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            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simard, Suzanne

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            No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees: their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Raised in the ...forests of British Columbia, Simard was working in the forest service when she first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi, at the centre of which lie the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful entities that nurture their kin and sustain the forest. Though her ground-breaking findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by the data. As her remarkable journey shows us, science is not a realm apart from ordinary life, but deeply connected with our humanity. In Finding the Mother Tree, she reveals how the complex cycle of forest life - on which we rely for our existence - offers profound lessons about resilience and kinship, and must be preserved before it's too late.
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            ISBN 9780241389355
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Aliens and Other Worlds: True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond

            Aliens and Other Worlds: True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Grimwood, Tracie

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            Did life on Earth arrive on a meteorite from outer space? Are there living beings on planets beyond our solar system? If they are out there, what might these aliens look like? Would they be smart, curious, scared? Would they even want to meet us? Revealing the wonders of scientif...ic inquiry, astrophysicist and best-selling author Lisa Harvey-Smith guides Earthlings young and old through our search for alien life. On the way, she considers where our best chances are to find any galactic neighbours; ponders whether they might already be living among us; and looks at what we might learn about aliens from life at Earth's extremes. Asking all the important questions, answering some and explaining why others need further investigation, Aliens and Other Worlds explores the mystery of life beyond Earth. With illustrations by acclaimed artist Tracie Grimwood, this awe-inspiring journey will thrill anyone with eyes fixed on distant horizons.
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            ISBN 9781760761165
            Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age Children
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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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            New Zealand Fungi: A Photographic Celebration
               

            New Zealand Fungi: A Photographic Celebration (Paperback, Revised Edition)

            By Bowater, Rebecca

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            Fungi have no chlorophyll and obtain their nutrients from living plants and animals, or dead trees, plants and animals. The parts of fungi that we see are called fruiting bodies which grow in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, ranging from vibrant to neutral tones. They are ...composed of densely compacted filaments and all produce spores that are spread by the wind or insects. New Zealand has thousands of fungi species. Many are undescribed with only approximately 6,500 having been reported. Some are exotics that have been brought to New Zealand by humans. Not all fungi grow in our native forests, some grow on sand near the beach, in pine forests and in our gardens.
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            ISBN 9780995149991
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher COPY PRESS
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            My Book of Stars and Planets: A fact-filled guide to space

            My Book of Stars and Planets: A fact-filled guide to space (Hardback)

            By Patel, Parshati

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            Discover the mysteries of the Universe and journey to galaxies beyond our own in this fact-packed companion to space. From icy worlds and hot, fiery giants to the biggest telescopes and latest spacecraft, this book covers more than 40 profiles of the planets, stars, and objects i...n our Universe. Find out all about our neighbouring planets, from tiny Mercury to gigantic Jupiter. Discover what lies beyond our Solar System and the stars we can see in the night sky. Learn about the latest space technology and when humans may finally land on Mars. Broken down by type, each object is presented in a clear, engaging way, with stunning images and bite-sized chunks of information. Detailed NASA photography brings the mysteries of outer space to life, while pronunciation guides help with tricky names, and a visual index gives a quick overview of all the key objects in the book. Filled with fascinating details for every young stargazer and budding astronaut, My Book of Stars and Planets is the perfect first reference book on space and the Universe for kids.
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            ISBN 9780241485781
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Hardback)

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

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            • Pub Date
              16 Nov 21

            The second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder.

            ISBN 9781787333765
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Human Body: How it Works
             

            The Human Body: How it Works (Hardback)

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              1 Nov 21

            Discover all there is to know about the human body in this all-in-one visual guide. Investigate all the different body systems that keep you moving, living and breathing. Find out what your body is made of, how your brain interprets all the information it receives and why a virus... can make you sick.
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            ISBN 9781922388247
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age Children
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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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            Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science

            Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science (Hardback)

            By Engelhaupt, Erika

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            Uses humour and real science to illuminate the gross, strange, morbid, and outright absurd realities of our bodies, our earth, and our universe.

            ISBN 9781426220975
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher National Geographic Books
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            Lizards of the World: A Guide to Every Family
             

            Lizards of the World: A Guide to Every Family (Hardback)

            By O'Shea, Mark

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              28 Oct 21

            Lizards of the World reveals the extraordinary diversity of these creatures, profiling more than 100 lizard families with fascinating commentary and stunning photography.

            ISBN 9781782409571
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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