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            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women
             

            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moalem, Sharon Dr.

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and surviving famine. Women are simply stronger than men at every stage of life, tho...ugh we are taught the opposite. But why? This question haunted Dr. Sharon Moalem throughout his career - when he was treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; when he was recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; when he was tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand. He couldn't understand why men were consistently less likely to thrive. And then it all clicked into place: two X chromosomes offer a survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, and diverse examples -- from the behaviour of honeybees to the fate of the Donner party -- and experiences from his personal life and his own patients, The Better Half explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. It also calls for a reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of medical studies and even how we prescribe medications - a view that still sees women through the lens of men. Revolutionary and yet utterly convincing, The Better Half will make you see humanity and the survival of our species anew.
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            ISBN 9780241434840
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm
             

            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barker, Yolanda

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 21

            We breathe over 20,000 times a day. But most of us don't breathe properly - years of stress and anxiety mean we breathe through our chest, forgetting to use our diaphragm and stomach. We shallow breathe, we hold our breath - all bad for us. Breathe badly and it affects everything... we do. Hold your breath and your blood pressure goes up, your physiology is affected. Learn to breathe correctly and you will be calmer, lose weight, sleep better. Take a deep breath - and learn how to breathe again.
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            ISBN 9781472948595
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            RHS The Rose: The history of the world's favourite flower in 40 roses
             

            RHS The Rose: The history of the world's favourite flower in 40 roses (Hardback)

            By Elliott, Brent

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Extraordinary botanical illustrations and extracts from classic texts held in the Royal Horticultural society's world-famous Lindley Library, such as Redoute's Les Roses, Henry Andrew's Roses, Mary Lawrence's Selection of Roses and Victor Paquet's Choix des Plus Belles Roses, com...plete this authoritative celebration.
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            ISBN 9781787394087
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Murphy, Kate

            • RRP: $48.00
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            When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

            ISBN 9781787300958
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
              

            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eban, Katherine

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $42.50
            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale--The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important publ...ic-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban's Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing--and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings? A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world's greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.
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            ISBN 9780062338792
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
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            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
             

            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (Paperback)

            By Shapiro, Dani

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            In the spring of 2016, Dani Shapiro discovered that her father was not her biological father. Everything she had believed about her identity was a lie. Inheritance is a genetic detective story; a memoir that reads like a thriller, and a book about the extraordinary moment we live... in.
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            ISBN 9781911547501
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Daunt Books
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics
             

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Hardback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Apr 20

            The unlikely tale of grandmother Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068035
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Decision Point: Taking Risks to Save Lives in Emergency Medicine

            Decision Point: Taking Risks to Save Lives in Emergency Medicine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fong, Kevin

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Professor Kevin Fong flies with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, making split-second, life-or-death decisions in the most extreme circumstances. In this memoir and reportage, he confronts a disturbing truth: sometimes even the best trained expert does not know the right ...thing to do.
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            ISBN 9781847923691
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
             

            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Hardback)

            By Wragg Sykes, Rebecca

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            Our perception of the Neanderthals has undergone a metamorphosis since their discovery 150 years ago, from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Spanning scientific curiosity and popular cultural fascination means that there is a wealth of coverage in the media ...and beyond - but do we get the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature. In Beyond the Ice, Neanderthal expert Becky Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliche of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. Using a thematic rather than chronological approach, this book will shed new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that is being discovered. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the full picture we now have of the Neanderthals for the first time, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question perhaps of them all, their relationship with modern humans.
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            ISBN 9781472937490
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
               

            Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Hardback)

            By O'Connell, Mark

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Pub Date
              2 Apr 20

            Are you ready for the end of the world? In the remote forests of the British Isles, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small determined groups of men and women are getting ready. They are environmentalists who fear the ravages of climate ...change; billionaire entrepreneurs dreaming of life on Mars; and right-wing conspiracists yearning for a lost American idyll. One thing unites them: their certainty that we are only years away from the end of civilisation as we know it. Not unconcerned himself by the possibility of the end of days, Mark O'Connell takes the reader from the ruins of Chernobyl to the pristine beauty of the Scottish Highlands, from online prepper subcultures to a Los Angeles convention on colonising outer space, and meets the eccentrics, madmen and visionaries getting ready for our final act. Full of wit, warmth and a dash of existential dread, The Day of Trouble is a very funny book about the end of the world that will make you want to enjoy every moment we have left.
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            ISBN 9781783784066
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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