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            Microbiology For Dummies

            Microbiology For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Stearns, Jennifer; Surette, Michael

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            Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Microb...iology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world. Microbiology For Dummiesis your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale. Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere.Microbiology For Dummieswill help you understand them, appreciate them, and
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            ISBN 9781119544425
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
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            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration
              

            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration (EPUB ebook)

            By Gameau, Damon

            'The future can't be predicted but it can be envisioned and brought lovingly into being.' Donella Meadows Like most of us, Damon Gameau has spent most of his adult years overwhelmed into inaction by the problem of climate change and its devastating effects on the planet. But when... Damon became a father, he knew he couldn't continue to look away. So he decided to do what he does best, and tell a story. And the story became an imagining of what the world could look like in 2040, if we all decided to start doing things differently, right now. The result is the era-defining documentary 2040 - a meticulously researched plea for the adoption of community-building, energy-generating, connection-forging, forest-renewing, ocean-replenishing measures that science tells us will reset our planet's health, drive our economies and improve lives across the globe. 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration shows us how we can stitch this magnificent vision into everyday life by engaging in activities such as cooking, shopping, gardening, sharing, working and teaching our kids. It shows us that climate change is a practical problem that can be tackled by each of us, one small step at a time, and that we can make a genuine difference - if we know what to do. Brimming with practical wisdom and even 50 delicious recipes, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration empowers you to become the change you want to see in the world. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. PRAISE FOR THE 2040 DOCUMENTARY '2040 is the Australian documentary everyone's going to be talking about' Mamamia 'even better than That Sugar Film!' Tom Tilley of Triple J's Hack 'In 2040, Gameau defaults to the position of inspiring people rather than alarming or overwhelming them. You leave the film wanting more, not less, of these sorts of productions.' Guardian 'a real glimpse of a greener future' Sydney Morning Herald
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            ISBN 9781760786199
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            Language en
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration (Paperback)

            By Gameau, Damon

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            Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Household Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

            ISBN 9781760554149
            Published NZ 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

            Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barrie, David

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            In Incredible Journeys, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and... even people find their way. Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour with the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientists, Barrie shines a light on the astounding skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. Sea turtles, spiny lobsters and moths that find their way using the Earth's magnetic field. Salmon that return to their birthplace by following their noses. Baleen whales that swim thousands of miles while holding a rock-steady course and birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an entire ocean. There's a stunning diversity of animal navigators out there, often using senses and skills we humans don't have access to ourselves. For the first time, Incredible Journeys reveals the wonders of these animals in a whole new light.
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            ISBN 9781473656833
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future

            Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gardiner, Beth

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            Every year, air pollution prematurely kills seven million people around the world. Its impact has been linked to strokes, heart attacks, cancer, premature birth and Alzheimer's disease. The people affected are not just the mask-wearing masses of China, where clean air was sold in... bottles as a publicity stunt to draw attention to the grim deterioration of air quality; nor are they solely the workers of India's factory slums. These people are the rich as much as they are the poor. They are as much inhabitants of first world countries and major cities like London and Los Angeles as they are the coal-burners of Poland. They are everyone with a pair of lungs around a car, an underground train network, a flourishing industrial sector. They are us. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels to air pollution hot-spots around the world to meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of air pollution, and to trace the commercial pressures and political decisions that have allowed it to remain at life-threatening levels. Gardiner presents us with the hard facts about the most insidious threat to our lives, our lungs and our cities. But she also offers us real-world solutions, and inspiring stories of the individuals and groups who are fighting for a less toxic future. Choked is a figurative breath of fresh air in a discussion too long fogged over.
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            ISBN 9781846276453
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet
             

            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet (Hardback)

            By Beerling, David

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            Plants are absolutely fundamental to the functioning of life on earth. But how did the earliest plants first emerge from water and conquer the continents? Using the latest research, David Beerling tells their evolutionary story. And, as we face catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ...he highlights the profound effect they have on ecosystems and climate.
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            ISBN 9780198798309
            Released NZ 11 Apr 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Understanding Numbers: Simplify life's mathematics. Decode the world around you.: 20 thought-provoking lessons

            Understanding Numbers: Simplify life's mathematics. Decode the world around you.: 20 thought-provoking lessons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freiberger, Marianne; Thomas, Rachel

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            Using a unique, visual approach, Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas dissect the mathematics that you rely on every day. From the statistics that underpin our newsfeeds, through the big data that informs our health and finance services, to the algorithms that underpin how we co...mmunicate - mathematics is at the heart of how our modern world functions. In 20 dip-in lessons, Think Mathematically examines how and why mathematics is used and guides you to better understand the numbers that fuel your world.
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            ISBN 9781781318157
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Build+Become
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            Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms

            Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms (Hardback)

            By Ruxton, Graeme D.; Foreword by Owen-Smith, Norman

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            A beautifully illustrated exploration of the science behind the awe-inspiring giants of past and present

            ISBN 9780300239881
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure

            The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure (Hardback)

            By Kinch, Michael

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            A fascinating history of our understanding and the treatment of cancer by one of the leading figures in the field--who is also a pioneer on the cusp of a breakthrough.

            ISBN 9781643130255
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pegasus Books
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            Root to Stem: A seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life
             

            Root to Stem: A seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life (Hardback)

            By Laird, Alex; Illustrated by Doble, Peach

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            Root to Stem is a seasonal guide to living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle by putting nature at the heart of our physical and mental wellbeing. The root to stem philosophy means using all of the plant, vegetable or herb, to maximise the health benefits found in the ingredient, w...hilst also simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint and the amount of food wastage. Set out in four chapters, Root to Stem shares each of the four seasons' celebrations and health challenges, which natural ingredients are available, simple delicious recipes and easy to make herbal remedies, plus steps for how to beautify and support the environment. It will also include tips for foraging, growing a kitchen pharmacy, movement and exercise, and creative ways to reconnect with others and nature. Root to Stem is about discovery, pleasure, traditions, celebration and - ultimately - about how our eating choices can actually help to sustain the natural balance of our world.
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            ISBN 9780241371213
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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