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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

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            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Paperback)

            By Hooper, Chloe

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            On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were... known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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            ISBN 9781760895242
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Mercies
             

            The Mercies (Hardback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005103
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes: With an introduction from Michael Morpurgo

            Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes: With an introduction from Michael Morpurgo (Hardback)

            By Unwin, Mike

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            Prepare to be uplifted by these powerful true stories of animal heroes: meet heroic bears, drone-catching eagles, loyal dogs, sassy cats, and much, MUCH more! This book brings you the heart-wrenching stories of the real animals who traversed treacherous paths, made daring rescues... and went above and beyond to save human lives. These animals have all been caught in human conflict but have shown bravery, friendship, and comfort. Journey throughout history, from Hannibal's elephants to a guide dog in the Twin Towers. Uncover 34 amazing animal stories - and celebrate their emotional bond with humans. With astonishing colour illustration from five different illustrators, and knowledge from the experts at the Imperial War Museums, this is a book to treasure and share.
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            ISBN 9780241377086
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world
             

            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021202
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity (Hardback)

            By Betz-Hamilton, Axton

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            In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Axton Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal and deceit.

            ISBN 9781538730287
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Mercies

            The Mercies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005127
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable

            Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable (Paperback)

            By Williams-Thomas, Mark

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            I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the pe...rsonal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.
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            ISBN 9780552176149
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story

            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Hardiman, Cameron

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            As a member of Victoria Police's Air Wing, Cameron Hardiman felt like he was ten feet tall and bulletproof. The air wing brought him plenty of excitement and drama - from searching for missing aircraft to accidentally discovering marijuana crops to working with paramedics. But it... also brought him plenty of trauma ...
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            ISBN 9780733642395
            Published NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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