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            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir
              

            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pakeha and Maori worlds offers important insights into our shared life ...on these islands.
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            ISBN 9781988587288
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Weed: A New Zealand Story
             

            Weed: A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Borrowdale, James

            • RRP: $35.00
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            'I just closed my eyes and drifted away. I drifted away to the music but I don't think I'd ever experienced anything quite so soothing and magical. It was like I was in a magical space. It was beautiful.' - Jim Mahoney, reformed drug addict Pot, Mary Jane, dope, skunk, grass, has...h, green, hooch, herb, ganja, reefer. New Zealand loves weed. It's the most popular illegal drug in our country and third most popular drug overall, behind alcohol and tobacco, yet it also represents a troubled relationship. In Weed, award-winning journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way - a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer turned criminologist, people both using and offering the drug for medicinal relief, politicians and law-makers old and new. What's revealed is an engrossing, heady and sometimes surprising account of New Zealand and weed. Fusing insightful, personal stories with analysis and historical research, Weed lays out the facts as they are - about an issue that can no longer be ignored.
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            ISBN 9780143774327
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

            • RRP: $27.99
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            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

            Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Paperback)

            By George, Rose

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $21.83
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            Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surroundi...ng menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous.
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            ISBN 9781846276149
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
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            True Story: this genre-defying novel marks the arrival of a powerful new literary voice

            True Story: this genre-defying novel marks the arrival of a powerful new literary voice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Petty, Kate Reed

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A brilliant and genre-defying novel about rape, memory and the nature of truth from an exciting new voice in contemporary US fiction

            ISBN 9781787478459
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World
              

            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World (Hardback)

            By Favilli, Elena; Edited by Gruber, Pam

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $74.50
            • Pub Date
              13 Oct 20

            A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize unattainable dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the wo...rld.
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            ISBN 9781733329293
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Timbuktu Labs, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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            The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19
             

            The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19 (Paperback)

            By Honigsbaum, Mark

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Reprinting locally

            A Financial Times Best Book of the Year The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19. Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbrea...ks of infectious disease.
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            ISBN 9780753558287
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Matariki: The Star of the Year
             

            Matariki: The Star of the Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matamua, Rangi

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $28.00
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            In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter...est in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed.
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            ISBN 9781775503255
            Published NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Ladies in Waiting: a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day

            Ladies in Waiting: a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Somerset, Anne

            • RRP: $27.99
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            An illuminating commentary on court life from the Tudors to the present day.

            ISBN 9781529410662
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            A Short History of World War II

            A Short History of World War II (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Holmes, Richard

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            This is the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, an...d immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end - from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war. Packed with images, including rarely seen images and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.
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            ISBN 9780241426463
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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