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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

            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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            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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              1 Sep 20

            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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            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well

            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Srivastava, Ranjana

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            A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia's most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the wor...ld but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com
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            ISBN 9781925750959
            Published AU 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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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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            Fathoms: the world in the whale

            Fathoms: the world in the whale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giggs, Rebecca

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            In the non-fiction tradition of Rachel Carson, Rebecca Solnit, and Helen Macdonald comes a bold, lyrical exploration of our fraught relationship with the sea's most charismatic mammal, the whale.

            ISBN 9781925321388
            Published AU 28 Apr 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

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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)
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            Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition
             

            Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition (Hardback, 11th edition)

            By Urry, Lisa, A.; Meyers, Noel; Cain, Michael, L.; Wasserman, Steven, A.; Minorsky, Peter, V.

            • RRP: $164.99
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            Campbell Biology continues to provide Australian and New Zealand students and lecturers clear and engaging content, innovative art and photos, plus, fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage students in developing a deeper understanding of biolo...gy, this edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualising Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more. Mastering Biology can be packaged with this edition to engage students and allow them to apply their knowledge, strengthen their understanding of key concepts and provide additional practice tailored to their individual needs.
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            ISBN 9781488613715
            Published AU 21 Sep 2017
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever

            The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wagner, Lorenz

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            Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realize, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai. Doctors used to find one case of autism among every five thousand people. Today, according to a st...udy by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the ratio is one in fifty-eight. Scientists speak of an epidemic. Kai may be different, but he is not alone. Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child? He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind. If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.
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            ISBN 9781760529437
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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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            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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