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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER (Paperback)

            By Bryson, Bill

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            THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an ...entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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            ISBN 9780552779906
            Released AU 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Yates Top 50 Edible Plants for Pots and How Not to Kill Them!
             

            Yates Top 50 Edible Plants for Pots and How Not to Kill Them! (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Angie; Yates

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            How to grow your own food in the smallest spaces - in pots on balconies, terraces and windowsills Increasingly people are keen to grow some of their own food, giving them fresh, delicious and healthy ingredients right on their doorstep. Home-grown food also means reduced food mil...es and packaging, and reminds us where food comes from and how cultivation occurs. With backyards shrinking and more people living in apartments, we need to find a range of fruit, veggies and herbs that will grow and thrive in small spaces. Whether you love lush leafy greens, tangy citrus, crunchy carrots or vine ripened tomatoes, there are lots of edible plants that can be grown in pots, hanging baskets and vertical gardens on sunny balconies, verandas and patios, opening up the wonderful world of home-grown to everyone. This book provides the best information on which edible plants to grow in pots and how to care for them, no matter what your skill level. With loads of glorious photographs for inspiration, it puts 'patio to plate' within reach of everyone no matter what their gardening space.
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            ISBN 9781460759318
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Best Australian Science Writing 2011
              

            The Best Australian Science Writing 2011 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2011 ed.)

            Edited by Pincock, Stephen

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            With a foreword by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, The Best Australian Science Writing 2011 is a landmark book. Showcasing selections from the work of renowned communicators, this book is an inspiring exploration of the most exciting, elegant, powerful, and important writing ab...out science and nature published in Australia and by Australians.
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            ISBN 9781742233000
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
             

            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tedeschi, Mark

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            ISBN 9781925310221
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
             

            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Adam

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            From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, and the marvels of space, Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a fascinating snapshot of the world of numbers.

            ISBN 9781921134869
            Published AU 2 Nov 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (Hardback)

            By Attenborough, David

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            It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will do so.

            ISBN 9781529108279
            Released AU 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

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            From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live and how they think. 'There is the mammal way and ther...e is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains- two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of- well - birdness- A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Ala
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            ISBN 9781925713763
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Banks

            Banks (Hardback)

            By Kieza, Grantlee

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            Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to t...he South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits. Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.
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            ISBN 9780733340505
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human

            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bohme, Madelaine; Braun, Rudiger; Breier, Florian

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            A leading paleontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine B hme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined- the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite ...a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history - his nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa - the so-called birthplace of humanity - but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question- How, exactly, did we become human? Placing B hme's discovery alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are forcing us to rethink the story we've been told about how we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative - until now
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            ISBN 9781922310347
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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