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              Your Child's Health

              Your Child's Health (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Oberklaid, Frank; Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $35.00
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              In order to be effective care-givers, parents require accurate, up- to-date medical information. As practising doctors with many years of experience, the authors know that much of the information available today can be confusing. Here they provide reliable, accurate and current i...nformation in an accessible format.
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              ISBN 9781740662697
              Published AU 1 Feb 2006
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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              The Hollow Bones

              The Hollow Bones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Berlin, 1938. The eve of war. Ernst Schafer, a young, ambitious zoologist, keen hunter and devoted husband of the beautiful Herta, comes to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission -... to search for the origins of the Aryan race. For Schafer, the personal consequences of failure are unthinkable, yet little does he know this outlandish expedition will become a prelude to the unimaginable horror soon to overrun Europe.Using material discovered in field diaries, letters, films, photographs, and secret documents, the novel tells the story behind the flawed scientist Ernst Schafer, through the eyes of his ill-fated lover, Herta. Haunted by the death of his young bride, Nazism proved a convenient short-cut to personal glory for Schafer who, accompanied by a group of SS scientists, would trek across inhospitable, treacherous terrain, on a mission to conduct experiments to prove their Nordic heritage. In 1939, the team was flown out of India on Himmler?s flying boats. Schafer was an instant celebrity on his return to Berlin and at just twenty-eight, he had become one of the most celebrated men in Hitler?s Reich. But his world was about to change, as science was enlisted for racial murder and Himmler sent Schafer to Dachau to observe and film medical experiments. Schafer, acquitted after the war, went on to live a quiet life, well into his 90s. The Hollow Bones examines his life to bring him to account. Ranging from the bioethics of genomic research and the fears of its slippery slope towards eugenics, to the far-reaching implications of climate change denial, The Hollow Bones is a novel that implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not-too-distant history.
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              ISBN 9780143788911
              Published AU 5 Mar 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              The Waiting Room

              The Waiting Room (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Weaving a vivid day-in-the-life narrative through a tapestry of memory, love and loss, The Waiting Room captures the sights, sounds, accents and animosities, of a country overflowing with stories. The Waiting Room follows Dina, a family doctor living in the melting pot city of Ha...ifa, Israel in the late 90s. Born in the Jewish enclave in Australia of St Kilda, to Holocaust survivors, Dina left behind a childhood marred by misery and the tragedies of the past to build a new life for herself in the Promised Land. But after starting a family of her own, she finds her life falling apart beneath the demands of her eccentric patients, a marriage starting to fray, the ever-present threat of terrorist attack, and the ghost of her mother, haunting her with memories that Dina would love to leave on the other side of the world. Leah plumbs the depths of her characters' memories, both the sweet and the heart-wrenching, reaching back in a single climactic day through six decades and across three continents to uncover a truth that could save Dina's sanity-and her life.
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              ISBN 9780857986221
              Published AU 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Random House
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              We're All Going to Die

              We're All Going to Die (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $27.99
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              This is that rare and wonderful thing - a joyful book about death. The one certainty about life is that everybody is going to die. Yet again and again, we deny this central fact of our lives. We ignore it, hoping it will go away, putting our heads in the sand. We're living in an ...aging society, where we are all living longer, healthier lives, yet we find ourselves less and less prepared for our inevitable end. Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning writer and an Australian GP, who is confronted by death and mortality on a daily basis. She sees - and shares - our fears of death and dying. But she also sees some people, inspiring people, whose response to their imminent death is to choose, instead, to consciously embrace life. Like 90 year old Julia, a great-great-grandmother, officially an LOL in Leah's medical terminology (little old lady), who wants to compete in the Senior Olympics. Or Leah's dying friend, who throws himself a 'pre-funeral' gig, to say goodbye to everyone he loves. As Leah says, 'If we truly open ourselves up to the experiences of those directly confronted with their own mortality, maybe we will overcome our own tunnel vision and decide to live our lives more fully.' We're All Going to Die is an engaging, compassionate, compelling and above all inspiring book about death - or more specifically, about how, by facing and accepting our inevitable end, we can all learn to live in a more vital, fearless and truthful way, embracing life.
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              ISBN 9781460749999
              Published AU 23 May 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Cracking the Code

              Cracking the Code (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah; Damiani, Stephen; Damiani, Sally

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              A Family Doctor Shares a Mother and Father's Determination to Save their Son This story of a father's search to find a diagnosis, and ultimately a cure, for his son's mystery disease is an inspiration that has set the world of genetic medicine and research buzzing with the possib...ilities for the future. After Cracking the Code screened on Australian Story Stephen Damiani and his extraordinary ordinary family, have been inundated with messages of support for Mission Massimo. Stephen has a background in construction economics and risk management. He teamed with geneticist Ryan Taft to map his family's genome in an attempt to discover the cause of his son's illness and in the process developed a diagnostic tool that will revolutionise diagnoses and treatments of diseases as complex and rare as Massimo's leukodystrophy to widespread diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Previously, trying to find a specific gene mutation that might be responsible for a disease was a million times harder than finding a needle in a haystack. Stephen's suggestion that Ryan align the genomes, or DNA blueprints, of himself, his wife Sally as well as Massimo's, to find any unique variations and thereby create a smaller haystack was previously untried. Stephen convinced Massimo's neurologist, Dr Rick Leventer at Melbourne's RCH, that it was just a case of technology, statistics, data, and money, but that it could be done. Once Taft was able to locate and isolate the specific genetic mutation of Massimo's DARS gene, the hunt was on to find other children with the same genetic mutation so that the diagnoses could be confirmed. With the help of Adeline Vanderver at the Washington DC-based Centre for Genetic Medicine and her Myelin Disorders Program they were able to locate several other children with the DARS mutation and have now moved on to the next phase of Mission Massimo, finding a cure. Cracking the Code is simultaneously a wonderful family memoir and the story of some mind-b
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              ISBN 9780857984661
              Published AU 1 Apr 2015
              Publisher Random House
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              The Hollow Bones

              The Hollow Bones (Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $19.99
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              'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this- how were our own songs stolen from us, the notes dispersed, while our faces were turned away?' Berlin, 1936. Ernst Sch fer, a... young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission- to search for the origins of the Aryan race. Ernst has doubts initially, but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third Reich. While Ernst prepares for the trip, he marries Herta, his childhood sweetheart. But Herta, a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook of womanhood and marriage under the Reich, grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expedition. When Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938, they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homeland. A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambition.
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              ISBN 9781760899868
              Published AU 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Animals Make Us Human
               

              Animals Make Us Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah; Keneally, Meg

              • RRP: $36.06
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              Words, reflections, poems and photographs of Australian animals affected and pushed to the edge of extinction by the 2019/20 bushfire season. Through these stories and pictures, Australian artists have responded to the prompt Animals Make Us Human and given us exquisite moments o...f beauty watching a wild platypus at play, moments of being dumbstruck by the inexplicable leap of a threshing shark, a gentle cup of tea with birds in our backyard, powerful warnings that the world must change, contemplation of the generations of extinction that have gone before through watching an echidna dawdle across a path and images of such beauty, there are no words. Uplifting and life-affirming, this collection is a also a powerful reminder and rebuke that we are but animals and have one world in which to co-exist, survive and thrive. The words of Australia's favourite writers are accompanied by poignant images taken by renowned conservation and wildlife photographers, highlighting the beauty and fragility of our unique fauna. A response to the recent devastating bushfires, Animals Make Us Human calls readers to reflect upon and celebrate their own relationship with Australia's wildlife. All contributors have donated their work with proceeds going to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
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              ISBN 9781760899813
              Published AU 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Pen and the Stethoscope
               

              The Pen and the Stethoscope (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaminsky, Leah; Foreword by Groopman, Jerome E.

              • Imp. $32.99
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              A unique collection of fiction and non-fiction by doctor-writers that gives us a fascinating look behind the doctor's mask and gets inside the minds of those who deal with enormous existential issues and traumatic situations on a daily basis. This book takes a critical look at do...ctors' close observations on their working life.
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              ISBN 9781921640735
              Published AU 25 Oct 2010
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              The Hollow Bones

              The Hollow Bones (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Kaminsky, Leah; Read by Gilbert, Tavia

              • RRP: $39.99
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              'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this: how were our own songs stolen from us, the notes dispersed, while our faces were turned away?' Berlin, 1936. Ernst Schafer, a... young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission: to search for the origins of the Aryan race. Ernst has doubts initially, but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third Reich. While Ernst prepares for the trip, he marries Herta, his childhood sweetheart. But Herta, a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook of womanhood and marriage under the Reich, grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expedition. When Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938, they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homeland. A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambition.
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              ISBN 9781489497499
              Published AU 28 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Animals Make Us Human

              Animals Make Us Human (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Keneally, Meg; By Kaminsky, Leah

              • RRP: $39.99
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              A response to the devastating 2019-20 bushfires, Animals Make Us Human both celebrates Australia's unique wildlife and highlights its vulnerability. Through words and images, writers, photographers and researchers reflect on their connection with animals and nature. They share mo...ments of wonder and revelation from encounters in the natural world: seeing a wild platypus at play, an echidna dawdling across a bush track, or the inexplicable leap of a thresher shark; watching bats take flight at dusk, or birds making a home in the backyard; or following possums, gliders and owls into the dark. Hopeful, uplifting and deeply moving, this collection is also an urgent call to action, a powerful reminder that we only have one world in which to coexist and thrive with our fellow creatures. By highlighting the beauty and fragility of our unique fauna, Australia's favourite writers, renowned researchers encourage listeners to consider it in a new light. Featuring: Barbara Allen, Robbie Arnott, Tony Birch, James Bradley, Mark Brandi, Geraldine Brooks, Anne Buist, Melanie Cheng, Claire G. Coleman, Ceridwen Dovey, Chris Flynn, Nayuka Gorrie, Dan Harley, Ashley Hay, Toni Jordan, Leah Kaminsky, Paul Kelly, Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally, Cate Kennedy, David Lindenmayer, Ella Loeffler, Maia Loeffler, Jen Martin, Angela Meyer, Sonia Orchard, Favel Parrett, Marissa Parrott, Bruce Pascoe, Jack Pascoe, Sue Pillans, Nick Porch, Holly Ringland, Euan Ritchie, Antoinette Roe, Kirli Saunders, Graeme Simsion, Tracy Sorensen, Shaun Tan, Lucy Treloar, Karen Viggers, Emma Viskic, John Woinarski, Clare Wright.
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              ISBN 9781867500636
              Published AU 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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