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            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
             

            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aronson, Louise

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            A New York Times bestseller As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, old has been defined as beginning bet...ween the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.
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            ISBN 9781620405475
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Earth-Saving Acts for Eco-Warriors: Join the Fight for a Sustainable Future
              

            Earth-Saving Acts for Eco-Warriors: Join the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Hardback)

            By Publishing Company, Sterling

            • RRP: $36.50
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            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 21

            Become an eco-warrior with this empowering guide, packed with practical advice for living more sustainably and fighting climate change. Being an eco-warrior can mean many things: that you care about the environment, love the creatures who share Earth with us, or appreciate nature...'s gifts. Maybe you want future generations to enjoy our planet's beauty and resources. Whatever your interpretation, this guide will help you live a green lifestyle, make environmentally responsible choices, and encourage others to join in too. Short essays offer advice on how to practice and advocate for sustainable living, with simple tips for enacting small changes that can make a big difference. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint or switch to a plant-based diet, engage your community by throwing a swap party to save unwanted items from ending up in a landfill, and maintain hope by developing strategies to soothe eco-anxiety. If you're looking to take action and spark change, Earth-Saving Acts for Eco-Warriors gives you the tools to make a difference.
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            ISBN 9781454942993
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2021
            Publisher Sterling
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            Love you: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing
              

            Love you: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Karacaoglu, Girol; Foreword by Wade, Robert H.

            • RRP: $40.50
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            This book examines the processes by which wellbeing-focused public policy objectives are established, prioritised, funded, implemented, managed, and evaluated, while ensuring that they remain relevant as social preferences over time.

            ISBN 9780473557898
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Tuwhiri Project Ltd
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            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardback)

            By Aronson, Louise

            • RRP: $42.99
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            As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.

            ISBN 9781620405468
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Housing?
             

            What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Housing? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Atkinson, Rowland; Jacobs, Keith

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            What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Housing? Is part of a new book series offering short, up-to-date overviews of key issues often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media. In this book, Rowland Atkinson and Keith Jacobs, established analysts of housing policy..., claim that what we think we know about the housing crisis is wrong, and encourage readers to see the housing crisis as a result of the 'property machine' - a constellation of interests, actors and institutions made up of banks and developers, landlords, speculative investors, the majority of homeowners and real estate agencies. By taking aim at the 'property machine' and its opposition to the social and everyday needs of the majority of the population, the authors analyse some of the key social and economic forces and the broad range of policies that have shaped and responded to Britain's housing crisis. Exposing the roots of key current problems such as homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, and insecurity in the private rental sector, and linking them to the choices made by successive governments to prioritise the interests of capital above social need. The authors conclude with a series of innovative proposals that they believe would help alleviate the UK's housing crisis; improving conditions and tackling the inequalities that are so starkly expressed in relation to personal housing wealth. Allowing for the establishment of a fairer and more equal society and a more stable economic future. Series Editor: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London
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            ISBN 9781526466556
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher SAGE Publications
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series What Do We Know and What Should We Do About:
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            NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
              

            NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burton, Joe

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            Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

            ISBN 9781438468723
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2019
            Publisher State University of New York P
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Suny Series, James N. Rosenau Series in Global Politics
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            Haven't You Heard?: Gossip, Politics and Power

            Haven't You Heard?: Gossip, Politics and Power (Paperback)

            By Conte, Marie Le

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            'The politics book to be seen with in these febrile times' - The i Newspaper 'How facts, rumour and mischief-making become the news we all obsess over' - Tim Shipman 'A cracking read! Treat yourself...' - John Crace Ever wondered why the indiscretions of some MPs make the front p...age while others don't? How close journalists really are to politicians? Or how on earth the country is run when the British political system is in such a mess? In Haven't You Heard?, Marie Le Conte looks at the role gossip, whispers and tittle-tattle play in all areas of politics - for the MPs and their advisers, the press who cover them and the civil servants in the middle of it all. From policy rows which aren't about policy at all and boozy nights with dramatic consequences, to people spinning their way to the top and dark secrets never seeing the light of day, Marie explores in great and entertaining detail the human side of the people running the country against a backdrop of political mayhem.
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            ISBN 9781788702874
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do about It
             

            The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do about It (Hardback)

            By Karlawish, Jason

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            The Disease of the Century is a comprehensive and revelatory book on one of today's most prevalent illnesses. In 2019, 5.8 million Americans had Alzheimer's, and more than half a million will die of Alzheimer's disease dementia. 16 million caregivers are responsible for paying as... much as half of the $226 billion annual costs of their care. As more people live beyond their seventies and eighties, the number of patients will rise to an estimated 13.8 million by 2025. Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Disease of the Century traces Alzheimer's disease from its discovery and tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow it to finally be prevented and treated by medicine. While it is a scathing indictment of our health care system, it is also an argument for how we can live with dementia; the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life. Rich in science, history, and characters, The Disease of the Century takes us inside cutting edge laboratories, patients' homes, caregivers' support groups, progressive assisted living facilities, and Jason Karlawish's own practice at the Penn Memory Center.
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            ISBN 9781250218735
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2021
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
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            Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature

            Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature (Hardback)

            By Kreike, Emmanuel

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            A global history of environmental warfare and the case for why it should be a crime The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of... people's livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the h
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            ISBN 9780691137421
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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            The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice
             

            The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice (Hardback)

            By Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach

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            The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolu-tion centered on women's rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little tow...n few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in the town of Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, town by town--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Over hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extin-guish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military sup-port--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780525560685
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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