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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Chemistry of Cola: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments

            The Chemistry of Cola: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments (Paperback)

            By Gallagher, Jamie

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            Learn the principles of chemistry and become a kitchen scientist with 21 fun experiments.

            ISBN 9781486313556
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Curious World of Kitchen Science
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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
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Biology of Bananas: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments

            The Biology of Bananas: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments (Paperback)

            By Steckles, Katie

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            Learn about biology and become a kitchen scientist with 22 fun experiments.

            ISBN 9781486313563
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Curious World of Kitchen Science
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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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            Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World

            Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Macaulay, David; By DK

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            David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science! These ...intrepid science demonstrators will go to incredible lengths to educate and entertain. They wrestle with magnets to understand their powerful force, make mammoth models of different materials explore what gives them mass, and step into a X-ray machine to reveal the bones beneath their woolly exterior. Observing and recording the mammoth's behaviour is bestselling illustrator David Macaulay, whose How Machines Work won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2016. Renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius, Macaulay captures the oddball humour of his subject matter, making Macaulay's Mammoth Science the perfect introduction to scientific principles for the young and the young-at-heart.
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            ISBN 9780241381045
            Released AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Physics of Popcorn: Discover and Learn with 22 Experiments

            The Physics of Popcorn: Discover and Learn with 22 Experiments (Paperback)

            By Randle-Conde, Aidan

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            Learn about physics and become a kitchen scientist with 22 fun experiments.

            ISBN 9781486313587
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Curious World of Kitchen Science
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            What Is Life?: Understand biology in five steps

            What Is Life?: Understand biology in five steps (Hardback)

            By Nurse, Sir Paul

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            Life is all around us, abundant and diverse. It is truly a marvel. But what does it actually mean to be alive, and how do we decide what is living and what is not? After a lifetime of studying life, Nobel Prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse, one of the world's leading scientists, has tak...en on the challenge of defining it. Written with great personality and charm, his accessible guide takes readers on a journey to discover biology's five great building blocks, demonstrates how biology has changed and is changing the world, and reveals where research is headed next. To survive all the challenges that face the human race today - population growth, pandemics, food shortages, climate change - it is vital that we first understand what life is. Never before has the question 'What is life?' been answered with such insight, clarity, and humanity, and never at a time more urgent than now. 'Paul Nurse is about as distinguished a scientist as there could be. He is also a great communicator. This book explains, in a way that is both clear and elegant, how the processes of life unfold, and does as much as science can to answer the question posed by the title. It's also profoundly important, at a time when the world is connected so closely that any new illness can sweep from nation to nation with immense speed, that all of us - including politicians - should be as well-informed as possible. This book provides the sort of clarity and understanding that could save many thousands of lives. I learned a great deal, and I enjoyed the process enormously.' -Sir Philip Pullman 'A nearly perfect guide to the wonder and complexity of existence.' -Bill Bryson 'Nurse provides a concise, lucid response to an age-old question. His writing is not just informed by long experience, but also wise, visionary, and personal. I read the book in one sitting, and felt exhilarated by the end, as though I'd run for miles - from the author's own garden into the interior of the cell, back in time to humankind's most
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            ISBN 9781922310262
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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