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            Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.

            Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burkeman, Oliver

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            The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our o...verfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem that draws on philosophy, literature and psychology to cover the past, present and future of our battles with time. It goes far beyond practical tips, and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview. Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
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            ISBN 9781847924025
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback, FME)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            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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              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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            The Seven Ages of Death: 'Every chapter is like a detective story' Telegraph

            The Seven Ages of Death: 'Every chapter is like a detective story' Telegraph (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shepherd, Dr Richard

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            Forensic pathologist and bestselling author of Unnatural Causes, Dr Richard Shepherd, brings his unparalleled honesty and insight to a new book about life and death.

            ISBN 9780241472040
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
             

            David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Sets the author on a journey that takes him from art to basketball, the brain to revolutions, along the way weaving unforgettable stories of misfits, outsiders, tricksters and underdogs who have faced outsized challenges and won.

            ISBN 9780241959596
            Publisher Penguin
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            Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

            Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goulson, Dave

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            Eye-opening, inspiring and riveting, Silent Earth is part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for a greener world.

            ISBN 9781787333352
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ 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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            The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds
             

            The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nordell, Jessica

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            Discover how we can all work to end one of the most corrosive issues of our time: unconscious bias.

            ISBN 9781783788644
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Last Seen Alone: The heartpounding new thriller you won't be able to put down!
             

            Last Seen Alone: The heartpounding new thriller you won't be able to put down! (Paperback)

            By Griffin, Laura

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            • Pub Date
              29 Dec 21

            From the author of Desperate Girls - one of Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018 - comes another nail-biting, fast-paced, thrilling new novel from Laura Griffin.

            ISBN 9781472276032
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Texas Murder Files
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            Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea

            Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Widder, Edith

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            An exhilarating underwater exploration for readers wanting to recapture their sense of wonder

            ISBN 9781922330574
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Text Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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