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              Dependency
                

              Dependency (EPUB ebook)

              By Ditlevsen, Tove

              'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers Tove is... only twenty, but she's already famous, a published poet and wife of a much older literary editor. Her path in life seems set, yet she has no idea of the struggles ahead - love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure and destructive addiction. As the years go by, the central tension of Tove's life comes into painful focus: the terrible lure of dependency, in all its forms, and the possibility of living freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms. The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, and arguably Ditlevsen's masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.
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              ISBN 9780241391754
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              Language en
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need
                

              Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need (EPUB ebook)

              By Hood, Bruce

              How ownership came to control us - and what we can do about itOur love affair with our possessions seems to be all-consuming, even as our planet reaches breaking point. Despite the constant warnings about our future, we are reluctant to change our ways when it comes to accumulati...ng more and more things. Why is this?The answer is our need for ownership. Ownership is a uniquely human pre-occupation that has its origins deeply rooted in our biology. It can be seen in everything from children fighting over toys to the rise of political extremism. Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why psychological ownership is an emotional state of mind that governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational and destructive. What motivates us to buy more than we need? How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote? And what can we do about it?Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet - and how we can stop buying into it.
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              ISBN 9780241409961
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              Released NZ 29 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Topgun
                

              Topgun (EPUB ebook)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              "Top Gun" became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it,... looking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts.With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day.Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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              ISBN 9781405943833
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              Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book
                 

              Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book (EPUB ebook)

              By Ramirez, Janina

              Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES'This accessible illustrated guide is a great introduction to the story, its origins and its enduring legacy' BBC HISTORY- Which is more terrifying - a monster or its mother? - Why did Berserkers run naked into battle? - How was the story... of Beowulf almost lost forever?PLUNGE into the adventures of Beowulf, the 6th Century hero who defeated the monster Grendel, became king of his people, and slayed a tremendous dragon. Surviving in a single, burnt manuscript, Beowulf continues to entrance readers and inspire major works of fantasy today.WARRIORS. MONSTERS. DRAGONS. GOLD. Janina Ramirez's Beowulf is an accessible and authoritative guide to the spellbinding world and daring feats of a poem remembered through the centuries.
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              ISBN 9781405935951
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              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Ladybird Expert Series
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              Society Must be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76
                

              Society Must be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76 (Paperback)

              By Foucault, Michel

              • RRP: $41.99
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              • Pub Date
                6 Aug 20
              ISBN 9780241435168
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
              Language (English)
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              What it Feels Like for a Girl
                

              What it Feels Like for a Girl (Hardback)

              By Lees, Paris

              • RRP: $58.50
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20
              ISBN 9780241450123
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jul 2020
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              Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
                

              Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

              By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

              • RRP: $64.99
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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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              ISBN 9780241327234
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
                

              Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

              By Beaver, Paul

              • RRP: $80.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Sep 20

              The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

              ISBN 9780718186708
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
                

              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $29.50
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              • Pub Date
                3 Sep 20

              In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. Along the way we encounter, among many others across the city, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of contemporary life. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Churchill said that if bombing cities was justified, it was always repugnant. Sinclair McKay has written a shrewd, humane and balanced account of this most controversial target of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign, the f
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              ISBN 9780241986011
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Rag and Bone Shop: A Book about Mind, Memory and Medicine
                

              The Rag and Bone Shop: A Book about Mind, Memory and Medicine (Hardback)

              By O'Keane, Veronica

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              • Pub Date
                27 Aug 20

              As humans, we are entirely shaped by what we remember. It helps us navigate the world and build a sense of who we are. But what exactly is the power of our memories? Filled with compelling case studies and the latest neuroscientific research, The Matter of Memory shows how we lay... down and process our experiences. When things go wrong, we cannot obliterate those memories. They become authentic to us and hardwired into our reality, whether they happened or not: they make us. Memory can make no distinction between hallucination, dream, or reality. And when those boundaries break down, so does our sense of self. Drawing on a host of examples from literature, film and fairy tales that all describe, directly or indirectly, the issues that she deals with in her practice as a psychiatrist, O'Keane shows how memory is where mind and matter come together for all of us. A process that can create - and sometimes destroy - every level of our identity.
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              ISBN 9780241401897
              Released NZ 27 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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