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            Mixed Up: Confessions of an Interracial Couple

            Mixed Up: Confessions of an Interracial Couple (Paperback)

            By Smith, Tineka; Court, Alex

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            An important deep-dive into the realities of being in an interracial relationship, and the struggles that can come with it by journalist couple, Tineka Smith and Alex Court.

            ISBN 9781472286987
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, Con Artists and Influencers are Taking Over the Internet - and Why We'Re Following

            Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, Con Artists and Influencers are Taking Over the Internet - and Why We'Re Following (Hardback)

            By Bluestone, Gabrielle

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            From Vice journalist and executive producer of hit Netflix documentary Fyre comes an eye-opening look at the con artists, grifters and snake oil salesmen of the digital age-and why we can't stop falling for them.

            ISBN 9780008382643
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don't Exist)
              

            Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don't Exist) (Hardback, Main)

            By Chaney, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 22

            Before the nineteenth century, the term normal was rarely ever associated with human behaviour. Normal was a term used in maths, for right angles. People weren't normal; triangles were. A seventeenth-century Cornish fisherman might have compared himself to other local fishermen, ...to his family or to his neighbours, but he most certainly didn't worry about where he fitted in some overarching scheme of Normality. But from the 1830s, this strange branch of science really took off across Europe and North America, with a proliferation of IQ tests, sex studies, a census of hallucinations - even a UK beauty map (which concluded the women in Aberdeen were the most repellent ). This book tells the rich and surprising history how the very notion of the normal came about, how it shaped us all, often while entrenching oppressive, colonialist values. Sarah Chaney looks at why we're still asking the internet: Do I have a normal body? Is my sex life normal? Are my kids normal? And along the way, she challenges why we ever thought it might be a desirable thing to be.
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            ISBN 9781788162456
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Jul 2022
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            Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

            Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat (Paperback)

            By Wilson, Bee

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            Tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name of feeding ourselves. This title takes us on an enchanting culinary journey through the incredible creations, inventions and obsessions that have shap...ed how and what we cook.
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            ISBN 9780141049083
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives

            The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives (Hardback)

            By Malesic, Jonathan

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            Going beyond the how and why of burnout, a former tenured professor combines academic methods and first-person experience to propose new ways for resisting our cultural obsession with work and transforming our vision of human flourishing. Burnout has become our go-to term for tal...king about the pressure and dissatisfaction we experience at work. But because we don't really understand what burnout means, the discourse does little to help workers who are suffering from exhaustion and despair. Jonathan Malesic was one of those workers, and to escape he quit his job as a tenured professor. In The End of Burnout, he dives into the history and psychology of burnout, traces the origin of the high ideals we bring to our dismal jobs, and profiles the individuals and communities who are already resisting our cultural commitment to constant work. In The End of Burnout, Malesic traces his own history as someone who burned out of a tenured job to frame this rigorous investigation of how and why so many of us feel worn out, alienated, and useless in our work. Through research on the science, culture, and philosophy of burnout, Malesic explores the gap between our vocation and our jobs, between the ideals we have for work and the reality of what we have to do. He eschews the usual prevailing wisdom in confronting burnout ("Learn to say no!" "Practice mindfulness!") to examine how our jobs have been constructed as a symbol of our value and our total identity. And beyond looking at what drives burnout-unfairness, a lack of autonomy, a breakdown of community, mismatches of values-this book highlights groups that are addressing these failures of ethics. We can look to communities of monks, employees of a Dallas nonprofit, intense hobbyists, and artists with disabilities to see the possibilities for resisting a "total work" environment and the paths to recognizing the dignity of workers and nonworkers alike. In this critical yet deeply humane book, Malesic offers the vocabulary we need
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            ISBN 9780520344075
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human

            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bohme, Madelaine; Braun, Rudiger; Breier, Florian

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            A leading paleontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine B hme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined- the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite ...a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history - his nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa - the so-called birthplace of humanity - but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question- How, exactly, did we become human? Placing B hme's discovery alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are forcing us to rethink the story we've been told about how we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative - until now
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            ISBN 9781922310347
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            21 Lessons for the 21st Century

            21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective an...d individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change.
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            ISBN 9781784708283
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

            Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Vance, J. D.

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            'THE POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR' Sunday Times 'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'The best book about the alienation within America' Evening Standard 'The memoir gripping America... Vividly articulates the despair and disillusionment of bl...ue-collar America' Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780008220563
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 17+ years
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            The Handshake: A Gripping History
             

            The Handshake: A Gripping History (Paperback, Main)

            By Al-Shamahi, Ella

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              1 Feb 22

            A quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures.

            ISBN 9781788167819
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Be Animal: A New History of What it Means to Be Human

            How to Be Animal: A New History of What it Means to Be Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside - Export / Airside / Ireland edition)

            By Challenger, Melanie

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            Combining nature writing, history and moral philosophy, this is a wide-ranging and radical new take on the human story and what it means for us today

            ISBN 9781786895738
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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