Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might ge... read more

What Would Keynes Do?: How the greatest economists would solve your everyday problems

Have you ever wondered what Kant might have to say about your addiction to social media? Or whether Plato would be able to help resolve your constant arguments about what to watch on TV? Or if Hobbes w... read more

What Would Marx Do?: How the greatest political theorists would solve your everyday problems

For more than 25 years Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand has been the bible for New Zealand beekeepers. The only comprehensive guide to keeping bees in NZ, it provides beekeepers with details on honey bee management throughout the ye... read more

Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand: The Definitive Guide


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Codes win wars, conceal state secrets, protect privacy, secure banks and transmit messages. Through forty - five of the world's most influential codes and ciphers, Codes presents a compelling insight into the art and science of cryptography. Structured chronologically Codes uses sc... read more


Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, help strok... read more

Swearing is Good for You The Amazing Science of Bad Language


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A lively anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, celebrating the birds of New Zealand. On the skyline a hawk languidly typing a hunting poem with its wings. - Hone Tuwhare New Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poe... read more

Bird Words

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide-a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience m... read more

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

In colour, and packed with fascinating features on language, Collins New Zealand Compact Dictionary is the ideal handy reference for people who love language. With extended word histories, surprising folk etymologies, notes on words borrowed from ot... read more

Collins New Zealand Compact Dictionary

From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.Why is the name 'Cleopatra' not allowed in Iceland? Why do clocks 'talk' ... read more

Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing


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Reading Level:General Adult

In a radically new translation and interpretation of the I Ching, David Hinton strips this ancient Chinese masterwork of the usual apparatus and discovers a deeply poetic and philosophical text. Teasing out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmo... read more

I Ching: The Book of Change


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