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Abbey's Science Central

Science Books

SCIENCE CENTRAL represents the vast science book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for science: Medicine, Mathematics, Geoscience, Geology, Geography (all the Gs), Biology, Technology, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, IT - wherever your reading or research interests take you, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

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$22.99  

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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us...

Michael Shellenberger

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$34.99  

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The Oak Papers

James Canton

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$24.99  

Forthcoming

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The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements...

Benjamin Wardhaugh

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$34.99  

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The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders,...

Wendy Williams

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$29.99  

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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened,...

Debora MacKenzie

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$32.99  

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us...

Michael Shellenberger

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$34.99  

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Fire: A Brief History

Stephen J Pyne

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$29.99  

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Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment...

Matthew Colloff

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$34.99  

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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes...

Rebecca Huntley

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$32.99  

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge...

Robin Wall Kimmerer

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$22.99  

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The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution...

Michael J. Benton

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$21.99  

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Spotlight: Entangled Life

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I've always been interested in the visible manifestations of fungi, mushrooms and toadstools and lichens, and what little I knew of mycorrhizal fungi was intriguing. But until I read this fabulous book I didn't know a fraction of how surprising the fungal kingdom is - and it turns out that even scientists actually have only a fraction of understanding about this amazing - and dominant - life-form!

This book is a vivid blend of personal anecdote, astonishing tales (I reckon the zombie insects will haunt my nightmares!) fascinating explanations, eye-opening concepts and extremely thorough and rigorous scientific reportage. It is exhaustively footnoted and while Sheldrake is obviously passionate about his subject, he takes no sides on the various debates raging through the world of mycology, but presents all arguments calmly and clearly. It is a book to re-read, as the ideas are so extraordinary and the writing so engaging that it will repay multiple reads.

This should do for fungi, what Wohlleben did for trees (and dare I say, it's much better written) - I don't think anyone who reads this will ever look at fungi in the same way again! Lindy Jones

Life Sciences Books

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

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$22.99  

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The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders,...

Wendy Williams

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$29.99  

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The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

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$35.00  

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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our...

Merlin Sheldrake

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$35.00  

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The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline...

Anthony Ham

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$32.99  

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Field Guide to Shallow Water Seastars of Australia

Loisette M. Marsh

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$45.00  

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Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Robin Dunbar

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$25.95  

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Nests, Eggs, Birds: An Illustrated Aviary

Kelsey Oseid

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$29.99  

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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina

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$22.99  

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Wintering: A Season with Geese

Stephen Rutt

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$29.99  

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The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific...

Elizabeth Howell

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$59.95  

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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology...

Lisa Margonelli

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$22.99  

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Medical Science Books

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How to Survive a Pandemic

Michael Greger

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$34.99  

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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened,...

Debora MacKenzie

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$32.99  

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The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What's Gone Wrong and How...

Richard Horton

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$26.95  

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The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion...

Mark Honigsbaum

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$22.99  

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The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity...

Jonathan D. Quick

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$27.99  

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Understanding Coronavirus

Raul Rabadan (Columbia University, New York)

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$20.95  

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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus...

Dr Michael Mosley

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$19.99  

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How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community...

Paolo Giordano

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$6.99  

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Dr Michael Osterholm

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$32.99  

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The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion...

Sandra Hempel

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$39.99  

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

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$19.99  

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The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary...

Judith Hoare

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$29.99  

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Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and...

Athena Aktipis

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$29.99  

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Staying Alive

Kate Gregorevic

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$34.99  

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Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The New Science and...

Dr Rahul Jandial

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$22.99  

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The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine: Exposing the...

Jon Jureidini

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$45.00  

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Anecdotes and Antidotes: A Medieval Arabic History of...

Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah

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$22.95  

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War Against Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the Global Spread...

Michael Bennett (University of Tasmania)

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$54.95  

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Mathematics Books

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The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements...

Benjamin Wardhaugh

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$34.99  

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The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us

Sanne Blauw

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$29.99  

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Ian Stewart

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$22.99  

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Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a...

Paul Goodwin

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$34.99  

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How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming...

William Poundstone

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$22.99  

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Functions of a Complex Variable

E.G. Phillips

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$24.99  

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Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics & Chemistry

The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat...

Luke A. Barnes

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$32.95  

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Quantum Reality: The Quest for the Real Meaning of Quantum...

Jim Baggott

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$40.95  

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Astronomical: From Quarks to Quasars, the Science of...

Tim James

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$32.99  

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How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical...

Paul M. Sutter

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$42.99  

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The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of...

Anil Ananthaswamy

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$24.99  

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The Moon: A History for the Future

Oliver Morton

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$22.99  

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QUICK LINKS: ASTRONOMY & COSMOLOGY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY


Agriculture & History of Science

Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

Mark Lynas

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$22.99  

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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry...

Rupert Sheldrake

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$22.99  

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A Water Story: Learning from the Past, Planning for...

Geoff Beeson

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$69.99  

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Food or War

Julian Cribb

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$18.95  

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The Still-Burning Bush

Stephen Pyne

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$24.99  

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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

Mario Livio

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$26.99  

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Information Technology

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need...

Nina Schick

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$22.99  

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Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Stuart Russell

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$22.99  

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Net Privacy: How We Can be Free in an Age of Surveillance...

Sacha Molitorisz

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$34.99  

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Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of...

William Magnuson

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$41.95  

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Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and...

Brittany Kaiser

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$32.99  

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Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around...

Carol Frieze

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$41.95  

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The Creativity Code: How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint...

Marcus du Sautoy

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$24.99  

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The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI

Michael Wooldridge

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$35.00  

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We Know It When We See It: What the Neurobiology of...

Richard Masland

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$59.95  

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Hey Listen: A Journey Through the Golden Era of Video...

Steve McNeil

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$22.99  

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

John Brockman

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$27.99  

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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing...

Gretchen McCulloch

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$19.99  

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QUICK LINKS: DIGITAL LIFE, BUSINESS APPLICATIONS, HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

QUICK LINKS: PROGRAMMING, DATABASES, SECURITY



Engineering & Technology

The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and...

Guillaume Pitron

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$35.00  

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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the...

Susan Hockfield

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$27.95  

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Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future

Iwan Rhys Morus

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$22.99  

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Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

Alex Kantrowitz

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$35.00  

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Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Dan Lyons

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$22.99  

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Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games: From...

Mike Diver

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$22.99  

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QUICK LINKS: BIOCHEMICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL

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