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            Fale Samoa
              

            Fale Samoa (Paperback)

            By Malaeulu, Dahlia; Illustrated by Solia, Darcy

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            Come join Tomasi and his friends as they take a magical ride to learn more about Fale Samoa, and why they are so important in Samoan culture. Fale Samoa is part of Mila's My Aganu'u Series - a set of Pasifika children's picture books that help to develop Samoan cultural knowle...dge and understanding. Mila's My Aganu'u Series is also the first series of Pasifika children's books to be written, edited, illustrated, designed and published by an all Pasifika team.
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            ISBN 9780473572181
            Published NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Dahlia Malaeulu
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Mila's My Aganu'u Series
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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Montell, Amanda

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            The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening What makes the...m powerful The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join-and more importantly, stay in-extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me Amanda Montell's argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of brainwashing. But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear-and are influenced by-every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities cultish, revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of cultish everywhere.
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            ISBN 9780063244689
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Index, A History of the
              

            Index, A History of the (Hardback)

            By Duncan, Dennis

            • RRP: $52.01
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            Most of us give little thought to the back of the book - it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in plain sight, is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. Here we might find Butchers, to be avoided, or Cows tha...t sh-te Fire, or even catch Calvin in his chamber with a Nonne. This is the secret world of the index- an unsung but extraordinary everyday tool, with an illustrious but little-known past. Here, for the first time, its story is told. Charting its curious path from the monasteries and universities of thirteenth-century Europe to Silicon Valley in the twenty-first, Dennis Duncan reveals how the index has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from high office and made us all into the readers we are today. We follow it through German print shops and Enlightenment coffee houses, novelists' living rooms and university laboratories, encountering emperors and popes, philosophers and prime ministers, poets, librarians and - of course - indexers along the way. Revealing its vast role in our evolving literary and intellectual culture, Duncan shows that, for all our anxieties about the Age of Search, we are all index-rakers at heart, and we have been for eight hundred years.
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            ISBN 9780241374238
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Words Get Good: The Story of Making a Book
              

            How Words Get Good: The Story of Making a Book (Hardback, Main)

            By Lee, Rebecca

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            A behind-the-scenes tour for booklovers everywhere.

            ISBN 9781788166379
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language
             

            Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme-And Other Oddities of the English Language (Hardback)

            By Okrent, Arika; Illustrated by O'Neill, Sean

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            Maybe you've been speaking English all your life, or maybe you learned it later on. But whether you use it just well enough to get your daily business done, or you're an expert with a red pen who never omits a comma or misplaces a modifier, you must have noticed that there are so...me things about this language that are just weird. Perhaps you're reading a book and stop to puzzle over absurd spelling rules (Why are there so many ways to say '-gh'?), or you hear someone talking and get stuck on an expression (Why do we say How dare you but not How try you ?), or your kid quizzes you on homework (Why is it eleven and twelve instead of oneteen and twoteen ?). Suddenly you ask yourself, Wait, why do we do it this way? You think about it, try to explain it, and keep running into walls. It doesn't conform to logic. It doesn't work the way you'd expect it to. There doesn't seem to be any rule at all. There might not be a logical explanation, but there will be an explanation, and this book is here to help. In Highly Irregular, Arika Okrent answers these questions and many more. Along the way she tells the story of the many influences--from invading French armies to stubborn Flemish printers--that made our language the way it is today. Both an entertaining send-up of linguistic oddities and a deeply researched history of English, Highly Irregular is essential reading for anyone who has paused to wonder about our marvelous mess of a language.
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            ISBN 9780197539408
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Learning Korean: A Language Guide for Beginners: Learn to Speak, Read and Write Korean Quickly! (Free Online Audio & Flash Cards)

            Learning Korean: A Language Guide for Beginners: Learn to Speak, Read and Write Korean Quickly! (Free Online Audio & Flash Cards) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Damron, Julie; Juno, Baik; Baik, Juno

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            A great introduction to Korean for travel, business, traditional learning or just fun! This book teaches you the basics of the Korean language, including practical daily conversations and vocabulary. All Korean words and sentences are given in Korean Hangul script and Romanized f...orm for easy pronunciation, alongside English translations. Easy Korean includes useful notes and explanations on pronunciation, Hangul script, greetings and requests, basic sentence structure and vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, idiomatic expressions and etiquette dos and don'ts. A useful dictionary of commonly-used Korean words and phrases is provided at the back. Key features of this book include: Accompanying printable flashcards Free online native speaker audio recordings 10 lessons designed for beginning, self-study adult learners Basic sentence patterns and vocabulary used in daily conversations Hangul and Romanized versions of all Korean texts with English translations Cultural notes for understanding Korean customs and norms A dictionary of common vocabulary words
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            ISBN 9780804853323
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2022
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Easy Language Series
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            The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
             

            The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (Hardback)

            By Koenig, John

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            The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don't have the words to express, until now-from the creator of the popular online project of the same name.

            ISBN 9781501153648
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2022
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            First Thousand Words in Maori Taranaki Edition
             

            First Thousand Words in Maori Taranaki Edition (SoftBack / Other)

            By Cartwright, Stephen

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            This is the Taranaki language edition of the popular book that is bursting with vivid, entertaining illustrations by Stephen Cartwright that will attract even beginner adult learners.

            ISBN 9781775504023
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Te Reo Maori)
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory exp...lanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed. As humanity faces its greatest ever test, this book of urgent truths speaks across the political divide to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound, revealing the keys not only to our species' thriving but to our survival.
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            ISBN 9781847926920
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts
              

            The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts (Hardback)

            By Ferrara, Silvia; Translated by Portnowitz, Todd

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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 22

            A code-cracking mission to decipher the hidden truths and histories of our greatest invention - the art of writing.

            ISBN 9781529064759
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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