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            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boon, Mariette; Rossum, Liesbeth van; Translated by Higgins, Colleen

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            The groundbreaking science behind why we need to rethink our relationship with a much-maligned organ: FAT

            ISBN 9781529400908
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ 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)

            By Barker, Yolanda

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            We breathe over 20,000 times a day. But most of us don't breathe properly - years of stress and anxiety mean we breathe through our chest, forgetting to use our diaphragm and stomach. We shallow breathe, we hold our breath - all bad for us. Breathe badly and it affects everything... we do. Hold your breath and your blood pressure goes up, your physiology is affected. Learn to breathe correctly and you will be calmer, lose weight, sleep better. Take a deep breath - and learn how to breathe again.
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            ISBN 9781472948595
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
             

            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

            By Shubin, Neil

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            Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

            ISBN 9781786078018
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

            The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardback)

            By Aktipis, Athena

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            A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The... Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer-in fact evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's treatment and prevention that aim at long-term management rather than simply eradication. Looking across species-from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants-we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future-and that we cannot win a war against evolution-treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.
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            ISBN 9780691163840
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes (Hardback)

            By Skwarecki, Beth

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            A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series. Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children-from eye color, to height, to health, and even our longevity. Genetics 101 breaks down th...e science of how genes are inherited and passed from parents to offspring, what DNA is and how it works, how your DNA affects your health, and how you can use your personal genomics to find out more about who you are and where you come from. Whether you're looking for a better scientific understanding of genetics, or looking into your own DNA, Genetics 101 is your go-to source to discover more about both yourself and your ancestry.
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            ISBN 9781507207642
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Adams Media Corporation
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Adams 101
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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants
             

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

            By Bryson, Bill

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            Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides readers through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.fail.

            ISBN 9780385539302
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Doubleday Books
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            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women

            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Hardback)

            By Moalem, Sharon Dr.

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            Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and surviving famine. Women are simply stronger than men at every stage of life, tho...ugh we are taught the opposite. But why? This question haunted Dr. Sharon Moalem throughout his career - when he was treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; when he was recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; when he was tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand. He couldn't understand why men were consistently less likely to thrive. And then it all clicked into place: two X chromosomes offer a survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, and diverse examples -- from the behaviour of honeybees to the fate of the Donner party -- and experiences from his personal life and his own patients, The Better Half explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. It also calls for a reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of medical studies and even how we prescribe medications - a view that still sees women through the lens of men. Revolutionary and utterly convincing, The Better Half will make you see humanity and the survival of our species anew.
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            ISBN 9780241396889
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers
             

            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Jones, Philip

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            Takes Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and traces their stories, revealing charge and nuanced moments of encounter in Australia's frontier history. Special Price A$24.00 valid 01/09/08-13/10/08 ALIA Conference 08

            ISBN 9781862545854
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781743055267
            Published NZ 24 Apr 2007
            Publisher Wakefield Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships

            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships (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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            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
              

            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (EPUB ebook)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

            How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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            ISBN 9781448190690
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 16+ years
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