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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: $74.50
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            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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            Coffeeland: A History
             

            Coffeeland: A History (Hardback)

            By Sedgewick, Augustine

            • RRP: $61.00
            • $61.00
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            Coffee is an indispensible part of daily life for billions of people around the world. It is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the leading source of the world's most popular drug. The very word 'coffee' is one of the most widespread on ...the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's COFFEELAND tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's four-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Ottoman custom to an everyday necessity. The story is one that few coffee drinkers know, even those working in the industry. It centres on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, founded one of the world's great coffee dynasties in the late nineteenth century. Adapting the innovations of the industrial revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped to turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. The book follows coffee from the Hill family plantations through international markets and into the United States, through the San Francisco roasting plants and vacuum-sealed cans of the major coffee brands, into supermarkets, kitchens, and work places, and finally into today's omnipresent cafes. Augustine Sedgewick shows how a form of global capitalism both connected and divided people, between those who worked with coffee and those who actually drank it, marking a line between the world's rich and poor. Sedgewick reveals how the growth of coffee production, trade, and consumption went hand in hand with the rise of the scientific idea of energy as a universal force, which transformed thinking about how the human body works, as well as ideas about the relationship of one person's work to another's. This had consequences that resulted both in the reshaping of large areas of the tropics and in the ubiquity of a drug served in a cup.
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            ISBN 9780241426227
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book
             

            The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Hardback)

            Edited by Raven, James

            • RRP: $84.99
            • $70.80
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            An edited volume mapping the history of the book, from the Ancient World through to the rapidly changing world of the book in the second decade of the 21st century.

            ISBN 9780198702986
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Illustrated History
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            The Cars of BMC
             

            The Cars of BMC (Hardback)

            By Robson, Graham

            • RRP: $96.99
            • $73.20
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            The complete history of BMC and a comprehensive directory of the marques and models that made up the whole.This book details the company's origins, its achievements and its legacy, and provides a close look at the many car models that were produced during its heyday.

            ISBN 9781787116320
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
             

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and... inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'Vaclav Smil has led a 30-year career of interdisciplinary contrarianism, writing hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of books attacking sacred cows of Western environmental and geopolitical thought' Foreign Po
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            ISBN 9780241454411
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Farming Inside Invisible Worlds: Modernist Agriculture and its Consequences
              

            Farming Inside Invisible Worlds: Modernist Agriculture and its Consequences (Hardback)

            By Campbell, Professor Em Hugh

            • RRP: $420.50
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            The farm is understood as a place where other forms of social of economic power are played out. Hugh Campbell re-visions the farm as a key player in the creation and stabilisation of political, economic and ecological power, particularly in colonised landscapes like New Zealand, ...America and Australia. Campbell shows how farm power was particularly instrumental in creating a specific dynamic in colonised settings while also silencing other voices and ways of using the land. He investigates colonies in New Zealand, drawing on research from Australia, the USA, and Canada, and illustrates how the farm enacted stabilised ontological worlds that secured the colonial farm project. He then moves to show how this stability has been increasingly disrupted and destabilised via two significant factors: the emergence of 'contested countryside' politics and the emergence of 'alternative foods' requiring new ways of farming and opening spaces for a new ontology of the farm. Ambitious in scope and with wide-ranging implications for understanding the role farms play in both our food systems and landscapes, Campbell's book is an exciting new addition to a theory of the role that food and its production plays in society.
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            ISBN 9781350120549
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Food Studies: Economy, Culture and Politics
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            Made In Britain: How the nation earns its living
              

            Made In Britain: How the nation earns its living (Paperback)

            Read by Davis, Evan

            • RRP: $29.50
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            * A brilliant, stunningly produced tie-in book to major three part BBC TV series written by the high-profile Today and Dragons' Den

            ISBN 9780349123783
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2012
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Starting & Running a Food Truck Business: Everything You Need to Succeed With Your Kitchen on Wheels

            Starting & Running a Food Truck Business: Everything You Need to Succeed With Your Kitchen on Wheels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Philips, Alan

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $29.60
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            Reprinted and updated from The complete idiot's guide to starting a food truck business --Cover.

            ISBN 9781465490117
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Starting & Running
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            Cars We Loved in the 1990s
             

            Cars We Loved in the 1990s (Paperback)

            By Chapman, Giles

            • RRP: $32.50
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            Everyone's favourite cars of the 1990s in this lavishly illustrated little book

            ISBN 9780750993180
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2020
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cars We Loved
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

            Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Dana

            • RRP: $25.00
            • $18.75
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            An investigation into the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry - and the grassroots high-tech global movement fighting to reform it.

            ISBN 9781789546088
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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