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            Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture
              

            Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture (Hardback)

            By Sj, Francis X. Hezel

            This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational backgrounds are that of the West. Individuals and family

            ISBN 9780824836610
            Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Hei Taonga Ma Nga Uri Whakatipu: Treasures for the Rising Generation: The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919-1923
              

            Hei Taonga Ma Nga Uri Whakatipu: Treasures for the Rising Generation: The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919-1923 (Hardback)

            By Ngata, Wayne; Introduction by Hakiwai, Arapata; By Salmond, Anne; McCarthy, Conal; Salmond, Amiria

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            This major book tells the story of four expeditions made by staff of the Dominion Museum between 1919 and 1923, setting them in the context of a series of collaborations between Maori and non-Maori leaders in New Zealand in the wake of the New Zealand Wars. Written by some of N...ew Zealand's best-known experts on te Ao Maori and its intersection with the Pakeha world, the text was developed with the descendants of iwi with whom the expeditions worked. Richly illustrated with historic images and contemporary work, it is a landmark publication.
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            ISBN 9780995103108
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series High/Low
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            The Amur River: Between Russia and China

            The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thubron, Colin

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            By the time he reaches the river's desolate end, where Russia's nineteenth-century imperial dream petered out, a whole, pivotal world has come alive. The Amur River is a shining masterpiece by the acknowledged laureate of travel writing, an urgent lesson in history and the culmin...ation of an astonishing career.
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            ISBN 9781784742881
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism
              

            Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By George, Molly

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            Challenges simplified images of the old as racist, nostalgic and resistant to change by taking a deeper, more nuanced look at older people's complex relationship with the diversity and multiculturalism that has grown and developed around them.

            ISBN 9781978809406
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Global Perspectives on Aging
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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 (Paperback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

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            'A landmark in social thought. Henrich may go down as the most influential social scientist of the first half of the twenty-first century' MATTHEW SYED Do you identify yourself by your profession or achievements, rather than your family network? Do you cultivate your unique attri...butes and goals? If so, perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical and control-oriented. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in our history, and what do they mean for our collective identity? Joseph Henrich, who developed the game-changing concept of WEIRD, uses leading-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology to explore how changing family structures, marriage practices and religious beliefs in the Middle Ages shaped the Western mind, laying the foundations for the world we know today. Brilliant, provocative, engaging and surprising, this landmark study will revolutionize your understanding of who - and how - we are now. 'Phenomenal ... The only theory I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale' Washington Post 'You will never look again in the same way at your own seemingly universal values' Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London
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            ISBN 9780141976211
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Handshake: A Gripping History

            The Handshake: A Gripping History (Hardback, Main)

            By Al-Shamahi, Ella

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            For the first time, this quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures.

            ISBN 9781788167802
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World

            Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Yunkaporta, Tyson

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            What happens when global systems are viewed from an Indigenous perspective? How does it affect the way we see history, money, power and learning? Could it change the world?

            ISBN 9781925773996
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Text Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Kindness Revolution

            The Kindness Revolution (Hardback)

            By Mackay, Hugh

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            Generous, erudite, optimistic and candid...Hugh Mackay encourages us to find the best in ourselves and in our society in both good and troubled times.

            ISBN 9781760879938
            Published NZ 10 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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