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            Surfacing
             

            Surfacing (Paperback, Main)

            By Jamie, Kathleen

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            A new collection of writing from the prize-winning author of Findings and Sightlines.

            ISBN 9781908745828
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
             

            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Hardback)

            By Wragg Sykes, Rebecca

            • RRP: $59.50
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            This book shoves aside the cliche of the shivering ragged figure in an ice wasteland to tell the complex and fascinating true story of the Neanderthal.

            ISBN 9781472937490
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival
             

            The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival (Hardback)

            By Geve, Thomas; With Inglefield, Charlie

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            A profoundly moving true story of survival and hope, featuring powerful drawings of his experiences, Thomas Geve was a Birkenau, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen and Buchenwald survivor at just 15 years old.

            ISBN 9780008406387
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads
             

            River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jarman, Cat

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            Discover the world of the River Kings - and some queens.

            ISBN 9780008353087
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
             

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

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $73.59
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            • Internationally sourced

            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 millennium, though, their history has largely bee...n 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 travelled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they have become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780241283981
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Hardback)

            By Higham, Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
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            A fascinating investigation of the origin of humans based on incredible new discoveries and advanced scientific technology

            ISBN 9780241440674
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures
             

            Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sandy, Jason; Stevens, Nick

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            How archaeologists and mudlarks have uncovered the history of London through objects dug up from the mud of the River Thames.

            ISBN 9781784424329
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Shire Library
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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind
             

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            • Pub Date
              11 May 21

            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304587
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins
             

            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higham, Tom

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, who occupied Europe, the Near East and parts of Eurasia; the enigmatic Homo floresiensis, or 'Hobbits', from the island of Flores; and Homo luzonesis..., found in the Philippines, and even more diminutive than the Hobbits at less than four feet high. And then there are the Denisovans, discovered thanks to cutting-edge science in 2010 in a cave in Siberia. At the forefront of this ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In The World Before Us he follows the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made and enabled us to be more accurate in our predictions about not just how long ago these other humans lived, but how they lived. The implications of these - and future - discoveries for us today are profound. We know which human groups today share which ancestors' genes, and the impact this has; for example, genes from Denisovans explain why some people cope better with living at high altitude, and Type 2 Diabetes may have been an evolutionary advantage for Neanderthals, who, in times of nutritional stress, may have needed to retain more blood sugar than their 21st century Homo sapiens-descendants. This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters.
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            ISBN 9780241440681
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Great Sites of the Ancient World
             

            Great Sites of the Ancient World (Hardback)

            By Bahn, Paul G.

            • RRP: $80.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            From deserts to hidden corners of busy cities, quiet mountain tops to caves submerged deep underground, Great Sites of the Ancient World is a tour of our human past.

            ISBN 9780711259133
            Released NZ 4 Dec 2020
            Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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