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            On The Origin of Species

            On The Origin of Species (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Radeva, Sabina

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            The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species; this accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of... the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a 48-page retelling of this seminal text. Pulling together Darwin's observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On The Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was.
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            ISBN 9780141388502
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
             

            Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond (Hardback)

            By Denworth, Lydia

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Scientists know that the relationships we forge with others have a significant impact on us and them. These relationships include family members, our romantic partners, and our friends. Of these three categories, the first two have been closely examined and much has been written ...about them, and rightly so. Family and romantic relationships hold enormous power over us and reverberate through our lives for good and for ill. Friendship has the same power, but in comparison to relationships forged in blood and love, science has historically given friendship short shrift. It was too ephemeral, too squishy, too hard to define and measure to be taken seriously by the wider scientific world. However, more recently scientists have begun to take friendship more seriously. It turns out that friendship does have survival value in the most literal sense - more socially integrated people live longer than those who are less well-connected, and there are biological and evolutionary foundations to friendship. Travelling from a one-of-a-kind monkey colony in Puerto Rico, to neuroscience labs where researchers are assembling a puzzle whose pieces span the evolutionary chain, Friendship: A Natural History illuminates the hidden history of our connection-seeking species. Along the way, we learn why children - even before they can talk - are sensitive to the joy and sadness of others; the reasons teenagers are relentlessly focused on their friends; and the myriad ways that our health and longevity are impacted by the investments we make - or don't - in intimate, face-to-face relationships. At this particular moment, when virtual experiences are increasingly displacing the physical, Friendship exposes the invisible forces, refined over millennia, that drive us to become ever more connected. And it ignites an all-too-necessary conversation about the high-cost of neglecting the bonds that sustain us.
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            ISBN 9781472977700
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
             

            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals (Hardback)

            By Safina, Carl

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            We tend to think of culture as being exclusively human, but do animals have it too?

            ISBN 9781786077240
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
             

            Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything (Paperback)

            By Hazen, Robert

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              1 Jun 20

            An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth.

            ISBN 9780008292416
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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              2 Jun 20

            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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            Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer
             

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

            By Aktipis, Athena

            • RRP: $33.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 May 20

            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 9780691207865
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle
             

            The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle (Paperback)

            By Darwin, Charles; Introduction by Padel, Ruth

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            When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory sparked a ...fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate.
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            ISBN 9780099519171
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2009
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
             

            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. One hundred thousand ye...ars 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? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas .Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem --
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            ISBN 9780062316110
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Harper Perennial
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Story of You

            The Story of You (Paperback)

            By Claybourne, Anna

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            The story of one of the most interesting things on the planet: you!

            ISBN 9781526300263
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2017
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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