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            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet
             

            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet (Hardback)

            By Elder, Hinemoa

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            Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes. Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki - simple, powerful ...life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet. Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings - fundamental Maori values - make a happier world for everyone. Chapters include- - Manaakitanga (love for each other) - Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet) - Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity) - Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)
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            ISBN 9780143775225
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898956
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond
             

            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greyson, MD, Dr. Bruce

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              16 Jun 21

            Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence - a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.But Dr Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory.

            ISBN 9781787632752
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard
             

            The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard (Hardback, Main)

            By Pourriol, Ollivier; Translated by Stevenson, Helen

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            Relax: it's the best way to be better at everything.

            ISBN 9781788163279
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing
              

            A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kirloskar-Steinbach, Monika; Kalmanson, Dr Leah; Edited by Kalmanson, Leah; Madaio, James

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            Traditions throughout the world and across history have tackled fundamental questions about the human condition. This one-of-a-kind guide shows how these different philosophies can be effectively studied together. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach's and Leah Kalmanson's introduction mar...ks a break from conventional approaches. Instead of assuming philosophy has always operated with a single, easily identifiable conceptual framework across space and time, which we call-and have always called-philosophy, they attest to the plurality of concepts and methods adopted at different times and places. The book serves as a practical teaching guide to the theoretical and methodological diversification of philosophy as practiced in academia today. Complementing the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series, it covers a variety of traditions featured in the book series, exploring how Anglo-American, Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic and Maori thinkers have all addressed fundamental questions such as: - How do we understand ourselves and our relations to others? - How do we understand our world? - How do we seek knowledge, share knowledge, and, importantly, intervene in the norms of received knowledge when needed? Featuring teaching notes, discussion questions, and a list of further reading, this is a book packed with the background, guidance, and tools required to teach different philosophies. Through it we come to see why making room for different conceptual frameworks improves our understanding of ourselves and the worlds we live in.
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            ISBN 9781350159099
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond
             

            After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Greyson, MD, Dr. Bruce

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            • Pub Date
              11 Jun 21

            'This long-awaited and amazing book is a major contribution to the study of what happens when we die, and will quickly prove to be a classic in near-death studies.' - Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life What happens when we die? Ten per cent of people whose hearts stop, and ...then restart, report near-death experiences.
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            ISBN 9781787634626
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Self-Confidence: 10 Lessons for Life in the Age of Anxiety
             

            Self-Confidence: 10 Lessons for Life in the Age of Anxiety (Paperback)

            By Pepin, Charles

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              1 May 21

            An essential read for anyone who has encountered a crisis of confidence.

            ISBN 9780008324049
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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            Waypoints: A Journey on Foot

            Waypoints: A Journey on Foot (Hardback)

            By Martineau, Robert

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            A spellbinding travel book, exploring the psychology of walking, pilgrimage, solitude and escape. At the age of twenty-seven, and afraid of falling into a life he doesn't want, Robert Martineau quits his office job, buys a flight to Accra and begins to walk.

            ISBN 9781787331365
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Paperback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            The Sunday Times bestselling manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation - and a weapon against scientific racism

            ISBN 9781474611251
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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