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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

            The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Hardback)

            By Mackesy, Charlie

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            We have a long way to go, sighed the boy.Charlie Mackesy invites us into the world of the characters he has created and shared on Instagram since 2016. In this beautiful tribute to their friendship, Charlie shares the full story of how they first met and their most important life... lessons, through his illustrations and moving captions.
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            ISBN 9781529105100
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Big Panda and Tiny Dragon: The beautifully illustrated Sunday Times bestseller about friendship and hope 2021

            Big Panda and Tiny Dragon: The beautifully illustrated Sunday Times bestseller about friendship and hope 2021 (Hardback)

            By Norbury, James

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            ISBN 9780241529324
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question - by the creator of the Netflix hit THE GOOD PLACE
             

            How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question - by the creator of the Netflix hit THE GOOD PLACE (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schur, Mike

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            • Pub Date
              8 Mar 22

            'What matters isn't if people are good or bad. What matters is, if they're trying to be better today than they were yesterday.' - Michael, The Good Place

            ISBN 9781529421330
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2022
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Philosophy for Beginners
             

            Philosophy for Beginners (Hardback)

            By Firth, Rachel; Lacey, Minna; Akpojaro, Jordan

            • RRP: $24.26
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            • Internationally sourced

            Philosophy is a way of thinking about just about anything. It asks big questions from nature of reality to what beauty is. Using lively examples and thought experiments, this book provides an accessible introduction to a wide range of philosophical questions and invites the reade...r think about things in ways they may not have done before.
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            ISBN 9781474950886
            Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series For Beginners
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            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave
             

            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave (Hardback, Main)

            By Holiday, Ryan

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            The first book in Stoicism guru Ryan Holiday's new series looking at the four key virtues of Stoicism.

            ISBN 9781788166270
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home

            Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home (Hardback)

            By Cali, Joseph; Yasumuro, Sadao; Yasumoro, Sadao

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            In this inspiring and practical guide, two experienced Japanese garden designers show you how to create your own tranquil outdoor space at home! With instructive drawings and step-by-step techniques, Inside Your Japanese Garden walks you through designing and creating your very o...wn Japanese garden. From small projects like benches and gates, to larger undertakings like bridges and mud walls, this book provides a wide variety of ways to dress up your space, no matter the size. Instructions on how to work with stone, mud and bamboo-as well as a catalogue of the 94 types of plants typically used in Japanese gardens-round out this complete guide. This book also features 20 gardens that authors Sadao Yasumuro and Joseph Cali have designed and built, from small tsuboniwa courtyard gardens to a large backyard stroll garden with water features, stairs and walls. These inspirational projects include: Tea Garden for an Urban Farmhouse featuring a clay wall with a split-bamboo framework and a stone base The Landslide That Became a Garden with a terraced slope, trees, bushes, long grasses and two types of moss A Buddha's Mountain Retreat of Moss and Stone with a vertical-split bamboo fence and a brushwood fence Paradise in an Urban Jungle with a pond, bridge, and lanterns Each garden is beautifully photographed and has diagrams and drawings to show the essential elements used in the planning and construction of each one.
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            ISBN 9784805316146
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2022
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            The Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Srinivasan, Amia

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            We still do not know how to talk about sex. The current debate about sexual entitlement, objectification, rape culture or pornography fixates on the idea of consent as an objective frame through which to view our sexual encounters. Yet stripped of morality and ethics, consent is ...a blunt tool, of limited use when contemplating one of the oldest and most important problems: the shape and meaning of sex. What is the meaning of sex in a culture where online pornography shapes the sexual psyches of almost all young people? How do we address new questions about sexual entitlement, from incels to the politics of desire? How do we deny that sex is a commodity to be evenly distributed, while simultaneously insisting women have the right to sell it? Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark dismantling of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.
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            ISBN 9781526612557
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Status Game: On Social Position and How We Use it
             

            The Status Game: On Social Position and How We Use it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Storr, Will

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            • Pub Date
              21 Feb 22

            From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Science of Storytelling comes a bold and ambitious investigation of status that will redefine human culture for our times

            ISBN 9780008354640
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages
             

            Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages (Hardback)

            By Jones, Dan

            • RRP: $60.71
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            Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built. It is a thousand-year adventure that moves from the ruins of the once-mighty city of Rome, sacked by barbarians in AD 410, to the first contacts between the old and new... worlds in the sixteenth century.
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            ISBN 9781789543537
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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