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            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love
             

            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wax, Ruby

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            We know the stars, and have tamed most species that have crossed our paths; we've roamed the world over and travelled to Space; we've mastered industrialisation then created technology that our grandparents couldn't have dreamt of. So, what's next? In this follow up to How to Be ...Human, Ruby Wax builds on her exploration on forgiveness to demonstrate that the next great barrier to progress is compassion. The Future with Love teaches us essential tools for making the most out of the relationships in our loves and protect our hearts and mind amidst the madness of hashtags and 24-hour news cycles. Introducing a new mindfulness practice (tuning into the body), Wax creates a call to arms to living more intuitive lives. Drawing on how education, businesses, technology can use kindness to reform - and better - themselves as well as the purpose of kindness, this book will investigate why greater compassion is our one-way ticket to a better future.
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            ISBN 9780241400654
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life

            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Arney, Kat

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            A fresh and fascinating investigation into cancer and how genetics holds the key to overcoming it.

            ISBN 9781474619592
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health
             

            Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health (Hardback)

            By Lieberman, Daniel

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            In industrialized nations, our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have led to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes; the answer, we are told, is exercise - voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. We pay our dues on the treadmill. But this notion of exercise would ...baffle many people around the world, who undertake daily hours of physical activity simply to get enough to eat. Indeed, the Western approach to exercise is marred by misconceptions, overstatements, anxieties and finger-pointing. Drawing on over a decade of detailed research, Lieberman debunks our myths about fitness, speed, strength and endurance. Offering insights from our ancestry and other cultures, he points the way towards physical activity as the source of a long, relaxed, sociable and healthy life.
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            ISBN 9780241309278
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You
             

            Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carver, Catherine A.

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            A thrilling, fact-packed journey of discovery through the body's immune system. The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could no...t survive the eternal war between us and our microscopic enemies. In Immune, Catherine Carver provides an entertaining, intriguing, and accessible account of the body's defenses against disease. Immune explores the incredible arsenal that lives within us--how it knows what to attack and what to defend, and how it kills everything from the common cold to the plague bacterium. We see what happens when the immune system turns on us, and conversely how impossible life is without its protection. We learn how diseases try to evade the immune system, how they exploit vulnerabilities and even subvert it to their own advantage, and we discover how scientists are designing new drugs to harness the power of the system to advance medicine in the 21st century. Some of the topics explored include why are so many people allergic to cats, but so few to hamsters? Do transplants ever reject their new bodies? What is pus? How does your body develop new weapons for new enemies? Why is cancer so hard for our immune system to fight? How does our immune system remember? Why did the 1918 flu pandemic kill mainly young, healthy people? Why did the 2009 swine flu outbreak lead to a spike in sleep disorders? Can we smell someone else's immune system, and does that help us subconsciously decide who we fall in love with? Drawing on everything from ancient Egyptian medical texts to cutting-edge medical science, the book takes readers on an adventure packed with weird and wonderful facts about their own defense mechanisms, making this both informative and great fun to read.
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            ISBN 9781472915139
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind
             

            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Hardback)

            By Black, Professor Sue

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Our bones are the silent witnesses to the lives we lead. From skull to toe, via the teeth, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she delicately reverse engineers events, piecing together the evidence in our remains to discover thedetails of lives once lived.

            ISBN 9780857526908
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start - and Why They Don't Go Away

            Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start - and Why They Don't Go Away (Hardback)

            By Larson, Heidi J.

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            Vaccine reluctance and refusal are no longer limited to the margins of society. Debates around vaccines' necessity -- along with quesitons around their side effects -- have gone mainstream, blending with geopolitical conflicts, political campaigns, celebrity causes, and natural l...ifestyles to win a growing number of hearts and minds. Today's anti-vaccine positions find audiences where they've never existed previously. Stuck examines how the issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy are, more than anything, about people feeling left out of the conversation. A new dialogue is long overdue, one that addresses the many types of vaccine hesitancy and the social factors that perpetuate them. To do this, Stuck provides a clear-eyed examination of the social vectors that transmit vaccine rumors, their manifestations around the globe, and how these individual threads are all connected.
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            ISBN 9780190077242
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Sep 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 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Sep 2021
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            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind
             

            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Black, Professor Sue

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            Our bones are the silent witnesses to the lives we lead. From skull to toe, via the teeth, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she delicately reverse engineers events, piecing together the evidence in our remains to discover thedetails of lives once lived.

            ISBN 9780857526915
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World
             

            Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World (Hardback)

            By Hart, Adam

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Forged by natural selection and honed by evolution, humans are perfectly adapted machines. . . for a world that no longer exists.

            ISBN 9781472970992
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life
             

            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life (Hardback)

            By Arney, Dr Kat

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Oct 20

            A dazzling investigation into the origins of cancer and how genetics holds the key to us overcoming it

            ISBN 9781474609302
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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