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            Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century
              

            Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fischer, Tim

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            The Great Train Show unearthed a huge number of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned train obsessive Tim Fischer, the series covered such topics as the restoration of locomotives, childhood train memories, the importance of rail during war...time, and travel on the Trans- Siberian railway
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            ISBN 9780733328343
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            I'm with the Band: How to Make a Career in Popular Music in New Zealand
                

            I'm with the Band: How to Make a Career in Popular Music in New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Chunn, Mike; Chunn, Jeremy; Chunn, Barney

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            Whether you want to make a living from music or play for fun, this is the essential guide to the New Zealand music industry. I'm With The Band explains everything you need to know from recording demos to signing contracts, from hiring a manager to protecting your music. Key figur...es in the New Zealand industry - names like Neil Finn - share their inside knowledge and experiences to help everyone from the hobby band to the performer on the brink of discovery. The talented Chunn family, led by Split Enz founding member Mike, combines to provide this unique insight into what it takes to forge a career in popular music.
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            ISBN 9780986468469
            Published NZ 4 Nov 2011
            Publisher Hurricane Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq
              

            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq (Paperback)

            By Muttitt, Greg

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            Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. In public the USA and Britain strenuously deny any self-interest. In private, however, they tell a different story. This title reveals how the occupying powers have sought to return Iraq's oil industry to multinational companies - since it... was nationalised in the early 1970s.
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            ISBN 9780099541738
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            News After Trump: Journalism's Crisis of Relevance in a Changed Media Culture
             

            News After Trump: Journalism's Crisis of Relevance in a Changed Media Culture (Paperback)

            By Carlson, Matt; Robinson, Sue; Lewis, Seth C.

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 22

            Donald Trump might have been the loudest and most powerful voice maligning the integrity of news media in a generation, but his unrelenting attacks draw from a stew of resentment, wariness, cynicism, and even hatred toward the press that has been simmering for years. At one time,... journalism's centrality in reporting and interpreting important events was relatively unquestioned when a limited number of channels and voices produced a consensus-based news environment. The collapse of this environment has sparked a moment of reckoning within and outside journalism, particularly as professional news outlets struggle to remain solvent. Alternative voices compete for attention with and criticize the work and motivations of journalists, even as a growing number of journalists question their core norms and practices. News After Trump considers these struggles over journalism to be about the very relevance of journalism as an institutional form of knowledge production. At the heart of this questioning is a struggle to define what truthful accounts look like and who ought to create them or determine them in a rapidly changing media culture. Through an extensive accounting of Trump's relationship with the press, and drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists and textual analysis of news events, editorials, social media, and trade-press discussions, the book rethinks the relevance of journalism by recognizing the limits of objectivity and the way in which journalism positions certain actors as authority figures while rendering the less socially powerful invisible or flawed. This ethos of detachment has staved off vital questions about how journalism connects to its audiences, how it creates enduring value in people's lives (or not), and how diversity needs to be understood jointly at the level of production, reporting, and audience in order to rebuild trust.
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            ISBN 9780197550359
            Released NZ 19 May 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series JOURNALISM AND POL COMMUN UNBOUND SERIES
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            The Cars of BMC
             

            The Cars of BMC (Hardback)

            By Robson, Graham

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            The complete history of BMC and a comprehensive directory of the marques and models that made up the whole.This book details the company's origins, its achievements and its legacy, and provides a close look at the many car models that were produced during its heyday.

            ISBN 9781787116320
            Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History
              

            Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thompson Ford, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              8 Feb 22

            A sharp and entertaining (The Wall Street Journal) exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and our society. Dress codes are as old as clothing itself. For centuries, clothing has been a wearable status symbol; fashion, a weapon ...in struggles for social change; and dress codes, a way to maintain political control. Merchants dressing like princes and butchers' wives wearing gem-encrusted crowns were public enemies in medieval societies structured by social hierarchy and defined by spectacle. In Tudor England, silk, velvet, and fur were reserved for the nobility, and ballooning pants called trunk hose could be considered a menace to good order. The Renaissance-era Florentine patriarch Cosimo de Medici captured the power of fashion and dress codes when he remarked, One can make a gentleman from two yards of red cloth. Dress codes evolved along with the social and political ideals of the day, but they always reflected struggles for power and status. In the 1700s, South Carolina's Negro Act made it illegal for Black people to dress above their condition. In the 1920s, the bobbed hair and form-fitting dresses worn by free-spirited flappers were banned in workplaces throughout the United States, and in the 1940s, the baggy zoot suits favored by Black and Latino men caused riots in cities from coast to coast. Even in today's more informal world, dress codes still determine what we wear, when we wear it--and what our clothing means. People lose their jobs for wearing braided hair, long fingernails, large earrings, beards, and tattoos or refusing to wear a suit and tie or make-up and high heels. In some cities, wearing sagging pants is a crime. And even when there are no written rules, implicit dress codes still influence opportunities and social mobility. Silicon Valley CEOs wear t-shirts and flip-flops, setting the tone for an entire industry: women wearing fashionable dresses or high heels face ridicule in the tech world, a
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            ISBN 9781501180088
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots
             

            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suzman, James

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            This book is a tour de force. -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, an...d with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like? To answer these questions, James Suzman charts a grand history of work from the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, challenging some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, he shows that while we have evolved to find joy meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now. He demonstrates how our contemporary culture of work has its roots in the agricultural revolution ten thousand years ago. Our sense of what it is to be human was transformed by the transition from foraging to food production, and, later, our migration to cities. Since then, our relationships with one another and with our environments, and even our sense of the passage of time, have not been the same. Arguing that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history, Suzman shows how automation might revolutionize our relationship with work and in doing so usher in a more sustainable and equitable future for our world and ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780525561774
            Publisher Penguin
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            Moondust
             

            Moondust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            Ten years ago, Lumite, a moon-mined energy source, spelt the end of Earth's crisis - until a huge explosion at the first Lumite power station. Agatha was the sole survivor. A poster-girl for the company, she's toed the line for years ... but one of the prisoner-miners, Danny, cha...nges her mind about everything she knows about her world.
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            ISBN 9781910655429
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It
              

            The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It (Hardback)

            By Sieghart, Mary Ann

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            • Pub Date
              8 Feb 22

            An incisive, intersectional look at the mother of all gender biases: a resistance to women's authority and power.

            ISBN 9780393867756
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different
             

            Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different (Paperback)

            By Blumenthal, Karen

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            An unauthorized/unofficial biography --T.p. verso.

            ISBN 9781408832066
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2012
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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