A short account of a long life, told through a succession of overcoats.
The Number One Bestseller Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we d... read more
|Awards:||Longlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction|
Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikoura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped.
Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led her father to burnout,... read more
Its 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote. But the battle for the right to so much else is ongoing. This first volume in the Te Papa Thinking About series brings together provocative, insightful and energetically argued essays by 12 leading New Zealand writers and thinkers, ... read more
Two visits to the Auschwitz concentration camp end in silence.
At the end of the first volume of Elspeth Sandys absorbing memoir, What Lies Beneath, an adult Elspeth has solved the riddle of her birth parents and begun to piece together the events of her early life and find her place in the world. Casting Off begins on the eve of Elspeths fir... read more
In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealands refugee quota. Inspired by his time living in Aleppo, Syria, over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement - one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealands refugee quota for ... read more
|Author:||Yuval Noah Harari|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2015.|
#1 New York Times Bestseller
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding... read more
Everyone lives a messy, unusual life. There is no normal. The sooner our politics understands this, the better off we will all be.' Morgan Godfery is one of New Zealands most energising young thinkers. In just a few years he has become a leading voice in the countrýs social and pol... read more
|Reading Level:||near fine|
As we commemorate 125 years since New Zealand women became the first in the world to vote in national elections, this book celebrates some of our first women: of politics and public service, business and broadcasting, the arts and academia, sport and cinem... read more
A memoir in the form of a series of sharply etched vignettes that shift astonishingly in time and mood, and range in place from Africa and the US to the streets of London. It demonstrates that no moment is isolated, and that privilege, conflict, race and gender are inherent in all our encounters, from the banal to the extreme.
What do you report when you become uncertain of the facts, of the notion of truth and of the purpose of writing? What can you understand of yourself when you are uncertain how or if your memories can be correlated with known 'facts'? Is your idea of yourself anything other than... read more