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            Stand Against: Animal Cruelty
             

            Stand Against: Animal Cruelty (Hardback)

            By Harman, Alice

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            A young activist's guide filled with real ways to make a difference

            ISBN 9781445168258
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Stand Against
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            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
              

            Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eban, Katherine

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $42.50
            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale--The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important publ...ic-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban's Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing--and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings? A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world's greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.
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            ISBN 9780062338792
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech (Hardback)

            By Foroohar, Rana

            • RRP: $50.00
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            An award-winning Financial Times columnist exposes the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies, our economies and ourselves Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating system...s run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
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            ISBN 9780241404287
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
             

            Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Paperback)

            By Susskind, Jamie

            • RRP: $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            Future Politics confronts the most important question of our time: how will digital technology change society?

            ISBN 9780198848929
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World?
              

            To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ePub edition)

            By Siegle, Lucy

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            An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, examining the environmentally devastating and inhumanely shocking story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear.

            ISBN 9780007264094
            Released NZ 2 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Capital Punishment
              

            Capital Punishment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by McCafferty, James A.

            • RRP: $89.99
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            Presents an analyses of the nature of capital punishment and provides perspectives on the larger issues of our approach to law-breakers and their rehabilitation. This title includes the claims of both those who want to retain capital punishment and those who want to abolish it.

            ISBN 9780202363288
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reports from a wild country: Ethics of decolonisation
              

            Reports from a wild country: Ethics of decolonisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rose, Deborah Bird

            • RRP: $47.99
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            Explores some of Australia's major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, this work offers stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. It focusses on reconciliation, between indigen...ous and 'Settler' peoples, and with nature.
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            ISBN 9780868407982
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2004
            Publisher UNSW Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019

            The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019 (Paperback)

            By Zuboff, Shoshana

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            THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed e...xamination of the unprecedented form of power called surveillance capitalism, and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us. The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.
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            ISBN 9781781256855
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement

            Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benson, Buster

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            A brilliant and entertaining book about cognitive bias and persuasion by one of the most unique voices in tech.

            ISBN 9781529004946
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

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            'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to... be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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            ISBN 9781760637699
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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