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            If I Survive You
             

            If I Survive You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Escoffery, Jonathan

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Sep 22

            You want a home. You want to win back your girlfriend's admiration. You want to prove that your father bet on the wrong son.

            ISBN 9780008501228
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima
              

            Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima (Hardback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Sep 22

            In 2011, a 43-foot-high tsunami crashed into a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. In the following days, explosions would rip buildings apart, three reactors would go into nuclear meltdown, and the surrounding area would be swamped in radioactive water. It is now considered... one of the costliest nuclear disasters ever. But Fukushima was not the first, and it was not the worst. . . In Atoms and Ashes, acclaimed historian Serhii Plokhy tells the tale of the six nuclear disasters that shook the world- Bikini Atoll, Kyshtym, Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Based on wide-ranging research and witness testimony, Plokhy traces the arc of each crisis, exploring in depth the confused decision-making on the ground and the panicked responses of governments to contain the crises and often cover up the scale of the catastrophe. As the world increasingly looks to renewable and alternative sources of energy, Plokhy lucidly argues that the atomic risk must be understood in explicit terms, but also that these calamities reveal a fundamental truth about our relationship with nuclear technology- that the thirst for power and energy has always trumped safety and the cost for future generations.
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            ISBN 9780241516775
            Released NZ 20 Sep 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Duty of Care: Britain Before and After Covid
              

            A Duty of Care: Britain Before and After Covid (Hardback)

            By Hennessy, Peter

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 22

            The 'duty of care' which the state owes to its citizens is a phrase much used, but what has it actually meant in Britain historically? And what should it mean in the future, once the immediate Covid crisis has passed? In A Duty of Care, Peter Hennessy divides post-war British his...tory into BC (before covid) and AC (after covid). He looks back to Sir William Beveridge's classic identification of the 'five giants' against which society had to battle - want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness - and laid the foundations for the modern welfare state in his wartime report. He examines the steady assault on the giants by successive post-war governments and asks what the comparable giants are now. He lays out the 'road to 2045' with 'a new Beveridge' to build a consensus for post-covid Britain with the ambition and on the scale that was achieved by the first.
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            ISBN 9780241491942
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            New Zealand's Worst Disasters: True stories that rocked a nation
             

            New Zealand's Worst Disasters: True stories that rocked a nation (Paperback)

            By Hutchins, Graham; Young, Russell

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            The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most devastating accidents and tragedies in New Zealand history, some famous - the Wahine disaster, Erebus and Tangiwai - but many now forgotten. Fires, tornados, earthquakes, drownings, rail and air crashes all feature in these dr...amatic retellings, as well as the sometimes heroic acts of rescue.
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            ISBN 9781775592709
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            When the Dust Settles: 'A marvellous book' - Rev Richard Coles
             

            When the Dust Settles: 'A marvellous book' - Rev Richard Coles (Hardback)

            By Easthope, Lucy

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            The gripping story of an extraordinary life spent inside major disasters - from Hillsborough and 9/11 to Grenfell and Covid - from the UK's leading expert on disaster recovery.

            ISBN 9781529358247
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick
              

            Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick (Hardback)

            By McSwane, J. David

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            An Atria Book. Atria Books has a great book for every reader.

            ISBN 9781982177744
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Days of Sand
               

            Days of Sand (Hardback)

            By de Jongh, Aimee

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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 22

            A moving and unforgettable tale, inspired by real-life stories of courage and perseverance during the Dust Bowl of 1930s AmericaUnited States, 1937. In the middle of the Great Depression, 22-year-old photographer John Clark is brought in by the Farm Security Administration to doc...ument the calamitous conditions of the Dust Bowl in the central and southern states, in order to bring the farmers' plight to the public eye. When he starts working through his shooting script, however, he finds his subjects to be unreceptive. What good are a couple of photos against relentless and deadly dust storms? The more he shoots, the more John discovers the awful extent of their struggles, and comes to question his own role and responsibilities in this tragedy sweeping through the center of the country.
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            ISBN 9781914224041
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - Thames & Hudson
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

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            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics, public health and network science, Doom- The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage- from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780141995557
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

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            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released NZ 1 May 2011
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            COVID-19
             

            COVID-19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mosley, Dr Dr Michael

            • RRP: $19.99
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            AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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            ISBN 9781760857592
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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