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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Paperback)

            By Bryson, Bill

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            THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an ...entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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            ISBN 9780552779906
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Paperback)

            By George, Rose

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            Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surroundi...ng menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous.
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            ISBN 9781846276149
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
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            The Elements We Live By: How Iron Helps Us Breathe, Potassium Lets Us See, and Other Surprising Superpowers of the Periodic Table

            The Elements We Live By: How Iron Helps Us Breathe, Potassium Lets Us See, and Other Surprising Superpowers of the Periodic Table (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Royne, Anja

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            A journey around the world to discover where in nature we can find the elements of life and the many, surprising ways in which they're essential to our survival.

            ISBN 9781472144669
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Splitting: The inside story on headaches

            Splitting: The inside story on headaches (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ellison, Amanda

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            A leading neurologist lifts the lid on head pain - a fascinating, accessible guide to headaches, with some practical advice along the way - from what causes migraines to how sinus pain happens to whether we should just reach for the painkillers and ignore the root causes. This is... Why We Sleep for the head. There is nothing novel about headache. Since time immemorial, humans have suffered in its grip. Medieval Persia was a hotbed of intense debate over how to avoid and subsequently cure headache, and castor oil seemed to be prevalent as a remedy. Thankfully we have moved on. Darwin became a recluse because of his headaches, but on the bright side, this gave him more time to stay at home and think about the origin of the species. I doubt any modern human sees their headache as being a blessing, but it is trying to tell you something. How do we find out what that is? What is the point of pain?
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            ISBN 9781472971401
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love
             

            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wax, Ruby

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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
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            To Cook a Bear

            To Cook a Bear (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Niemi, Mikael; Translated by Bragan-Turner, Deborah

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            A riveting historical murder mystery set in Sweden's far north - to delight fans of The Name of the Rose

            ISBN 9780857058935
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ 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

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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
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer
              

            Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKenzie, Richard Lloyd

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            An insider's account of the most successful international environmental action ever undertaken: the Montreal Protocol on Protection of the Ozone Layer. Richard McKenzie's career in ozone research began years before the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole and continues to the pr...esent day. McKenzie brings a first-hand experience to the story through his research and involvement in scientific and environmental assessments of ozone depletion. Saving our Skins is the story of how McKenzie and his colleagues at New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research in Lauder - a research laboratory housed on a sheep and cattle station at the bottom of the country - helped ensure the success of the Montreal Protocol. McKenzie's story plays out against a backdrop of an ever-increasing threat from climate change and its interactions with the ozone story. This book - authoritative on the science, but accessible to the layman - intertwines the scientific story behind the Protocol with the author's personal experiences in a career that spans four decades, stretching from the hallowed corridors of Oxford University to an isolated rural community where the locals refer to the scientists as "stargazers". The book's title plays on the dual problem of ozone depletion - which leads to dramatic increases in ultra-violet radiation that causes skin cancer - and climate change, which poses an existential threat to humanity. Both serve to remind us of the fragility of our thin skin of atmosphere. Ultimately, McKenzie shows that with foresight and global cooperation, difficult problems in science can be solved. As world leaders grasp for solutions to the climate change threat, this book suggests they might find a model in the Montreal Protocol.
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            ISBN 9780473533298
            Published NZ 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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