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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ingenious: The Unintended Consequences of Human Innovation
             

            Ingenious: The Unintended Consequences of Human Innovation (Hardback)

            By Gluckman, Sir Peter; Hanson, Mark

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            The trouble with innovation is that it can seldom be undone. We invent technologies to modify our environments in immediately beneficial ways, but the long-term consequences can be costly. From obesity to antibiotic resistance, we pay for our successes. Peter Gluckman and Mark Ha...nson explore what happens when our creations lead nature to bite back.
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            ISBN 9780674976887
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Incredible Journeys: Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year 2019

            Incredible Journeys: Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year 2019 (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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            Invasive Predators in New Zealand: Disaster on Four Small Paws
               

            Invasive Predators in New Zealand: Disaster on Four Small Paws (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By King, Carolyn M.

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            The story of invasive species in New Zealand is unlike any other in the world. As a comprehensive historical perspective on the fate of iconic endemic fauna, this book offers much-needed insight into one of New Zealand's longest-running national crises.

            ISBN 9783030321376
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
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            Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World
             

            Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carwardine, Mark

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            The most authoritative reference guide to every cetacean species and subspecies in the world Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With nearly 1,000 accurate color illustrations-complete w...ith detailed annotations pointing out significant field marks-this outstanding book covers all 90 species and every subspecies of cetaceans around the globe. Leading cetacean biologists have collaborated with pioneering conservationist Mark Carwardine on the concise text, which is packed with helpful identification tips. From the blue whale to the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, the illuminating species accounts are accompanied by abundant distribution maps and photographs. Designed to ensure easy access to critical information, Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World is an indispensable resource that every whale watcher and cetacean seeker will find invaluable. Provides details on every species and subspecies of whale, dolphin, and porpoise Features nearly 1,000 meticulous color illustrations and 90 distribution maps Includes helpful facts about behavior, life history, and conservation
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            ISBN 9780691202105
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback)

            By Saini, Angela

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            From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

            ISBN 9780008172039
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Genetics For Dummies
             

            Genetics For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)

            By Robinson, Tara Rodden; Spock, Lisa

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare provider...s are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry. This new edition of Genetics For Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students pursuing degrees in the sciences. It also provides science-lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand information about this exciting and constantly evolving field. This edition includes recent developments and applications in the field of genetics, such as: Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing Precision medicine and pharmacogenetics Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks Ancestry testing Featuring information on some of the hottest topics in genetics right now, this book makes it easier than ever to wrap your head around this fascinating subject.
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            ISBN 9781119633037
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
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            Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress

            Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress (Hardback)

            By Ryan, Christopher

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            The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which progress has perverted the way people live: how they eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die.

            ISBN 9781451659108
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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