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              Besieged
                 

              Besieged (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cope, Katrina

              • RRP: $18.99
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              The secret is out, severing trust that might never mend. Before the meaning of the deception is deciphered, Asgard comes under attack. Who will protect it? Will the new army come to the realm's aid or rally against it? Kara must decipher who is on her side before it's too late. N...o one is safe, not even the dragons.
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              ISBN 9780648661382
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Katrina Renee Cope
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Valkyrie Academy Dragon Alliance
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              Deceived
                  

              Deceived (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cope, Katrina

              • RRP: $18.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Jan 20

              The dark elves with the gift of magic invade Asgard, and the battle is fierce. Warriors fall on all sides, and the future looks bleak. Unless something changes, this battle has the markings of Ragnaroek. Desperate to save her realm, Kara fights with Elan's help, searching for the... elusive Loki. He has promised aid but fails to intervene. Even though many friends fight alongside them, certain vital players remain absent--beings that Kara thought would support her and Asgard to the end. Will she be able to find Loki before Asgard falls?
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              ISBN 9780648661399
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
              Publisher Katrina Renee Cope
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Goldfields Girl
                

              Goldfields Girl (EPUB ebook)

              By Forrestal, Elaine

              It's 1892. Amid a fevered gold rush, fourteen-year-old Clara Saunders is in search of adventure in the new outback town of Coolgardie.A friendship with cheeky young water carter Jack is a promising start, but the goldfields are a harsh place, where water is scarce, disease is com...mon and where many men will never find the fortune they've come to seek.With unforeseen tragedies on the horizon, Clara's time in the dusty town will truly test the limits of her fierceness and determination.
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              ISBN 9781925816501
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Fremantle Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought
                

              Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought (Hardback)

              By Kalmanson, Leah

              • RRP: $399.50
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              • Pub Date
                17 Sep 20

              Expanding the scope of existential discourse beyond the Western tradition, this book engages Asian philosophies to reassess vital questions of life's purpose, death's imminence, and our capacity for living meaningfully in conditions of uncertainty. Inspired by European existentia...lism in theory, the book explores concrete techniques for existential practice via the philosophies of East Asia. The investigation begins with the provocative existential writings of twentieth-century Korean Buddhist nun Kim Iryop, who asserts that meditative concentration conducts a potent energy outward throughout the entire karmic network, enabling the radical transformation of our shared existential conditions. Understanding her claim requires a study of East Asian traditions more broadly. Considering practices as diverse as Song-dynasty Chinese views on mental cultivation, Buddhist merit-making ceremonies, the ritual memorization and recitation of texts, and Yijing divination, the book concludes by advocating a speculative turn. This 'speculative existentialism' counters the suspicion toward metaphysics characteristic of twentieth-century European existential thought and, at the same time, advances a program for action. It is not a how-to guide for living, but rather a philosophical methodology that takes seriously the power of mental cultivation to transform the meaning of the life that we share.
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              ISBN 9781350140011
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy
               

              The Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy (Hardback)

              Edited by Arenson, Kelly

              • RRP: $412.00
              • $412.00
              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              Hellenistic philosophy concerns the thought of the Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics, the most influential philosophical groups in the era between the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE) and the defeat of the last Greek stronghold in the ancient world (31 BCE). The Routledge Ha...ndbook of Hellenistic Philosophy provides accessible yet rigorous introductions to the theories of knowledge, ethics, and physics belonging to each of the three schools. It explores the fascinating ways in which interschool rivalries shaped the philosophies of the era, and offers unique insight into the relevance of Hellenistic views to issues today, such as environmental ethics, consumerism, and bioethics. Eleven countries are represented among the Handbook's thirty-five authors, whose chapters were written specifically for this volume and are organized thematically into six sections: I. The people, history, and methods of Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Skepticism. II. Earlier philosophical influences on Hellenistic thought, such as Aristotle, Socrates, and Presocratics. III. The soul, perception, and knowledge. IV. God, fate, and the primary principles of nature and the universe. V. Ethics, political theory, society, and community. VI. Hellenistic philosophy's relevance to contemporary life. Spanning from the ancient past to the present, this Handbook aims to show that Hellenistic philosophy has much to offer all thinking people of the twenty-first century.
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              ISBN 9780815347910
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy
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              The Lost City
                 

              The Lost City (Paperback)

              By Hocking, Amanda

              • RRP: $25.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jul 20

              Ulla Tullin is desperate to find her real parents and unlock her half-blood heritage. But her journey will be far more perilous than she could have imagined - and far more rewarding than she could have dreamed. Amanda Hocking returns to her much-loved Trylle universe with this fi...nal trilogy.
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              ISBN 9781529001303
              Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Omte Odyssey
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              Why It's OK to Ignore Politcs
               

              Why It's OK to Ignore Politcs (Paperback)

              By Freiman, Christopher

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $42.99
              • Pub Date
                5 Jun 20

              Do you feel like you're the only person at your office without an I Voted! sticker on Election Day? It turns out that you're far from alone - 100 million eligible U.S. voters never went to the polls in 2016. That's about 35 million more than voted for the winning presidential can...didate. In this book, Christopher Freiman explains why these 100 million need not feel guilty. Why It's OK to Ignore Politics argues that you're under no obligation to be politically active. Freiman addresses new objections to political abstention as well as some old chestnuts ( But what if everyone stopped voting? ). He also synthesizes recent empirical work showing how our political motivations distort our choices and reasoning. Because participating in politics is not an effective way to do good, Freiman argues that we actually have a moral duty to disengage from politics and instead take direct action to make the world a better place. Key Features: Makes the case against a duty of political participation for a non-expert audience Presupposes no knowledge of philosophy or political science and is written in a style free of technical jargon Addresses the standard, much-repeated arguments for why one should vote (e.g., one shouldn't free ride on the efforts of others) Presents the growing literature on politically motivated reasoning in an accessible and entertaining way Covers a significant amount of new ground in the debate over a duty of political participation (e.g., whether participating absolves us of our complicity in state injustice) Challenges the increasingly popular argument from philosophers and economists that swing state voting is effective altruism Discusses the therapeutic benefits of ignoring politics-it's good for you, your relationships, and society as a whole.
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              ISBN 9781138389007
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Why It's OK
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              The Years of Anger: The Life of Randall Swingler
               

              The Years of Anger: The Life of Randall Swingler (Paperback)

              By Croft, Andy

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
              • Pub Date
                6 Jul 20

              Randall Swingler (1909-67) was arguably the most significant and the best-known radical English poet of his generation. A widely published poet, playwright, novelist, editor and critic, his work was set to music by almost all the major British composers of his time. This new biog...raphy draws on extensive sources, including the Security Services files, to present the most detailed account yet of this influential poet, lyricist and activist. A literary entrepreneur, Swingler was founder of radical paperback publishing company, Fore Publications, editor of Left Review and Our Time, and literary editor of the Daily Worker; later becoming a staff reporter, until the paper was banned in 1941. In the 1930s, he contributed several plays for Unity Theatre, including the Mass Declamation Spain, the Munich-play Crisis and the revues Sandbag Follies and Get Cracking. In 1936, MI5 opened a twenty-year long file on him prompted by a song he co-wrote with Alan Bush for a concert organized to mark the arrival of the 1934 Hunger March into London. During the Second World War, Swingler served in North Africa and Italy, and was awarded the Military Medal for his part in the battle of Lake Comacchio. His collections The Years of Anger (1946) and The God in the Cave (1950) contain arguably some of the greatest poems of the Italian campaign. After the War, Swingler was blacklisted by the BBC. Orwell attacked him in Polemic and included him in the list of names he offered the security services in 1949. Stephen Spender vilified him in The God that Failed. The book will challenge the Cold War assumptions that have excluded Swingler's life and work from standard histories of the period and should be of great interest to activists, scholars and those with an interest in the history of the literary and radical left.
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              ISBN 9780367344764
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics
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              New Approaches to Governance and Rule in Urban Europe Since 1500
               

              New Approaches to Governance and Rule in Urban Europe Since 1500 (Hardback)

              Edited by Gunn, Simon; Hulme, Tom

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                23 Apr 20

              Urban power and politics are topics of abiding interest for students of the city. This exciting collection of essays explores how Europe's cities have been governed across the last 500 years. Taken as a whole, it provides a unique historical overview of urban politics in early mo...dern and modern Europe. At the same time, it guides the reader through the variety of ways in which power and governance are currently understood by historians and new directions in the subject. The essays are wide-ranging, covering Europe from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, Russia to Ireland, between 1500 and the 20th century. Each chapter employs a specific case-study to illuminate a way of examining how power worked in regard to topics such as women, popular culture or urban elites. A variety of approaches are deployed, including the study of ritual and performance, morality and conduct, governmentality and the state, infrastructure and the individual. Reflecting the state of the art in European urban history, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of urban politics and government. It represents a fresh take on a rich subject and will stimulate a new generation of historical studies of power and the city.
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              ISBN 9780367462185
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Advances in Urban History
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              Galen: A Thinking Doctor in Imperial Rome
               

              Galen: A Thinking Doctor in Imperial Rome (Hardback)

              By Nutton, Vivian

              • RRP: $259.00
              • $259.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Apr 20

              This volume offers a comprehensive biography of the Roman physician Galen, and explores his activities and ideas as a doctor and intellectual, as well as his reception in later centuries. Nutton's wide-ranging study surveys Galen's early life and medical education, as well as his... later career in Rome and his role as court physician for over forty years. It examines Galen's philosophical approach to medicine and the body, his practices of prognosis and dissection, and his ideas about preventative medicine and drugs. A final chapter explores the continuing impact of Galen's work in the centuries after his death, from his pre-eminence in Islamic medicine to his resurgence in Western medicine in the Renaissance, and his continuing impact through to the 19th century even after the discoveries of Vesalius and Harvey. Galen is the definitive biography this fascinating figure, written by the preeminent Galen scholar, and offers an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Galen and his work, and the history of medicine more broadly.
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              ISBN 9780367357221
              Released NZ 22 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Ancient Biographies
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