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            Facebook: The Inside Story

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

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            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Bystander Effect: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction

            The Bystander Effect: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sanderson, Catherine

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            Why do good people so often do nothing when a small intervention could make a big difference? Pioneering psychologist Catherine Sanderson demystifies the mindset of bullies and bystanders to show why courage comes at such a high cost, and how we can learn to be brave.

            ISBN 9780008361631
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture

            No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frier, Sarah

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            The extraordinary inside story of how Instagram took over the world In April 2012, Facebook spent $715 million buying out a photo app that was less than two years old. Everyone in Silicon Valley thought it was crazy.

            ISBN 9781847942531
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Heat of the Moment: A Firefighter's Stories of Life and Death Decisions

            The Heat of the Moment: A Firefighter's Stories of Life and Death Decisions (Paperback)

            By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina

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            from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances.

            ISBN 9781784163884
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Murphy, Kate

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            When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

            ISBN 9781787300958
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America
             

            Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America (Hardback)

            By Kamp, David

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            From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children's TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Free to Be...You and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock!--which collectively t...ransformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diversity, the ABCs, and feminism through a fun, funky 1970s lens. In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children's TV program that was not yet assured a second season: Sesame Street. They were conducting an experiment to see if television could be used to better prepare disadvantaged preschoolers for kindergarten. What they didn't know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids. In Sunny Days, bestselling author David Kamp captures the unique political and social moment that gave us not only Sesame Street, but also Fred Rogers's gentle yet brave Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; Marlo Thomas's unabashed gender-politics primer Free to Be...You and Me; Schoolhouse Rock!, an infectious series of educational shorts dreamed up by Madison Avenue admen; and more, including The Electric Company, ZOOM, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. It was a unique time when an uncommon number of media professionals and thought leaders leveraged their influence to help children learn--and, just as notably, a time of unprecedented buy-in from American parents. Kamp conducted rigorous research and interviewed such Sesame Street figures as Joan Ganz Cooney, Lloyd Morrisett, Sonia Manzano, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, and Frank Oz, along with Free to Be's Marlo Thomas and The Electric Company's Rita Moreno--and in Sunny Days, he explains how these and other like-minded individuals found their way into children's television not for fame or money, but to make a differenc
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            ISBN 9781501137808
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
               

            Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Third Edition)

            By Tuhiwai Smith, Professor Linda

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              15 Jan 21

            Linda Tuhiwai Smith's landmark work on decolonial and indigenous research, thoroughly revised and updated.

            ISBN 9781786998132
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Best Actress: The History of Oscar (R)-Winning Women
             

            Best Actress: The History of Oscar (R)-Winning Women (Hardback)

            By Tapert, Stephen; Foreword by Gay, Roxane

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            Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn. Elizabeth Taylor. Jane Fonda. Meryl Streep. The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of... Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. From inaugural recipient Janet Gaynor to Frances McDormand's 2018 acceptance speech that assertively brought women to the forefront, Best Actress: The History of Oscar-Winning Women serves to promote a new appreciation for the cinematic roles these women won for, as well as the real-life roles many of them played - and still play - in advancing women's rights and equality. Stories range from Bette Davis' groundbreaking battle against the studio system; to the cutting-edge wardrobes of Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cher; to the historical significance of Halle Berry's victory; to the awareness raised around sexual violence by the performances of Jodie Foster, Brie Larson, and others. Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Best Actress honors the legacies of these revered and extraordinary women while scrutinizing the roadblocks that they continue to overcome.
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            ISBN 9781978808058
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2019
            Publisher Rutgers University Press
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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 (Hardback)

            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 9781526600219
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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