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            A Matter of Life and Death: Courage, compassion and the fight against coronavirus - a palliative care nurse's story

            A Matter of Life and Death: Courage, compassion and the fight against coronavirus - a palliative care nurse's story (Paperback)

            By Critcher, Kelly

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            The powerful memoir of a palliative care nurse's life spent facing down death - and the frontline battle against the coronavirus

            ISBN 9781789464412
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            Shackleton
             

            Shackleton (Hardback)

            By Fiennes, Ranulph

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              19 Oct 21

            *PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY* An authoritative biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton from polar adventurer Ranulph Fiennes.

            ISBN 9780241356715
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century

            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higgins, Tim

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            But Elon Musk likes a challenge.Tesla silenced their doubters early on by doing the impossible and creating a luxury electric sportscar, but now they face the biggest trial yet: delivering and manufacturing an affordable electric family car to the masses - the Tesla Model 3.

            ISBN 9780753554388
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist

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

            By Fortey, Richard A.

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            What makes a scientist?

            ISBN 9780008323967
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Seven Ages of Death: A Forensic Pathologist's Journey Through Life

            The Seven Ages of Death: A Forensic Pathologist's Journey Through Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shepherd, Dr Richard

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            Forensic pathologist and bestselling author of Unnatural Causes, Dr Richard Shepherd, brings his unparalleled honesty and insight to a new book about life and death.

            ISBN 9780241472040
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Shackleton

            Shackleton (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fiennes, Ranulph

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            Pre-order the enthralling new biography of Ernest Shackleton by the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there. In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Enduran...ce, became trapped in ice. The disaster left Shackleton and his men alone at the frozen South Pole, fighting for their lives. Their survival and escape is the most famous adventure in history. Shackleton is an engaging new account of the adventurer, his life and his incredible leadership under the most extreme of circumstances. Written by polar adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who followed in Shackleton's footsteps, he brings his own unique insights to bear on these infamous expeditions. Shackleton is both re-appraisal and a valediction, separating the man from the myth he has become. Praise for Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'The World's Greatest Living Explorer' - Guinness Book of Records 'Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes' - Newsday 'Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through' - The Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780241356722
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words
             

            The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bredesen, Dale

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            First person stories of patients who recovered from Alzheimer's Disease--and how they did it --

            ISBN 9780593192429
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Avery Publishing Group
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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 (Hardback)

            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 9781787630895
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            12 Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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