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              Beneath the Skin: Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers
               

              Beneath the Skin: Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers (Paperback, Main)

              By Beauman, Ned; Alderman, Naomi; Lynch, Thomas; Kerr, Philip; Various

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                15 Sep 20

              Our bodies all have stories to tell - and who better to tell them than fifteen of the world's finest writers? Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown... to us. In Beneath the Skin, fifteen writers each explore a different body part: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food; Thomas Lynch celebrates the womb as a miracle; AL Kennedy explores the nose's striking ability to conjure memories; and Philip Kerr traces the remarkable history of brain surgery The human stomach, we discover, contains as many brain cells as a cat has in its head. The lungs weigh about the same as a loaf of bread. A traumatic memory can show itself on the skin. Moving, comical and often unexpected, this is an awe-inspiring voyage through the mysterious landscape of our bodies. Based on the BBC Radio 3 series 'A Body of Essays'
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              ISBN 9781788160964
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout

              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout (Hardback, Main)

              By Cannon, Joanna; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

              • RRP: $29.99
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              'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains...and I shook with the effort of n...ot crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor.' In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her own story as a junior doctor, and the stories of many others like her, facing the extraordinary and sometimes daunting landmarks along the way: from the first shock of holding another person's life in your hands, to moments of crisis and loss. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this book will bring this tension to life with vivid, human stories, and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us - as well as crucial lessons on mental health at work for all of us.
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              ISBN 9781788160575
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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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 (Hardback, Main)

              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? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d 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, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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              ISBN 9781788160193
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages
               

              Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback, Main)

              By Hartnell, Jack

              • RRP: $41.99
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              Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian J...ack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. In paintings and reliquaries that celebrated the - sometimes bizarre - martyrdoms of saints, the sacred dimension of the physical left its mark on their environment. In literature and politics, hearts and heads became powerful metaphors that shaped governance and society in ways that are still visible today. And doctors and natural philosophers were at the centre of a collision between centuries of sophisticated medical knowledge, and an ignorance of physiology as profound as its results were gruesome. Like a medieval pageant, this striking and unusual history brings together medicine, art, poetry, music, politics, cultural and social history and philosophy to reveal what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.
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              ISBN 9781781256800
              Released NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
               

              Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End (Paperback, Main)

              By Gawande, Atul

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              From the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto and Reith Lecturer 2014, a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.

              ISBN 9781846685828
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2015
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              In Therapy: The Unfolding Story
               

              In Therapy: The Unfolding Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Orbach, Susie

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              In this new and updated edition of the groundbreaking In Therapy, world-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy.

              ISBN 9781781259887
              Released NZ 24 Jan 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Shapeshifters: A Doctor's Notes on Medicine & Human Change

              Shapeshifters: A Doctor's Notes on Medicine & Human Change (Hardback, Main)

              By Francis, Gavin

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              Our minds and bodies change constantly - we dream and laugh, wax and wane, distort and repair, grow taller and shrink, flourish and decay as we make our way through life. Some of these changes we have little choice about - we can't avoid puberty, the menopause, or even death. Oth...ers are specific to the individual, inhabiting that strange hinterland between mind and body, imposed by the savage perfectionism of anorexia or the internal pressures of plastic surgery addicts. And still others are rare, almost magical in their manifestations, such as the sun-sensitivity and facial hair that characterises Porphyria suffers and led to them, once upon a time, to be suspected as werewolves. Mixing case studies with observations about history, art, literature, myth and magic, and viewing with a humane and sensitive eye, Gavin Francis, author of the international bestseller Adventures in Human Being, explores the various ways in which change is the very essence of being human.
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              ISBN 9781781257739
              Released NZ 23 May 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life (Hardback, Main)

              By Rosen, Michael; Illustrated by Trounce, Charlotte; Edited by Barrie, Francesca; Topiwala, Kirty

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              These days, we seem to have less and less time for play. At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and iPads. Here, Michael Rosen shows us why we need more play in our lives. He explores the influence of play on everyone from Shakespear...e to Dickens and Dali, delving into the history of play via puns, nonsense, improvisation and physical toys. He also explains why play is a core part of child development, proven to bolster creativity and resilience. Above all, play should be fun - and this book is full of silliness and laughter. Every chapter features exercises and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all the family, with specially designed pages for scribbling, word play and more, illustrated by Charlotte Trounce.
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              ISBN 9781788161909
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds (Paperback, Main)

              By Geddes, Linda

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              Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New re...search suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes. Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight. As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It's a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we're only just beginning to grasp.
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              ISBN 9781781258330
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune

              Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune (Hardback, Main)

              By Watt Smith, Tiffany

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              'Nothing makes the world gleam like bad people getting the fate they deserve. For one glorious moment, the stars align, the universe delivers, and the commuter who barged past us all down the station stairs misses the train' Schadenfreude - enjoying the pain and failures of other...s - is an all-too-familiar feeling. It has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries but, in a time of polarised politics, twitter trolls and 'sidebars of shame', has never been more relevant. Recent studies have shown that we smile more at a rival's loss than at our own success. No wonder we're said to be living in the 'Age of Schadenfreude'. But why can it be so much fun to witness another's distress? And what, if anything, should we do about it? In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way - she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion - and perhaps, even, embracing it.
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              ISBN 9781781259085
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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