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            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
             

            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places
             

            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Internationally sourced

            Discover the countries of the world - explore their geography, wildlife, traditions, and arts, in this picture-packed children's book. Every country profile is full of photos, and each nation has a full-colour map detailing its main cities, landscape features, and borders, and ex...actly where in the world they are. At-a-glance panels provide a quick reference to all the stats, and the easy to read text is full of fascinating, fun facts. Countries, Cultures, People & Places shows the many unique things that make one country different from another, but might also reveal surprising similarities. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in the US? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedule? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan, to blueberry-picking in Sweden and India's space programme. So pack your bags, decide your destination and begin your journey!
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            ISBN 9780241343371
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart

            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

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            A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

            ISBN 9781529329261
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous (Hardback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

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            An exhilarating account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture shaped the Western mind. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. If so, you're psychologically peculiar. Unlike most of the world today, an...d most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist and analytical. They focus on themselves - their attributes, accomplishments and aspirations - over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of European power during the last few centuries? And what does it mean for our sense of who we are individually and of the large-scale forces that drive humanity? Joseph Henrich, who coined this influential concept, explores these questions by drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and the profound impact they had. It was these changing institutions that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would co-evolve with impersonal markets, specialization of work and free competition - laying the foundations for the modern world. Provocative, engaging and surprising, The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of human psychology.
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            ISBN 9781846147968
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Liar's Circus

            Liar's Circus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoffman, Carl

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            This is the 20th anniversary edition of WITCH: A MAGICKAL JOURNEY.

            ISBN 9780008415983
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh

            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh (Hardback)

            By Silvertown, Jonathan

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            What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier? Good jokes, bad jokes, clever jokes, dad jokes - the desire to laugh is universal. But why do we find some gags hilarious, whilst others fall flat? Can you train yourself to be funnier? And why does explaining a joke mak...e it less amusing rather than more so? In The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown explores the science and philosophy behind why we laugh, and shows that understanding how humour really works can provide endless entertainment.
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            ISBN 9781922310095
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart
             

            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart (Hardback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 20

            A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

            ISBN 9781529329254
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity
             

            The Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity (Hardback)

            By Gale, Edwin

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            • Pub Date
              16 Feb 21

            In the modern era, over just a handful of generations, human societies have altered almost beyond recognition. Other species adapt to their environments; we alone create ours. Our ability to do so has not only liberated much of the planet from plague and famine, but also reshaped... the human phenotype - the interaction between genes and environment that moulds our bodies and minds. Weaving together biology, social anthropology, epidemiology and history, Edwin Gale argues that we are the only species to have domesticated itself. But at what cost? Gale offers a timely and fascinating reminder that we are products of the world we have made.
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            ISBN 9780241292693
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
             

            Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

            By Tatum, Beverly Daniel

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            The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beve...rly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. An unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life. -Jonathan Kozol --
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            ISBN 9780465060689
            Released NZ 5 Sep 2017
            Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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            Material Approaches to Polynesian Barkcloth: Cloth, Collections, Communities
               

            Material Approaches to Polynesian Barkcloth: Cloth, Collections, Communities (Paperback)

            Edited by Lennard, Frances; Mills, Andy

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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            This book is the first comprehensive study of Polynesian barkcloth with a focus on its materials and techniques of making and their significance for understanding contemporary and historic tapa.

            ISBN 9789088909719
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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