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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)

            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
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
             

            The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (Hardback)

            By Paul, Annie Murphy

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            A bold new book that proves our bodies and surroundings know more than our brains do

            ISBN 9780544947665
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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            Alpha Max
               

            Alpha Max (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rayner, Mark

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            Maximilian Tundra is about to have an existential crisis of cosmic proportions. When a physical duplicate of him appears in his living room, wearing a tight-fitting silver lame unitard and speaking with an English accent, Max knows something bad is about to happen. Bad doesn't co...ver it. Max discovers he's the only human being who can prevent the end of the world, and not just on his planet! In the multiverse, infinite Earths will be destroyed. Personally, Max thinks the multiverse is in big trouble, because he can't even keep his toenails clipped on the regular, let alone stop the apocalypse. His only allies are a race of manic pixie aliens and dozens of other versions of himself; and let's face it, both groups are annoying as heck! From award-winning author Mark A. Rayner, Alpha Max is a silly and serious spoof of the science fiction and superhero movie trope of multiple realities. Fans of the humorous science fiction of Douglas Adams and the black humor and satire of Kurt Vonnegut will love this dark comedy that will make you think as well as laugh.
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            ISBN 9781927590072
            Publisher Monkeyjoy Press
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            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave
             

            Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave (Hardback, Main)

            By Holiday, Ryan

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              19 Oct 21

            The first book in Stoicism guru Ryan Holiday's new series looking at the four key virtues of Stoicism.

            ISBN 9781788166270
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Instant Philosophy: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts

            Instant Philosophy: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts (Paperback)

            By Southwell, Gareth

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            Instant Philosophy pulls together all the pivotal philosophical knowledge and thought into one concise volume.

            ISBN 9781787394209
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            A Book of Secrets: how to find comfort in a turbulent world - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
             

            A Book of Secrets: how to find comfort in a turbulent world - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Derren

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              30 Nov 21

            There is a difference between happiness and living well. In his thoughtful and brilliant new book, Derren Brown, internationally bestselling author of HAPPY, considers the value of difficulty in our lives.

            ISBN 9781787633063
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times
             

            On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ignatieff, Michael

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              11 Nov 21

            A profound and timely exploration of how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace in the face of grief and loss, tragedy and crisis, in times of plague and war, from the internationally renowned historian of ideas, broadcaster and Booker Prize-shor...tlisted novelist Michael Ignatieff.
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            ISBN 9781529053784
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life
             

            Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life (Paperback)

            By Gray, John

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              2 Nov 21

            'When I play with my cat, how do I know she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?' Montaigne There is no real evidence that humans ever 'domesticated' cats. Rather it seems that at some point cats saw the potential value to themselves of humans. John Gray's wonderfu...l new book is an attempt to get to grips with the philosophical and moral issues around the uniquely strange relationship between ourselves and these remarkable animals. Feline Philosophy draws on Gray's own wide reading to give fascinating examples of the complex and intimate links that have defined how we react to and behave with this most unlikely 'pet'. At the heart of the book is a sense of gratitude towards cats as perhaps the species that more than any other - in the essential loneliness of our position in the the world - gives us a sense of our own animal nature.
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            ISBN 9780141988429
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Phenomenology of Wind and Atmospheres
             

            The Phenomenology of Wind and Atmospheres (Paperback)

            By Ogawa, Tadeshi; Edited by Marinucci, Lorenzo

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            Ogawa brings together the ancient East Asian idea of ki ( ), which can be translated as wind, atmosphere and breathing, and standpoints of European philosophy in a new, challenging philosophical reflection weaving together aspects from both East and West.

            ISBN 9788869773112
            Publisher Mimesis International
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            Series Atmospheric Spaces
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            The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

            The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sassi, Maria Michela; Translated by Asuni, Michele

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            An acclaimed study of the diverse origins of ancient Greek philosophy In this acclaimed book, Maria Michela Sassi reconstructs the intellectual world of the early Greek Presocratics to provide a richer understanding of the roots of what used to be called the Greek miracle. This u...nique study explores the full range of early Greek thinkers in
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            ISBN 9780691204567
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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