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            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World
             

            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clode, Danielle

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              29 Sep 20

            A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

            ISBN 9781760784959
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Healing Lives
             

            Healing Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Sue

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            • Pub Date
              13 Oct 20

            Two incredible women, an unlikely friendship, and a united mission to save the lives of some of the world's poorest and most desperate women.

            ISBN 9781760982034
            Published AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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; Bowditch, Clare

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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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            A Human'S Guide to the Future
             

            A Human'S Guide to the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nguyen, Dr Dr Jordan

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              29 Sep 20

            An optimistic guide to the creative possibilities of technology by biomedical engineer and inventor Dr Jordan Nguyen, for fans of Yuval Noah Harari and Brian Cox.

            ISBN 9781760780029
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
             

            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis (Paperback)

            By Curtis, Louise; With Johnson, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              25 Nov 20

            A rare and remarkable look into the NHS frontlines against Covid-19 from a nurse who's seen more than she ever bargained for...

            ISBN 9781529058932
            Released AU 25 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt: An Easy To Read Version Of The Bestselling Book

            Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt: An Easy To Read Version Of The Bestselling Book (Paperback)

            By Kay, Adam

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            Quick Read edition of the million copy bestselling This is Going to Hurt, the often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor.

            ISBN 9781529034035
            Released AU 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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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            The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
             

            The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abe, Naoko

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            The incredible--and improbable--story of how an English eccentric saved Japan's beloved cherry blossoms from extinction. Collingwood Ingram--known as Cherry for his defining passion--was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and c...hange. Visiting Japan in 1902 and again in 1907, he fell in love with the country's distinctive cherry blossoms, or sakura, and brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England, where he created a garden of cherry varieties. On a 1926 trip to Japan to search for new specimens, Ingram was shocked to find a dramatic decline in local cherry diversity. A cloned variety was taking over the landscape and becoming the symbol of Japan's expansionist ambitions, while the rare and spectacular Taihaku, or Great White Cherry, had disappeared entirely. But thousands of miles away, at Ingram's country estate, the Taihaku still prospered. After returning to Britain, the amateur botanist buried a living cutting from his own collection into a potato and repatriated it to Japan via the Trans-Siberian Express. Over the decades that followed, Ingram became one of the world's leading cherry experts and shared the joy of sakura both nationally and internationally, sending more than a hundred varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe, from Auckland, New Zealand to Washington, D.C. As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man, The Sakura Obsession follows the flower from its significance as a symbol of the imperial court, through the dark days of the Second World War, and up to the present-day worldwide fascination with this iconic blossom.
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            ISBN 9780525435389
            Released AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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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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            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 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Galileo: And the Science Deniers

            Galileo: And the Science Deniers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Livio, Mario

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            A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter of ...science denial (Bill McKibben). Galileo's story may be more relevant today than ever before. At present, we face enormous crises-such as the minimization of the dangers of climate change-because the science behind these threats is erroneously questioned or ignored. Galileo encountered this problem 400 years ago. His discoveries, based on careful observations and ingenious experiments, contradicted conventional wisdom and the teachings of the church at the time. Consequently, in a blatant assault on freedom of thought, his books were forbidden by church authorities. Astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio draws on his own scientific expertise to provide captivating insights into how Galileo reached his bold new conclusions about the cosmos and the laws of nature. A freethinker who followed the evidence wherever it led him, Galileo was one of the most significant figures behind the scientific revolution. He believed that every educated person should know science as well as literature, and insisted on reaching the widest audience possible, publishing his books in Italian rather than Latin. Galileo was put on trial with his life in the balance for refusing to renounce his scientific convictions. He remains a hero and inspiration to scientists and all of those who respect science-which, as Livio reminds us in this gripping book, remains threatened even today.
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            ISBN 9781982147167
            Released AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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