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            Humankind: A Hopeful History

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898949
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
             

            The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Hardback)

            By Mackesy, Charlie

            • RRP: $50.80
            • $50.80
            • Internationally sourced

            We have a long way to go, sighed the boy.Charlie Mackesy invites us into the world of the characters he has created and shared on Instagram since 2016. In this beautiful tribute to their friendship, Charlie shares the full story of how they first met and their most important life... lessons, through his illustrations and moving captions.
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            ISBN 9781529105100
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Chest Pain: A man, a stent and a camper van
             

            Chest Pain: A man, a stent and a camper van (Paperback)

            By Harding, Michael

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $20.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            The new bestselling memoir from the beloved Michael Harding, the author of Staring at Lakes and Talking to Strangers

            ISBN 9781473690677
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Hardback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $33.53
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898932
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Happy Ever After: A Radical New Approach to Living Well

            Happy Ever After: A Radical New Approach to Living Well (Paperback)

            By Dolan, Paul

            • RRP: $28.00
            • $21.00
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            Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever... After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a wealth of evidence to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness and shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting happiness. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.
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            ISBN 9780141984490
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

            Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kendall, Mikki

            • RRP: $32.99
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            All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on the basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage, access to education and medical care are feminist issues. The fight agains...t racism, ableism and transmisogyny are all feminist issues. How can feminists stand in solidarity as a movement without addressing these issues? Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.
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            ISBN 9781526622716
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World
             

            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World (Hardback)

            By Cole, Lily

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            A Radical Guide to Thinking Differently About the World and Initiating Change In 2013, Lily Cole was aware that change was needed in the world - big change. Global warming had reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion and development had seen the extinction of count...less species, and Neoliberalism and led to a destructive divide in wealth and to a polarisation of mainstream politics. And she believed that, in the face of such a gloomy predicament, the answer lay in optimism. Taking inspiration from altruism-based communities, she launched Impossible, a platform (Impossible People) for people to give their time and skills to help others. Impossible has since evolved into an incubator and innovator, which uses design and technology to help solve social and environmental issues. Reasons for Optimism draws together Lily's knowledge, the experiences which led her to Impossible, and everything she has learned from the enterprise. In it she describes how we can build stronger communities, invest in sustainable solutions and ultimately divest ourselves of the enormous burden represented by capitalism and our current monetary system. Full of practical tips to help you instigate change, from how to build a community library to share books and knowledge, to how to launch a social network like Impossible, Reasons for Optimism is a radical vision for a new and better world.
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            ISBN 9780241309124
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

            • RRP: $32.99
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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            The Little Book of Politics
             

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $21.00
            • $15.75
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426432
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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