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              What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

              What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research (Paperback)

              By Gershuny, Jonathan; Sullivan, Oriel

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              Are we spending more time at work than we would have done fifty years ago? Are we sleeping less?How has the internet affected the way we use our spare time? Everything we do happens in time, and a detailed look at our daily lives reveals some surprising truths about the social an...d economic structure of the world welive in. This book delves into the unrivalled data collection and expertise of the Centre for Time Use Research to explore 55 years of change in our activities and behaviour and what it means for us today.
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              ISBN 9780241285565
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

              A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace (Paperback)

              By Holslag, Jonathan

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              In three thousand years of history, China has spent at least eleven centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 per cent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over one hundred years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the ...history of humanity. So why have we so rarely been able to achieve it? In A Political History of the World, Jonathan Holslag has produced a sweeping history of the world, from the Iron Age to the present, that investigates the causes of conflict between empires, nations and peoples and the attempts at diplomacy and cosmopolitanism. A birds-eye view of three thousand years of history, the book illuminates the forces shaping world politics from Ancient Egypt to the Han Dynasty, the Pax Romana to the rise of Islam, the Peace of Westphalia to the creation of the United Nations. This truly global approach enables Holslag to search for patterns across different eras and regions, and explore larger questions about war, diplomacy, and power. Has trade fostered peace? What are the limits of diplomacy? How does environmental change affect stability? Is war a universal sin of power? At a time when the threat of nuclear war looms again, this is a much-needed history intended for students of international politics, and anyone looking for a background on current events.
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              ISBN 9780241395561
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Pelican books
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              The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism

              The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism (Hardback)

              By Kinna, Ruth

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              Often associated with chaos or disorder, anarchy defies definition and routinely gets a bad press. And yet from Occupy to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever. Contrary to popular perception, different strands... of anarchism - from individualism to collectivism - do follow certain structures and a shared sense of purpose- a belief in freedom and working towards collective good without the interference of the state. In this masterful, sympathetic account, political theorist Ruth Kinna traces the tumultuous history of anarchism, starting with thinkers and activists such as Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman and through key events like the Paris Commune and the Haymarket affair. Skillfully introducing us to the nuanced theories of a range of anarchist groups from around the world, The Government of No One reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries.
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              ISBN 9780241396551
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              Feminisms: A Global History
               

              Feminisms: A Global History (Hardback)

              By Delap, Lucy

              • RRP: $48.61
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              How has feminism developed? What have feminists achieved? What can we learn from the global history of feminism? Feminism is the ongoing story of a profound historical transformation. Despite being repeatedly written off as a political movement that has achieved its aim of female... liberation, it has been continually redefined as new generations of women campaign against the gender inequity of their age. In this absorbing book, historian Lucy Delap challenges the simplistic narrative of 'feminist waves' - a sequence of ever more progressive updates - showing instead that feminists have been motivated by the specific concerns of their historical moment. Drawing on an extraordinary range of examples from Japan to Russia, Egypt to Germany, Delap explores different feminist projects to show that those who are part of this movement have not always agreed on a single programme. This diverse history of feminism, she argues, can help us better navigate current debates and controversies. A tour de force from an award-winning expert, Feminisms shows that a rich relationship to the past can infuse today's activism with a sense possibility and inspiration.
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              ISBN 9780241398142
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

              The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spiegelhalter, David

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              Every day in the news, we are confronted with a mind-bending range of statistics about the economy, health, unemployment and more, and this information overload has only increased in the wake of the big data revolution. But data does not speak for itself. A basic grasp of statist...ical literacy is more important than ever in order to think critically about the world. In Statistics: The Art of Learning from Data, David Spiegelhalter responds to the growing interest in data science by guiding the reader through the basic statistical principles we need in order not be misled by the numbers. He introduces the fundamental topics in modern statistics - such as data visualization, bias, variability, data-analytics, probability models, discovery, Bayesian inference, and reproducibility - without unnecessary technical detail or equations. Drawing on a range of intriguing contemporary examples and studies, Spiegelhalter uses real world issues to highlight the best (and worst) ways to approach statistical problems. Smart, accessible and packed with the essentials for students and statisticsbewildered readers alike, this book will give you the basic principles for how to derive knowledge from data.
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              ISBN 9780241258767
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop

              A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop (Paperback)

              By O'Rourke, Kevin

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              How have the intertwined histories of Britain and EU shaped Brexit? Why does the Irish border matter? How will these interactions shape Europe's future? After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit d...id not emerge out of nowhere- it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and have historical roots stretching back well beyond that. Brexit has a history. O'Rourke, one of the leading economic historians of his generation, explains not only how British attitudes to Europe have evolved, but also how the EU's history explains why it operates as it does today - and how that history has shaped the ways in which it has responded to Brexit. Why are the economics, the politics and the history so tightly woven together? Crucially, he also explains why the question of the Irish border is not just one of customs and trade, but for the EU goes to the heart of what it is about. The way in which British, Irish and European histories continue to interact with each other will shape the future of Brexit - and of the continent. Calm and lucid, A Short History of Brexit rises above the usual fray of discussions to provide fresh perspectives and understanding of the most momentous political and economic change in Britain and the EU for decades.
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              ISBN 9780241398234
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              Economics: The User's Guide: A Pelican Introduction

              Economics: The User's Guide: A Pelican Introduction (Paperback)

              By Chang, Ha-Joon

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              What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? This book teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian.

              ISBN 9780718197032
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              The European Union: A Citizen's Guide
               

              The European Union: A Citizen's Guide (Paperback)

              By Bickerton, Chris

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              Is it a state? An empire? Is Europe ruled by Germany or by European bureaucrats? Does a single European economy exist after all these years of economic integration? And should the EU have been awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2012? This book offers an introduction to the European... Union - its history, its politics, and its role today.
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              ISBN 9780141983097
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              Marx and Marxism

              Marx and Marxism (Paperback)

              By Claeys, Gregory

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              Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. If after the collapse of the USSR his reputation seemed utterly eclipsed, a new generation is reading and discovering Marx in the wake of the recurrent financial crises, growing social inequali...ty and an increasing sense of the injustice and destructiveness of capitalism. In this new account, one of Britain's leading historians of socialism considers Marx's ideas and their development through the Russian Revolution to the present, focusing particularly on the relevance of Marx's early humanism to his later thought, Marxism as a form of utopianism, and the problem of the Stalinist degeneration of Marxism.
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              ISBN 9780141983486
              Released NZ 14 May 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Pelican books
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              Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide

              Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide (Paperback)

              By Dunkley, Jo

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              For many years now, we have known the story of the Solar System, and the Earth's place in it. We have mapped out the stars in the night sky, and have known that we live in a disk of stars that makes up the Milky Way galaxy. But, in the past few decades, huge steps have been taken... in the field of astronomy - steps which have let us venture ever further across space and time, with telescopes that let us see, in ever greater detail, those distant parts of the universe that lie far beyond our Solar System's planets, and even give us a glimpse of the first moments of the Universe. Yet these extraordinary advances in our understanding of the wider Universe have led us to even greater mysteries. What happened in the first moments after the Big Bang? What are the mysterious 'dark' parts of the Universe? Is space is infinite? Is there is life elsewhere? And, what happens in those parts of space where conditions are so intense that our laws of physics break down? In this new Pelican book, practising cosmologist and Professor of Astrophysics Jo Dunkley guides us through the history of our Universe as we know it, taking us to the heart of these many unsolved questions.
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              ISBN 9780241235874
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Pelican books
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