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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898956
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 21

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Value(s): Building a Better World for All

            Value(s): Building a Better World for All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carney, Mark

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            Our world is full of fault lines - growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the... rise.
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            ISBN 9780008421137
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Love you: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing
              

            Love you: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Karacaoglu, Girol; Foreword by Wade, Robert H.

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            This book examines the processes by which wellbeing-focused public policy objectives are established, prioritised, funded, implemented, managed, and evaluated, while ensuring that they remain relevant as social preferences over time.

            ISBN 9780473557898
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Tuwhiri Project Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail
             

            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail (Hardback)

            By Dalio, Ray

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            Learning the lessons from the past helps us to understand how we can make the most of the opportunities in the turbulent times ahead

            ISBN 9781471196690
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (Hardback)

            By Zakaria, Fareed

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            Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before. Fareed Zakaria presents te...n surprising, hopeful and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in healthcare and education, harnessing technology and how to react to America's retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made the old categories of left vs right, democracy vs dictatorship and big vs small government obsolete and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism - good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state. Zakaria's final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right - we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love and mourn together. More than anything we need to build a new world together.
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            ISBN 9780241491652
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
             

            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Hardback)

            By Lewis, Michael

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            'It's a foreboding,' she said. 'A knowing that something is looming around the corner. Like how when the seasons change you can smell Fall in the air right before the leaves change and the wind turns cold.' In January 2020, as people started dying from a new virus in Wuhan, China..., few really understood the magnitude of what was happening. Except, that is, a small group of scientific misfits who in their different ways had been obsessed all their lives with how viruses spread and replicated - and with why the governments and the institutions that were supposed to look after us, kept making the same mistakes time and again. This group saw what nobody else did. A pandemic was coming. We weren't prepared. The Premonition is the extraordinary story of a group who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus; who understood the need to think differently, to learn from history, to question everything; and to do all of this fast, in order to act, to save lives, communities, society itself. It's a story about the workings of the human mind; about the failures and triumphs of human judgement and imagination. It's the story of how we got to now.
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            ISBN 9780241512470
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

            The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galef, Julia

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            A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the acclaimed expert on rational decision-making.

            ISBN 9780349427645
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Sixth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World
             

            What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Sixth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Bolles, Richard N.

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            An interactive companion to the world's most popular job-search book, updated for 2021, that helps you translate your personal interests into marketable job skills. This fill-in workbook for the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? is a helpful tool for recent grads, work...ers laid off mid-career, and anyone searching for an inspiring work-life change. Featuring - New information that addresses the job-market in the Covid-19 era - The Flower Exercise that gets everything about your skills and preferences in one place - The Party Exercise to help you discover who you work best with - The Transferable Skills Grid that helps you discover your most valuable skills and more of Richard N. Bolles's helpful charts and activities, this workbook allows job-hunters to roll up their sleeves and discover how their unique interests, passions, and dreams will give them, once completed, a picture of their dream job.
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            ISBN 9781984858269
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe
             

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 May 21

            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780241501764
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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