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Mind

grunt * n. informal a low-ranking soldier At a converted movie studio amputee actors prepare army medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds, while at a base in East Africa diarrhoea threatens national security. ... read more

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: 9781780749778
: Oneworld Publications
: Oneworld Publications
: 23.40 cmmm X 15.30 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Mary Roach
: 15 black and white illustrations
: 256
: 355.02
: en
: Paperback
: books
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
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While birds can chirp and monkeys can chatter, only humans possess the extraordinary power to tell stories and offer explanations, to explain and persuade, to baffle and bullshit that we call language. Ho... read more

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: 9781869408633
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 228mm X 264mm
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: Michael C. Corballis
: D
: 264
: en
: Paperback
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The Truth About Language: What it is and Where it Came From
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 Philosophy

Series:Penguin Specials

'If you're quiet enough, quiet as a tree, people will camp beneath your branches and tell you stories you would never otherwise hear.' Martin Flanagan shares how listening has been an essential part of his life from when he started hitch-hiking at fourteen through to writing a book about Aboriginal footballer and activist Michael Long.

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: 9780143782544
: Penguin Books Australia
: Penguin Books Australia
: 177mm X 110mm X 6mm
: Australia
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: Martin Flanagan
: 64
: Paperback
: books
On Listening: Penguin Special
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An Oliver Sacks-style tour of the neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome and out of body experiences in which people lose some critical sense of themselves - with so... read more

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: 9781101984321
: Penguin Putnam Inc
: Dutton / Signet
: 210mm X 140mm X 16mm
: United States
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: Anil Ananthaswamy
: 320
: 612.82
: Paperback
: books
The Man Who Wasn't There - Tales from the Edge of the Self
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Category:

 Senior Fiction

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fi... read more

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: 9781408886809
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Neil Gaiman
: 304
: en
: Export/Airside ed
: Paperback
: books
Norse Mythology
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 Psychology

The Case of the Missing Body is the true and unusual story of Lily, who has no sense of her body. She has struggled with the effects of this her whole life. Desperate to try anything to be normal, a nevertheless sceptical Lily a... read more

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: 9781877578311
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: 230mm X 155mm
: New Zealand
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: Jenny Powell
: 100
: 362.4
: Paperback
: books
The Case of the Missing Body
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Category:

 Philosophy

Series:Canons

Annie Dillard has spent a lifetime examining the world around her with eyes wide open, drinking in all things intensely and relentlessly. Whether observing a sublime lunar eclipse or a moth consumed in a candle flame, the trembling of lily... read more

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: 9781782117735
: Canongate Books Ltd
: Canongate Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
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: Annie Dillard
: 304
: 818.5408
: Main Canons edition
: Paperback
: books
The Abundance
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Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.
With two small boys, both non-sleepers, Emily finds herself awake in the wee small hours night after night. He... read more

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: 9780143770183
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: 209mm X 134mm X 24mm
: New Zealand
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: Emily Writes
: 288
: en
: Paperback
: books
Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another
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"If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright." So said Danish writer Soren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain's most challenging trek: to wal... read more

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: 9781780746562
: Oneworld Publications
: Oneworld Publications
: 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
: United Kingdom
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: Gary Hayden
: 224
: 100
: Hardback
: books
Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles
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Category:

 Psychology

Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a life of addiction, from the epiphany of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette. Reflecting on his experiences as a smoker from a young age, Gregor Hens investigates the... read more

What Thomas de Quincey is to opium, Gregor Hens is to nicotine, the most ordinary of drugs. As what is medically termed a 'never smoker', I was particularly interested in Hens's insights into his own addiction and into the psychosocial fabric o... read more

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: 9781910695074
: Fitzcarraldo Editions
: Fitzcarraldo Editions
: 195mm X 127mm
: United Kingdom
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: Gregor Hens
: 176
: 834.92
: Paperback
: books
Nicotine
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Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected Eur... read more

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: 9780241278840
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Allen Lane
: 204mm X 138mm X 17mm
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: Slavoj Zizek
: 128
: 325.21094
: en
: Hardback
: books
Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours
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Category:

 Psychology

Awards:Shortlisted for Wainwright Prize 2016.

WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has... read more

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: 9781782115489
: Canongate Books Ltd
: Canongate Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
: United Kingdom
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: Amy Liptrot
: 304
: 362.292092
: Main
: Paperback
: books
The Outrun
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