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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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            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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            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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            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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            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)

            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 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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            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
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            How We Became Human

            How We Became Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dean, Dr. Tim

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            Over thousands of years, humans have evolved mechanisms to help us live together in ever-larger social groups. We developed a set of 'moral emotions' such as empathy, guilt and outrage, as well as a tendency to favour people in our in-groups and a propensity to punish perceived w...rongdoers. Our culture also evolved, giving us powerful tools like religion and politics that could expand community sizes and maintain moral order. While these mechanisms served our ancestors well, though, seeing morality in such black and white terms is not right for the complex world of today. Social media can turn outrage into an addiction, gender equality is still hampered by caveman thinking, and implicit bias turns to explicit oppression. How can we shake off our innate ideas of how to live now that they don't quite match up with the modern world? How do we separate what's natural from what's right? Here one of Australia's brightest philosophers charts the evolution of morality from the first humans to today, and shows us how we can turn towards a better future.
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            ISBN 9781760982010
            Published NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Philosophy for Beginners

            Philosophy for Beginners (Hardback)

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

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            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
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series For Beginners
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            The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy and Human Nature

            The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy and Human Nature (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Greene, Robert

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            Daily doses of wisdom from the master of self-development.

            ISBN 9781788168540
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            How to Deal With Idiots: (and stop being one yourself)

            How to Deal With Idiots: (and stop being one yourself) (Hardback, Main)

            By Rovere, Maxime; Translated by Bellos, David

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            The international bestseller that offers an alternative to chucking your most irksome idiot out a window.

            ISBN 9781788167130
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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