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            A Shot to Save the World: The Remarkable Race and Ground-Breaking Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccines
             

            A Shot to Save the World: The Remarkable Race and Ground-Breaking Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zuckerman, Gregory

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            • Pub Date
              9 Dec 21

            In the eyes of the world, efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine were a failure, as there is still no cure today. The companies involved saw their fortunes fall as quickly as they had risen. Under the radar, however, infectious disease scientists were learning how to isolate neutrali...sing antibodies, how to conduct trials during international crises, and how to understand the human immune system. These lessons would prove crucial almost forty years later, when another epidemic would spark another race to find a vaccine. 333 Days is the incredible story of the coronavirus vaccination, as you've never heard it before. Award-winning journalist Greg Zuckerman dives into the complex history that links the AIDS and Covid-19 epidemics, and details how the lessons learned during the perceived failures of the former were the catalysts for unprecedented scientific success during the latter. He reveals the twisting fates of the companies that were never supposed to last long enough to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, and examines the experiences of the people behind the science, and their relentless persistence in pursuit of a better world.
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            ISBN 9780241531716
            Released NZ 9 Dec 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Life as We Made It: How 50,000 years of human innovation refined - and redefined - nature
             

            Life as We Made It: How 50,000 years of human innovation refined - and redefined - nature (Hardback)

            By Shapiro, Beth

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            A leading biologist looks at how humans have meddled with evolution throughout history - and what we will do next

            ISBN 9781786079404
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

            Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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            Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at ...the new world we are creating.
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            ISBN 9781847925459
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
             

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.; Contributions by Agar, Nicholas; Altieri, Miguel; American Association for the Advancement of Science

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
              

            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Nossal, G. J. V.; Coppel, Ross L.

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            An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

            ISBN 9780521818780
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2002
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            A Shot to Save the World: The Remarkable Race and Ground-Breaking Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccines

            A Shot to Save the World: The Remarkable Race and Ground-Breaking Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccines (Hardback)

            By Zuckerman, Gregory

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            You know what went wrong. This is the untold story of what went right. Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most d...evastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world's biggest drug and vaccine makers were slow to react or couldn't muster an effective response. It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop a virulent virus holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life's work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough - and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed. A number-one New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist, Zuckerman takes us inside the top-secret laboratories, corporate clashes and high-stakes government negotiations that led to effective shots. Deeply reported and endlessly gripping, this is a dazzling, blow-by-blow chronicle of the most consequential scientific breakthrough of our time. It's a story of courage, genius and heroism. It's also a tale of heated rivalries, unbridled ambitions, crippling insecurities and unexpected drama. A Shot to Save the World is the story of how science saved the world.
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            ISBN 9780241531709
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On the Future: Prospects for Humanity

            On the Future: Prospects for Humanity (Hardback)

            By Rees, Lord Martin

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            Lucinda Douglas-Menzies/Photo Researchers-- Foreword Reviews

            ISBN 9780691180441
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Decoding the World

            Decoding the World (Paperback)

            By Bronson, Po; Gupta, Arvind

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            In the wondrous tradition of Sagan, Feynman, Kahneman, Dubner and Levitt, Gladwell - a vision of the future that uses cutting-edge biotech to explore the most challenging mysteries of the 21st century.

            ISBN 9781472278630
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

            Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Hardback)

            By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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            Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at ...the new world we are creating.
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            ISBN 9781847925442
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Chemical and Biological Microsensors: Applications in Fluid Media

            Chemical and Biological Microsensors: Applications in Fluid Media (Hardback)

            Edited by Fabry, Pierre; Fouletier, Jacques

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            Reviews the developments in the field of chemical sensors for analyses of ionic or molecular species dissolved in liquid media, mainly in aqueous solutions. The transduction of such devices is based on chemical, biological and physical phenomena.

            ISBN 9781848211421
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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