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            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine
             

            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mosley, Dr Dr Michael

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            AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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            ISBN 9781760857592
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
             

            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (Hardback)

            By Zakaria, Fareed

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before. Fareed Zakaria presents te...n surprising, hopeful and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in healthcare and education, harnessing technology and how to react to America's retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made the old categories of left vs right, democracy vs dictatorship and big vs small government obsolete and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism - good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state. Zakaria's final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right - we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love and mourn together. More than anything we need to build a new world together.
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            ISBN 9780241491652
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Heat of the Moment: A Firefighter's Stories of Life and Death Decisions

            The Heat of the Moment: A Firefighter's Stories of Life and Death Decisions (Paperback)

            By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina

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            from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances.

            ISBN 9781784163884
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

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            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released NZ 1 May 2011
            Publisher Brookings Institution
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand
              

            Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Hicks, Geoff; Campbell, Hamish

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            Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and very generously illustrated - and written by some of New Zealand's leading scien...tists - this massively revised and updated edition of our bestselling title contains all-new sections on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, making it more relevant than ever.
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            ISBN 9781877385872
            Published NZ 19 Oct 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Quake Year
              

            Quake Year (Paperback)

            By Farrell, Fiona; Other Nicholas, Juliet

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            It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans..." "It was just the most wonderful... feeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation..." Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
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            ISBN 9781927145296
            Published NZ 9 May 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

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            "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781927145265
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Assuring and Enduring: Fifty Years of Civic Assurance : Tested by Time and Disaster
              

            Assuring and Enduring: Fifty Years of Civic Assurance : Tested by Time and Disaster (Hardback)

            Edited by Sole, Tim

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            Assuring and Enduring tells of Civic Assurance's steady development as New Zealand's local government insurer of recourse and a financial services provider - interspersed with sections that describe the challenges local government faces through earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and v...olcanoes.
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            ISBN 9781877514210
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2011
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake
              

            Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake (Paperback)

            By Bowron, Jane

            On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living back in her hometown of Christchurch for three years when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake - just five months after a 7.1 earthquake. The first quake had caused damage but no fatalities. This time it wa...s the ultimate horror story. Countless city buildings crashed to the ground and many people were killed. Others were trapped in rubble and raging fires. Whole suburbs were decimated as houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and the ground liquefied into oceans of silt. As the historic city lay in ruins Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next three months, she continued to send regular dispatches of everyday life being lived in the most extraordinary of circumstances as she and everyone else in Christchurch struggled to cope with grief, loss and the new reality. Brilliantly written and suffused with unexpected humour, Bowron's stories have become a modern classic - a rare and priceless account of how human beings can survive and overcome even the most terrible of tragedies in the most ordinary of ways.
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            ISBN 9781877551307
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2011
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

            On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Waltner-Towes, David

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            Written by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans - called zoonoses - including why they have become more common in recent history, and what we can do about them. Almost all pandemics and epidemics - includin...g SARS, Ebola and now COVID-19 - have been caused by diseases that come to us from animals. In On Pandemics, David Waltner-Toews gathers the latest research to profile dozens of illnesses. Why do zoonotic diseases jump from animals to humans - and why do some hang around for good? How have governments responded to pandemics and epidemics throughout history, for better or worse? How have climate change, industrialised farming, cultural practices, biodiversity loss and globalisation made these diseases not only possible, but the inevitable outcomes of our modern lifestyles? Coronaviruses have made bats their home for centuries. Until SARS came along, we didn't know they were there, nor do we know how many other death-dealing viruses might be living undetected in wildlife. On Pandemics examines the increasing impact of animal-borne diseases on our world, and encourages us to re-examine our role in pandemics - for the health of the planet as well as our own survival.
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            ISBN 9781760642808
            Published NZ 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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