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            Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town
             

            Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town (Hardback)

            By Ash, Lamorna

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            A captivating, lyrical and deeply discerning portrait of life in the Cornish town of Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain, from a brilliant new writer There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child - the idyllic, folklore-rich place her mother is from and where ...she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she travels to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land's End. This Cornwall is messier and harder; it doesn't seem like a place that would welcome strangers. Before long, however, Lamorna finds herself on a week-long trawler trip with a crew of local fishermen, afforded a rare glimpse into their world, their warmth and their humour. Out on the water, miles from the coast, she learns how fishing requires you to confront who you are and what it is that tethers you to the land. But she also realises that this proud and compassionate community, sustained and defined by the sea for centuries, is under threat, living in the lengthening shadow cast by globalisation. An evocative journey of personal discovery replete with the poetry and deep history of our fishing communities, Dark, Salt, Clear confirms Lamorna Ash as a strikingly original new voice.
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            ISBN 9781526600011
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid
             

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies
             

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Self Made: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker
             

            Self Made: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (Paperback)

            By Bundles, A'Lelia

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            The award-winning rags-to-riches story of how one woman overcame all odds to build a beauty business empire and become one of the first African-American self-made millionaires - the book behind the Netflix series SELF MADE, starring Octavia Spencer

            ISBN 9781529345506
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Corner Shop: The true story of the little shops - and shopkeepers - keeping Britain going

            The Corner Shop: The true story of the little shops - and shopkeepers - keeping Britain going (Paperback)

            By Sharma, Babita

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            A personal story of the tiny shops that changed our country

            ISBN 9781473673236
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America
             

            Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Hardback)

            By Posner, Gerald

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Gerald Posner brings to life the pharmaceutical industry and shows how a business meant to save lives is steeped in corruption and reckless profiteering-with deadly consequences.

            ISBN 9781501151897
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world
             

            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blume, Lesley

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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            ISBN 9781925713930
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Trials of Portnoy

            The Trials of Portnoy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mullins, Patrick

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            Fifty years after the event, here is the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that--with the help of booksellers and readers around the country--forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

            ISBN 9781925849448
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Public Knowledge
              

            Public Knowledge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Johnson, Emma

            • RRP: $30.00
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            What do we know? And how do we know it? These are essential questions to consider when a functioning democracy is reliant on an informed populace. Yet something has gone awry. From archives & matauranga Maori to knowledge types that inspire action, this multi-author book explores... the state of our public knowledge and how it affects our public life.
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            ISBN 9780473495732
            Published NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher FREERANGE PRESS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Radical Futures
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            Talk to Me

            Talk to Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vlahos, James

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            He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society: handing untold new powers to businesses, upending traditional notions of privacy, revolutionising access to information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness.

            ISBN 9781847948069
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2019
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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