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Roosters that deceive their hens? Mother deer that grieve? Horses that feel shame? We humans tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings intensely ... read more

Do you want to know why male bears kill cubs? Or have you heard of the humpback whale which expressed gratitude on release from netting? Whether they are better natured than people?... read more

General Fields
: 9781847924551
: Vintage Publishing
: The Bodley Head Ltd
: 216mm X 135mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Peter Wohlleben
: 224
: 590
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion - Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

She grew up on the moon, of course she has a dark side...Jazz Bashara is a criminal.Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of ... read more

If you enjoyed 'The Martian', then you will be looking forward to this book, due out in NovemberThis time Andy Weir takes us to the Moon for another near future sci-fi adventure. Jasmine Bashara, known as Jazz, is a young woman, one of about 2,000 of a United Nations... read more

General Fields
: 9780091956950
: Ebury Publishing
: Del Rey
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Andy Weir
: 384
: en
: Paperback
: books
Artemis
$37.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

“Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A monumental tribute to a titanic figure.&rdq... read more

The primary source for this book was the notebooks that Leonardo so diligently drew and wrote in. From these notebooks the author is able to connect the artist with the scientist. Leonardo's creativity was born of observation and application - in roughly... read more

General Fields
: 9781501139154
: Simon & Schuster
: Simon & Schuster
: 244mm X 167mm X 45mm
: United States
Special Fields
: Walter Isaacson
: Illustrations, unspecified
: 624
: 2017020817
: B
: en
: Hardback
: books
Leonardo da Vinci (HB)
$59.99(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

 'Thrilling, tremendously enjoyable' The New York Times 'A nail-biting escape story' Financial Times At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill already believed he was destined for greatness. This is the incredible story of how one incredible year i... read more

This is the story of the young Winston Churchill, in particular his time spent during the Boer War. What I found most interesting in this book was the attitude to war that was held by these young aristocrats of the late 19th century. As a young man, Winsto... read more

General Fields
: 9780141984193
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Penguin Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Candice Millard
: 400
: 968.04831092
: English
: 717
: Paperback
: books
Hero of the Empire
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1