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            Ladybird Beetles of the Australo-Pacific Region: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini

            Ladybird Beetles of the Australo-Pacific Region: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini (Hardback)

            By Slipinski, Adam; Li, Jiahui; Pang, Hong

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            A comprehensive account of the Ladybird beetles from Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific.

            ISBN 9781486303878
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released AU 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
             

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Released AU 9 Oct 2002
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
              

            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Nossal, Sir Gustav J. V.; Coppel, Ross L.

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            An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

            ISBN 9780521818780
            Released AU 31 Oct 2002
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Kathleen

            • RRP: $16.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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            ISBN 9780198825784
            Released AU 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better
             

            Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Suzuki, Dr Wendy

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              18 Feb 21

            This is cutting-edge science meets a practical guide on how to flip anxiety on its head and harness it as your superpower, from world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki.

            ISBN 9781529335378
            Released AU 18 Feb 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford

            The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford (Hardback, Main)

            By Cobb, Professor Matthew

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            We've been trying to make sense of the link between our minds and our bodies since the very dawn of civilisation. Now the pace is hotting up. Join the biologist and historian Matthew Cobb (Life's Greatest Secret) to explore the weird theories, blasphemous experiments and terrifyi...ng operating theatres that got us here, to the cusp of revelation. Written with ambition and verve and rooted in a solid scientific explanation of the issues, Thinking Matter spans the centuries to reveal how the lives and works of a parade of philosophers, surgeons, mystics and neuroscientists have shaped the way we understand ourselves at the most profound level. From primitive dissections to the latest complex computational models of brain function, Cobb charts the course of this continuing quest, and prepares us for the astonishing discoveries to come.
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            ISBN 9781781255896
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

            Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Buchanan, Gordon

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            From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources: ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, e...xploring how icy worlds are created and how creatures live in these harsh environments. Learn about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes developed, and meet the animals who make these bleak icy worlds their home. Detailed annotations explore the place of ice on our planet, and how we and other animals survive and interact with it. Ice is the perfect companion for any reader who wants to discover about icy worlds and the creatures that make them their home.
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            ISBN 9780241363393
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
             

            Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond (Hardback)

            By Denworth, Lydia

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              21 Jul 20

            Scientists know that the relationships we forge with others have a significant impact on us and them. These relationships include family members, our romantic partners, and our friends. Of these three categories, the first two have been closely examined and much has been written ...about them, and rightly so. Family and romantic relationships hold enormous power over us and reverberate through our lives for good and for ill. Friendship has the same power, but in comparison to relationships forged in blood and love, science has historically given friendship short shrift. It was too ephemeral, too squishy, too hard to define and measure to be taken seriously by the wider scientific world. However, more recently scientists have begun to take friendship more seriously. It turns out that friendship does have survival value in the most literal sense - more socially integrated people live longer than those who are less well-connected, and there are biological and evolutionary foundations to friendship. Travelling from a one-of-a-kind monkey colony in Puerto Rico, to neuroscience labs where researchers are assembling a puzzle whose pieces span the evolutionary chain, Friendship: A Natural History illuminates the hidden history of our connection-seeking species. Along the way, we learn why children - even before they can talk - are sensitive to the joy and sadness of others; the reasons teenagers are relentlessly focused on their friends; and the myriad ways that our health and longevity are impacted by the investments we make - or don't - in intimate, face-to-face relationships. At this particular moment, when virtual experiences are increasingly displacing the physical, Friendship exposes the invisible forces, refined over millennia, that drive us to become ever more connected. And it ignites an all-too-necessary conversation about the high-cost of neglecting the bonds that sustain us.
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            ISBN 9781472977700
            Released AU 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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