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            Hawkwood's Sword: The Brand New Adventure from the Master of Historical Fiction

            Hawkwood's Sword: The Brand New Adventure from the Master of Historical Fiction (Hardback)

            By Cameron, Christian

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            1368. Europe is on the brink of war on all fronts, and William Gold must choose who he will ultimately stand beside...

            ISBN 9781409180258
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World
             

            Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World (Hardback)

            Foreword by Preston, Douglas; Edited by Williams, Ann R.

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            The story of human civilization, as told through 100 key discoveries spanning six continents, including firsthand reports from explorers, scientists, and antiquarians --

            ISBN 9781426221989
            Publisher National Geographic Books
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
             

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

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              1 Feb 22

            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike ? either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. D...avid Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of the state ? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780241402429
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials
             

            Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)

            By Roberts, Alice

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            How seven remarkable British burial sites reveal so much about our ancestors and how they lived.

            ISBN 9781471188015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century
             

            Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century (Hardback, Main)

            By Riggs, Christina

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            A surprising new history of Tutankhamun published to coincide with the centenary of his tomb's discovery.

            ISBN 9781838950514
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

            The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, FME)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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            ISBN 9780241304587
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
              

            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire (Paperback)

            By Sivasundaram, Sujit

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            'Helps re-centre how we look at the world and opens up new perspectives on how we can look at regions, peoples and places that have been left to one side of traditional histories for far too long' PETER FRANKOPAN

            ISBN 9780007575572
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania
              

            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Terry L.; Cochrane, Ethan E.

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              6 Jan 22

            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania presents the archaeology, linguistics, environment and human biology of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. First colonized 50,000 years ago, Oceania witnessed the independent invention of agriculture, the construction of Easter Island...'s statues, and the development of the word's last archaic states.
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            ISBN 9780197610763
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Series Oxford Handbooks Series
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            Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britain's Wildest Century

            Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britain's Wildest Century (Hardback)

            By Peal, Robert

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            From pirate queens of the Caribbean to scumbag poets, Indian kings and badly behaved aristocrats - this is an introduction to the Georgian period as never before.

            ISBN 9780008437022
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures

            Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sandy, Jason; Stevens, Nick

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            How archaeologists and mudlarks have uncovered the history of London through objects dug up from the mud of the River Thames.

            ISBN 9781784424329
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Shire Library
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