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            The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes

            The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoare, Judith

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            Dr Weekes is the invisible giant on whose shoulders many psychiatrists and psychologists now stand. Her extraordinary story has never been told because she was completely ignored by professionals in the field, who had had no answers to the anxiety state and no understanding of th...e scholarship that lay behind her work. Yet her books, which sold for a handful of dollars, worked. The mail from grateful readers was unceasing and unmanageable, and the media competed for interviews with her. Dr Weekes's approach to treating anxiety proved state-of-the-art, and her books still change lives. Her work benefitted tens of millions of people, according to one of the foremost experts in anxiety, Dr David Barlow. How was it that she came to have such a unique understanding of the anxiety state, which was an epidemic hiding in plain sight? Cracking the anxiety code was a long, isolated, individual mission. It started when a terrified young woman, about to earn her first doctorate, was standing on a London wharf in 1929 feeling she simply couldn't go on. It ended with her changing the trajectory of global treatment.
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            ISBN 9781925713381
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
             

            Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (Hardback)

            By Dawkins, Richard

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            Presenting us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, the author invites us to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional charact...ers.
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            ISBN 9780593072554
            Released AU 15 Sep 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Hidden Valley Road
             

            Hidden Valley Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Kolker, Robert

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            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

            ISBN 9781787473812
            Released AU 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly
             

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Browning, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630901
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Fighting For Your Life: A paramedic's story
              

            Fighting For Your Life: A paramedic's story (Paperback)

            By Walder, Lysa

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            • Pub Date
              2 Apr 20

            A teenage boy lies on the pavement, bleeding from a stab wound; a distraught mum watches, in mute shock, as her daughter suffers a terrifying fatal asthma attack; a young girl is gang-raped and her stricken boyfriend takes an overdose; a disturbed young man flings himself in fron...t of a speeding train at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Few people can imagine living in a world where such situations are part of everyday life. Yet for veteran paramedic Lysa Walder, these and thousands of other emergency call outs are part of a day's work: scenes of tragedy, heroism loss and horror - but also stories of triumph and humour. Lysa has been a paramedic for over twenty years, working for the London Ambulance service - the world's biggest and busiest free service - for much of that time. Here, she reveals what it's really like to work in a job that brings paramedic teams face-to-face with death - and destiny - every day.
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            ISBN 9781789462043
            Released AU 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany
             

            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Hardback)

            By Goodman, Jordan

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              1 Jul 20

            A global history of botany and plant collecting in 18th century based on original research in many languages.

            ISBN 9780007578832
            Released AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Doctor
             

            The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Doctor (Paperback)

            By Kleinman, Arthur

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              19 May 20

            When Dr Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul o...f Care, he delivers a deeply inspiring story about what it means to grapple with illness from both sides, as an experienced doctor and a loving husband. Caregiving is long, hard, unglamorous work - at moments joyous, more often tedious, sometimes agonizing, but always rich in meaning. Describing the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caring, Kleinman explores how we must ask uncomfortable questions of ourselves and of our doctors. Poignant and honest, The Soul of Care is an uplifting story about what really matters in our lives.
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            ISBN 9780141992419
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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              19 May 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

            The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

            By Chown, Marcus

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            A scintillating portrait of the most significant eureka moments in scientific history by the bestselling popular science writer. What does it feel like to understand something about the universe that no one has ever known before?

            ISBN 9780571346394
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life
             

            Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life (Paperback)

            By Morgan, Dr. Matt

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              1 Jun 20

            A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.

            ISBN 9781471173066
            Released AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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