Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -
            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 6.06K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Foot Work: What Your Shoes Are Doing to the World

            Foot Work: What Your Shoes Are Doing to the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoskins, Tansy E.

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
            • Save $8.36
            • In Stock At Publisher

            An urgently needed exploration and expose of the shoe industry, and the damage it is doing to workers, consumers and the planet

            ISBN 9781474609852
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Legacy Trilogy
            Availability
            130 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World
              

            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brugmann, Jeb

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
            • Save $9.50
            • Ready to ship

            Essential reading for the 21st century Are we transforming the planet into one massive global city? Urban migration and the rapid growth of cities are creating global change at a revolutionary scale. From Mumbai to Melbourne, we are facing global crises like climate change, epide...mics, widening poverty and terrorism.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780702236969
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            1 Ready to ship - Allow 3-5 days
            4 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
             

            Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raworth, Kate

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $29.66
            • Save $9.33
            • In Stock US

            A Financial Times Best Book of 2017: Economics 800-CEO-Read Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our respon...ses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That's why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic doughnut image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like. Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas--from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science--to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow? Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781603587969
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2018
            Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            500 Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914
             

            The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914 (Paperback)

            By Sassoon, Donald

            • RRP: $32.00
            • $24.00
            • Save $8.00
            • Pub Date
              9 Jul 21

            Capitalist enterprise has existed in some form since ancient times, but the globalization and dominance of capitalism as a system began in the 1860s, when states all over the world developed their modern political frameworks: the unifications of Italy and Germany, the establishme...nt of a republic in France, the elimination of slavery in the American south, the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the emancipation of the serfs in Tsarist Russia. This book magnificently explores how, after the upheavals of industrialisation, a truly global capitalism followed. For the first time in the history of humanity, a social system was able to provide a high level of consumption for the majority. Today, capitalism dominates the world. With wide-ranging scholarship, Donald Sassoon analyses the impact of capitalism on the histories of many different states, and how it creates winners and losers by constantly innovating. This chronic instability produces the anxious triumph of his title. To alleviate such anxieties it was necessary to create a national community, to develop a welfare state, to intervene in the market economy, and to protect it from foreign competition. Capitalists needed a state to discipline them, to nurture them, and to sacrifice a few to save the rest: a state overseeing the war of all against all. Vigorous, argumentative, surprising and constantly stimulating, The Anxious Triumph gives a fresh perspective on all these questions and on its era. It is a masterpiece by one of Britain's most engaging and wide-ranging historians.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780141986555
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            130 Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities
              

            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vallas, Steven P.; Finlay, William; Wharton, Amy S.

            • RRP: $158.99
            • $158.99
            • Ready to ship

            Comprehensive and versatile, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities is ideal for courses in the sociology of work and occupations, and the sociology of organizations and corporations, as well as labor studies and human resource management.

            ISBN 9780195381726
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            1 Ready to ship - Allow 3-5 days
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization

            Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eyal, Nadav; Translated by Watzman, Haim

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
            • Save $8.00
            • Temporarily out of stock

            For readers of Yuval Noah Harari, Rutger Bregman and Hans Rosling, the international bestseller is an eye-opening examination of nationalism's spread around the world as the promise of globalism wanes.

            ISBN 9781529031867
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
            • Save $10.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            198 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
            • Save $12.00
            • To Order

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and... inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'Vaclav Smil has led a 30-year career of interdisciplinary contrarianism, writing hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of books attacking sacred cows of Western environmental and geopolitical thought' Foreign Po
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241454411
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            28 Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Hardback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
            • Save $12.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists- asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro a...rea; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day. In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain what is happening to people in a newly globalized world- in short Good Economics has been done badly. This precise but accessible book covers many of the most essential issues of our day, including why migration doesn't follow the law of supply and demand, why trade liberalization can drive unemployment up and wages down and why nobody can really explain why and when growth happens. In doing so, they seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and to offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing issues of the day, one that is candid about the complexities, the zones of ignorance, and the areas of genuine disagreement.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241306895
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            24 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt
             

            Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Johnson, Steven

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $44.00
            • Save $11.00
            • Back Order Indent title

            Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now and then, someone strikes a match that lights up the whole planet. Henry Every was the seventeenth century's most notorious pirate. The press published wildl...y popular--and wildly inaccurate--reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Every's most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the global economy. Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event--the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Every and his crew--and its surprising repercussions across time and space. It's the gripping tale one of the most lucrative crimes in history, the first international manhunt, and the trial of the seventeenth century. Johnson uses the extraordinary story of Henry Every and his crimes to explore the emergence of the East India Company, the British Empire, and the modern global marketplace: a densely interconnected planet ruled by nations and corporations. How did this unlikely pirate and his notorious crime end up playing a key role in the birth of multinational capitalism? In the same mode as Johnson's classic historical thriller The Ghost Map, Enemy of All Mankind deftly traces the path from a single struck match to a global conflagration.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780593171813
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            10 Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Total 6.06K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›