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            He Pou Hiringa: Grounding Science and Technology in Te Ao Maori
              

            He Pou Hiringa: Grounding Science and Technology in Te Ao Maori (Paperback)

            Edited by Amoamo, Maria; Kawharu, Merata; Rukstuhl, Katharina

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            • Pub Date
              15 Nov 21

            Written by Maori from diverse disciplines, this book brings together writing on the big questions about the role of Maori, tikanga and matauranga in shaping science and technological innovation.

            ISBN 9781988587486
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Remember

            Remember (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Genova, Lisa

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            A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice. Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of yo...u remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be l
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            ISBN 9781761101205
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Better Brain: How Nutrition Will Help You Overcome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Stress

            The Better Brain: How Nutrition Will Help You Overcome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Stress (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rucklidge, Julia J.; Kaplan, Bonnie J.

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            The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in our mental health, and how diet and micronutrients can be used to help treat and prevent anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental health disorders. 'The Better Brain is the first book that will tell you both how and why nutrients c...an be used to treat mental-health issues.
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            ISBN 9781785043567
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus

            Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gilbert, Sarah; Green, Catherine

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            The inside story of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, from the leading scientists who created it.

            ISBN 9781529369878
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304587
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER (Paperback)

            By Bryson, Bill

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            THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an ...entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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            ISBN 9780552779906
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

            The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma (Paperback)

            By Kolk, Bessel van der

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            What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? This book offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress.

            ISBN 9780141978611
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1: The Birth of Humankind
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1: The Birth of Humankind (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, Daniel; By Vandermeulen, David

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            The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect gift for the curious beings in your life. One hundred thousand years ago, at lea...st six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one-homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this first volume of the full-colour illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human . From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-colour illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wider new readership.
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            ISBN 9781787332812
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Why do bees know how to dance? Where do plants get sugar? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? The science of biology is the story of our quest to understand the living world and explain how its organisms work and interact - whether microbes, mushrooms, or mam...mals. In answering these and many other questions, we've discovered the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; explored the mysteries of DNA and genetic inheritance; and learned how to develop vaccines that control diseases. Written in plain English, The Biology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of more than 95 momentous ideas in science, from cell theory to evolution by natural selection. Themed chapters explore key areas of the life sciences including ecology, zoology, and biotechnology, tracing the history of scientific thought and introducing the scientists who shaped the subject, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. Coverage of topical issues such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing brings the story right up to date. Step by step flowcharts help to unpick complex theories, diagrams demystify biological processes, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance our understanding of the science. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding botanist or molecular scientist, an avid student of the living world, or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
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            ISBN 9780241437469
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Resistance: A Graphic Novel

            Resistance: A Graphic Novel (Hardback, Main)

            By McDermid, Val; Illustrated by Briggs, Kathryn

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            A gritty, dark tale of infectious disease gone wrong - the timely graphic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Val McDermid.

            ISBN 9781788163552
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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