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              The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
                

              The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lowe, Dave

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              His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the ...atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere.
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              ISBN 9781776564187
              Published NZ 13 May 2021
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              The Commercial Hotel
                

              The Commercial Hotel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Summers, John

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                12 Aug 21

              Combining reportage and memoir, The Commercial Hotel is a sharp-eyed, poignant yet often hilarious tour of Aotearoa.

              ISBN 9781776564217
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
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              Devil's Trumpet
               

              Devil's Trumpet (Paperback)

              By Slaughter, Tracey

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              Thirty-one exhilarating new stories from the acclaimed author of deleted scenes for lovers:

              ISBN 9781776564170
              Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
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              I Laugh Me Broken
                

              I Laugh Me Broken (Paperback)

              By Van Der Zijpp, Bridget

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                9 Sep 21

              Ginny is feeling lighter and heavier at the same time. She's just learned from her cousin about a devastating genetic inheritance - but the revelation has brought a new logic to her mother's death many years before, and to her mother's love. Leaving her fiance in the dark, Gin...ny flees to Germany to research a novel about the daredevil sea captain Count von Luckner, who was lauded for his courage. 'What was courage anyway?' she wonders. 'Did it rise up out of some kind of counter-pressure?' Navigating transient, hedonistic Berlin on her own, she absorbs the city's tangle of stories as she tries to gather the strength to face her future. Set in 2019 as it turns into 2020, I Laugh Me Broken is a novel about an inescapable past and the complex play between genetic inheritance and the choices that are ours to make. It is, finally, a hard-won love story.
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              ISBN 9781776564293
              Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
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              The Savage Coloniser Book
                

              The Savage Coloniser Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Avia, Tusiata

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              Kneel like a prayer full of lynching This is my God-given white 'Savage is as savage does. And we're all implicated. Avia breaks the colonial lens wide open. We peer through its poetic shards and see a savage world - outside, inside. With characteristic savage and stylish w...it, Avia holds the word-blade to our necks and presses with a relentless grace. At the end, you'll feel your pulse anew.' -Selina Tusitala Marsh, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2017-19 The voices of Tusiata Avia are infinite. She ranges from vulnerable to forbidding to celebratory with forms including pantoums, prayers and invocations. And in this electrifying new work, she gathers all the power of her voice to speak directly into histories of violence.
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              ISBN 9781776564095
              Published NZ 30 May 2021
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              The Little Ache
               

              The Little Ache (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              In Berlin and the north of Germany around Kiel, nineteenth-century ancestors whisper to him amid the clamour of history and the pleasures of daily life.

              ISBN 9781776564262
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2021
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              She's a Killer
                

              She's a Killer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDougall, Kirsten

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                14 Oct 21

              The world's climate is in crisis and New Zealand is being divided and reshaped by privileged immigrant wealthugees. Thirty-something Alice has a near-genius IQ and lives at home with her mother with whom she communicates by Morse code. Alice's imaginary friend, Simp, has shown... up, with a running commentary on her failings. 'I mean, can you even calculate the square root of 762 anymore?' The last time Simp was here was when Alice was seven, on the night a fire burned down the family home. Now Simp seems to be plotting something. When Alice meets a wealthugee named Pablo, she thinks she's found a way out of her dull existence. But then she meets Pablo's teenage daughter, Erika - an actual genius full of terrifying ambition. She's a Killer is the story of a brilliant and stubborn slacker who is drawn into radical action. It's about what happens when we refuse to face our most demanding problems, told by a woman who is a strange and calculating force of chaos. 'A claustrophobic eco-thriller with a gloriously unreliable narrator, She's a Killer is tense and sharp, and feels unnervingly prescient.' -Brannavan Gnanalingam 'Equipped with an exhilaratingly badly-behaved protagonist, She's a Killer builds from a slice of very strange life into a thriller by way of a succession of stunning comic set pieces. You'll laugh-a lot. And then you'll cry and be really surprised about it since you were laughing so much.' -Elizabeth Knox
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              ISBN 9781776564309
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2021
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              Toku Papa
                 

              Toku Papa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ruby, Solly

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              When you first told me that you gave me the name of our tupuna so that I would be strong enough to hold our family inside my ribcage, I believed you. Here you are. Here is how I saw you, trapped in your own amber. Now it's time for you to believe me. Toku Papa is a bo...ok that serves as a map of survival for Maori growing up outside of their papakaika. These poems look at how we take the knowledge we are given by our ancestors and hide it beneath our tongues for safekeeping. They show us how we live with our tupuna, without ever fully understanding them. This book encompasses a journey spanning generations, teaching us how to keep the home fires burning within ourselves when we have forgotten where our homes are. But have our homes forgotten us? 'This book sings a song of connection and disconnection. It moves between the light and the dark as all living things must, and it stretches back to our ancestors and forward to our descendants, while exploring the difficulties of loving those who we should be closest to. This is a searching and generous collection of toikupu that slow time to a trickle just to reach in and tap directly into the wairua.' -essa may ranapiri 'Ruby is an incredible poet. Her poetry is utterly deft and agile, warm and heartbreaking.' -Tayi Tibble, Toi Maori Aotearoa
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              ISBN 9781776564125
              Published NZ 11 Feb 2021
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              Sea-Light
                

              Sea-Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hawken, Dinah

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                12 Aug 21

              The poems in Dinah Hawken's Sea-light illuminate the forces - personal, ecological and political - that are re-forming our lives.

              ISBN 9781776564279
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
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              All Tito's Children
                

              All Tito's Children (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grgec, Tim

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              All Tito's Children is a remarkable first book of poetry by Tim Grgec. It is shadowed by the story of Grgec's own grandparents, who fled communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s and came to New Zealand as refugees.

              ISBN 9781776564286
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
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