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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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            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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            Capital and Ideology

            Capital and Ideology (Hardback)

            By Piketty, Thomas; Translated by Goldhammer, Arthur

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            Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality s...ince premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.
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            ISBN 9780674980822
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Harvard University Press
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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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            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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            First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers

            First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers (Hardback)

            By Lachmann, Richard

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            How all great powers decline-including the US

            ISBN 9781788734073
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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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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            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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            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)
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            The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century
              

            The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century (Paperback, New edition)

            Volume editor Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE; Series edited by Louis, Wm Roger

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            Examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire.

            ISBN 9780199246779
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Oxford History of the British Empire
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            Australian Economy

            Australian Economy (Hardback)

            By Einspruch, A.

            This series supports the study of social systems in Australia. Social systems describe how people have organised aspects of their lives that require cooperation with others. Each title provides a detailed study of one of these social systems. Suitable for upper primary to lower s...econdary. Ages 8+.
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            ISBN 9781442531635
            Published NZ 1 May 2010
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age Children
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