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$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781787330870
In his two international bestsellers Sapiens and Homo Deus, acclaimed historian Yuval Noah Harari explored our past, and then looked to our future. Now, recognised as one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet, in a probing and visionary investigation, he turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. With technology advancing faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarised than ever. Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.In 21 accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, he builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in. His unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241334140
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. In her memoir she invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.

BIBLIOPHILE: An Illustrated Miscellany BIBLIOPHILE: An Illustrated Miscellany
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781452167237
Booklovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will: Tour the world's most beautiful bookstores. Test their knowledge of the written word with quizzes. Find their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books. Sample the most famous fictional meals. Peek inside the workspaces of their favourite authors. A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations, and pure bookish joy, Bibliophile is sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, inspiring writers, and any and all who identify as bookworms.
BLUEPRINT: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are BLUEPRINT: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241367698
One of the world's top behavioural geneticists argues that we need a radical rethink about what makes us who we are. The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. Our families, schools and the environment around us are important, but they are not as influential as our genes. . Even the environments we choose and the signal events that impact our lives, from divorce to addiction, are influenced by our genetic predispositions. Now, thanks to the DNA revolution, it is becoming possible to predict who we will become, at birth, from our DNA alone.

$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781473695986
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers To The Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal
ENERGY : A Human History ENERGY : A Human History
$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781982101626
Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation has brought further challenges in its wake, and through such continuing transformations, we have arrived at where we are today. Pultizer Prize winner Richard Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production: from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalised on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, especially how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the spectre of global warming, and a human population hurtling towards 10 billion by 2100.

EREBUS: The Story of a Ship EREBUS: The Story of a Ship
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781847948137
Michael Palin brings to life one of the greatest adventures of all time. HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe when it disappeared in the Arctic In 1848, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller.
EUROPE: A Natural History EUROPE: A Natural History
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781925603941
About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents – Asia, North America and Africa – formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy. Over the millennia Europe has received countless immigrant species and transformed them. It is where the first coral reefs formed. It was once home to some of the world’s largest elephants. And it played a vital role in the evolution of our own species. When the first modern humans arrived in Europe 40,000 years ago, they began to exert an astonishing influence on the continent’s flora and fauna, and now, Europeans lead the way in wildlife restoration – there are more wolves in Europe today than in the USA. This enthralling ecological history is more than the story of Europe and the Europeans, it will change our understanding of life itself.

$37.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241380376
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we humans are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling Mythos. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.
$37.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781925773163
A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who created the international bestsellers Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Travels with Epicurus. Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now they help us understand philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through philosophy. Packed with dozens of witty cartoons and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw is a joyous introduction to all the major debates in philosophy through history to the present day – sure to delight readers and leave them well enlightened.

IDENTITY: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition IDENTITY: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781781259801
The bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order and The End of History offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics and their effect on domestic and international affairs of state. In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. The demands of identity direct much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by restrictive forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicised Islam, the fractious environment of many college campuses, and the hideous emergence of white nationalism. Identity is an urgent and necessary book: a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continual conflict.
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780500021842
Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story – told in revelatory detail – of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John and Yoko and the people who were there. The stunning book features predominantly exclusive, unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko’s art installations, and new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, staff, celebrities, artists and photographers. With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John and Yoko and their place in cultural history.

LIVING WITH THE GODS: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs LIVING WITH THE GODS: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241308295
From the bestselling author of the acclaimed A History of the World in 100 Objects. No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Neil MacGregor traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to examining mankind’s beliefs -- not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped our societies, and our relationships with each other.
MADE IN SCOTLAND: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country MADE IN SCOTLAND: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781785943737
All roads lead back home. Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he’s never been far from his homeland. This is Billy’s unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that made him. Far from a typical travelogue, Billy’s quest is as much through his memories and experiences as it is through his excursions, with a series of key artefacts prompting reminiscences – each of which inspire moments of reflection, joy, drama and laughter. Made in Scotland is Billy Connolly’s insightful, moving and very funny account of the stuff that really matters: family, love, sex, health, football, fishing, work, art, swearing, banjos, friends, going to the pub – and good tea.

SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781474606561
Eric Clapton is acknowledged to be rock's greatest virtuoso, the unrivalled master of its most essential tool, the solid-body electric guitar. Clapton transfigured three of the 1960s' most iconic bands, the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith, walking away from each when it failed to measure up to his exacting standards. He was the only outsider be an honorary member of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and the studio musician of choice for solo superstars from Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin. Yet even as a rock god in excelsis, his true passion was always the blues. Even his own blues heroes, the likes of Muddy Waters, B. B. King and Buddy Guy, would recognise the supremacy of this wispy white boy from the English county of Surrey. No life has been more rock 'n' roll than Clapton's in his epic consumption of drugs and alcohol, his insatiable appetite for expensive cars, clothes, and women - most famously revealed when he fell in love with Pattie Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and the inspiration for 'Layla'. With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of sixties music and culture, Philip Norman has written the definitive portrait of the insecure, often pain-racked man.
THE COLOUR OF TIME: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 THE COLOUR OF TIME: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781786692689
The Colour of Time spans 110 years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique – and often beautiful – perspective on the past.

THE ETHICAL CAPITALIST: How to Make Business Work Better for Society THE ETHICAL CAPITALIST: How to Make Business Work Better for Society
$38.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781847942203
Capitalism has lost its way. Every week brings fresh news stories about businesses exploiting their staff, avoiding their taxes, and ripping off their customers. Every week, public anger at the system grows. Now, a foremost entrepreneur intervenes to make the case for putting business back firmly in the service of society, and setting out on a new path to a kinder, fairer form of capitalism. Drawing on four decades of hands-on management experience, the founder of Richer Sounds argues that ethically run businesses are invariably more efficient, more motivated and more innovative than those that care only about the bottom line. He uncovers the simple tools that the best leaders use to make their businesses fair, revealing how others can follow suit. And he also delves into the big questions that modern capitalism has to answer if it is to survive and to thrive.
$100.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781579658397
Nathan Williams, founder and editor in chief of Kinfolk magazine and author of The Kinfolk Table, The Kinfolk Home, and The Kinfolk Entrepreneur - brings 80 of the most iconic and influential creative directors into the spotlight, those who are often behind the scenes, letting their work take centre stage. In The Eye, we meet fashion designers like Dries van Noten and Kris Van Assche. Directors like Spike Jonze and Melina Matsoukas. Tastemakers like Grace Coddington and Linda Rodin. We learn about the books they read, the mentors who guided them, their individual techniques for achieving success. We learn how they developed their ‘eye’ -and how they've used it to communicate visual ideas that have captured generations and will shape the future. As an entrepreneur whose own work is defined by its specific and instantly recognizable aesthetic, Nathan Williams has a unique vision of contemporary culture that will make this an invaluable book for art directors, designers, photographers, stylists, and any creative professionals seeking inspiration and advice.

THE FIFTH RISK: Undoing Democracy THE FIFTH RISK: Undoing Democracy
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780241373545
What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the US Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis's brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In US Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. Commerce may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do.Lewis finds the linchpins of the system-those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. And he asks them what keeps them up at night
$30.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781473688292
In the spring of 2007, busker James Bowen came across an injured ginger tom cat in the hallway of his shelter in north London. This was the start of a friendship that would turn both their lives around, and lead to A Street Cat Named Bob, the international bestseller. The Little Book of Bob is a collection of insights James has gained from Bob over the years. From the power of friendship to staying calm and finding the joys in a simple life, let Bob be your guide on how to navigate the ins and outs of life like a wise street cat.

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