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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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            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 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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              3 Aug 21

            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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            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 Jul 21

            What makes a scientist?

            ISBN 9780008323967
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation

            Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Edward O.; Ottaviani, Jim; Illustrated by Butzer, C. M.

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            E.O. Wilson's bestselling memoir comes to life in a beautifully illustrated graphic adaptation. A vibrant graphic adaptation of the classic science memoir.

            ISBN 9781610919586
            Released NZ 25 Apr 2021
            Publisher Island Press
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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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            Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer

            Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer (Hardback)

            By Scowcroft, Henry

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            Cross Everything is a heart-wrenching cancer memoir, a fascinating popular-science detective story, and a witty and at times darkly comical take on a disease that half of us will experience at some point in our lives.

            ISBN 9781472975126
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aronson, Louise

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            A New York Times bestseller As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, old has been defined as beginning bet...ween the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.
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            ISBN 9781620405475
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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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