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            Conversatio: In the company of bees
             

            Conversatio: In the company of bees (Hardback)

            Edited by Stanhope, Zara; By Noble, Anne; Designed by Brown, Anna

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            Conversatio looks at the astounding practice of leading photographer Anne Noble, set against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climate change and examining what an artist can do in response. Its creative focus is on that most important insect, the European bee. Reminiscent of ...an artist book in its extensive visual content, its appeal is to a wide readership curious about art, ecology, science, literature and their intersections. Through Noble's art and newly commissioned essays, the book traverses Noble's deep interest in how humans relate to bees.
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            ISBN 9780995140752
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline

            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollan, Michael

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            Of all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness- to stimulate, calm, or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drug...s - opium, caffeine, and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos. In a unique blend of history, science, memoir and reportage, Pollan shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively. In doing so, he proves that there is much more to say about these plants than simply debating their regulation, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. This ground-breaking and singular book holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.
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            ISBN 9780241530795
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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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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            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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            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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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind
             

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Hardback, Main)

            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 9781788164610
            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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            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
             

            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            The smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, now available as a graphic novel with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. One hundred thousand years ago, at ...least 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 full-color 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-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
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            ISBN 9780063051331
            Publisher Harper Perennial
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            Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
              

            Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            • Pub Date
              26 Oct 21

            This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution--when humans fell into a trap we've yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns. W...hat if humanity's major woes--war, plague, famine and inequality--originated 12,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens converted from nomads to settlers, in pursuit of the fantasy of productivity and efficiency? What if by seeking to control plants and animals, humans ended up being controlled by kings, priests, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy? Volume 2 of Sapiens: A Graphic History-The Pillars of Civilization explores a crucial chapter in human development: the Agricultural Revolution. This is the story of how wheat took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, plague, famine, and inequality became an intractable feature of the human condition. But it's not all doom and gloom with this book's cast of entertaining characters and colorful humorous scenes. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (now farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction, all introduced in Volume 1, once again travel the length and breadth of human history, this time investigating the impact the Agricultural Revolution has had on our species. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to ensnare humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy; the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News; the story of urbanization is portrayed as a travel brochure, offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China; and the history of inequality unfolds in a superhero detective story; with guest appearances by historical and cultural personalities throughout such as Thomas Jefferson, Scarlett O'Hara, and
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            ISBN 9780063212237
            Publisher Harper Perennial
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            Series Sapiens: A Graphic History
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