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            Conversatio: In the company of bees
             

            Conversatio: In the company of bees (Hardback)

            Edited by Stanhope, Zara; By Noble, Anne; Designed by Brown, Anna

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            Conversatio looks at the astounding practice of leading photographer Anne Noble, set against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climate change and examining what an artist can do in response. Its creative focus is on that most important insect, the European bee. Reminiscent of ...an artist book in its extensive visual content, its appeal is to a wide readership curious about art, ecology, science, literature and their intersections. Through Noble's art and newly commissioned essays, the book traverses Noble's deep interest in how humans relate to bees.
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            ISBN 9780995140752
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline

            This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollan, Michael

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Of all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness- to stimulate, calm, or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drug...s - opium, caffeine, and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos. In a unique blend of history, science, memoir and reportage, Pollan shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively. In doing so, he proves that there is much more to say about these plants than simply debating their regulation, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. This ground-breaking and singular book holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.
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            ISBN 9780241530795
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus

            Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gilbert, Sarah; Green, Catherine

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            The inside story of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, from the leading scientists who created it.

            ISBN 9781529369878
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, David; Edited by Vandermeulen, David

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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 21

            The second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder.

            ISBN 9781787333765
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.

            ISBN 9781788167284
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind

            Move!: The New Science of Body Over Mind (Hardback, Main)

            By Williams, Caroline

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            Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place

            ISBN 9781788164610
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Extinctions: Living and Dying in the Margin of Error
              

            Extinctions: Living and Dying in the Margin of Error (Hardback, New edition)

            By Hannah, Michael

            • RRP: $40.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 21

            Are we now entering a mass extinction event? What can mass extinctions in Earth's history tell us and how does life on earth recover from them? How can we avoid a disastrous human-made mass extinction event? Michael Hannah answers these questions and more in this compelling book.

            ISBN 9781108843539
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2021
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Awakened Brain: The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning

            The Awakened Brain: The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning (Hardback)

            By Miller, Lisa

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            A ground-breaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing and resilience Whether it's an uplifting walk in nature, meditation or prayer, there are many ways to experience heightened awareness and escape the relentless demands of... modern life. The range of opportunities of this kind suggest that it isn't dependent on faith or religion, but that it's about a different mode of living; an innate spirituality. Lisa Miller has spent decades researching the effects of spirituality on the brain. In this book she draws on her clinical experience and award-winning research to show how an active spiritual life can transform our physical and psychological wellbeing. Bringing scientific rigour to the most intangible aspect of our lives, Miller offers insights into the neurological basis for the increased resilience that comes with nurturing spirituality and highlights its measurable positive effects: decreasing the likelihood of depression and substance abuse, and shifting the course of recovery in many other clinical settings. Woven throughout is Miller's personal story of how, while confronting her own challenges, her professional pragmatism gave way to a greater appreciation of insights that are important to so many people and yet so often dismissed as unscientific. Brimming with inspiration and compassion, this landmark book will revolutionize your understanding of spirituality, mental health and how we find meaning and purpose in life.
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            ISBN 9780241401934
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
             

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

            • RRP: $75.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike ? either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. D...avid Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of the state ? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780241402429
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
             

            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            The smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, now available as a graphic novel with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. One hundred thousand years ago, at ...least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
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            ISBN 9780063051331
            Publisher Harper Perennial
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