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            Overkill

            Overkill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Offit, Paul

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            An acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate offers an eye-opening look at many common and widely used medical interventions that are far more harmful than helpful. Modern medicine has significantly advanced in the last few decades as more informed practices, thorough researc...h, and incredible breakthroughs have made it possible to successfully treat and even eradicate many serious ailments. But while we have learned much that has changed our outlook and practices, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health. It is an article of faith, for example, that finishing a course of antibiotics prevents the recurrence of illness, that sunscreens block harmful UV rays which cause skin cancer, and that all cancer-screening programs save lives. But do scientific studies back up such beliefs? In this game-changing book, infectious-disease expert and Rotavirus vaccine inventor Dr Offit highlights fifteen common medical interventions still recommended and practised by medical professionals, despite clear evidence that they are harmful - including the above examples, as well as the treatment of acid reflux in babies, the lowering of fevers, and the reliance on heart stents and knee surgery. By analysing what makes these practices so ineffective and harmful, and by presenting medical alternatives, Overkill gives patients invaluable information to help them ask their doctors better questions and to advocate for their own health.
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            ISBN 9781922310026
            Published AU 2 Jun 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)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime (Hardback)

            By Harvey-smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Matthews, Mel

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            Transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith brings the night sky to life with her engaging storytelling, combined with brilliantly colourful illustrations.

            ISBN 9780522876086
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 7-11 years
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            The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity now
             

            The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity now (Paperback)

            By Quick, Jonathan D.; Fryer, Bronwyn

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            The 2020 outbreak of coronavirus has terrified the world - and revealed how unprepared we are for the next outbreak of an infectious disease. Somewhere in nature, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey, or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. T...his not-yet-detected germ has the potential to wipe out millions of lives over a matter of weeks or months. That risk makes the threat posed by ISIS, a ground war, a massive climate event, or even the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a major city pale in comparison. In The End of Epidemics, Duke Global Health Institute faculty member and past Chair of the Global Health Council Dr. Jonathan D. Quick examines the eradication of smallpox and devastating effects of influenza, AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and other viral diseases . Analysing local and global efforts to contain these diseases and citing firsthand accounts of failure and success, Dr. Quick proposes a new set of actions which he has coined The Power of Seven, to end epidemics before they can begin. These actions include- - Spending prudently to prevent disease before an epidemic strikes, rather than spending too little, too late - Ensuring prompt, open, and accurate communication between nations and aid agencies, instead of secrecy and territorial disputes - Fighting disease and preventing panic with innovation and good science Practical and urgent, The End of Epidemics is crucial reading for citizens, health professionals, and policymakers alike. 'Pragmatic, insightful and research-rich, this is a key volume for the policymaker's shelf.' -Nature 'Dr. Quick's urgent message makes one hope that this book will reach a huge audience and that its exhortations will be acted on everywhere.' -The Wall Street Journal 'In The End of Epidemics, Quick and co-author Bronwyn Fryer spell out the seven biggest things we need to stop those outbreaks becoming epidemics. It is an impressive wish list ... We could certainly use some of the advocacy for public heal
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            ISBN 9781922310392
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching

            Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching (Hardback)

            By Wild, Ailsa; Reed, Aviva; Crocetti, Gregory; Barr, Briony

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            This is a story about coral bleaching, told by the tiniest creatures on the reef.

            ISBN 9781486309603
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Small Friends Books
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            Flight Lines: Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds

            Flight Lines: Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Darby, Andrew

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            As the sun lowered and turned Gulf St Vincent fiery, they each called a high-pitched 'peeooowiii!' as they flashed their black pleats, spread their tail skirts and took flight. Andrew Darby follows the odysseys of two grey plovers, little-known migratory shorebirds, as they take ...previously uncharted ultramarathon flights from the southern coast of Australia to Arctic breeding grounds. Ahead on these extraordinary flights they chance predators, typhoon weather and exhaustion before they can breed, and maybe return to familiar southern feeding grounds. But the greatest threat to these, and other long-distance migrants on the flyway is China's dragon economy, engulfing their vital Yellow Sea staging spots. The author meets the dedicated people working to save these intrepid birds, from Russia to Alaska, and the rim of the Arctic Sea to the coasts of the Southern Ocean. And out of their hard-won science he finds hope for the birds - a bright light for our times. But his journey to understand this work and these birds almost ends when he is suddenly diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Then he finds science coming to his rescue too.
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            ISBN 9781760296551
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System'

            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System' (Hardback)

            By Sutherland, Paul; Foreword by Tyson, Professor Neil DeGrasse

            A 21st century look at our Sun, its planets, and their moons - including the latest research on studying the mysteries of space. Examines how we read the night sky; constellations and the zodiac; motion of the planets; comparative sizes and locations; where the asteroid belt is; ...comets; satellites; theories of planet formation; and much more.
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            ISBN 9780762109777
            Published AU 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Reader's Digest (Australia) Pt
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Woo'S Wonderful World of Maths

            Woo'S Wonderful World of Maths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

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            Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

            ISBN 9781760554217
            Published AU 25 Sep 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

            • RRP: $220.00
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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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