This book offers a miscellany of sacred, mysterious, spiritual and profane numbers. A Book of Numbers is a deceptively simple list of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, dominions, powers, heroes, saints and symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbe... read more

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TV presenter, bestselling author and psychologist Nigel Latta gives common-sense and amusing answers to the complex issues surrounding today's family in its many and varied forms. Utilising both the best current research about stepfamilies and over two decades of clinical experience, Nigel traverses the dilemmas and questions... read more

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Do you see ageing as a curse or a gift? Preparing for ageing is as important as preparing for childbirth, yet most people enter into the last stage of life without a clear intention. In Spirited Ageing you will learn how to embrace ageing so that it lifts you into a whole new stage of growth. Juliet Batten brings together... read more

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness. In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, and why 'getting motivated' can exacerbate procra... read more

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Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Dr Rick Hanson's Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace. To keep our ancestor... read more

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Release your potential and get better exam results Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful--but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, cont... read more

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A funny, touching, endearing romp towards happiness by one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. 'In 1997 I wrote my first book about always being on a diet but never being thin. I wanted to call it Screw You Dolores after an anecdote that I felt summed up the attitude I wanted to promote, but my publisher at the time said it ... read more

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How Understanding Flocks, Schools and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making and Getting Things Done. The modern world may be obsessed with speed and productivity, but twenty-first century humans actually have much to learn from the ancient instincts of swarms. A fascinating new take on the concept of ... read more

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This book is about: why bullies bully, why bullied kids don't tell their pareents, and how bullied kids can make a stand. It is also about: how parents sometimes create bullies, what schools can do about bullying, bullying in the workplace, preventing suicide, and how bystanders can help. Stop the Bullying! is divided into 15... read more

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Ever wanted to know how to rekindle the flame with your partner? What else can you do if you can't orgasm from penetration alone? How can you introduce sex toys into a relationship? All these questions, and more, are answered by your sexperts, and owners of the successful sex toy company D.VICE. Wendy Lees and Ema Lyon answer... read more

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This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks, tumbles and victories of a well-lived life.
In To My Sons, Bear Grylls shares the quotes, sayings, Scripture verses and spiritual wisdom he has learned in his life - the wisdom he... read more

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A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the 'creative types'. But two of the foremost experts in innovation, desig... read more

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Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. From the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Vietn... read more

A great read. Gladwell’s book is well researched and he gives compelling examples of how and why underdogs achieve ‘so much more than they should'. The chapter on why high-achieving students fail at prestigious American universities is extremely interesting, as are the pieces on the possible advantages of a tr... read more

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What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? "Introducing Psychology" answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now. The main "s... read more

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Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible. Only when we choose to believe we live in a world in which challenges can be overcome, in which our behaviour matters, and in which change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy, ... read more

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By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing. What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer? Ramona Koval's By the Book is about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead ... read more

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What do we do when things go wrong? A quick fix can hide the problem rather than solve it. To make real progress we need to take time for the slow fix. Whether we find ourselves challenged at home or work, or by problems on a grander, even global scale, we let ourselves be seduced by the quick fix. Truth is, it doesn't work -... read more

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The war over private life spreads inexorably. Some seek to expose, invade and steal it, others to protect, conceal and withhold it. Either way, the assumption is that privacy is a possession to be won or lost. But what if what we call private life is the one element in us that we can't possess? Could it be that we're so inte... read more

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How our fast-forward minds make something out of nothing We all know expectations matter--in school, in sports, in the stock market. From a healing placebo to a run on the bank, hints of their self-fulfilling potential have been observed for years. But we've never fully understood why. Journalist Chris Berdik offers a capti... read more

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As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the world's first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Ste... read more

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