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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.

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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            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 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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            ISBN 9781408864388
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Klein, Naomi

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            The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it. In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actio...ns to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections: in other words, a New Deal. On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.
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            ISBN 9780241410738
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

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            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well

            The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Hardback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

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            What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscien...ce and psychology to demonstrate the benefits of getting older. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow over the years. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
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            ISBN 9780241379387
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Uncharted: How to Map the Future
             

            Uncharted: How to Map the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Heffernan, Margaret

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An urgent read...Karl Popper for the 21st century' Robert Phillips, author of Trust me, PR is Dead

            ISBN 9781471179792
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

            A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by Capaldi, Gina

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            The culminating portrait provides an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero. This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted b...y an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights. Gina Capaldi's exquisite paintings bring to life excerpts from Dr. Carlos Montezuma's own letters describing his childhood experiences. The culminating portrait provides an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero.
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            ISBN 9781541578371
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin
             

            Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin (Hardback)

            By Service, Robert

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            A riveting account of Vladimir Putin's second presidency.

            ISBN 9781509883035
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
             

            Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rickards, James

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Donald Trump's top trade adviser Peter Navarro accused Germany of profiting from a 'grossly undervalued' currency. At the same time the President said countries such as Germany, Japan and China are responsible for 'global freeloading' due to their weak currencies.Today, currency ...wars are raging across global markets, entering an even more dangerous phase, but they are nothing new. In this 5 year anniversary edition, James Rickards, two-time New York Times bestseller and Strategic Adviser to the US intelligence community, explores how currency wars are just as problematic now as they were in 1971 when President Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard.Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics; at best, they result in countries stealing growth from their trading partners; at worst, they degenerate into inflation, recession and actual violence. Rickards analyses the 2008 US financial crash, the debasement of the dollar, the European debt crisis, bailouts in Greece and Ireland and Chinese exchange rate manipulation, as a series of attacks and counter-attacks and ultimately as indications of growing global currency conflict. But, the author concludes, in currency wars, as in real wars, there are never any winners and without systematic reform, it could end with massive casualties on all sides.In this special five year edition, featuring analysis of the 'Age of Trump' and encounters with Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner and General Hayden, Rickards points the way towards a more effective course of action one that could stabilise the global economy and broker peace and prosperity for all.
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            ISBN 9780241340943
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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