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              The Body: A Guide for Occupants
               

              The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

              By Bryson, Bill

              • RRP: $55.00
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              In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

              ISBN 9780857522405
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand
                

              Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Bishop, Catherine

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              In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.

              ISBN 9781988531762
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
              Publisher Otago University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Brilliance of Birds
               

              The Brilliance of Birds (Hardback)

              By Wishart, Skye; Whitehead, Edin

              • RRP: $55.00
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              "Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the t has two voiceboxes,enabling it to duet with its...elf, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear? The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealands feathered friends"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143772156
              Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Dark Island: Leprosy in New Zealand and the Quail Island Colony
               

              The Dark Island: Leprosy in New Zealand and the Quail Island Colony (Paperback)

              By Kingsbury, Benjamin

              • RRP: $49.99
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              From 1906 to 1925 Quail Island was the site of New Zealand's leprosy colony. It was a place that some people wanted to forget, but its stories are worth remembering: among them are stories of remarkable generosity and selfessness, as well as of violence and great suffering.

              ISBN 9781988545981
              Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir
               

              Native Son: The Writer's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              "This is the second volume of memoir by this remarkable Maori writer and of the living myths that inspired him at the begining of his career"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143773030
              Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations
               

              A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Hardback)

              By Iyer, Pico

              • RRP: $32.99
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              From one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of his generation, a playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly ...familiar - and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief and incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.
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              ISBN 9781526611536
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              She Said: The New York Times Bestseller

              She Said: The New York Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kantor, Jodi; Twohey, Megan

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              From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement On October 5, 2017, ...the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - and then the world changed. For months Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. But nothing could have prepared them for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora's Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change - or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet. With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up - for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves - and so changed us all.
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              ISBN 9781526603272
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Taylor, Kathleen

              • RRP: $18.99
              • $18.99
              • Pub Date
                6 Aug 20

              Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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              ISBN 9780198825784
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Many a Close Run Thing
               

              Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Enright, Tom

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              "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781775541431
              Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Bitter English
               

              Bitter English (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Almallah, Ahmad

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              Imagine you are a Palestinian who came to America as a young man, eventually finding yourself caught between the country you live in with your wife and daughter, and the home--and parents--you left behind. Imagine living every day in your nonnative language and becoming estranged... from your native tongue, which you use less and less as you become more ensconced in the United States. This is the story told by Ahmad Almallah in Bitter English, an autobiography-in-verse that explores the central role language plays in how we construct our identities and how our cultures construct them for us. Through finely crafted poems that utilize a plainspoken roughness to keep the reader slightly disoriented, Almallah replicates his own verbal and cultural experience of existing between languages and societies. There is a sense of displacement to these poems as Almallah recounts the amusing, sad, and perilous moments of day-to-day living in exile. At the heart of Bitter English is a sense of loss, both of home and of his mother, whose struggle with Alzheimer's becomes a reflection of his own reality in exile. Filled with wit, humor, and sharp observations of the world, Bitter English brings a fresh poetic voice to the American immigrant experience.
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              ISBN 9780226642642
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Phoenix Poets
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