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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? A passenger getting on a plane in Hong Kong can spark an outbreak of flu in Mexico. Someone default...s on their mortgage in Florida, and a financial panic kindles in London. One individual can reach an audience of millions with a single tweet: we live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shaped by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, why some predictions go badly wrong (and that might not be a bad thing), and why most people are less popular than their friends.
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              ISBN 9781788164726
              Released AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Warriors
               

              The Warriors (Paperback, Main)

              By Yurick, Sol

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              In the 1960's New York was a battlefield for the city's numerous gangs as they fought over territory. On the 4th of July weekend the gangs meet to discuss how to work together to control the city. Framed for the murder of Cyrus, leader of New York's most powerful gang, the Warrio...rs have to fight their way across New York back to the safety of Coney Island hunted by the city's gangs Based on the ancient writer Xenophon's `Anabasis', an account of the Spartans who fought in the Persian wars, Sol Yurick makes the gang violence of 1960's New York as mythic as Greek drama and created one of the most acute and understanding portrayals of gang culture ever published.
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              ISBN 9780285642812
              Released AU 1 Oct 2014
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              Series Serpent's Tail Classics
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              Being A Good Carer: An Invaluable Guide to Looking After Others - And Yourself
               

              Being A Good Carer: An Invaluable Guide to Looking After Others - And Yourself (Paperback, Main)

              By Waring, Amanda

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                18 Aug 20

              Being a Good Carer is essential reading for anyone who cares for an elderly person, whether as a professional or as a loved one, in its promotion of the role dignity and respect should play. This accessible and detailed guide includes practical tips, checklists for best practice,... and case studies from a wide range of carers that addresses solutions to common problems and giving expert advice on how to deliver compassionate and dignified care to older people. It is easy to read and provides anecdotal experience from carers and tips from the experts. Uniquely, Amanda Waring also provides support and guidance for the carer, on how to maintain energy and commitment, recognise the signs of compassion fatigue and where to get help if you need it. Essential reading for anyone who cares for an elderly person, whether as a professional or as a loved one, Being a Good Carer advocates for dignity and respect for all.
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              ISBN 9781788164252
              Released AU 18 Aug 2020
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              The Disaster Tourist

              The Disaster Tourist (Hardback, Main)

              By Ko-Eun, Yun; Translated by Buehler, Lizzie

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              Yona has been stuck behind a desk for years working as a programming coordinator for Jungle, a travel company specialising in package holidays to destinations ravaged by disaster. When a senior colleague touches her inappropriately she tries to complain, and in an attempt to bury... her allegations, the company make her an attractive proposition: a free ticket for one of their most sought-after trips, to the desert island of Mui. She accepts the offer and travels the remote island, where the major attraction is a supposedly-dramatic sinkhole. When the customers who've paid a premium for the trip begin to get frustrated, Yona realises that the company has dangerous plans to fabricate an environmental catastrophe to make the trip more interesting, but when she tries to raise the alarm, she discovers she has put her own life in danger.
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              ISBN 9781788163149
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
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              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

              By Gray, Annie

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              In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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              ISBN 9781788160445
              Released AU 3 Mar 2020
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Resident
               

              The Resident (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Jackson, David

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              'Disturbing, blackly funny and completely compulsive' - ALEX NORTH 'A brilliantly creepy, edge-of-your-seat, tense thriller' - WILL CARVER 'Dark and disturbing yet so absorbing. Jackson knows how to reel you in' - MEL SHERRATT THERE'S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN. AND HE'S HIDING I...N YOUR HOUSE... Thomas Brogan is a serial killer, and he has nowhere left to hide. At least until he finds an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he discovers that he can access three other houses through the attic space, the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Brogan enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet...
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              ISBN 9781788164351
              Released AU 1 Sep 2020
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              I Give It To You
               

              I Give It To You (Hardback, Main)

              By Martin, Valerie

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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              Jan Vidor seems like the ideal houseguest for a long summer holiday in a Tuscan villa. Unobtrusive but not antisocial, the quiet American academic can be relied upon to entertain herself - but her aristocratic hostess Beatrice has made a terrible mistake. An offhand remark about ...a violent death at Villa Chiara one night during the War piques Jan's writerly interest and sends her digging into the tragic past of the Salviati family. Does it matter if Jan just fills in the gaps? After all, Beatrice told Jan she could have the story to do as she liked with, she even said 'I give it to you'... I Give It To You is a riveting novel about who owns a story, whether we have a right to what we inherit and what a gift really means.
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              ISBN 9781781255537
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
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              The House on Fripp Island

              The House on Fripp Island (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Kauffman, Rebecca

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              Two families go on holiday - the mothers are childhood friends who've ended up in very different places. One family is wealthy, one isn't. One is happy, one isn't. Everyone is up to something, but no one is quite right about what they think the others are doing. While the past an...d present of the two families unfolds, the book builds to a shocking event that will shake your sense of justice and leave you wanting to talk about crime and retribution. It's a great book to pass on to a friend, but please don't tell them too much. If you can't wait, get in touch with us @serpentstail ...
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              ISBN 9781788165204
              Released AU 21 Jul 2020
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              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor
               

              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor (Hardback, Main)

              By Fabes, Stephen

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                15 Sep 20

              In 2010 Stephen Fabes rode away from his career as an emergency doctor in London, on a journey that would see him ride the length of six continents; a cycling circumnavigation which took six years. Signs of Life is his story of a world of challenges - from Tajik camel spiders to ...camping on a frozen lake in Mongolia, to coaxing another few kilometres out of 'Ol' Patchy' (his faithful inner tube), and of fascinating interactions with the people of seventy-five countries; from hospitable nomads and curious children to vindictive border guards and gangsters. It is also a story of medicine calling Stephen back; he recalls his first pronouncement of death as he examines the frozen body of a monk high in the Himalayas; he is drawn into treating patients at a leprosy clinic; he helps refugees at The Jungle in Calais. All the while, he reflects on how societies treat their most vulnerable and draws comparisons with the lost souls he had treated back home in London; people who he resolves to truly listen to, when he returns to his vocation.
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              ISBN 9781788161213
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
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              How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do for Children Ages Two to Five to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Happiness
               

              How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do for Children Ages Two to Five to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Happiness (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Klein, Tovah

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                15 Sep 20

              Why do some children thrive and others struggle? Leading toddler expert Dr Tovah P. Klein reveals why ages two to five years is the most crucial time for a child's brain development and how parents can harness this period to have a lifelong positive effect on their children's liv...es. Based on extensive research with toddlers, How Toddlers Thrive explains what is happening in children's brains and bodies at this age that makes their behaviour so turbulent, and why your reaction to their behaviour - the way you speak to, speak about and act towards your toddler - holds the key to a successful tomorrow and a happier today. With chapters on everyday routines, tantrums, managing change and avoiding toddler shaming, this smart and useful guide will inspire you to be a better parent.
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              ISBN 9781788165501
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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