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            A Dictionary of Biology

            A Dictionary of Biology (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)

            Edited by Hine, Robert

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            This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Now with over 5,600 entries, over 120 new to this edition, the dictionary sees wider coverage of such areas as ecology and plant and animal developmen...t, as well as updated appendices, web links, and diagrams.
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            ISBN 9780198821489
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Quick Reference
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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

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 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 15 Sep 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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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            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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            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
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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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            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 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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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            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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            Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life
             

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

            By Arney, Dr Kat

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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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            Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

            Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society (Paperback)

            By Christakis, Nicholas A.

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            A dazzlingly erudite synthesis of history, philosophy, anthropology, genetics, sociology, economics, epidemiology, statistics, and more (Frank Bruni, New York Times), Blueprint shows how and why evolution has placed us on a humane path -- and how we are united by our common human...ity.
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            ISBN 9780316497176
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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

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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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            The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

            The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports ed)

            By Moffett, Mark W.

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            The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating species.

            ISBN 9781789544299
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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