000 times. But the heart is more than just a pump. In all major human cultures, it is seen as the source of love, sympathy, joy, courage, strength a...nd wisdom. Why is this so? Having witnessed the extraordinary complexity and unpredictability of human hearts in the operating theatre - each one individual in its make-up, like a fingerprint - heart surgeon Reinhard Friedl went on a search for answers. He examined closely the latest findings in neurocardiology and psychocardiology, and in The Beat of Life he shares his discoveries. In the tradition of Giulia Enders' Gut and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, he uses riveting personal stories to illustrate the complex relationship between the heart, the brain and the psyche. The Beat of Life ends with a plea- that we recognise the heart's wisdom and adopt a more heart-centred way of living, which will lead to greater health.
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            ISBN 9781760642570
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
             

            Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old (Hardback)

            By Steele, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            Ageing is the biggest cause of disease in our society. Cancer, heart disease, dementia, flu: the risk of all increase staggeringly rapidly as we near the end of life. What if we could slow down the process - or even stop it? The End of Ageing introduces us to the cutting-edge res...earch that is paving the way for a revolution in medicine. We currently focus on treating individual diseases as we grow older, but there might soon be a way of treating the ailment that underpins them all: the ageing process itself. Computational biologist Andrew Steele explains what is happening as we age, and how understanding its scientific implications could lead to the greatest discovery in the history of medicine - one that has the potential to improve billions of lives, save trillions of dollars, and transform the human condition.
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            ISBN 9781526608260
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You

            A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Paperback)

            By Carroll, Sean B.

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            Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that... we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things-any of which might never have occurred-had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life. 'Fascinating and exhilarating - Sean B. Carroll at his very best.' - Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants 'Golf games, coincidental immunity, and pandemics: A Series of Fortunate Events ranges from examining trivial events to sobering ones, but remains relevant throughout, revealing how chance affects everyday life.' - Rebecca Foster, Foreword Reviews
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            ISBN 9780691218908
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Nature of the Beast: The first genetic evidence on the survival of apemen, yeti, bigfoot and other mysterious creatures into modern times
             

            The Nature of the Beast: The first genetic evidence on the survival of apemen, yeti, bigfoot and other mysterious creatures into modern times (Paperback)

            By Sykes, Bryan

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              9 Mar 21

            How science uncovered the true identity of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Almasty and other mysterious creatures.

            ISBN 9781444791242
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity
             

            The Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity (Hardback)

            By Gale, Edwin

            • RRP: $60.53
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            In the modern era, over just a handful of generations, human societies have altered almost beyond recognition. Other species adapt to their environments; we alone create ours. Our ability to do so has not only liberated much of the planet from plague and famine, but also reshaped... the human phenotype - the interaction between genes and environment that moulds our bodies and minds. Weaving together biology, social anthropology, epidemiology and history, Edwin Gale argues that we are the only species to have domesticated itself. But at what cost? Gale offers a timely and fascinating reminder that we are products of the world we have made.
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            ISBN 9780241292693
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ouch!: Why Pain Hurts, and Why It Doesn't Have to
             

            Ouch!: Why Pain Hurts, and Why It Doesn't Have to (Hardback)

            By Kerr, Margee; McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            Dismantling accepted views on pain and its effects on the body

            ISBN 9781472965271
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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