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            A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it

            A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it (Hardback)

            By Riley, Alex

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            Find the new frontiers of mental health, with the help of a scientist who has crossed its borders. In 2015, after years of struggling with his mental health Alex Riley was diagnosed with major depression.

            ISBN 9781785039010
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) (Hardback)

            By Chivers, Tom; Chivers, David, QC

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A short, practical, timely guide to the tools you need to understand the numbers we read in the news everyday - and how we often get them wrong

            ISBN 9781474619967
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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            ISBN 9780241412725
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

            Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Paperback)

            By Nestor, James

            • RRP: $26.00
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            There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing- take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to d...iscover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya and Tummo, to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance, rejuvenate internal organs, halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.You will never breathe the same again.
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            ISBN 9780241289129
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond

            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Greyson, MD, Dr. Bruce

            • RRP: $48.00
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            'This long-awaited and amazing book is a major contribution to the study of what happens when we die, and will quickly prove to be a classic in near-death studies.' - Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life What happens when we die? Ten per cent of people whose hearts stop, and ...then restart, report near-death experiences.
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            ISBN 9781787634626
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

            Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sen, Paul

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            A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution.

            ISBN 9780008262808
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Helgoland: The Sunday Times bestseller

            Helgoland: The Sunday Times bestseller (Hardback)

            By Rovelli, Carlo

            • RRP: $45.00
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            The Number One bestselling author of The Order of Time is back with a stunning book about the enigma of quantum physics In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, retreated to a small, treeless island in the North Sea called Helgoland. It was... there that he came up with one of the most transformative scientific concepts: quantum theory. Almost a century later, quantum physics has given us many startling ideas: ghost waves, distant objects that seem magically connected to each other, cats that are both dead and alive. Countless experiments have led to practical applications that shape our daily lives. Today our understanding of the world around us is based on this theory. And yet it is still profoundly mysterious. In this enchanting book, Carlo Rovelli, one of our most celebrated scientists, tells the extraordinary story of quantum physics and reveals its deep meaning: a world made of substances is replaced by a world made of relations, each particle responding to another in a never ending game of mirrors. Shifting our perspective once again, Rovelli takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better understand our place in it.
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            ISBN 9780241454695
            Released NZ 6 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

            Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goulson, Dave

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            Eye-opening, inspiring and riveting, Silent Earth is part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for a greener world.

            ISBN 9781787333352
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots
             

            The New Breed: How to Think About Robots (Hardback)

            By Darling, Kate

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            The robots are here. They make our cars, they deliver fast food, they mine the sea floor. And in the near-future their presence will increasingly enter our homes and workplaces - making human-robot interaction a frequent, everyday occurrence. What will this future look like? What... will define the relationship between humans and robots? Here Kate Darling, a world-renowned expert in robot ethics, shows that in order to understand the new robot world, we must first move beyond the idea that this technology will be something like us. Instead, she argues, we should look to our relationship with animals. Just as we have harnessed the power of animals to aid us in war and work, so too will robots supplement - rather than replace - our own skills and abilities. A deeply original analysis of our technological future and the ethical dilemmas that await us, The New Breed explains how the treatment of machines can reveal a new understanding of our own history, our own systems and how we relate - not just to non-humans, but also to each other.
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            ISBN 9780241352991
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Hidden Beauty of the Microscopic World: What the tiniest forms of life can tell us about existence and our place in the universe

            The Hidden Beauty of the Microscopic World: What the tiniest forms of life can tell us about existence and our place in the universe (Hardback, 0th New edition)

            By Weiss, James

            • RRP: $55.00
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            The videographer behind the Journey to the Microcosmos YouTube channel (386K subscribers) James Weiss presents a beginner's guide to the extremely small and utterly strange life that surrounds us.

            ISBN 9781786784490
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Watkins Media
            Interest Age General Audience
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