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              Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

              Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback, Main)

              By Hartnell, Jack

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              Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian J...ack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. In paintings and reliquaries that celebrated the - sometimes bizarre - martyrdoms of saints, the sacred dimension of the physical left its mark on their environment. In literature and politics, hearts and heads became powerful metaphors that shaped governance and society in ways that are still visible today. And doctors and natural philosophers were at the centre of a collision between centuries of sophisticated medical knowledge, and an ignorance of physiology as profound as its results were gruesome. Like a medieval pageant, this striking and unusual history brings together medicine, art, poetry, music, politics, cultural and social history and philosophy to reveal what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.
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              ISBN 9781781256800
              Released NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout

              Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout (Hardback, Main)

              By Cannon, Joanna; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains...and I shook with the effort of n...ot crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor.' In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her own story as a junior doctor, and the stories of many others like her, facing the extraordinary and sometimes daunting landmarks along the way: from the first shock of holding another person's life in your hands, to moments of crisis and loss. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this book will bring this tension to life with vivid, human stories, and hope for how we can better care for those we rely on to care for us - as well as crucial lessons on mental health at work for all of us.
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              ISBN 9781788160575
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

              Michael Rosen's Book of Play: Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life (Hardback, Main)

              By Rosen, Michael; Illustrated by Trounce, Charlotte; Edited by Barrie, Francesca; Topiwala, Kirty

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              These days, we seem to have less and less time for play. At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones and iPads. Here, Michael Rosen shows us why we need more play in our lives. He explores the influence of play on everyone from Shakespear...e to Dickens and Dali, delving into the history of play via puns, nonsense, improvisation and physical toys. He also explains why play is a core part of child development, proven to bolster creativity and resilience. Above all, play should be fun - and this book is full of silliness and laughter. Every chapter features exercises and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all the family, with specially designed pages for scribbling, word play and more, illustrated by Charlotte Trounce.
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              ISBN 9781788161909
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds (Paperback, Main)

              By Geddes, Linda

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              Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New re...search suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes. Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight. As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It's a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we're only just beginning to grasp.
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              ISBN 9781781258330
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
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              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

              Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds (Hardback, Main)

              By Geddes, Linda

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              Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun and celebrate the annual cycle of death and rebirth. The returning sun heralds new beginnings. Indeed, for most of mankind's history, the sun has dictated o...ur daily patterns of eating, sleeping and activity. It has shaped our culture and belief systems. Without the sun, there would be no oxygen to breathe, no food to eat, and life on Earth never would have existed. The sun has also shaped human biology. Bursting with original and cutting edge research, Our Solar Bodies tells the full story of our long and complex relationship with the sun, from the emergence of life on earth, through to the modern day, and explores what it means to lose our connection with it. This book asks us to rethink the significance of the sun in our lives and to exploit our relationship to improve our health, sleep and productivity.
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              ISBN 9781781258323
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Beneath the Skin: Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers
                

              Beneath the Skin: Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers (Paperback, Main)

              By Beauman, Ned; Alderman, Naomi; Lynch, Thomas; Kerr, Philip; Various

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              Our bodies all have stories to tell - and who better to tell them than fifteen of the world's finest writers? Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown... to us. In Beneath the Skin, fifteen writers each explore a different body part: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food; Thomas Lynch celebrates the womb as a miracle; AL Kennedy explores the nose's striking ability to conjure memories; and Philip Kerr traces the remarkable history of brain surgery The human stomach, we discover, contains as many brain cells as a cat has in its head. The lungs weigh about the same as a loaf of bread. A traumatic memory can show itself on the skin. Moving, comical and often unexpected, this is an awe-inspiring voyage through the mysterious landscape of our bodies. Based on the BBC Radio 3 series 'A Body of Essays'
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              ISBN 9781788160964
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found

              Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found (Hardback, Main)

              By Bathurst, Bella

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              An astonishing personal journey from hearing to deafness and back again helps Bella Bathurst explore what sound, listening and music mean to us.

              ISBN 9781781257753
              Released NZ 24 May 2017
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
              Language (English)
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              Shapeshifters: A Doctor's Notes on Medicine & Human Change

              Shapeshifters: A Doctor's Notes on Medicine & Human Change (Hardback, Main)

              By Francis, Gavin

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              Our minds and bodies change constantly - we dream and laugh, wax and wane, distort and repair, grow taller and shrink, flourish and decay as we make our way through life. Some of these changes we have little choice about - we can't avoid puberty, the menopause, or even death. Oth...ers are specific to the individual, inhabiting that strange hinterland between mind and body, imposed by the savage perfectionism of anorexia or the internal pressures of plastic surgery addicts. And still others are rare, almost magical in their manifestations, such as the sun-sensitivity and facial hair that characterises Porphyria suffers and led to them, once upon a time, to be suspected as werewolves. Mixing case studies with observations about history, art, literature, myth and magic, and viewing with a humane and sensitive eye, Gavin Francis, author of the international bestseller Adventures in Human Being, explores the various ways in which change is the very essence of being human.
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              ISBN 9781781257739
              Released NZ 23 May 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              Adventures in Human Being

              Adventures in Human Being (Paperback, Main)

              By Francis, Gavin

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              Oliver Sacks meets Bear Grylls in this unique voyage around the human body, from the prize-winning author of Empire Antarctica. Now available in paperback.

              ISBN 9781781253427
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2016
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              Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

              Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Paperback, Main)

              By McDermid, Val; Edited by Topiwala, Kirty

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              Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom.

              ISBN 9781781251706
              Released NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Series Wellcome Collection
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