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            Eat Like the Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About Healthy Eating
              

            Eat Like the Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About Healthy Eating (Hardback)

            By Raubenheimer, David; Simpson, Steven J.

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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            How is it that a baboon and a blob of slime mould instinctively know what to eat, yet humans can't seem to figure it out? When and why did we lose the basic knowledge to intuit what foods our body needs, and in what proportions?

            ISBN 9780008359218
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships
             

            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships (Hardback)

            By Pang, Camilla

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241409602
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body
             

            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boon, Mariette; Rossum, Liesbeth van; Translated by Higgins, Colleen

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            The groundbreaking science behind why we need to rethink our relationship with a much-maligned organ: FAT

            ISBN 9781529400908
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            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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            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
             

            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

            By Shubin, Neil

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

            ISBN 9781786078018
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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.

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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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            Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor
              

            Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor (Paperback)

            By Shubin, Neil

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            Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? This book tells the history of the human body and provides answers to some of the questions that only evolution can.

            ISBN 9780141027586
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Love is the Drug: The Chemical Future of Our Relationships

            Love is the Drug: The Chemical Future of Our Relationships (Hardback)

            By Earp, Brian D.; Savulescu, Professor Julian

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            A cutting-edge book by two prominent ethicists on 'love drugs', and the implications they may have for us all. -- .

            ISBN 9781526145413
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Manchester University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers
             

            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Jones, Philip

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            Takes Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and traces their stories, revealing charge and nuanced moments of encounter in Australia's frontier history. Special Price A$24.00 valid 01/09/08-13/10/08 ALIA Conference 08

            ISBN 9781862545854
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781743055267
            Published NZ 24 Apr 2007
            Publisher Wakefield Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
              

            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (EPUB ebook)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

            How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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            ISBN 9781448190690
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 16+ years
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