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            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

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            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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            More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy
             

            More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Coggan, Philip

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Economics may seem like a modern field, but its object of study is ancient. Resources have been exchanged and distributed since the dawn of history, and the economies that arose from those transactions were more complex than you might expect. In this panorama of the development o...f trade and industry, Economist columnist Philip Coggan tracks the development of the world economy starting with the first obsidian blades that made their way from Turkey to what is now the Iran-Iraq border 7,000 years before Christ, and ending with the Sino-American trade war that we are in right now. Taking the history in great strides, More illustrates broad changes by examining details such as the design of the standard medieval cottage, the development in the 12th century of great international trade fairs under the patronage of the Counts of Champagne and Brie, and the stranglehold that Paris's three belt-buckle-making guilds exercised over innovation in the field of holding trousers. Along the way it reveals that historical economies were far more sophisticated than we might imagine - tied together by webs of credit and financial instruments much like the modern economy. Between the chapters making up the grand historical sweep Coggan dives into different facets of the economic world - providing potted histories of migration, finance, energy, and agriculture. In total, he shows how technologies and social systems spread, cross-pollinated and created the possibility of new waves of development. And he shows how, at every step of our long journey, it was connections between people - allowing more trade, more specialisation, more ideas and more freedom - that created the conditions of prosperity.
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            ISBN 9781788163859
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business
              

            The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business (Hardback)

            By Schwartz, Nelson D.

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            From a prizewinning New York Times business reporter, a shocking expose of the ways a velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money and a Darwininan struggle for those on the other side--and how the business world in...novates joyfully and profits wildly from the division. In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there is an invisible velvet rope rising, separating Americans into two radically different experiences of life. On one side is a friction-free existence where, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side of the rope, friction is practically the defining characteristic, with middle-and working-class Americans facing a Darwinian fight for an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, a hospital bed. We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else, but when we weren't looking business innovators stepped in to exploit it, shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to serve the privileged. New York Times business reporter Nelson Schwartz offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the velvet rope economy and shows the toll of velvet rope innovation on the rest of us. What's more, he shows that as decision-makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to change--or even notice--the barriers everyone else must contend with.
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            ISBN 9780385543088
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Doubleday Books
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            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government
             

            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Christine; Volcker, Paul A.

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              12 May 20

            The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to the breaking point

            ISBN 9781541788305
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism
             

            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism (Hardback)

            By Levenson, Thomas

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              5 Aug 20

            In the summer of 1720 Britain was gripped by stock-market mania, the first truly modern speculative bubble. This is the tale of a great financial scandal and the first great 'crash' and how it gave birth to modern capitalism.

            ISBN 9781784973940
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty
             

            The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Liebmann, George W.

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            The dramatic story of the last fifty years of the Speyer banking dynasty, a Jewish family of German descent, is surprisingly little known today, yet at the turn of the twentieth century, Speyer was the third largest investment banking firm in the United States, behind only Morgan... and Kuhn, Loeb. It had branches in London, Frankfurt and New York, and the projects it financed included the Southern Pacific Railroad, the London Underground and the infrastructure of the new Cuban republic. Later, it was the first major banking firm to finance Germany's Weimar Republic, as well as providing League of Nations loans to Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria. Yet, the firm was doomed by the nationalist passions aroused by World War I. Its English partner was denaturalised and exiled; its American partner enjoyed reduced standing because of his connection to Germany; and the Frankfurt branch closed with the coming of the Third Reich, its German partner fleeing into exile. The firm was dissolved in 1939, a surprisingly anticlimactic end to one of the great international banking companies of modern times. George W.Liebmann here tells the story of the firm and the family - shedding new light on the protagonists of a remarkable dynasty, who came undone in the dramatic years of the early twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9781838606732
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa

            Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa (Hardback)

            By Harms, Robert

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            A prizewinning historian's epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa

            ISBN 9780465028634
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States
              

            Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States (Hardback)

            By Fischer, David Hackett

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            From one of America's preeminent historians comes a magisterial study of the development of open societies focusing on the United States and New Zealand

            ISBN 9780199832705
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Killing the Planet: How a Financial Cartel Doomed Mankind
             

            Killing the Planet: How a Financial Cartel Doomed Mankind (Hardback)

            By Howard-Browne, Rodney, FL, FL; Williams, Paul L, PhD

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            In Killing the Planet: How A Financial Cartel Doomed Mankind , best-selling authors Rodney Howard-Browne and Paul L. Williams investigate the true motives and consequences of the Pilgrim Society. Early members of the Society included J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Mellon, ...Cornelius Vanderbilt, Paul Warburg, Mortimer I. Schiff, Otto Kahn, and John D. Rockefeller. Although the Pilgrim Society and the powerful man involved are often praised for their philanthropic actions, Howard-Browne and Williams show that the Society was self-serving and subjected the American people to a brutal system of economic tyranny, one which is still in place today. As a sequel to The Killing of Uncle Sam, Killing the Planet is a thoroughly documented and impeccably researched book, with over 1,500 footnotes. It shows how mankind has become enslaved within the Luciferian world system that is managed and controlled by the world's wealthiest families. The book is not full of conspiracy theories but instead, unfortunately for all of humanity, full of gut-wrenching facts.
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            ISBN 9781645720003
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Republic Book Publishers
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            Guns, Germs and Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition

            Guns, Germs and Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, New edition)

            By Diamond, Jared

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            This work abandons the conventional distinctions between history and science. Diamond focuses on what ancient people were endowed with in the way of land, animals and plants, and on the confrontations between less and more advanced people to see how this led to today's inequaliti...es.
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            ISBN 9780099302780
            Released NZ 3 Jul 1998
            Publisher Vintage
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