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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

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            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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            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love
             

            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wax, Ruby

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            We know the stars, and have tamed most species that have crossed our paths; we've roamed the world over and travelled to Space; we've mastered industrialisation then created technology that our grandparents couldn't have dreamt of. So, what's next? In this follow up to How to Be ...Human, Ruby Wax builds on her exploration on forgiveness to demonstrate that the next great barrier to progress is compassion. The Future with Love teaches us essential tools for making the most out of the relationships in our loves and protect our hearts and mind amidst the madness of hashtags and 24-hour news cycles. Introducing a new mindfulness practice (tuning into the body), Wax creates a call to arms to living more intuitive lives. Drawing on how education, businesses, technology can use kindness to reform - and better - themselves as well as the purpose of kindness, this book will investigate why greater compassion is our one-way ticket to a better future.
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            ISBN 9780241400654
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well

            A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Srivastava, Ranjana

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            A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia's most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the wor...ld but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com
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            ISBN 9781925750959
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

            On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It (Hardback)

            By Smith, David Livingstone

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            The Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust, the lynching of African Americans, the colonial slave trade: these are horrific episodes of mass violence spawned from racism and hatred. We like to think that we could never see such evils again--that we would stand up and fight. But somethin...g deep in the human psyche--deeper than prejudice itself--leads people to persecute the other: dehumanization, or the human propensity to think of others as less than human. An award-winning author and philosopher, Smith takes an unflinching look at the mechanisms of the mind that encourage us to see someone as less than human. There is something peculiar and horrifying in human psychology that makes us vulnerable to thinking of whole groups of people as subhuman creatures. When governments or other groups stand to gain by exploiting this innate propensity, and know just how to manipulate words and images to trigger it, there is no limit to the violence and hatred that can result. Drawing on numerous historical and contemporary cases and recent psychological research, On Inhumanity is the first accessible guide to the phenomenon of dehumanization. Smith walks readers through the psychology of dehumanization, revealing its underlying role in both notorious and lesser-known episodes of violence from history and current events. In particular, he considers the uncomfortable kinship between racism and dehumanization, where beliefs involving race are so often precursors to dehumanization and the horrors that flow from it. On Inhumanity is bracing and vital reading in a world lurching towards authoritarian political regimes, resurgent white nationalism, refugee crises that breed nativist hostility, and fast-spreading racist rhetoric. The book will open your eyes to the pervasive dangers of dehumanization and the prejudices that can too easily take root within us, and resist them before they spread into the wider world.
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            ISBN 9780190923006
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Simulacra and Simulation
             

            Simulacra and Simulation (Paperback)

            By Baudrillard, Jean; Translated by Glaser, Sheila

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            Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radicall...y redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
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            ISBN 9780472065219
            Released NZ 31 Dec 1994
            Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism
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            Mental Files
             

            Mental Files (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Recanati, Francois

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            Francois Recanati presents his theory of mental files, a new way of understanding reference in language and thought. Linguistic expressions inherit their reference from the files that we associate with them, which are classified according to their function, which is to store info...rmation derived through certain types of relation to objects.
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            ISBN 9780199659999
            Released NZ 13 Dec 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning
             

            Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By James, Aaron

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            Jean-Paul Sartre once declared waterskiing to be the ideal limit of aquatic sports. Aaron James, who is both an avid surfer and a professor of philosophy, vigorously disagrees. In these pages, he presents his surfer's worldview as a foil to Sartre's, along the way elucidating suc...h philosophical categories as freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms leisure capitalism. In developing his unique surfer's philosophy, he draws from surf culture and lingo--and engages with philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein. In the process, he speaks to those of us in search of personal and social meaning--particularly in our current anxious moment--by way of real, authentic philosophy. In or out of the water.
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            ISBN 9781101970157
            Released NZ 1 May 2018
            Publisher Anchor Books
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            Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It
             

            Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It (Paperback)

            By Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe

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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 21

            An extraordinary journey through the history of human imagination, from the dawn of civilisation to the present day

            ISBN 9781786077851
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength
             

            Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength (Paperback)

            By Baumeister, Roy F.; Tierney, John

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            Reveals the secrets of self-control. This title shows us that willpower is like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice and improved over time. It lets you discover how babies can be taught willpower, the joys of the to-don't list, the success of Alcoholics Anonymous, the... pointlessness of diets and the secrets to David Blaine's stunts.
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            ISBN 9780141049489
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Freedom: The End of the Human Condition
             

            Freedom: The End of the Human Condition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Griffith, Jeremy; Introduction by Prosen, Harry

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            The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can t go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we re entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery the race to find the psychologically relieving understan...ding of our good and evil -afflicted human condition. WELL, ASTONISHING AS IT IS, THIS BOOK BY AUSTRALIAN BIOLOGIST JEREMY GRIFFITH PRESENTS THE 11TH HOUR BREAKTHROUGH BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION NECESSARY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SPECIES!The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD! .Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven t. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this greatest of all books .
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            ISBN 9781741290288
            Released NZ 19 May 2016
            Publisher Wtm Publishing and Communicati
            Interest Age General Audience
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