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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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                1 Sep 20

              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 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

              Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Hardback)

              By Townsend, Camilla

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              Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

              ISBN 9780190673062
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Torts in New Zealand: Cases and Materials 5e
                 

              Torts in New Zealand: Cases and Materials 5e (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)

              By Atkin, Bill; McLay, Geoff

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              Torts in New Zealand: Cases and Materials is the principal torts casebook in New Zealand. In its fifth edition, it builds on the success of previous editions by providing cases, materials and integrated commentary necessary for a comprehensive introduction to New Zealand tort law....
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              ISBN 9780195585155
              Published NZ 8 Feb 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              How to Fix Copyright
                

              How to Fix Copyright (Hardback)

              By Patry, William

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              The arrival of the Internet was revolutionary, and one of the most tumultuous developments that flowed from it--the upending of the relatively settled world of copyright law--has forced us to rethink how rights to a work are allocated and how delivery formats affect an originator...'s claims to the work.
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              ISBN 9780199760091
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World
                

              Sand and Silicon: Science that Changed the World (Hardback)

              By McWhan, Denis

              • RRP: $108.99
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              This is a story about sand and how science and silicon changed our lives. Over the last century science taught us to take this common material and make the products on which we depend - computer chips, solar cells and optical fibers. This book relates the underlying scientific di...scoveries to the products made from sand.
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              ISBN 9780199640270
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Sound Commitments: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties
                

              Sound Commitments: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties (Paperback)

              Edited by Adlington, Robert

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              Many avant-garde musicians were intensely involved in the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, and often sought to reflect this in their music. However, aesthetic experiment was not always easily reconciled with social progressiveness. This volume examines this distinctive form of en...gagement across a range of genres and geographical locations.
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              ISBN 9780195336658
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2009
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              The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

              The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall (Paperback)

              By Parsons, Timothy

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              A grand account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment, The Rule of Empires explores the historical reality of subjugation and exposes the true limits of imperial power.

              ISBN 9780199931156
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Bridges: The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures
                

              Bridges: The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures (Paperback)

              By Blockley, David

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              Bridges are remarkable structures. Often vast, immense, and sometimes beautiful, they can be icons of cities. David Blockley explains how to read a bridge, how they stand up, and how engineers design them to be so strong. He examines the engineering problems posed by bridges, and... considers their cultural, aesthetic, and historical importance.
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              ISBN 9780199645725
              Released NZ 8 May 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology
                

              The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davis, Frederick R.

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              First scientific biography of Archie Carr (1909-1987), the world's authority on the ecology and conservation of sea turtles for most of his distinguished career.

              ISBN 9780199913824
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art
               

              The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Lock, Graham; Murray, David

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              The widespread presence of jazz and blues in African American visual art has long been overlooked. 'The Hearing Eye' makes the case for recognizing the music's importance, both as formal template and as explicit subject matter.

              ISBN 9780195340518
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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