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              Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction

              Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Siracusa, Joseph M.

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              Diplomatic history is the critical study of the management of relations between nation-states. Based on significant historical case studies - the American Revolution, the origins of the Great War and its aftermath, Versailles, the Iraq War, and diplomacy in the age of globalizati...on - this book locates the universal role of diplomatic negotiation.
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              ISBN 9780192893918
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language
               

              Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language (Hardback)

              By Okrent, Arika; Illustrated by O'Neill, Sean

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              • Pub Date
                24 Nov 21

              Maybe you've been speaking English all your life, or maybe you learned it later on. But whether you use it just well enough to get your daily business done, or you're an expert with a red pen who never omits a comma or misplaces a modifier, you must have noticed that there are so...me things about this language that are just weird. Perhaps you're reading a book and stop to puzzle over absurd spelling rules (Why are there so many ways to say '-gh'?), or you hear someone talking and get stuck on an expression (Why do we say How dare you but not How try you ?), or your kid quizzes you on homework (Why is it eleven and twelve instead of oneteen and twoteen ?). Suddenly you ask yourself, Wait, why do we do it this way? You think about it, try to explain it, and keep running into walls. It doesn't conform to logic. It doesn't work the way you'd expect it to. There doesn't seem to be any rule at all. There might not be a logical explanation, but there will be an explanation, and this book is here to help. In Highly Irregular, Arika Okrent answers these questions and many more. Along the way she tells the story of the many influences--from invading French armies to stubborn Flemish printers--that made our language the way it is today. Both an entertaining send-up of linguistic oddities and a deeply researched history of English, Highly Irregular is essential reading for anyone who has paused to wonder about our marvelous mess of a language.
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              ISBN 9780197539408
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2021
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              Secret Worlds: The extraordinary senses of animals

              Secret Worlds: The extraordinary senses of animals (Hardback)

              By Stevens, Martin

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              Our senses are very limited compared to those of other species; some animals see ultraviolet light, communicate using electricity, or navigate long distances with magnetic information. Martin Stevens discusses the remarkable senses in nature and what they are used for, uncovering... how they work and how they are shaped by ecology and the environment.
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              ISBN 9780198813675
              Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
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              The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order

              The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order (Hardback)

              By Doshi, Rush

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              Given the turbulence in the international order in recent years, one of the central concerns among observers of world politics is the question of China's ultimate goals. As China emerges as a superpower that rivals the United States, American policymakers grappling with this cent...ury's greatest geopolitical challenge are looking for answers to a series of critical questions. Does China have expansive ambitions? Does it have a grand strategy to achieve them? If so, what is it and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, and memoirs by party leaders, to demonstrate that China is in fact playing a long, methodical game to replace America as a regional and global hegemon. He traces the basic evolution of Chinese strategy, showing how it evolved in response to changes in US policy and its position in the world order. After charting these shifts over time, Doshi offers a comprehensive yet asymmetric plan for an effective US response to this challenge: one that undermines China's ambitions without competing dollar-for-dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan. Ironically, the approach mirrors China's own current strategy of subtly weakening Chinese leverage in the region and elsewhere while expanding US leverage over China. A bold assessment of what the Chinese government's true foreign policy objectives are, The Long Game offers valuable insight to the most important rivalry in world politics.
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              ISBN 9780197527917
              Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
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              Series Bridging the Gap
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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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                27 Mar 22

              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 27 Mar 2022
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              When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics
               

              When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics (Hardback)

              By Holt, Frank L.

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                28 Oct 21

              Coinage - it is one of the most successful and consistent technologies ever invented. Nothing else we still use in everyday life has a history quite like it. Look around at all the things that would bewilder a Greek, Roman, or Renaissance ancestor; then, dig into your purse or po...cket for that one artifact that they would immediately recognize as part of their world. Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins - one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities. For 2600 years, poets, economists, philosophers, historians, and theologians have pondered the mysteries of money. Who invented coins, and why? Does coinage function beyond our control as if it had a mind of its own? How has it changed world history and culture? What does numismatics reveal about our past that could never be discovered from any other source? How has numismatics advanced using modern science? Does it still suffer from racist ideas about physiognomy and phrenology? What does its future hold? The approach taken in this richly illustrated book is as multi-faceted as coined money itself. Coins are integral to our economic, social, political, religious, and cultural history. When Money Talks: The History of Coins explores each aspect of coinage, and takes a special interest in how coins have appeared in literature and pop culture, ranging in its analysis from Greek drama and the New Testament to T.V. sitcoms and meme theory.
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              ISBN 9780197517659
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
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              The History of Jazz

              The History of Jazz (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

              By Gioia, Ted

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              In this newly updated third edition of his classic History of Jazz, author Ted Gioia brings the story of jazz to the present day with expanded treatment of women's contributions to the genre, jazz in the digital age, the increasing dialogue between jazz and popular music, and the... music's new rise across the globe.
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              ISBN 9780190087210
              Released NZ 17 May 2021
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              The Hidden History of Coined Words

              The Hidden History of Coined Words (Hardback)

              By Keyes, Ralph

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              Written by one of the country's most experienced and entertaining etymological detectives, The Hidden History of Coined Words provides a delightful excavation into the process by which words became minted. Not only does Ralph Keyes give us the who-what-where of it all, but deligh...ts in stories that reveal the mysteries of successful coinage.
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              ISBN 9780190466763
              Released NZ 17 May 2021
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              China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

              China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy (Hardback)

              By Martin, Peter

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              The untold story of China's rise as a global superpower, chronicled through the diplomatic shock troops that connect Beijing to the world. China's Civilian Army charts China's transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspec...tive of those on the front line: China's diplomats. They give a rare perspective on the greatest geopolitical drama of the last half century. In the early days of the People's Republic, diplomats were highly-disciplined, committed communists who feared revealing any weakness to the threatening capitalist world. Remarkably, the model that revolutionary leader Zhou Enlai established continues to this day despite the massive changes the country has undergone in recent decades. Little is known or understood about the inner workings of the Chinese government as the country bursts onto the world stage, as the world's second largest economy and an emerging military superpower. China's Diplomats embody its battle between insecurity and self-confidence, internally and externally. To this day, Chinese diplomats work in pairs so that one can always watch the other for signs of ideological impurity. They're often dubbed China's wolf warriors for their combative approach to asserting Chinese interests. Drawing for the first time on the memoirs of more than a hundred retired diplomats as well as author Peter Martin's first-hand reporting as a journalist in Beijing, this groundbreaking book blends history with current events to tease out enduring lessons about the kind of power China is set to become. It is required reading for anyone who wants to understand China's quest for global power, as seen from the inside.
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              ISBN 9780197513705
              Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
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              Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career

              Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career (Hardback)

              By Fara, Patricia

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              The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London - as ambitious cosmopolitan gentleman, President of London's Royal Society, Master of the Mint, and investor in the slave trade.

              ISBN 9780198841029
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2021
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