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            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps

            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sauytbay, Sayragul; With Cavelius, Alexandra; Translated by Waight, Caroline

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            A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

            ISBN 9781922310538
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Duchess Countess

            The Duchess Countess (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Ostler, Catherine

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            'Outrageously scandalous, soaked in sex and money, aristocracy, adventure and grandeur... Catherine Ostler, accomplished storyteller, is the perfect writer to restore the Duchess Countess to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore When the glamorous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston ...and Countess of Bristol, went on trial in Westminster for bigamy in April 1776, the story drew more attention in society than the American War of Independence. Now, in Catherine Ostler's brilliantly told and evocative biography, we get to see the full story of how Elizabeth came to be there and how she responded to what should have been the most humiliating episode of her life. Born in relatively modest circumstances, Elizabeth's father died when she was only five, leaving her vulnerable and eventually ensuring that marriage was the best way for her to secure her future. What followed included a clandestine, candlelit wedding to a young earl who immediately set sail on his travels, and an appearance at a masquerade ball in a transparent dress that caught the eye of the Duke of Kingston. Soon they too were married, but when he died and left his inheritance to her, his children from a previous marriage decided to look into her past and contest the will. Rather than backing from the limelight, Elizabeth went on a Grand Tour of Europe, being welcomed by the Pope, Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great among others. In a world where a woman's place was severely circumscribed, Elizabeth had found a way to plough her own path as a spirited adventuress, and very much a pioneer for modern celebrity culture.
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            ISBN 9781471196058
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Federer: The Definitive Biography
             

            Federer: The Definitive Biography (Hardback)

            By Bowers, Chris

            • RRP: $45.00
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              3 Aug 21

            The outstanding English-language biography of the great Swiss star, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, now exhaustively revised and updated.

            ISBN 9781789463668
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

            The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Hardback)

            By Isaacson, Walter

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            The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children.... In the spring of 2012, the Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. The development of CRISPR and the war against coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. The past half-century has been an information-technology era, based on the microchip, the computer, and the internet. Now we are entering an even more momentous era, a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be surpassed by those who study the code of life. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses and eliminate dreaded disorders? What a wonderful boon that would be! Right? And what about preventing congenital deafness or blindness? Or being very short? Or being depressed? Hmmm...How should we think about that? Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the IQ or height or memory or muscles of their kids? After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral and policy issues. Her life story illustrates that the key to innovation is connecting basic science to our everyday lives-moving discoveries from our labs to our bedsides-in ways that respect our moral values. It's a thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.
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            ISBN 9781760859893
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Loud

            Loud (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Tana

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            A life in rock 'n' roll by the world's first female roadie. At just 16, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she went on to work for Santana, Neil Diamond and Suzi... Quatro, before heading to the UK then the US, working for a who's who of bands and artists, including Status Quo, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, INXS, The Who, The Runaways, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ice-T and Ice Cube, eventually moving from lighting and stage production into tour management and logistics. This is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, written in her own words by the woman recognised as the first female roadie in the world.
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            ISBN 9780733340901
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor

            A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor (Paperback)

            By Louwrens, Joan

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            A doctor follows her calling to practise medicine in wild, remote places

            ISBN 9781776191123
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Of Horses and Men: True tales from a rural New Zealand farrier
              

            Of Horses and Men: True tales from a rural New Zealand farrier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jansen, Frans

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            Step into a farrier's boots and experience funny, thrilling, sad and unusual stories featuring a host of lively characters, both equine and human. There's always something interesting happening in the life of a farrier.

            ISBN 9780473542436
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            The Lost Cafe Schindler: One family, two wars and the search for truth

            The Lost Cafe Schindler: One family, two wars and the search for truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schindler, Meriel

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            Meriel Schindler tells the story of Cafe Schindler, blending memoir and family history.

            ISBN 9781529332070
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Anthropocene Reviewed: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Anthropocene Reviewed: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Green, John

            • RRP: $37.00
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            A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversi...ty.
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            ISBN 9781529109887
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Lapsed

            Lapsed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dux, Monica

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            What happens when a good Catholic girl goes AWOL?<\p>

            ISBN 9780733340819
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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