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100 SIDE HUSTLES 100 SIDE HUSTLES
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780399582578
Self-employment guru, author of The $100 Startup, and creator of the popular Side Hustle School podcast, presents a collection of the top hundred side-gig case studies from both his podcast and his personal files, featuring jewellery makers, website founders, food truck bakers, and more. With inspiring anecdotes alongside bullet-point takeaways, this playbook will not only inspire you to follow in these innovators' entrepreneurial footsteps but also achieve similar business success. From identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions, you'll soon be making money on the side while living your best life.
BARBARIANS AT THE WALL BARBARIANS AT THE WALL
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781787630536
The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years and changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, it traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world.

BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781408711897
Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook . Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires takes us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.
CHANEL’S RIVIERA CHANEL’S RIVIERA
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781474608206
Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. For those who had recently been attracted to settle there it was a golden, glamorous life, removed from politics or conflict. Featuring a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including Winston Churchill, Daisy Fellowes, Salvador Dali, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eileen Gray and Edith Wharton, with the enigmatic Coco Chanel at its heart, Chanel’s Riviera is a captivating account of a period that saw some of the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the 20th century. From Chanel’s first summer at her Roquebrune villa La Pausa, amid the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos, to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during World War II, acclaimed historian and biographer Anne de Courcy explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur elite in the 1930s and 1940s. Enriched with original research, it is social history that brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life.

CITIES: The First 6,000 Years CITIES: The First 6,000 Years
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781471163661
Over half of the world's population lives in an urban area and cities around the globe are getting bigger and bigger. Cities investigates the following intriguing questions: why did cities start to occur around 6,000 years ago, how have they evolved, why do so many of us choose to live in them, how do they affect us, and what does the future hold at a time when we're increasingly connected by technology? Using fascinating anecdotes and research findings from her work as an archaeologist, Smith also reveals that many of the problems that we associate with modern cities (violence, hyperconsumption, etc.) have, in fact, always existed. And, more positively, how many of the things that draw us to cities in modern times (educational and economic opportunities, social mobility, culture) are the things that have drawn us to them since they first appeared. She also makes the controversial argument that it's down to cities that the middle class exists and she examines why social movements flourish in cities in a way they rarely do in rural settings.
ESCHER X NENDO | BETWEEN TWO WORLDS ESCHER X NENDO | BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781925432534
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first publication to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Featuring works from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, which holds the world’s largest Escher collection, this expansive book covers the full span of the artist’s career, from 1916 through to his final work, produced in 1969.Celebrated as a master of optical illusion, Escher created some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. This unique artistic vision is traced through 160 prints and drawings and presented within a groundbreaking design experience by nendo. Nendo’s work transcends tradition: by manipulating geometry, space and perception its practice aligns with Escher’s vision and has distinct resonances with contemporary architecture and design.

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: First Loves and Last Tales EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: First Loves and Last Tales
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509821792
From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests-from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for his neurological case histories and his fascination and familiarity with human behaviour at its most unexpected and unfamiliar. Everything in Its Place is a celebration of Sacks's myriad interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.
HOCKNEY – VAN GOGH: The Joy of Nature HOCKNEY – VAN GOGH: The Joy of Nature
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780500239971
Landscape has become an important theme for David Hockney, especially since he returned to his homeland, the Yorkshire Wolds, in the 1990s. The landscapes in this book show a series of in-depth observations of the changing seasons and the way in which light, space and nature are constantly in motion. They are reminiscent of the landscapes of Vincent van Gogh, including his monumental Wheatfield with Crows and The Harvest. This book pays particular attention to these beautiful landscapes alongside Van Gogh’s depiction of nature, with a special focus on technique, perspective and colour, and the way Van Gogh and Hockney use these ‘formal’ elements to create their particular view on the world surrounding them. It also includes an exclusive interview with David Hockney about the inspiration he has found in Van Gogh’s work.

HOPE, NEVER FEAR HOPE, NEVER FEAR
$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781988516660
Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate and moving portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the presidency that made history. This unique look behind the curtains follows the journey from the Obama's home in Chicago to the White House with a collection of nearly 200 photographs, each combined with inspiring and revealing quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and un ending commitment to service. With an in-depth introduction by Shell, together with notes drawn from the detailed diaries she kept during her time with the Obamas, this is a deeply personal insight into this extraordinary couple who inspired and empowered millions of people.
HUMBLE PI: A Comedy of Maths Errors HUMBLE PI: A Comedy of Maths Errors
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241360194
We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to read about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker, the brilliant stand-up mathematician, explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.

RANGE: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World RANGE: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509843503
A ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene. From the '10,000 hours rule' to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. In this landmark book, studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, and scientists Epstein discovered that in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They are also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. Range proves that by spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to success rather than deepening your knowledge in a single area. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience and interdisciplinary thinking in a world that increasingly demands, hyper-specialization.
SEA PEOPLE: The Puzzle of Polynesia SEA PEOPLE: The Puzzle of Polynesia
$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008339029
For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Polynesians today can trace their roots back to a group of epic voyagers who first explored this vast expanse Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, they were the first and, until the era of European discovery, the only people ever to have reached this part of the globe. Today, they are widely acknowledged as the world's greatest navigators. But how did these ancient mariners find all these islands? How did they reach them? Diving deep into the history of the Pacific, Christina Thompson uncovers who these voyagers were, where they came from, and how they managed to colonise every habitable island in Remote Oceania. A thrilling intellectual detective story, Sea People combines the thrill of exploration, the wonder of pursuit, and the drama of a gripping historical puzzle.

THE GREAT SUCCESSOR: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un THE GREAT SUCCESSOR: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781529387230
An irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command. One of the most knowledgeable journalists on modern Korea, Anna Fifield, Beijing bureau chief for The Washington Post, has exclusive access to Kim's aunt and uncle who posed as his parents while he was growing up in Switzerland, members of the entourage that accompanied NBA player Dennis Rodman on his quasi-ambassadorial visits with Kim, and the Japanese sushi chef whom Kim befriended, who was the first outsider to identify him as the inevitable successor to his father. She has been able to create a captivating portrait of the oddest and most isolated political regime in the world, one that is broken yet able to summon a US president for peace talks, bankrupt yet in possession of nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un; ridiculous but deadly, and a man of our times.
THE RIP CURL STORY THE RIP CURL STORY
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143788874
The remarkable tale of two young surfers – Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick and Brian Singer – who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late ‘60s. Rip Curl’s mantra became ‘the Search’– the pursuit of new waves on distant shores, new thrills - skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing – and better equipment to elevate the experience. Along the way they supported the careers of many of the world’s great surfers – from Midget Farrelly to Michael Peterson, Tom Curren to Damien Hardman, Pam Burridge to Stephanie Gilmore, and of course Tyler Wright and Mick Fanning. Tim Baker tells this implausible story in an irresistible series of ripping yarns, offering rich life lessons, a maverick business primer and a wild ride of 50 years of perfect surf, international business and adventure, good times and outlandish ambitions spectacularly realised.

UNTITLED: The Real Wallis Simpson UNTITLED: The Real Wallis Simpson
$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008297312
Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward’s life? Amid the cacophony of condemnation her story has become obfuscated. Untitled is an intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal history. Many have wondered why, when Edward could have had anyone he desired, he was smitten with this unusual American woman. . But what about her story? Anna Pasternak's new book is the first ever to give Wallis a chance and a voice to show that she was a warm, loyal, intelligent woman adored by her friends, who was written off by cunning, influential Establishment men seeking to diminish her and destroy her reputation. With empathy, intimacy and thorough research, this book will make readers view her story as it has never been told before.
UPHEAVAL: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change UPHEAVAL: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241003435
In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilisations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis. He shows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past – from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile – through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the lessons of the past? Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond’s work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

WALTER GROPIUS: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus WALTER GROPIUS: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780571295135
Edmund de Waal Bauhaus was more than an art school - it was the birth of a new way of thinking. In this majestic biography of its charismatic founder, Fiona MacCarthy argues that Walter Gropius's visionary ideas still influence the way we live, work, and think today. MacCarthy traces the story of this ground-breaking architect: his shattering experiences in World War I, his turbulent relationship with Alma Mahler, his concept of the Bauhaus as a gathering of talents that included Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, and his agonized decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933 for a new life first in England, than in America. This modern reassessment of Gropius' life is biography at its finest and most vivid, and is being published to celebrate the Bauhuas centenary in 2019.
WORDY WORDY
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781471180101
Sir Simon Schama has been at the forefront of the arts, political commentary, social analysis and historical study for over forty years. Simon is equally a prolific bestselling writer and award-winning columnist for many of the world's foremost publishers, broadsheet newspapers, periodicals and magazines. Schama's tastes are wide-ranging as they are eloquent, incisive, witty and thought provoking and have entertained and educated the readers of some of the world's most respected publications - the Times, the Guardian, the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar and Rolling Stone magazine. Wordy is a celebration of one of the world's foremost writers. This collection of fifty essays chosen by the man himself stretches across four decades and is a treasure trove for all those who have a passion for the arts, politics, food and life.


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