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            COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One

            COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacKenzie, Debora

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            An accessible, authoritative book about the coronavirus pandemic by a leading journalist on the subject

            ISBN 9780349128368
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
             

            Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (Hardback)

            By Zakaria, Fareed

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before. Fareed Zakaria presents te...n surprising, hopeful and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in healthcare and education, harnessing technology and how to react to America's retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made the old categories of left vs right, democracy vs dictatorship and big vs small government obsolete and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism - good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state. Zakaria's final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right - we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love and mourn together. More than anything we need to build a new world together.
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            ISBN 9780241491652
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years

            Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years (Hardback)

            By Goldin, Ian; Muggah, Robert

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            Based on decades of research, and combining mesmerising, state-of-the-art satellite maps with enlightening and passionately argued analysis, authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah chart humanity's impact on the planet, and the ways in which we can make a real impact to save it, and... to thrive as a species.
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            ISBN 9781529124194
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Himalaya: A Human History

            Himalaya: A Human History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Ed

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            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781847924148
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Himalaya: A Human History

            Himalaya: A Human History (Hardback)

            By Douglas, Ed

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            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781847924131
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy

            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ayalon, Ami; David, Anthony; Ross, Dennis

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            A highly decorated Israeli military officer, leader, and former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet, sees the light on what his country must do to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon... seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for 'the enemy' and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbours. 'If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia,' Ayalon writes, 'it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence.' Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.
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            ISBN 9781922310521
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
             

            The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations (Hardback)

            By Yergin, Daniel

            • RRP: $60.54
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            A new type of Cold War is emerging. The global order is being simultaneously shaken by climate change and the shale revolution in oil and gas. Controversial fracking technology has given America unprecedented leverage as the world's leading energy powerhouse, ahead of Saudi Arabi...a and Russia, upending the chessboard of global politics and changing the psychology of the global economy. Despite being weighed down by sanctions, Russia is pivoting east toward China as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping unite to challenge America and lay claim to almost all of the South China Sea, one of the world's most critical trade routes. Elsewhere, the map of the Middle East created after World War I is being attacked by ISIS and Iran's Revolutionary Guards as the region struggles to come to grips with the recent oil price collapse caused by the rise of shale. Oil producers, from the Middle East and Moscow to corporate boardrooms around the world, now fear that peak demand for oil is coming as renewable energy increasingly supplants fossil fuels. The New Map tells a sweeping story about how the role of energy in climate change is shaping geopolitical discussions, challenging our industries and our lifestyles, and accelerating a second energy revolution - the quest for renewables.
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            ISBN 9780241472347
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One

            COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One (Hardback, Digital original)

            By MacKenzie, Debora

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            An accessible, authoritative book about the coronavirus pandemic by a leading journalist on the subject

            ISBN 9780349128351
            Released NZ 21 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

            Hitler: Only the World Was Enough (Paperback)

            By Simms, Brendan

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            Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism, but that of internation...al capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the 'living space' and living standards necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States. Drawing on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler's ideology emerged after the First World War. The United States and the British Empire were, in his view, models for Germany's own empire, similarly founded on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler's aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but, through emigration and foreign influence, to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called the 'Anglo-Saxons'. In the end only dominance of the world would have been enough to achieve Hitler's objectives, and it ultimately required a coalition of virtually the entire world to defeat him. Brendan Simms's new book is the first to explain Hitler's beliefs fully, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.
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            ISBN 9780141043302
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps

            Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Hardback)

            By Marshall, Tim; Illustrated by Easton, Grace; Smith, Jessica

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            A stunning abridged and illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, by acclaimed author Tim Marshall

            ISBN 9781783964130
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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