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            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships
             

            Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships (Hardback)

            By Pang, Camilla

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              3 Mar 20

            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241409602
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

            Stuff They Don't Want You to Know (Hardback)

            By Southwell, David; Donald, Graeme

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            Taking each theory in turn, Stuff They Don't Want You to Know considers more than 80 conspiracies, examining the evidence and key suspects in an explosive account of the world's secrets.

            ISBN 9781787390744
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

            Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Garland, Robert

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            A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.

            ISBN 9781624661297
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2014
            Publisher Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
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            Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities and Our Planet - One Bite at a Time
             

            Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities and Our Planet - One Bite at a Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hyman, Mark

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              10 Mar 20

            A hard-hitting manifesto that shines a light on our dysfunctional global food system and establishes what we can do to change it.

            ISBN 9781529386653
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
             

            Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Whitaker, Holly Glenn

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            Holly's story was that of all the women who try to conform to a life they are told they should want - one that looks good on paper and in movies. She drank green juice and made all the right sounds with men she didn't really like and killed it in the board room and had a yoga-tig...ht body. She did all the right things until all the right things left her prostrate, drunk, on the floor of her apartment. But when she started to look for a way to recover, the support systems she found for sobriety were archaic and patriarchal. Urging drinkers towards a newfound humility is great if you're a man, but if you're a woman and not in a position to renounce privileges you never had, a whole other approach is needed. Quit Like a Woman is a memoir which is also a call to arms, a revolution against everything we assume is true about alcohol and addiction, and a celebration of learning how to claim everything life has to offer.
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            ISBN 9781526612281
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

            Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram (Hardback)

            By Sesay, Isha

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            The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. Having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of... escape.
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            ISBN 9780062686671
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

            Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Standage, Tom

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            The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask: How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate fal...ling? The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.
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            ISBN 9781788163323
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

            Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marquet, L. David

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            Few of us realize that much of our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues. Former U.S. ...Navy Captain David Marquet drew on his experiences transforming the USS Santa Fe from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best to write Turn the Ship Around! Marquet calls his approach Intent-Based Leadership, a set of principles and tools that help leaders empower their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do. His new book expands on those principles with a fresh approach to workplace communication. Marquet's insights and examples show how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in impact. Praise for Turn the Ship Around! 'I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 'To say I'm a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement... I'm a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn't just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them' Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why
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            ISBN 9780241373668
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Turangawaewae: Identity and belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            Turangawaewae: Identity and belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Kahu, Ella; Shaw, Richard; Cain, Trudie

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            A BOOK FOR THINKERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND GLOBAL SOCIETY

            ISBN 9780994136374
            Published NZ 7 May 2017
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            The Perfect Name for Your Baby: Beautiful Names from Around the World
             

            The Perfect Name for Your Baby: Beautiful Names from Around the World (Paperback)

            By Todd, Professor Loreto

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            Presents over 2500 possible choices - names from around the world and from different cultures.

            ISBN 9781847170088
            Released NZ 12 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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