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            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters
             

            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Koonin, Steven E.

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            From Steven Koonin, a leader in US science policy and former science advisor for the Obama administration, Unsettled is an up-close, apolitical exploration of the many misconceptions and shortcomings in the mainstream presentation of climate science--which is far less black-and-w...hite than many people realize.
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            ISBN 9781950665792
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Naked Don't Fear the Water: An Underground Journey with Afghan Refugees
              

            The Naked Don't Fear the Water: An Underground Journey with Afghan Refugees (Hardback)

            By Aikins, Matthieu

            • RRP: $59.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 22

            In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed young war reporter chronicles a dangerous journey on the smuggler's road to Europe, accompanying his friend, an Afghan refugee, in search of a better future. In 2016, a young Afghan driver and translator named Omar makes the heart-wrenchin...g choice to flee his war-torn country, saying goodbye to Laila, the love of his life, without knowing when they might be reunited again. He is one of millions of refugees who leave their homes that year. Matthieu Aikins, a journalist living in Kabul, decides to follow his friend. In order to do so, he must leave his own passport and identity behind to go underground on the refugee trail with Omar. Their odyssey across land and sea from Afghanistan to Europe brings them face to face with the people at heart of the migration crisis: smugglers, cops, activists, and the men, women and children fleeing war in search of a better life. As setbacks and dangers mount for the two friends, Matthieu is also drawn into the escape plans of Omar's entire family, including Maryam, the matriarch who has fought ferociously for her children's survival. Harrowing yet hopeful, this exceptional work brings into sharp focus one of the most contentious issues of our times. The Naked Don't Fear the Water is a tale of love and friendship across borders, and an inquiry into our shared journey in a divided world.
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            ISBN 9780063058583
            Publisher Harper
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            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
             

            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Hardback)

            By Lewis, Michael

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            For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.

            ISBN 9780393881554
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            A Brief History of Equality
             

            A Brief History of Equality (Hardback)

            By Piketty, Thomas; Translated by Rendall, Steven

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 May 22

            In this powerful new work, Thomas Piketty reminds us that rising inequality is not inevitable. Over the centuries, we have been moving toward greater equality. Piketty guides us with elegance and concision through the great movements that have made the modern world and shows how ...we can learn from them to make equality a lasting reality.
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            ISBN 9780674273559
            Released NZ 10 May 2022
            Publisher Harvard University Press
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            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots
             

            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suzman, James

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            This book is a tour de force. -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, an...d with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like? To answer these questions, James Suzman charts a grand history of work from the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, challenging some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, he shows that while we have evolved to find joy meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now. He demonstrates how our contemporary culture of work has its roots in the agricultural revolution ten thousand years ago. Our sense of what it is to be human was transformed by the transition from foraging to food production, and, later, our migration to cities. Since then, our relationships with one another and with our environments, and even our sense of the passage of time, have not been the same. Arguing that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history, Suzman shows how automation might revolutionize our relationship with work and in doing so usher in a more sustainable and equitable future for our world and ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780525561774
            Publisher Penguin
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            Chief of Staff: Notes from Downing Street

            Chief of Staff: Notes from Downing Street (Hardback, Main)

            By Barwell, Gavin

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            A revelatory political memoir by Theresa May's former chief of staff

            ISBN 9781838954123
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse. Updated edition
               

            Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse. Updated edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, updated)

            By Bollard, Alan; With Gaitanos, Sarah

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            An authoritative insider's perspective, this book penned by the governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand chronicles the global financial and economic meltdown. A well-researched and dynamic firsthand account, it captures the drama of the events-from the overheated markets of 2...007 through the collapse of investment banks and crises in multiple economies to the fragile recovery in New Zealand and the world in 2010-as politicians, bankers, and government officials struggled to deal with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. This updated edition also reveals how New Zealand grappled with the impact of debt crises in the United States and Europe as well as with the devastating effects of the Christchurch earthquakes.
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            ISBN 9781869407407
            Published NZ 21 Sep 2012
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Culture and the Media
              

            Culture and the Media (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowman, Paul

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            This book sets out the range of approaches to Culture and Media in a simple and direct manner that is comprehensible to a wide student readership. It introduces the complexity of culture and shows how theoretical and disciplinary debates over the meaning of the media and culture ...relate to everyday cultural experience.
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            ISBN 9780230277120
            Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Key Concerns in Media Studies
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            Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside In
              

            Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside In (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nussey, Bill

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            Freeing Energy is a deeply researched, actionable guide for anyone that cares about the future of energy-from startups, policymakers, investors, and utilities to the families and communities that want cleaner, cheaper energy today.

            ISBN 9781732544642
            Publisher Anenergyproject, LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia
             

            Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia (Hardback)

            By Maher, Kris

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            Erin Brockovich meets Dark Waters in this propulsive and heart-wrenching legal drama set in Appalachian coal country, as one determined lawyer confronts a coal industry giant in a battle over clean drinking water for a West Virginia community--from Wall Street Journal reporter Kr...is Maher. For two decades, the water in the taps and wells of Mingo County didn't look, smell, or taste right. Could it be the root of the health problems--from kidney stones to cancer--in this Appalachian community? Environmental lawyer Kevin Thompson certainly thought so. For seven years, he waged an epic legal battle against Massey Energy, West Virginia's most powerful coal company, helmed by CEO Don Blankenship. While Massey's lawyers worked out of a gray glass office tower in Charleston known as the Death Star, Thompson set up shop in a ramshackle hotel in the fading coal town of Williamson. Working with fellow lawyers and a crew of young activists, Thompson would eventually uncover the ruthless shortcuts that put the community's drinking water at risk. A respected preacher and his brother, retired coal miners, and women whose families had lived in the area's coal camps for generations, all put their trust in Thompson when they had nowhere else to turn. As he dug deeper into the mystery of the water along a stretch of road where the violence from the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud still echoes, he was pulled into the darkest corners of Mingo County, risking his finances, his marriage, his career, and even his safety. Bringing to life a rich cast of characters and the legacy of coal mining in an essential yet often misunderstood part of America, On Desperate Ground is a masterful work of investigative reporting about greed and denial, a revealing portrait of a town besieged by hardship and heartbreak, and an inspiring account of one tenacious environmental lawyer's mission to expose the truth and demand justice.
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            ISBN 9781501187346
            Publisher Scribner Book Company
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