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              The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move
               

              The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Hardback)

              By Shah, Sonia

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $35.09
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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              A prize-winning journalist upends our centuries-long assumptions about migration through science, history, and reporting--predicting its lifesaving power in the face of climate change.

              ISBN 9781635571974
              Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Crude: The Story of Oil
               

              Crude: The Story of Oil (Paperback, New title)

              By Shah, Sonia

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              A gripping history of 'black gold', from its geological birth millions of years ago to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life - this is the whole story of crude oil.

              ISBN 9781741145977
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2005
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Crude: The Story of Oil
                

              Crude: The Story of Oil (Hardback)

              By Shah, Sonia

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              Crude is the unexpurgated story of oil, from the circumstances of its birth to the spectacle of its rise as the indispensable ingredient of modern life.

              ISBN 9781583226254
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet
               

              The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shah, Sonia

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $25.73
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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              The news is full of stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and sp...reading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis - it is the solution. Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.
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              ISBN 9781526626646
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
               

              The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shah, Sonia; Edited by Rogers, David

              • RRP: $69.50
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              Traces the centuries-long battle to treat and prevent malaria in numerous regions of the world while revealing how hundreds of millions of people are infected annually in spite of available preventions.

              ISBN 9780312573010
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2011
              Publisher Picador
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              Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
               

              Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shah, Sonia

              • RRP: $38.99
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              From the author of The Fever comes a dramatic history of pandemics: If the words, and beyond, in [the] subtitle don't grab a reader's attention, they should (Booklist, starred review)

              ISBN 9781250118004
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2017
              Publisher Picador
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond
                

              Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shah, Sonia

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice [A] grounded, bracingly intelligent study. --Nature Prizewinning science journalist Sonia Shah presents a startling examination of the pandemics that have ravaged humanity--and how history ...prepares us to confront the most serious acute global health emergency of our time. Now with a new preface written in response to COVID-19. Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either emerged or reemerged, appearing in places where they've never before been seen. Years before the sudden arrival of COVID-19, ninety percent of epidemiologists predicted that one of them would cause a deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. It might be Ebola, avian flu, a drug-resistant superbug, or something completely new, like the novel virus the world is confronting today. While it was impossible to predict the emergence of SARS-CoV-2--and it remains impossible to predict which pathogen will cause the next global outbreak--by unraveling the stories of pandemics past we can begin to better understand our own future, and to prepare for what it holds in store. In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, Sonia Shah interweaves history, original reportage, and personal narrative to explore the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between cholera--one of history's most deadly and disruptive pandemic-causing pathogens--and the new diseases that stalk humankind today. She tracks each stage of cholera's dramatic journey, from its emergence in the South Asian hinterlands as a harmless microbe to its rapid dispersal across the nineteenth-century world, all the way to its latest beachhead in Haiti. Along the way she reports on the pathogens now following in cholera's footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers coming out of China's wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, and the subu
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              ISBN 9781250793249
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Picador
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

              The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients (Hardback)

              By Shah, Sonia

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
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              Reveals the unethical drug testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Based on research and reporting from Africa and Asia, the author shows how the pharmaceutical industry is using testing procedures in the global South that would cause scandals in the devel...oped world, and is exploiting the misery of millions.
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              ISBN 9781565849129
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2006
              Publisher The New Press
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              The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

              The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

              By Shah, Sonia; Foreword by Le Carre, John

              • RRP: $34.99
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              This groundbreaking book reveals the unethical drug-testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. In its quest to develop lucrative new drugs, Big Pharma has quietly exported its clinical research business to the global South, where ethical oversight is minimal,... and sick, poor, and desperate patients are abundant.
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              ISBN 9781595582140
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2007
              Publisher The New Press
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              The Fever
                

              The Fever (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Shah, Sonia; Narrator Chehlaoui, Maha

              • RRP: $21.50
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              In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause celebre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names and opened their pocketbooks in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent di...sease inspires waves of panic, why aren t we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we ve known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them? In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. Through the centuries, she finds, we ve invested our hopes in a panoply of drugs and technologies, and invariably those hopes have been dashed. From the settling of the New World to the construction of the Panama Canal, through wars and the advances of the Industrial Revolution, Shah tracks malaria s jagged ascent and the tragedies in its wake, revealing a parasite every bit as persistent as the insects that carry it. With distinguished prose and original reporting from Panama, Malawi, Cameroon, India, and elsewhere, The Fever captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.
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              ISBN 9781522608998
              Released NZ 17 May 2016
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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