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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

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            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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            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life

            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Arney, Kat

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A fresh and fascinating investigation into cancer and how genetics holds the key to overcoming it.

            ISBN 9781474619592
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            81 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world

            And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wax, Ruby

            • RRP: $37.00
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            We know the stars, and have tamed most species that have crossed our paths; we've roamed the world over and travelled to Space; we've mastered industrialisation then created technology that our grandparents couldn't have dreamt of. So, what's next? In this follow up to How to Be ...Human, Ruby Wax builds on her exploration on forgiveness to demonstrate that the next great barrier to progress is compassion. The Future with Love teaches us essential tools for making the most out of the relationships in our loves and protect our hearts and mind amidst the madness of hashtags and 24-hour news cycles. Introducing a new mindfulness practice (tuning into the body), Wax creates a call to arms to living more intuitive lives. Drawing on how education, businesses, technology can use kindness to reform - and better - themselves as well as the purpose of kindness, this book will investigate why greater compassion is our one-way ticket to a better future.
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            ISBN 9780241400654
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health
             

            Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health (Hardback)

            By Lieberman, Daniel

            • RRP: $60.76
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            In industrialized nations, our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have led to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes; the answer, we are told, is exercise - voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. We pay our dues on the treadmill. But this notion of exercise would ...baffle many people around the world, who undertake daily hours of physical activity simply to get enough to eat. Indeed, the Western approach to exercise is marred by misconceptions, overstatements, anxieties and finger-pointing. Drawing on over a decade of detailed research, Lieberman debunks our myths about fitness, speed, strength and endurance. Offering insights from our ancestry and other cultures, he points the way towards physical activity as the source of a long, relaxed, sociable and healthy life.
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            ISBN 9780241309278
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind

            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Hardback)

            By Black, Professor Sue

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Our bones are the silent witnesses to the lives we lead. From skull to toe, via the teeth, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she delicately reverse engineers events, piecing together the evidence in our remains to discover thedetails of lives once lived.

            ISBN 9780857526908
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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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

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            • Pub Date
              17 Dec 20

            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 17 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
             

            Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Steele, Andrew

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 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 9781526608291
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ 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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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 21

            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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            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind

            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Black, Professor Sue

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $28.86
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            Our bones are the silent witnesses to the lives we lead. From skull to toe, via the teeth, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she delicately reverse engineers events, piecing together the evidence in our remains to discover thedetails of lives once lived.

            ISBN 9780857526915
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            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: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Feb 21

            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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