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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
             

            Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization (Hardback)

            By Slingerland, Edward

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              26 Oct 21

            A deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization - and the evolutionary roots of humanity's appetite for intoxication.

            ISBN 9780316453387
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On Wanting to Change

            On Wanting to Change (Paperback)

            By Phillips, Adam

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            We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or therapy. We change all the time - growing older and older - and how we think about change changes over time too. We want to think of our lives as progress m...yths - as narratives of positive personal growth - at the same time as we inevitably age and suffer setbacks. So there are the stories we tell about change, and there are the changes we actually make - and they don't always go, or come, together . . . This sparkling book is about that fact.
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            ISBN 9780241291771
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
             

            Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lembke, Dr Anna

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              9 Nov 21

            The New York Times bestselling psychology book on how to find contentment by keeping dopamine in check

            ISBN 9781472294128
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

            Being You: A New Science of Consciousness (Hardback, Main)

            By Seth, Professor Anil

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            Anil Seth's radical new theory of consciousness challenges our understanding of perception and reality, doing for brain science what Dawkins did for evolutionary biology. Consciousness is the great unsolved mystery in our scientific understanding of the brain.

            ISBN 9780571337705
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Memory Thief: And the Secrets Behind How We Remember--A Medical Mystery

            The Memory Thief: And the Secrets Behind How We Remember--A Medical Mystery (Hardback)

            By Aguirre, Lauren

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            The incredible true story of a team of Boston doctors who-through years of innovative scientific sluething and observant care-uncovered a sweeping national epidemic of memory loss.

            ISBN 9781643136523
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pegasus Books
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            A Book of Secrets: how to find comfort in a turbulent world - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
             

            A Book of Secrets: how to find comfort in a turbulent world - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Derren

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            There is a difference between happiness and living well. In his thoughtful and brilliant new book, Derren Brown, internationally bestselling author of HAPPY, considers the value of difficulty in our lives.

            ISBN 9781787633063
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Philosophy of Information
             

            The Philosophy of Information (Paperback)

            By Floridi, Luciano

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            Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information -- the study of the nature of information and the development of information-theoretic and computational methodologies for philosophy. It revitalizes old philosophical questions, poses new ...problems, and it has already produced a wealth of important results.
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            ISBN 9780199232390
            Released NZ 22 Jan 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language

            Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language (Paperback)

            By Morris, Desmond

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            This is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits, their personalities and their quirks. Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions.

            ISBN 9780099429784
            Released NZ 7 Jun 2002
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Power Of Suffering

            The Power Of Suffering (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roland, David

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            The Power of Suffering is psychologist David Roland's personal investigation into the nature of human suffering.

            ISBN 9781760850128
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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