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            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world

            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021202
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves
             

            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Connell, Ryan

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            ISBN 9781476700403
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition
              

            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Brittain, Ian

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            The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, ...exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as: * how societal attitudes influence disability sport * the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport * the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics * drugs and technology in disability sport * classification in disability sport. Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.
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            ISBN 9781138927186
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Kika and Me
              

            Kika and Me (EPUB ebook)

            By Patel, Amit

            'I live an ordinary life thanks to one extraordinary dog. Kika opened up the world to me again. She's made what once seemed impossible possible.'In 2013 Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within thirty-six hours. Totally de...pendent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after a horrifying assault, he hits rock bottom. He refuses to leave home on his own for three months. With the support of his wife Seema he slowly begins to adapt to his new situation, but how could life ever be the way it was? Then his guide dog Kika comes into their lives . . .But Kika's stubbornness almost puts her guide dog training in jeopardy - could her larger-than-life personality be a perfect match for someone? Meanwhile Amit has reservations - could he trust a dog with his life? Paired together in 2015, they start on a journey, learning to trust each other before taking to the streets of London and beyond. The partnership not only gives Amit a renewed lease of life but a new best friend. Then, after a video of an irate commuter rudely asking Amit to step aside on an escalator goes viral, he sets out with Kika by his side to spread a message of positivity and inclusivity, showing that nothing will hold them back.From the challenges of travelling when blind to becoming a parent for the first time, Kika & Me is the moving, heart-warming and inspirational story of Amit's sight-loss journey and how one guide dog changed his world.
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            ISBN 9781760980436
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            Language en
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

            Born at the Right Time: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCallum, Ron

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            Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his o...wn social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations. Ron's glass is always half-full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life. 'Ron McCallum's life story is both fascinating and inspiring.' - Julian Morrow, The Chaser 'A moving book on the life of a brilliant man who often saw the needs of our world more clearly than the sighted people around him.' - The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Past Justice of the High Court of Australia
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            ISBN 9781760875015
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Disability and Technology: An Interdisciplinary and International Approach
              

            Disability and Technology: An Interdisciplinary and International Approach (Hardback, 1st ed. 2016)

            By Roulstone, Alan

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            ISBN 9781137450418
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2016
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world

            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Hardback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021226
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

            For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mahoney, Rosemary

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            The celebrated author of Down the Nile travels to Tibet and India as part of her investigation into the world of the blind.

            ISBN 9780316043434
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2015
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              15 Jun 20

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability

            The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barnes, Elizabeth

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            Elizabeth Barnes argues compellingly that disability is primarily a social phenomenon-a way of being a minority, a way of facing social oppression, but not a way of being inherently or intrinsically worse off. To be physically disabled is not to have a defective body, but simply ...to have a minority body.
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            ISBN 9780198822417
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Studies in Feminist Philosophy
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