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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants (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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            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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            • Pub Date
              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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            The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone
             

            The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Chapman, Eirian

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            'Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander 'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos' Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, t...he Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars. Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.
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            ISBN 9781760761226
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine

            The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kirk, Edwin

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            Genes - we all have them and we're all affected by them, often in unknown ways. Whether directly inherited or modified by our environment, genes control or significantly influence almost every aspect of our lives, from the success of our conception and the development of our sexu...al characteristics, to the colour of our skin, hair, and eyes; our height and weight; our health; and, unfortunately, an untold number of diseases. For many, the first time that genetics truly matters to them is in a doctor's office as they learn about a condition that may affect them, their unborn children, or even their wider family. Yet from the first laborious survey of the human genome twenty years ago to the commercial machines that now sequence 6,000 genomes per year, a revolution is taking place in medicine. Navigating this world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality is Professor Edwin Kirk, a rare doctor who works both in the lab and with patients, and who has over two decades of experience. In The Genes That Make Us, he explains everything you need to know with clarity, insight, and great humanity.
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            ISBN 9781925849394
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine

            Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine (Hardback)

            By Lovell Verinder, Erin

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            A generously illustrated introduction to the healing and wellness powers to be found in plants.

            ISBN 9781760760465
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19
             

            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

            ISBN 9781922330352
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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