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            I'm Just a Teenage Punchbag: POIGNANT AND FUNNY: A NOVEL FOR A GENERATION OF WOMEN
             

            I'm Just a Teenage Punchbag: POIGNANT AND FUNNY: A NOVEL FOR A GENERATION OF WOMEN (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clune, Jackie

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Bored and ignored wife and mother accidentally tells the truth; with hilarious and surprising results.

            ISBN 9781529382426
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            New Zealand Sign Language Pocket Book of Signs
              

            New Zealand Sign Language Pocket Book of Signs (Paperback)

            • RRP: $21.99
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            A6 pocket sized booklet containing 640 essential NZSL signs for use in a variety of everyday situations. English words included for reference

            ISBN 291614
            Published NZ 16 Sep 2003
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order
             

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Hardback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            • Internationally sourced

            A celebration of alphabetical order, from its humble beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the sum of the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881567
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bergstrom, Carl

            • RRP: $36.99
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            It's not just fake news. Bullshit is everywhere. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a data-saturated world. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is con...ducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West's popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, an information scientist, catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining and offering readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. They instruct readers to ask: - Who is saying it? - How do they know? - What do they have to gain by persuading me? - Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? - Is the claim comparing like with like or apples and oranges? - Is it confirming your personal bias? In this lively guide to everything from misleading statistics to fake news, Bergstrom and West help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it--in data, in conversation, even within yourself--and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist uncle. Now more than ever, calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning community, whether it be a circle of friends, a network of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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            ISBN 9780593229767
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between
             

            How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foster, Thomas C.

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but ...it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don't announce their relative veracity. It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers' biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions and easy answers, and thinking critically about the written and spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, and the time for that is now.
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            ISBN 9780062895813
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            English Grammar in Use Book with Answers OeBV Edition: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English

            English Grammar in Use Book with Answers OeBV Edition: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 5th Revised edition)

            By Murphy, Raymond

            • RRP: $48.99
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            Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. This book with answers has clear explanations and practice exercises that have helped millions of people around the world improve ...their English. It is perfect for self-study and can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.
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            ISBN 9783209112323
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules
             

            Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules (Hardback)

            By Shrives, Craig

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Suitable for Brits and Americans, this grammar-reference book offers well-crafted 'grammar lite' explanations as well as hundreds of tips and workarounds.

            ISBN 9780857830371
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2011
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

            You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More (Hardback)

            By Ham, Catherine

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            You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate.

            ISBN 9781633221550
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2017
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language
              

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Other Wordly: words both strange and lovely from around the world

            Other Wordly: words both strange and lovely from around the world (Hardback)

            By Mak, Yee-Lum; Illustrated by Garrity-Riley, Kelsey

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible gift for... lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
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            ISBN 9781452125343
            Released NZ 18 Jul 2016
            Publisher Chronicle Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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