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            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers
             

            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Jones, Philip

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            Takes Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and traces their stories, revealing charge and nuanced moments of encounter in Australia's frontier history. Special Price A$24.00 valid 01/09/08-13/10/08 ALIA Conference 08

            ISBN 9781862545854
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781743055267
            Published AU 24 Apr 2007
            Publisher Wakefield Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Wildhood
             

            Wildhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara; Bowers, Kathryn

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times-bestselling authors of Zoobiquity. Teenagers- behind the banter, the tediously repetitive games and clicks, the shouting and screaming, the fast living, and the strutting and pr...eening lie the rules of the entire animal kingdom. Based on their popular Harvard University course, latest research, and worldwide travels, Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers examine the four universal challenges that every adolescent on our planet must face on the journey to adulthood- how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential mates, and how to leave the nest. Safety, status, sex, and survival. For parents and children, predators and prey alike, this is a powerfully revelatory book, entertainingly written. To become, as its reader does, for a while, a young bat or a young humpback whale, or even an octopus tapping a shrimp on the shoulder or an orca silencing their victim, is a giddying experience. The authors open up horizons for their ordinary human readers as they go about their daily animal lives, and permit them to look afresh at the terrifying and exhilarating experience of adolescence. Even your average teen will not get bored. 'The authors steer clear of excesses of ethology or anthropomorphism, and they emphasise that maturity is not a goal but a process. A lucid, entertaining account of how creatures of many kinds learn to navigate the complex world that adulthood opens.' -Kirkus 'A life-changing perspective on adolescents. A treasure trove of scientific exploration and practical implications for how we understand and support youth.' -Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Brainstorm- The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain 'Human teens have much in common with their counterparts throughout the animal kingdom - and those commonalities are eye-opening as described in the latest from biologist Natterson-Horowitz and science journalist Bowers. Reassuring ... should ap
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            ISBN 9781925849653
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            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 NeuroGeneration: The New Era in Brain Enhancement Revolutionising the Way We Think, Work and Heal
             

            The NeuroGeneration: The New Era in Brain Enhancement Revolutionising the Way We Think, Work and Heal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le, Tan

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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            Brain science is at the dawn of a new era-and the technologies now emerging will forever alter what it means to be human. Welcome to what tech pioneer and inventor Tan Le calls the NeuroGeneration. It will blow your mind. The human brain is perhaps the most powerful and mysteriou...s arrangement of matter in the known universe. New discoveries that unravel this mystery and let us tap into this power offer almost limitless potential-the ability to reshape ourselves and our thought processes, to improve our health and extend our lives, and to enhance and augment the ways we interact with the world around us. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it is quickly becoming reality. In The NeuroGeneration, award-winning inventor Tan Le explores exciting advancements in brain science and neurotechnology that are revolutionizing the way we think, work, and heal. Join Le as she criss-crosses the globe, introducing the brilliant neurotech innovators and neuroscientists at the frontiers of brain enhancement. Along the way, she shares incredible stories from individuals whose lives are already being transformed by their inventions - an endurance racer paralyzed in a fall, who now walks thanks to neural stimulation and an exoskeleton; a man who drives a race car with his mind; even a color-blind 'cyborg' whose brain implant allows him to 'hear' colors. The NeuroGeneration reveals the dizzying array of emerging technologies-including cranial stimulation that makes you learn faster, an artificial hippocampus that restores lost memories, and neural implants that aim to help us keep up with or even outpace artificial intelligence-that promise to alter the brain in unprecedented ways, unlocking human potential we never dreamed possible. Le also explores how these futuristic innovations will impact our world, disrupt the way we do business, upend healthcare as we know it, and remake our lives in wondrous and unexpected ways. As fascinating as it is timely, The NeuroGeneration
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            ISBN 9781760875114
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Shark!: Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths
             

            Shark!: Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths (Paperback)

            By Reid, Robert

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            SHARK! The cry that strikes fear into the hearts of beach lovers around the world. It carries a chill of terror, that death is nearby and waiting. Or injuries so shocking that the mind recoils from the thought. This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia's fatal shores a...nd overseas.
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            ISBN 9781741759020
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

            A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Whyte, Robert; Anderson, Greg

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            The most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published.

            ISBN 9780643107076
            Published AU 1 Jun 2017
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature
             

            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Spencer, Roger; Cross, Rob

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An easy-to-read introduction to the world of plant names and how to write, pronounce and remember them.

            ISBN 9781486311446
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Planet Elephant

            Planet Elephant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matson, Tammie

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            From the jungles of Borneo, to the civil strife of Assam, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Tammie Matson continues her quest to help reduce the human-elephant conflict around the world. In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir Elephant Dance, Tammie takes on the black marke...ts of Asia.
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            ISBN 9781742612072
            Published AU 1 Aug 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
             

            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

            • RRP: $59.99
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            From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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            ISBN 9780241346785
            Released AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction

            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction (Paperback)

            By Grisel, Judith

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            From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Gr...isel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a `cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we ca
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            ISBN 9781912854578
            Released AU 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Addicted Brain
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