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            Dyslexia. Wrestling With an Octopus: 10 Tips to Help Your Child
               

            Dyslexia. Wrestling With an Octopus: 10 Tips to Help Your Child (Paperback)

            By Beamish, Beth

            • RRP: $43.99
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            Does your child have dyslexia? Backed by research and over a decade of personal experience, I've developed a holistic approach to help your child succeed. In my forties, while helping my dyslexic son, I discovered I wasn't a lousy speller - I also had dyslexia. I'm a picture t...hinker. I imagine dyslexia as a huge octopus exhibiting eight areas of difficulty: reading, listening, spelling, writing, memory, motor control, spatial issues, and the frequently overlooked social challenges. I will show you how to keep your child safe, improve their health and help them develop their unique talents. * Uncover the links between dyslexia and common health conditions * Access tools to teach your child: reading, spelling and mastering their multiplication tables * Understand other learning challenges commonly found alongside dyslexia * Discover ways to prevent bullying and abuse * Learn how to build on your child's strengths and competencies I'll share the secrets on how to thrive, uncovered by a groundbreaking twenty-year study on living with learning difficulties. And I'll include case stories of famous people who overcame their dyslexia.Join my octopus wrestling team as we tackle dyslexia together.
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            ISBN 9780473521912
            Published NZ 27 Nov 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

            Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Marissa

            • RRP: $37.99
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            a revelatory exploration of how people's social networks evolve, arguing that everyone needs a science-based strategy to build meaningful and productive relationships

            ISBN 9781473689534
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

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

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

            • RRP: $37.00
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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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            ISBN 9780241438107
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020
             

            Explaining Humans: Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020 (Hardback)

            By Pang, Camilla

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            How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people's motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when ...do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour? Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including: - Decisions and the route we take to make them; - Conflict and how we can avoid it; - Relationships and how we establish them; - Etiquette and how we conform to it. Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.
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            ISBN 9780241409602
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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            • Pub Date
              24 Jan 21

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 24 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

            • RRP: $48.00
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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Facebook: The Inside Story

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

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            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Introducing Body Language: A Practical Guide
              

            Introducing Body Language: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

            By Wilson, Glenn

            • RRP: $15.99
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            An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to understanding the body language of others and being aware of your own.

            ISBN 9781848314214
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2013
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Introducing...
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            Political Communication and COVID-19: Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis
             

            Political Communication and COVID-19: Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis (Paperback)

            Edited by Lilleker, Darren; Coman, Ioana A.; Gregor, Milos; Novelli, Edoardo

            • RRP: $82.99
            • $82.99
            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 21

            This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book enc...ompasses the various governments' communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The chapters analyse the communication drawing on theoretical perspectives drawn from the fields of crisis communication, political communication and political psychology. In doing so the book develops a framework to assess the extent to which state communication followed the key indicators of effective communication encapsulated in the principles of: being first; being right; being credible; expressing empathy; promoting action; and showing respect. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of politics, communication and public relations, specifically on courses and modules relating to current affairs, crisis communication and strategic communication, as well as practitioners working in the field of health crisis communication.
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            ISBN 9780367636791
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Politics, Media and Political Communication
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            Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection
             

            Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (Hardback)

            By King, Marissa

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Jun 21

            a revelatory exploration of how people's social networks evolve, arguing that everyone needs a science-based strategy to build meaningful and productive relationships

            ISBN 9781473689527
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 19+ years
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