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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? A passenger getting on a plane in Hong Kong can spark an outbreak of flu in Mexico. Someone default...s on their mortgage in Florida, and a financial panic kindles in London. One individual can reach an audience of millions with a single tweet: we live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shaped by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, why some predictions go badly wrong (and that might not be a bad thing), and why most people are less popular than their friends.
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              ISBN 9781788164726
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Bookshop in Algiers
               

              A Bookshop in Algiers (Hardback, Main)

              By Adimi, Kaouther; Translated by Andrews, Chris

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              Also published as '"Our Riches" in 2020 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt.

              ISBN 9781788164696
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
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              The House on Fripp Island
               

              The House on Fripp Island (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Kauffman, Rebecca

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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              Two families go on holiday - the mothers are childhood friends who've ended up in very different places. One family is wealthy, one isn't. One is happy, one isn't. Everyone is up to something, but no one is quite right about what they think the others are doing. While the past an...d present of the two families unfolds, the book builds to a shocking event that will shake your sense of justice and leave you wanting to talk about crime and retribution. It's a great book to pass on to a friend, but please don't tell them too much. If you can't wait, get in touch with us @serpentstail ...
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              ISBN 9781788165204
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
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              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection

              Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Murthy, Vivek H.; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              When Vivek Murthy accepted the role of Surgeon General under Obama, he thought his main focus would be tackling the opioid crisis and obesity. Instead, he discovered a much larger health crisis, one that connects the sick and the seemingly well: loneliness. We live in an age stee...ped in disconnection. As a doctor, Murthy encountered people who struggled with addiction, disease, and pain, and often found loneliness at their very core. But while other illnesses can be more visible, loneliness keeps its sufferers silent. So how can we treat it, and what does it mean to live in this lonely age? This book traces Murthy's journey to find the answers. As he uncovers the global proportions of this epidemic, and explores the root causes and devastating effects of loneliness, he also finds good news. From social support groups in Okinawa, to mentoring circles in Chicago, he looks at community efforts to combat loneliness around the world and what they can teach us about doing so in our own lives. Part personal journey, part medical exploration, part social toolkit, this essential book shows how together we can learn to build a more connected, less lonely world.
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              ISBN 9781788164740
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

              By Gray, Annie

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              In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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              ISBN 9781788160445
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Being A Good Carer: An Invaluable Guide to Looking After Others - And Yourself
               

              Being A Good Carer: An Invaluable Guide to Looking After Others - And Yourself (Paperback, Main)

              By Waring, Amanda

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Being a Good Carer is essential reading for anyone who cares for an elderly person, whether as a professional or as a loved one, in its promotion of the role dignity and respect should play. This accessible and detailed guide includes practical tips, checklists for best practice,... and case studies from a wide range of carers that addresses solutions to common problems and giving expert advice on how to deliver compassionate and dignified care to older people. It is easy to read and provides anecdotal experience from carers and tips from the experts. Uniquely, Amanda Waring also provides support and guidance for the carer, on how to maintain energy and commitment, recognise the signs of compassion fatigue and where to get help if you need it. Essential reading for anyone who cares for an elderly person, whether as a professional or as a loved one, Being a Good Carer advocates for dignity and respect for all.
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              ISBN 9781788164252
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
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              The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford

              The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford (Hardback, Main)

              By Cobb, Professor Matthew

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              We've been trying to make sense of the link between our minds and our bodies since the very dawn of civilisation. Now the pace is hotting up. Join the biologist and historian Matthew Cobb (Life's Greatest Secret) to explore the weird theories, blasphemous experiments and terrifyi...ng operating theatres that got us here, to the cusp of revelation. Written with ambition and verve and rooted in a solid scientific explanation of the issues, Thinking Matter spans the centuries to reveal how the lives and works of a parade of philosophers, surgeons, mystics and neuroscientists have shaped the way we understand ourselves at the most profound level. From primitive dissections to the latest complex computational models of brain function, Cobb charts the course of this continuing quest, and prepares us for the astonishing discoveries to come.
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              ISBN 9781781255896
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
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              The Resident
               

              The Resident (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Jackson, David

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                1 Sep 20

              'Disturbing, blackly funny and completely compulsive' - ALEX NORTH 'A brilliantly creepy, edge-of-your-seat, tense thriller' - WILL CARVER 'Dark and disturbing yet so absorbing. Jackson knows how to reel you in' - MEL SHERRATT THERE'S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN. AND HE'S HIDING I...N YOUR HOUSE... Thomas Brogan is a serial killer, and he has nowhere left to hide. At least until he finds an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he discovers that he can access three other houses through the attic space, the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Brogan enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet...
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              ISBN 9781788164351
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
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              The Disaster Tourist

              The Disaster Tourist (Hardback, Main)

              By Ko-eun, Yun; Translated by Buehler, Lizzie

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              Yona has been stuck behind a desk for years working as a programming coordinator for Jungle, a travel company specialising in package holidays to destinations ravaged by disaster. When a senior colleague touches her inappropriately she tries to complain, and in an attempt to bury... her allegations, the company make her an attractive proposition: a free ticket for one of their most sought-after trips, to the desert island of Mui. She accepts the offer and travels the remote island, where the major attraction is a supposedly-dramatic sinkhole. When the customers who've paid a premium for the trip begin to get frustrated, Yona realises that the company has dangerous plans to fabricate an environmental catastrophe to make the trip more interesting, but when she tries to raise the alarm, she discovers she has put her own life in danger.
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              ISBN 9781788163149
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor
               

              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor (Hardback, Main)

              By Fabes, Stephen

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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              In 2010 Stephen Fabes rode away from his career as an emergency doctor in London, on a journey that would see him ride the length of six continents; a cycling circumnavigation which took six years. Signs of Life is his story of a world of challenges - from Tajik camel spiders to ...camping on a frozen lake in Mongolia, to coaxing another few kilometres out of 'Ol' Patchy' (his faithful inner tube), and of fascinating interactions with the people of seventy-five countries; from hospitable nomads and curious children to vindictive border guards and gangsters. It is also a story of medicine calling Stephen back; he recalls his first pronouncement of death as he examines the frozen body of a monk high in the Himalayas; he is drawn into treating patients at a leprosy clinic; he helps refugees at The Jungle in Calais. All the while, he reflects on how societies treat their most vulnerable and draws comparisons with the lost souls he had treated back home in London; people who he resolves to truly listen to, when he returns to his vocation.
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              ISBN 9781788161213
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
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