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            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots
             

            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suzman, James

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            This book is a tour de force. -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, an...d with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like? To answer these questions, James Suzman charts a grand history of work from the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, challenging some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, he shows that while we have evolved to find joy meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now. He demonstrates how our contemporary culture of work has its roots in the agricultural revolution ten thousand years ago. Our sense of what it is to be human was transformed by the transition from foraging to food production, and, later, our migration to cities. Since then, our relationships with one another and with our environments, and even our sense of the passage of time, have not been the same. Arguing that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history, Suzman shows how automation might revolutionize our relationship with work and in doing so usher in a more sustainable and equitable future for our world and ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780525561774
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia
             

            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of conti...nents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet. Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places: a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information. The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
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            ISBN 9780241364420
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
              

            Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Hardback, 3rd edition)

            By Tuhiwai Smith, Professor Linda

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

            ISBN 9781786998125
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are

            A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are (Hardback)

            By Krause, Johannes; Trappe, Thomas

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            Migration isn't just part of our human history; it is in our DNA - and it's been key to our survival as a species. ' Send them back , it seems, is the lowest common denominator among many right-wing populist movements worldwide. Migration may be a hot-button topic right now, but ...it's certainly not a new phenomenon. On the contrary. The recent waves of immigration pale in comparison to those that swept across Europe thousands of years ago. We know this not from history books but because it can be read in ancient skeletons. Revolutionary new technology has made it possible to decode human DNA even if it's hundreds of thousands of years old, uncovering the story that we tell in this book.' In A Short History of Humanity, Johannes Krause and Thomas Trappe take us on a whistlestop tour through the history of our ancestors, from the ice age to the present day, and demonstrate that migration and mass resettlements are not modern age phenomena. In fact, since Homo erectus, mankind 'was always on the move' and spread from his native Africa into the whole world, including what later became Europe. Thanks to revolutionary new technologies, scientists understand mankind's history in greater depth than ever before. Archaeogenetics has become a fast-growing field with Johannes Kraus at the very forefront of it. Based on ground-breaking new findings, it reveals that much of what we take for granted about modern human culture arose directly from successive waves of migration, and tackles universal questions: Where do we come from? Is there any such things as 'native people'? Why did some species of human succeed where others failed?
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            ISBN 9780753554944
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Descent of Woman
             

            The Descent of Woman (Paperback, Main)

            By Morgan, Elaine

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            According to the Book of Genesis, God first created man. This justified treating women as inferior. Until this book.

            ISBN 9781788168519
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Indigenous Women's Voices: 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith's Decolonizing Methodologies
               

            Indigenous Women's Voices: 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith's Decolonizing Methodologies (Hardback)

            Edited by Lee, Emma; Evans, Jen; Foreword by Smith, Linda Tuhiwai

            • RRP: $143.00
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              27 Jan 22

            Indigenous essays in honour of Linda Tuhiwai Smith celebrate the positive, shifting ground of how Indigenous writers are shaping the post-colonial research world

            ISBN 9781786998415
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
              

            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy (Hardback)

            By McDowall, R. M.

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            This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori.

            ISBN 9781877257865
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2011
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Origin of Our Species
             

            The Origin of Our Species (Paperback)

            By Stringer, Chris

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            Do all humans originate from Africa? How did we spread across the globe? Are we separate from Neanderthals, or do some of us actually have their genes? This title tells the story of where we came from, how we lived, how we got here and who we are.

            ISBN 9780141037202
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change
             

            The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Handwerker, W. Penn

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            Shows that individual choices, from the fatal to the mundane, are fundamentally questions of culture - what it is, where it comes from, and the complex ways it changes and evolves.

            ISBN 9781598740684
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2009
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Key Questions in Anthropology
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            The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
             

            The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Australian ed.)

            By Leys, Simon

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            In 1629, the ship Batavia was wrecked on the edge of a coral archipelago. Most people on board escaped, only to become victims of a psychopath who organised a methodical massacre of this hapless community. Leys travelled to the site, and learned that the island was habitable, thu...s, the massacre appears all the more aberrant.
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            ISBN 9781863953269
            Published NZ 27 Sep 2010
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age 13+ years
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