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              Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the 21st-Century City

              Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the 21st-Century City (Paperback)

              By Felton, Emma

              • RRP: $82.99
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              Cafe culture is flourishing in cities across the world. From London to Seoul, Melbourne to Shanghai and many cities in between, people are flocking to cafes. A recent phenomenon, cafe culture has made its reappearance only since the end of the twentieth century. What is the appea...l of the cafe for urban dwellers? And why now? `Having a coffee' might be a daily ritual, yet it is more than coffee that draws us to the cafe. Cafes are vital social spaces, technically connected workspaces, and businesses that are forging design and food trends. The cafe is the lens through which this book explores major changes occurring in everyday life in cities across the world. Urban regeneration has fuelled the growth of urban amenity and social consumer spaces. The impact of technology, social and workplace transformation, and the ascendency of the design and food industries all find expression in the spaces of the cafe. The specialty coffee movement is a thriving, global presence, uniting cafe staff and customers across geographical borders, with a shared commitment to the connoisseurship of coffee. In the book's global sweep, it examines the development of cafe culture in China, Japan and Australia, as significant and interesting departures from traditional European cafe culture. Australia is a world leader and successful exporter of its unique style of coffee and food. Interviews with cafe patrons and staff illuminate why the cafe has become a meaningful place for many people in the 21st century city.
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              ISBN 9781138367920
              Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              How to Fight Anti-Semitism

              How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Hardback)

              By Weiss, Bari

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              On 27 October 2018 the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah was the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most of us, the massacre in Pittsburgh came as a total shock. But to those who have been paying attention, it was only a more violent, extr...eme expression of the broader trend that has been sweeping Europe and the US for the past two decades. No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America first isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. This timely book is a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment.
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              ISBN 9780241432143
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Woman Who Changed Her Brain (New Edition)

              Woman Who Changed Her Brain (New Edition) (Paperback)

              By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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              A worldwide bestseller, this is the incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others do the same. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilitie...s that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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              ISBN 9781460757406
              Published NZ 30 Dec 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

              Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe (Hardback)

              By Yonck, Richard

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              For readers of Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking, an epic journey through the intelligent universe. With the ongoing advancement of AI and other technologies, our world is becoming increasingly intelligent. From chatbots to innovations in brain-computer interfaces to the possibilit...y of superintelligences leading to the Singularity later this century, our reality is being transformed before our eyes. This is commonly seen as the natural result of progress, but what if there's more to it than that? What if intelligence is an inevitability, an underlying property of the universe? In Future Minds, Richard Yonck challenges our assumptions about intelligence--what it is, how it came to exist, its place in the development of life on Earth and possibly throughout the cosmos. Taking a Big History perspective--over the 14 billion years from the Big Bang to the present and beyond--he draws on recent developments in physics and complexity theory to explore the questions: Why do pockets of increased complexity develop, giving rise to life, intelligence, and civilization? How will it grow and change throughout this century, transforming both technology and humanity? As we expand outward from our planet, will we discover other forms of intelligence, or will we conclude we are destined to go it alone? Any way we look at it, the nature of intelligence in the universe is becoming a central concern for humanity. Ours. Theirs. And everything in between.
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              ISBN 9781948924382
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
                

              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need (Hardback)

              By Gates, Bill

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              • Pub Date
                16 Feb 21

              Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he care...s so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Gates says, we can work on a local, national, and global level to build the technologies, businesses, and industries to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. His interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by his foundation to reduce poverty and disease. Climate change, according to Gates, will have the biggest impact on the people who have done the least to cause it. As a technologist, he has seen first-hand how innovation can change the world. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and by deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. According to Gates, to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we have to get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This problem is urgent, and the debate is complex, but I believe we can come together to invent new carbon-zero technologies, deploy the ones we have, and ultimately avoid a climate catastrophe.
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              ISBN 9780385546133
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
              Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
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              Silencing Science
               

              Silencing Science (Paperback)

              By Henry, Shaun

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              In this penetrating BWB Text, leading scientist Shaun Hendy finds that in New Zealand, the public obligation of the scientist is often far from clear and that there have been many disturbing instances of scientists being silenced.

              ISBN 9780947492847
              Published NZ 11 May 2016
              Publisher Bridget Williams Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series BWB Texts
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              The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

              The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang) (Hardback)

              By Barnes, Luke A.; Lewis, Geraint F.

              • RRP: $35.99
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              For all those who wonder about our bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the big bang, this book gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped established ideas and theories. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works.

              ISBN 9781108486705
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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