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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, FME)

            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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            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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            Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.

            Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burkeman, Oliver

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            The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our o...verfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem that draws on philosophy, literature and psychology to cover the past, present and future of our battles with time. It goes far beyond practical tips, and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview. Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
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            ISBN 9781847924025
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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, FME)

            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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            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, FME)

            By Norbury, James

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            ISBN 9780241529324
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa
             

            Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Dr Georgina

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            This book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy, covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology, the form in which M...aori philosophy is conveyed, and whether or not Maori philosophy has a teleological agenda. The book introduces key texts, thinkers and themes and includes pedagogical features including: - A Maori-to-English glossary; - Accessible English translations of primary source material; - Teaching notes, and reflections on how the studied material engages with contemporary debates - End-of-chapter discussion questions that can be used in teaching - Comprehensive bibliographies and guided suggestions for further reading. Knowledge, Self and World in Maori Philosophy is an ideal text for students studying World Philosophies, or anyone who wishes to use indigenous philosophies or methodologies in their own research and scholarship.
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            ISBN 9781350101654
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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            The Little Book of Humanist Weddings: Enduring inspiration for celebrating love and commitment
             

            The Little Book of Humanist Weddings: Enduring inspiration for celebrating love and commitment (Hardback)

            By Copson, Andrew; Roberts, Alice

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              27 Dec 21

            Universal guidance and wisdom on celebrating love and partnership, inspired by humanist thought

            ISBN 9780349429731
            Released NZ 27 Dec 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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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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            • Internationally sourced

            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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            • Pub Date
              1 Jan 22

            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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            Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages
             

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

            By Jones, Dan

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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            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
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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