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            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

            Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Montell, Amanda

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            The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes cults so intriguing and frightening What makes the...m powerful The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join-and more importantly, stay in-extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me Amanda Montell's argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of brainwashing. But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear-and are influenced by-every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities cultish, revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of cultish everywhere.
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            ISBN 9780063244689
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Refuse To Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts
             

            Refuse To Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bell, Matt

            • RRP: $33.34
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            They say writing is rewriting. So why does the second part get such short shrift? Refuse To Be Done will guide you through every step of the novel writing process, from getting started on those first pages to the last tips for making your final draft even tighter and stronger. Fr...om lauded writer and teacher Matt Bell, Refuse to Be Done is encouraging and intensely practical, focusing always on specific rewriting tasks, techniques, and activities for every stage of the process. You won't find bromides here about the "the writing Muse." Instead, Bell breaks down the writing process in three sections. In the first, Bell shares a bounty of tactics, all meant to push you through the initial conception and get words on the page. The second focuses on reworking the narrative through outlining, modeling, and rewriting. The third and final section offers a layered approach to polishing through a checklist of operations, breaking the daunting project of final revisions into many small, achievable tasks. Whether you are a first time novelist or a veteran writer, you will find an abundance of strategies here to help motivate you and shake up your revision process, allowing you to approach your work, day after day and month after month, with fresh eyes and sharp new tools.
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            ISBN 9781641293419
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            100% Unofficial Fortnite Annual 2022
             

            100% Unofficial Fortnite Annual 2022 (Hardback)

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            ISBN 9780755503490
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Hikairo Schema for Secondary: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
               

            The Hikairo Schema for Secondary: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (Paperback)

            By Karaka-Clarke, Te Hurinui; Smith, Jennifer; Tai Ratima, Matiu

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            This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging akonga, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use The Hikairo Schema for Secondary several... times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new and innovative ways of facilitating culturally sensitive and inclusive learning settings within the progressively specialised learning environments of the secondary school. This self-paced guide allows kaiako, whanau, and akonga to collaboratively co-construct goals and outcomes that are relevant to their learning contexts. Kaiako can adapt The Hikairo Schema for Secondary to fit not only their own needs, but their own pace and level of comfort. It is a companion to The Hikairo Schema for Primary and The Hikairo Schema: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings.
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            ISBN 9781990040092
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher NZCER Press
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            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet

            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Monbiot, George

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            People talk a lot about the problems with intensive farming. But the problem isn't the adjective. It's the noun. Around the world, farming has been wiping out vast habitats, depleting freshwater, polluting oceans, and accelerating global heating, while leaving millions undernouri...shed and unfed. Increasingly, there are signs that the system itself is beginning to flicker. But, as George Monbiot shows us in this brilliant, bracingly original new book, there is another way. Regenesis is an exhilarating journey into a new possible future for food, people and the planet. Drawing on the revelatory, rapidly advancing science of soil ecology, Monbiot shows how the hidden biological universe beneath our feet could transform what we eat and how we grow it. He travels to meet the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable growers who cultivate pests as well as potatoes; through producers of perennial grains who are liberating their fields from ploughs; to the scientists pioneering new forms of protein and fat that can be cooked into rich golden pancakes and much, much more. We start to see how the tiniest life forms in the soil might help us save the living world, allowing us to produce abundant, cheap, healthy food while returning vast swathes of land to the wild. Here, for the first time, is a profoundly hopeful, appetising and exciting vision of food- of revolutionary cultivation and cuisine that could nourish us all and restore our world of wonders.
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            ISBN 9780241563458
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            School Libraries Supporting Literacy and Wellbeing

            School Libraries Supporting Literacy and Wellbeing (Paperback)

            By Merga, Margaret K.

            • RRP: $118.00
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            Drawing on recent research, this book explores the connection between libraries, literacy, reading engagement and wellbeing, providing powerful advocacy support for school library professionals seeking to illustrate the role they play in supporting students' literacy learning and... wellbeing.
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            ISBN 9781783305841
            Released NZ 14 Feb 2022
            Publisher Facet Publishing
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            Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth
             

            Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth (Paperback)

            By McManus, John

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              30 Aug 22

            An intimate portrait of life in the world's richest nation ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

            ISBN 9781785788215
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Index, A History of the
              

            Index, A History of the (Hardback)

            By Duncan, Dennis

            • RRP: $51.40
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            Most of us give little thought to the back of the book - it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in plain sight, is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. Here we might find Butchers, to be avoided, or Cows tha...t sh-te Fire, or even catch Calvin in his chamber with a Nonne. This is the secret world of the index- an unsung but extraordinary everyday tool, with an illustrious but little-known past. Here, for the first time, its story is told. Charting its curious path from the monasteries and universities of thirteenth-century Europe to Silicon Valley in the twenty-first, Dennis Duncan reveals how the index has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from high office and made us all into the readers we are today. We follow it through German print shops and Enlightenment coffee houses, novelists' living rooms and university laboratories, encountering emperors and popes, philosophers and prime ministers, poets, librarians and - of course - indexers along the way. Revealing its vast role in our evolving literary and intellectual culture, Duncan shows that, for all our anxieties about the Age of Search, we are all index-rakers at heart, and we have been for eight hundred years.
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            ISBN 9780241374238
            Publisher Penguin
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            Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Maori Culture
             

            Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Maori Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2001 reprint)

            By Barlow, Cleve

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            Numerous important concepts in Maori culture are defined and discussed in short essay-style definitions in this volume, which is written in both the English and Maori languages.

            ISBN 9780195582123
            Published NZ 1 Sep 1990
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West
             

            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Belton, Catherine

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            A Sunday Times bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice [Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism. --Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic This riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume w...ritten about Putin, the people around him and perhaps even about contemporary Russia itself in the past three decades. --Peter Frankopan, Financial Times Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it? In Putin's People, the investigative journalist and former Moscow correspondent Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him rose to power and looted their country. Delving deep into the workings of Putin's Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the freewheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted Russia's economy and legal system and extended the Kremlin's reach into the United States and Europe. The result is a chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's revanche--a story that begins in the murk of the Soviet collapse, when networks of operatives were able to siphon billions of dollars out of state enterprises and move their spoils into the West. Putin and his allies subsequently completed the agenda, reasserting Russian power while taking control of the economy for themselves, suppressing independent voices, and launching covert influence operations abroad. Ranging from Moscow and London to Switzerland and Brooklyn's Brighton Beach--and assembling a colorful cast of characters to match--Putin's People is the definitive account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark conseq
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            ISBN 9781250787323
            Publisher Picador
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