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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured... read more

The Bike and Beyond: Life on Two Wheels (BWB Texts)
$14.99(NZD) inc GST

Short books on big subjects from great New Zealand writers.

The Child Poverty Debate : Myths, Misconceptions and Misunderstandings (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

Thousands of years ago migrants from South China began the journey that took their descendants through the Pacific to the southernmost islands of Polynesia. Atholl Anderson's ground-breaking synthesis of research and tradition charts this ... read more

The First Migration : Māori Origins 3000BC – AD1450 (BWB Texts)

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

Battles over oil and mining developments in New Zealand are fierce and polarised. Often presented as a simple trade-off between conservation or quick profit, the debate leaves little space for discussion across ideologica... read more

The Ground Between: Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand: 2017

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Series:BWB Texts Ser.
Reading Level:good

The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work Inequality:... read more

The Inequality Debate : An Introduction (BWB Texts)
$15.00(NZD) inc GST

Few books have had the global impact of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. An overnight bestseller, Piketty's assessment that inherited wealth will always grow faster, on average, than earned wealth has energised debate. Hailed as 'bigger than Marx' (The Economist) or dismissed as '... read more

The Piketty Phenomenon : New Zealand Perspectives (BWB Texts)
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'The bottom line question is: what actions in this time period are truly vital, and will we take them?'  Our climate is changing, in ways that will have long-term impacts for us and for our children.  Yet still we f... read more

Time of Useful Consciousness : Acting Urgently on Climate Change (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began back in 1880.  July 2015 was recently confirmed as the globe's hottest month ever recorded, both on land and in the oceans.  This December a major... read more

Towards a Warmer World : What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future (BWB Texts)

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 Reference General

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986.  But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand's fortunes?  Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examine... read more

Wealth and New Zealand (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

In June 2015, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned from the Faculty of Life Sciences at University College London after making a dismissive remark about female scientists.  The incident is just the tip of the iceberg, argues Nicola Gaston, President of the New Zea... read more

Why Science is Sexist (BWB Texts)