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              Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World
               

              Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World (Hardback)

              By Cole, Lily

              • RRP: $48.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              A Radical Guide to Thinking Differently About the World and Initiating Change In 2013, Lily Cole was aware that change was needed in the world - big change. Global warming had reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion and development had seen the extinction of count...less species, and Neoliberalism and led to a destructive divide in wealth and to a polarisation of mainstream politics. And she believed that, in the face of such a gloomy predicament, the answer lay in optimism. Taking inspiration from altruism-based communities, she launched Impossible, a platform (Impossible People) for people to give their time and skills to help others. Impossible has since evolved into an incubator and innovator, which uses design and technology to help solve social and environmental issues. Reasons for Optimism draws together Lily's knowledge, the experiences which led her to Impossible, and everything she has learned from the enterprise. In it she describes how we can build stronger communities, invest in sustainable solutions and ultimately divest ourselves of the enormous burden represented by capitalism and our current monetary system. Full of practical tips to help you instigate change, from how to build a community library to share books and knowledge, to how to launch a social network like Impossible, Reasons for Optimism is a radical vision for a new and better world.
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              ISBN 9780241309124
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect
               

              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Hardback)

              By Williams, Wendy

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              In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world's most resilient creatures-the butterfly-shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives.

              ISBN 9781501178061
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

              The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ord, Toby

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              We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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              ISBN 9781526600226
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

              The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant (Hardback)

              By Wood, Levison

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              The Last Giants explores the rapid decline of one of the world's favourite animals and the measures required to halt their extinction, through Levison Wood's time spent with elephants in Africa.

              ISBN 9781529381122
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology
                

              The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology (Hardback)

              By Hough, Susan

              • RRP: $63.76
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              • Pub Date
                13 Jul 20

              In the first half of the twentieth century, when seismology was still in in its infancy, renowned geologist Bailey Willis faced off with fellow high-profile scientist Robert T. Hill in a debate with life-or-death consequences for the millions of people migrating west. Their confl...ict centered on a consequential question: Is southern California earthquake country? These entwined biographies of Hill and Willis offer a lively, accessible account of the ways that politics and financial interests influenced the development of earthquake science. During this period of debate, severe quakes in Santa Barbara (1925) and Long Beach (1933) caused scores of deaths and a significant amount of damage, offering turning points for scientific knowledge and mainstreaming the idea of earthquake safety. The Great Quake Debate sheds light on enduring questions surrounding the environmental hazards of our dynamic planet. What challenges face scientists bearing bad news in the public arena? How do we balance risk and the need to sustain communities and cities? And how well has California come to grips with its many faults?
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              ISBN 9780295747361
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2020
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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              Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency
               

              Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Porritt, Jonathon

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              • Pub Date
                5 Aug 20

              A polemical book about climate change and what is needed to confront the climate emergency.

              ISBN 9781471193286
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
               

              Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

              By Price, Neil

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              A definitive new history of the Vikings The Viking Age -- between 750 and 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millenn...ium, though, their history has largely been filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most traveled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they've become in popular culture and history.
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              ISBN 9780465096985
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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              Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
               

              Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed (Paperback)

              By Davies, Catrina

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              • Pub Date
                10 Nov 20

              The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.

              ISBN 9781787478664
              Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming
               

              The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holthaus, Eric

              • RRP: $54.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Oct 20

              The first hopeful book about climate change, The Future Earth shows readers how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades. The basics of climate science are easy.

              ISBN 9780062883162
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth
               

              How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Mommers, Jelmer

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              The climate debate leads to so much division. What the hell are we supposed to do? For many of us the answer is: looking away. Tom, one of my best friends, is looking away. He told me the other day when we had coffee. He wants to live his life without feeling bad about the state ...of the earth all the time. I understand Tom. And yet I believe desperation can be the beginning of something new. This book is for all Toms out there. For anyone who tends to look away, but also knows that this is not a solution.
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              ISBN 9781788164931
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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