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              The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle, and the Years That Defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977)
               

              The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle, and the Years That Defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977) (Hardback)

              By Lacey, Robert

              • RRP: $59.50
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              The official companion to the second and third seasons of the Emmy-winning Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring additional historical background, expert commentary, and beautifully reproduced images.

              ISBN 9780525573371
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              Series Crown
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              The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World
               

              The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World (Hardback)

              By Zaki, Jamil

              • RRP: $57.50
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              A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, revealing it to be a skill, not a fixed trait, and showing, through science and stories, how we can all become more empathetic --

              ISBN 9780451499240
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek
               

              The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek (Other book format / Other)

              By McLaughlin, Rhett; Other Neal, Link; Rubin, Lance

              • RRP: $34.50
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              From the authors of the #1 New York Times-bestseller Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality and creators of Good Mythical Morning, a thrilling and darkly funny novel about two best friends fighting the sinister forces at the heart of their Southern town.

              ISBN 9781984822147
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
               

              The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Hardback)

              By Sanger, David E.

              • RRP: $59.50
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              Examines how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes--from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt--cyber is now the weapon of... choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists --Amazon.com.
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              ISBN 9780451497895
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2018
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              The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
               

              The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House (Hardback)

              By Eisen, Norman

              • RRP: $59.50
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              A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa's greatest houses--and the lives of its occupants --

              ISBN 9780451495785
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2018
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World
                

              The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World (Hardback)

              By Stewart Johnson, Sarah

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $61.50
              • Pub Date
                16 Jun 20

              A young planetary scientist intimately details the search for life on Mars, tracing our centuries-old obsession with this seemingly desolate planet Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly... empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum--on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own. Johnson's fascination with Mars began as a child in Kentucky, turning over rocks with her father and looking at planets in the night sky. She now conducts fieldwork in some of Earth's most hostile environments, such as the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the salt flats of Western Australia, developing methods for detecting life on other worlds. Here, with poetic precision, she interlaces her own personal journey--as a female scientist and a mother--with tales of other seekers, from Percival Lowell, who was convinced that a utopian society existed on Mars, to Audouin Dollfus, who tried to carry out astronomical observations from a stratospheric balloon. In the process, she shows how the story of Mars is also a story about Earth: this other world has been our mirror, our foil, a telltale reflection of our own anxieties and yearnings. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos.
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              ISBN 9781101904817
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir
                

              The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir (Hardback)

              By Seager, Sara

              • RRP: $59.50
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet, and her unexpected discovery of new love. Sara Seager has made it her life's work to peer into th...e spaces around stars--looking for exoplanets outside our solar system, hoping to find the one-in-a-billion world enough like ours to sustain life. But with the unexpected death of her husband, her life became an empty, lightless space. Suddenly she was the single mother of two young boys, a widow at forty, clinging to three crumpled pages of instructions her husband had written for things like grocery shopping--things he had done while she did pioneering work as a planetary scientist at MIT. She became painfully conscious of her Asperger's, which before losing her husband had felt more like background noise. She felt, for the first time, alone in the universe. In this probing, invigoratingly honest memoir, Seager tells the story of how, as she stumblingly navigated the world of grief, she also kept looking for other worlds. She continues to develop groundbreaking projects, such as the Starshade, a sunflower-shaped instrument that, when launched into space, unfurls itself so as to block planet-obscuring starlight, and she takes solace in the alien beauty of exoplanets. At the same time, she discovers what feels every bit as wondrous: other people, reaching out across the space of her grief. Among them are the Widows of Concord, a group of women offering consolation and advice; and her beloved sons, Max and Alex. Most unexpected of all, there is another kind of one-in-a-billion match with an amateur astronomer. Equally attuned to the wonders of deep space and human connection, The Smallest Lights in the Universe is its own light in the dark.
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              ISBN 9780525576259
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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              Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World
                

              Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World (Hardback)

              By Alt, Matt

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $59.50
              • Pub Date
                23 Jun 20

              The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured--and transformed--the world's imagination, from karaoke and the Walkman to anime and emoji. During the economic miracle of the 1970s and 80s, Japan seemed to exist in some ne...ar future, soaring on the superior technology of Sony and Toyota while the West struggled to catch up. Then a catastrophic 1990 stock-market crash ushered in what the Japanese call their lost decades. The end of the boom times should have plunged Japan into irrelevance. But in Pure Invention, Matt Alt argues that's precisely when things got interesting--when once again, Japan got to the future a little ahead of the rest of us. Japan made itself rich after the Second World War by selling the world what it needed, in the form of better cars, appliances, and microprocessors. But it conquered hearts through wildly creative pop culture that responded to modern life in new ways. As social compacts and safety nets evaporated, in rushed a revolution of geeky gadgets, gizmos, and flights of fancy. Hello Kitty, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and illustrated entertainment empires like Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z were more than marketing hits. They transformed Japan into the world's forge of fantasies, and they transformed us as we consumed them: karaoke making everyone a star, emoji rewriting the rules of human communication, virtual game-worlds offering escapes from reality and new perspectives on it. By turns a nostalgia trip and a secret history, Pure Invention is the story of an indelible group of Japanese craftsmen, artists, businesspeople, geniuses, and oddballs. It is also an unsung chapter of globalization, in which Japanese dreams formed a new blueprint for global pop culture--and may have created the modern world as we know it.
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              ISBN 9781984826695
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2020
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              The Perfect Kill: The Rules for Modern Assassination
               

              The Perfect Kill: The Rules for Modern Assassination (Hardback)

              By Baer, Robert B.

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              ISBN 9780307986375
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2014
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              See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
               

              See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy (Hardback)

              By Mayes, Frances

              • RRP: $57.50
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              Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sight...s synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through all twenty regions--from Friuli to Calabria. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book--and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.
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              ISBN 9780451497697
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
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