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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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            Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us

            Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hooven, Carole

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            A compelling investigation into the potent influence of testosterone, from our physical bodies and the way we behave to its explosive impact on our politics, sport and culture.

            ISBN 9781788402941
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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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 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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            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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            Fox and I: an uncommon friendship

            Fox and I: an uncommon friendship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raven, Catherine

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            A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ran...ger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology. Yet she never felt at home with people, and eventually built a house on her remote plot, and, except when teaching, spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4.15. He became a regular visitor, eventually sitting near her as she read to him from The Little Prince or Dr Seuss. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, but as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself - and he became her friend. But friends cannot always save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Though this is a story of survival, it is also a poignant and dramatic tale of living in the wilderness and coping with inevitable loss. This uplifting, fable-like true story about the friendship between a solitary woman and a wild fox not only reveals the power of friendship and our interconnectedness with the natural world, but is an original, imaginative, and beautiful work that introduces a stunning new voice.
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            ISBN 9781922310835
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.

            ISBN 9781788167284
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greyson, MD, Dr. Bruce

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            Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence - a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.But Dr Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory.

            ISBN 9781787632752
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
             

            David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Sets the author on a journey that takes him from art to basketball, the brain to revolutions, along the way weaving unforgettable stories of misfits, outsiders, tricksters and underdogs who have faced outsized challenges and won.

            ISBN 9780241959596
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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