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            Such a Fun Age: 'The book of the year' Independent
             

            Such a Fun Age: 'The book of the year' Independent (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

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            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places
             

            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Discover the countries of the world - explore their geography, wildlife, traditions, and arts, in this picture-packed children's book. Every country profile is full of photos, and each nation has a full-colour map detailing its main cities, landscape features, and borders, and ex...actly where in the world they are. At-a-glance panels provide a quick reference to all the stats, and the easy to read text is full of fascinating, fun facts. Countries, Cultures, People & Places shows the many unique things that make one country different from another, but might also reveal surprising similarities. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in the US? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedule? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan, to blueberry-picking in Sweden and India's space programme. So pack your bags, decide your destination and begin your journey!
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            ISBN 9780241343371
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Third Edition)

            By Tuhiwai Smith, Professor Linda

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              20 May 21

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

            ISBN 9781786998132
            Released NZ 20 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
             

            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous (Hardback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

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            An exhilarating account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture shaped the Western mind. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. If so, you're psychologically peculiar. Unlike most of the world today, an...d most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist and analytical. They focus on themselves - their attributes, accomplishments and aspirations - over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of European power during the last few centuries? And what does it mean for our sense of who we are individually and of the large-scale forces that drive humanity? Joseph Henrich, who coined this influential concept, explores these questions by drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and the profound impact they had. It was these changing institutions that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would co-evolve with impersonal markets, specialization of work and free competition - laying the foundations for the modern world. Provocative, engaging and surprising, The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of human psychology.
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            ISBN 9781846147968
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020
             

            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020 (Hardback)

            By Pang, Camilla

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            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241409602
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Liar's Circus

            Liar's Circus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoffman, Carl

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            This is the 20th anniversary edition of WITCH: A MAGICKAL JOURNEY.

            ISBN 9780008415983
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Material Approaches to Polynesian Barkcloth: Cloth, Collections, Communities
              

            Material Approaches to Polynesian Barkcloth: Cloth, Collections, Communities (Paperback)

            Edited by Lennard, Frances; Mills, Andy

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            This book is the first comprehensive study of Polynesian barkcloth with a focus on its materials and techniques of making and their significance for understanding contemporary and historic tapa.

            ISBN 9789088909719
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020
             

            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020 (Paperback)

            By Pang, Camilla

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in biochemistry, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241987117
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Reppin': Pacific Islander Youth and Native Justice
               

            Reppin': Pacific Islander Youth and Native Justice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Camacho, Keith L.

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            • Pub Date
              24 Mar 21

            From hip-hop artists in the Marshall Islands to innovative multimedia producers in Vanuatu to racial justice writers in Utah, Pacific Islander youth are using radical expression to transform their communities. Exploring multiple perspectives about Pacific Islander youth cultures ...in such locations as Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Hawai'i, and Tonga, this cross-disciplinary volume foregrounds social justice methodologies and programs that confront the ongoing legacies of colonization, incarceration, and militarization. The ten essays in this collection also highlight the ways in which youth throughout Oceania and the diaspora have embraced digital technologies to communicate across national boundaries, mobilize sites of political resistance, and remix popular media. By centering Indigenous peoples' creativity and self-determination, Reppin' vividly illuminates the dynamic power of Pacific Islander youth to reshape the present and future of settler cities and other urban spaces in Oceania and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780295748580
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2021
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
             

            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World (Hardback)

            By Winchester, Simon

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            The author explores the notion of property--man's proprietary relationship with the land--through human history, how it has shaped people, and what it will mean for the future.he future.

            ISBN 9780062938336
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
            Publisher Harper
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