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            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester
             

            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Earle; F. Klaassen, Michael

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            From country boy to internationally renowned plastic surgeon, from junior medical officer to Lieutenant Colonel in just four years, Perfection: the life and times of Sir William Manchester covers a life of achievement and service.

            ISBN 9780473539511
            Published NZ 13 Jan 2021
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories
             

            Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Pankhurst, Kate

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            Women have been responsible for many of the world's most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Yet, lots of female scientists' work doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of just some of the incredible female ...scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people's ideas of what women can do. As a child Mae Jemison always imagined herself reaching for the stars and that's exactly what she did: she became the first African-American woman to go into space. When Elizabeth Blackwell was told women weren't allowed to be doctors, she didn't take no for an answer. Tu Youyou spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War to try and invent a treatment for malaria - and she did it. Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world's most important scientific breakthroughs. Women featured: Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Janaki Ammal, Caroline Herschel, Katia Krafft, Tu Youyou and Rosalind Franklin.
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            ISBN 9781526615336
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Off the Charts

            Off the Charts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carroll, Georgie

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            Showering in gumboots. Bomb threats. Tables of turds. Welcome to the life of a nurse. Nurses are our number-one unsung heroes. They're the ones in the trenches mopping up bodily fluids, holding hands, keeping things ticking - and always with a smile on their face. In Off the Char...ts, Australia's favourite straight-talking nurse and comedian Georgie Carroll lets you peek behind the curtains to see the inner workings of a hospital. Taking us ward to ward, limb to limb, stitch to stitch, Georgie does not hold back as she shows us the human fragility and fierceness she sees every day at work. This is a laugh-out-loud funny celebration of the big-hearted, no-b*llshit nurses who, sooner or later, play a huge role in all of our lives.
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            ISBN 9781760982447
            Published NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist
             

            A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist (Hardback)

            By Fortey, Richard

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              1 Jun 21

            What makes a scientist?

            ISBN 9780008323967
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Path through the trees: Mary Sutherland - forester, botanist & women's advocate
             

            A Path through the trees: Mary Sutherland - forester, botanist & women's advocate (Paperback)

            By Edwards, Vivien

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            In 1916, Mary Sutherland, an alumna of the University College of North Wales, became the first woman forestry graduate in the world. She emigrated to New Zealand in 1923 where the State Forest Service employed her until forestry retrenched in the 1930s. Mary went on to forge care...ers in botany and farm forestry.
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            ISBN 9780994149442
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Writes Hill Press
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            How to Starve Cancer: Without Starving Yourself Second Edition
              

            How to Starve Cancer: Without Starving Yourself Second Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

            By McLelland, Jane

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            • Pub Date
              9 Jul 21

            After being given a terminal diagnosis with only a few weeks to live, Jane dug up research, some decades old, in her quest to survive. Rather than aiming to cure cancer, which in many cases is unachievable, Jane's approach was to stop it growing. Remarkably her approach not only ...stopped it growing, it disappeared altogether. There are now clinics following her protocol, achieving remarkable successes. This book is a game-changing new dawn in the treatment of cancer. An international publishing sensation. This page-turning inspirational read is updated with a new 'Metro Map', Jane's unique and revolutionary route map to starving cancer. A glossary and index will also be included. Written in two sections, in Part 1 Jane intertwines her remarkable life story of 'terminal cancer' to full recovery, describing how she discovered a unique cocktail of off label drugs (drugs usually prescribed for other conditions) and supplements that effectively starve the cancer stem cell, the cell left behind by conventional treatment. Treatment for the stem cell is hailed as the Holy Grail, so this book plugs the missing piece into why we do not have a cure for cancer. Lead cancer researchers at top oncology centers are now using this book as a guide and Jane has a huge following of tens of thousands on Facebook. Testimonials abound from happy and delighted recovered patients and from oncologists who use her methods. National press, TV and radio have already covered Jane's ground-breaking research. Much more is in the pipeline with two documentaries and a possible movie in the future. Jane won the 'Amazing Women Global' Lifetime Achievement 2019 and the New York Big Book Award 2019
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            ISBN 9780951951743
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher Agenor Publishing
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            A Doctor in Africa

            A Doctor in Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Browning, Dr Andrew

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            Dr Andrew Browning began helping patients affected by obstetric fistulas - a debilitating condition resulting from obstructed childbirth - after working with the late Dr Catherine Hamlin in the 1990s. Since then, Andrew has spent nearly two decades in Africa, establishing hospita...ls, preventing and treating fistulas, and training staff thereby helping to heal some of the world's most disadvantaged women. Up to two million women are estimated to be suffering with existing obstetric fistula injuries throughout Africa. They are often made outcasts in their own community, unable to leave their homes and left with little prospect of a happy, fulfilling life. Andrew's surgeries, and the spread of fistula-skilled practitioners he is training across the continent, don't just relieve the emotional and physical pain of the women affected, but gives them hope and a future. A Doctor in Africa is the uplifting story of Andrew's life, from the challenges faced along the way to the stories of the women whose lives he has forever changed.
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            ISBN 9781760983017
            Published NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut

            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peake, Tim

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            The thrilling autobiography of the astronaut who inspired a generation The #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut 'I looked down below my feet and suddenly noticed Australia flashing by. The vertigo hit me then. My gloved hands gripped the hand...rail as tightly as I could. I had been on my spacewalk for over an hour. I had trained for this moment for years. But nothing can prepare you for that feeling, for the full realisation that you are no longer living on Earth. Staring into the inky blackness, I felt completely isolated from everything and everyone I had ever known. And yet at the same time I could not help feeling a strange sense of belonging.' In fascinating and personal detail, and based on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sacrifice that astronauts make in being apart from their families, the sights, the smells, the fear, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view from space. Limitless is a book about the power of following our dreams - however unlikely they may seem - and of striving to reach our potential, even when we might not believe in it ourselves. Limitless also charts Peake's surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Peake's extensive eighteen-year career in the army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and flying multiple high-risk sorties as a test pilot, including operations in Afghanistan. After he was selected by the European Space agency from over 8000 candidates, Peake undertook six years of training to be an astronaut, tested physically, psychologically, emotionally and intellectually - from learning Russ
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            ISBN 9781529125580
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Browning, Richard

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            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630901
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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