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            How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Have you ever asked yourself why you can't remember anything from before the age of three, why we experience deja vu, or indeed how a bundle of cells in our heads can produce the remarkable phenomenon that is human consciousness? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this ...visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. From anatomy, it moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate processes such as heartbeat and breathing and how it collects information from the external world to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
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            ISBN 9780241403372
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
             

            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

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            From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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            ISBN 9780241346785
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Kitchen Science Cookbook

            The Kitchen Science Cookbook (Hardback)

            By Dickinson, Dr. Michelle

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            The Kitchen Science Cookbook is a beautifully crafted recipe book with a unique twist- each recipe is a science experiment that you can do at home, using the everyday ingredients you'll find in your kitchen. No need to be a science expert - these easy-to-follow recipes make mind-...blowing science experiments fun for everyone.From sticky ice and raising raisins to balloon science and scrumptious slime, nanotechnologist Michelle Dickinson shows that we can all be scientists, no matter how young or old.With recipes tested by enthusiastic people around the world, The Kitchen Science Cookbook is the perfect gift for all ages.
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            ISBN 9780241395585
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

            • RRP: $18.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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            ISBN 9780198825784
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Stephen Hawking

            Stephen Hawking (Paperback)

            By Sheehan, Nikki

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            Stephen Hawking: stargazer, physicist, icon. Award-winning children's author and journalist, Nikki Sheehan, explores the life of the inspirational scientist.

            ISBN 9781407193182
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series A Life Story
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            The unlikely tale of 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 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Woo'S Wonderful World of Maths

            Woo'S Wonderful World of Maths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

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            Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

            ISBN 9781760554217
            Published NZ 25 Sep 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            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

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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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            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

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

            By Shapiro, Dani

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            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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            Waters of the World: The story of the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers, and atmosphere - and made the planet whole

            Waters of the World: The story of the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers, and atmosphere - and made the planet whole (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dry, Sarah

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            How is the climate where you are? And how did it get that way? How does the great complex global interaction of ice, ocean, and atmosphere combine to generate the rain that sustains us? And who figured all its secret processes out? From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cu...mulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea- that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story. Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who ascended volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapour, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate. We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is - and always has been - evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most. 'Waters of the World sparkles with lyricism and wit. Dry is a gifted storyteller, and her research into the pre-history of Earth system science has turned up gripping tales of risk, adventure, defiance, and discovery. A unique and impo
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            ISBN 9781925713145
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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