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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger 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 9781408898949
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            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 (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Chest Pain: A man, a stent and a camper van
             

            Chest Pain: A man, a stent and a camper van (Paperback)

            By Harding, Michael

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            The new bestselling memoir from the beloved Michael Harding, the author of Staring at Lakes and Talking to Strangers

            ISBN 9781473690677
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            Rust: One woman's story of finding hope across the divide

            Rust: One woman's story of finding hope across the divide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldbach, Eliese Colette

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            True power doesn't come when we agree. It comes when we stand together.

            ISBN 9781529402803
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
             

            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Kripal, Jeffrey J.

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              7 Jul 20

            Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth? The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the... cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge: Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's seances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit. The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.
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            ISBN 9780141992563
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Little Book of Politics
             

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426432
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

            Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kendall, Mikki

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            All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on the basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage, access to education and medical care are feminist issues. The fight agains...t racism, ableism and transmisogyny are all feminist issues. How can feminists stand in solidarity as a movement without addressing these issues? Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.
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            ISBN 9781526622716
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions
              

            Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions (Paperback)

            By Flynn, Jim

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            "Jim Flynn examines the tough decisions we face and urges us to think philosophically, not be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other influences. An introduction to philosophy, and a tour through modern science, from research... on the workings of the human brain to deciphering the matter that makes up the universe"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877551321
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

            The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Hardy, Janet W.; Easton, Dossie

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            The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious read...ers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of more than two : couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
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            ISBN 9780399579660
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2017
            Publisher Ten Speed Press
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