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Why is That Lake So Blue? A Children's Guide to NZ's Natural World

Why is our place magic? Why are its islands shaky? Why are our mountains tall and our forests green? Why are some lakes so blue? What happens below the waves? Who used to live here? What changed when ..

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Why Marx Was Right

In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism - that it leads to politica..

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Why Marx Was Right

In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism-that it leads to political ..

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including info..

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

This is a provocative bestseller that explains why the world is divided into nations with wildly differing levels of prosperity. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? "Why Nations Fail" se..

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Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new frie..

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Why Orwell Matters

"Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the 21st century. "-Boston Globe. In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the ..

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Why Penguins Don't Get Cold: How Animals Adapt to Their Surroundings

Why do animals of the desert have big ears and light-coloured coats? Penguins are surrounded by ice and snow, so why aren't they cold? Can animals live at the bottom of steep mountains? Of course they..

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Why Science is Sexist

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 t..

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Why Soccer Matters

Football fans always agree on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pele. During his 20 year career, he was heralded as an international treasure, and his accomplishments on the field proved ..

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Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

*A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR* Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the f..

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Why the Future is Workless: The Long, Slow Death of the Full-Time Job

Even as the robots gather on the near horizon this book argues we have choices about the manner in which we greet them. A world without work as we know it could be a good thing. The landscape of work ..

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Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

Countless people have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and perceptive as those of German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust, from t..

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Why the Rich are Getting Richer

It's Robert Kiyosaki's position that "It is our educational system that causes the gap between the rich and everyone else." He laid the foundation for many of his messages in the international best-se..

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Why the Sky is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life

Why is the sky blue? Parents don't know what to say when their children ask. Why the Sky Is Blue answers this ancient and surprisingly complex question in a more entertaining and accessible way than e..

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Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy

We, in the West in general, and the United States in particular, have witnessed over the last twenty years a slow erosion of our civilizational self-confidence. Under the influence of intellectuals an..

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Why the West Rules - for Now : The Patterns of History & What They Reveal About the Future

Why does the West rule? Eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing uniquely on 15,000 years of history and archaeology, and the methods of social science. In the m..

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Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

From the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the insider traders at McKinsey, to the Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, the failings of corporate titans are regular fixtures in the ..

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Why This World:  Biography of Clarice Lispector

"That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and now in "Why this Wor..

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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

For more than two thousand years the world's great minds have argued about the true essence of time. Is it finite or infinite? Is it continuous or discrete? Does it flow like a river or is it granular..

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Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans

"It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping for a gatefol..

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Why Vote Leave

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Confused about the EU referendum? In the dark about which way to vote? Daniel Hannan's invaluable vade mecum will illuminate the whole question, showing why voting to leav..

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Why Wall Street Matters

If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your pension, then, whether you know it or not, you are a fan of Wall Street.William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards, has ..

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Why We Do the Things We Do: Psychology in a Nutshell

Can you really tell a criminal by the bumps on his head? What does a memory look like? Can a machine think? Why are some people shy? Is it better not to feel so much? These are some of the many questi..

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Why We Dream: The Science, Creativity and Transformative Power of Dreams

We all dream, and 98 per cent of us can recall our dreams the next morning. Even in today's modern age, it is human nature to wonder what they mean. Now, groundbreaking science is putting dream..

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Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths?and How We Can Stop

Democracy is under siege. The reason isn't politics. It's personalities- too many countries have come under the sway of high-conflict politicians (HCPs). Most of these HCPs have traits of narcissistic..

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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians

Politicians are consistently voted the least trusted professional group by the UK public. They've recently become embroiled in scandals concerning sexual harassment and expenses. Every year, they intr..

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Why We Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica - The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

Did you know that ...carrying a musical instrument makes you more attractive?music can cure insomnia?music can change the taste of wine?the Mozart effect has nothing to do with Mozart?Barry Manilow so..

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Why We Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica - The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

Why does music affect you so profoundly? It impacts the way you think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humour, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician Jo..

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Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? Wha..

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Why We Ride: A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist's Mind and the Relationship Between Rider, Bike, and Road

Why would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there's Why We Ride. Designed as both an explanation for..

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Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTLS, OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017'Vital ... a life-raft' Guardian'A top sleep scientist argues that s..

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Why We Think the Things We Think: Philosophy in a Nutshell

Have you ever found yourself alone with your thoughts? Have you ever been asked if the glass is half full or half empty? Do you wonder what true happiness is or how to attain it? Or maybe nothing real..

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Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature

For the many amateurs and professionals who write about themselves - bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists and memoirists - this book offers inspiration, encouragement and pithy, practical adv..

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Why Will No-One Publish My Novel?: A Handbook for the Rejected Writer

A book of wise, witty advice for budding writers from literary lioness and creative writing tutor, Fay Weldon. You've written a book, triumphantly typed 'The End', but now, it seems, no-one wa..

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly- unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism lea..

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Why Won't You Apologize?

`Soulful, compassionate, and oh so right' Susie Orbach Endowed with the power to rebuild broken relationships and restore trust, "I'm sorry" are the two most important words in our language. Bu..

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Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

In Why You Can Build It Like That, John Zukowsky examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. 100 strikin..

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Why You?: 101 Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again

**Revised and updated for 2017 with ten extra tech questions.** Learn the secrets to excelling at interview, direct from top interviewers and recruiters, in Why You? by James Reed, chairman of recrui..

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Why Young Men

The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familiar to him. He didn't know them, but the commun..

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety ..

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Why? Encyclopedia

Colourful encyclopedia for kids with exciting 3D digital illustrations that bring key topics to life! The perfect first reference book that answers trivia questions for kids with exciting and colourfu..

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Wicked

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and..

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Wicked Appetite

Meet brand-new heroine Elizabeth Tucker: Marblehead resident, bakery worker, unlucky in love...and descendant of witches. Life is pleasantly predictable for Lizzy, until a tall, black-haired, dark eye..

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Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'H..

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Wicked Business

From Janet Evanovich, the bestselling author of SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN and WICKED APPETITE, comes the eagerly awaited second in the Lizzy and Diesel series Lizzy Tucker's once normal life as a pastry chef ..

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Wicked Charms: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel

Reasons to read Janet Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Hilarious' (Mail on Sunday); 'The funniest, sassiest crime writer going' (Good Book Guide); 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat)Never trust a ch..

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Wicked Cometh

The Wicked Cometh will take readers on a heart-racing journey through backstreets swathed with fog to richly curtained, brightly lit country houses; from the libraries and colleges of gentlemen, to sa..

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Wicked Cometh: The addictive historical mystery, The

'We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort because WE are the bad sort . . .' 'Beguiling' Stylist The year is 1831. Down murky alleyways, acts of unspeakable wickedness are tak..

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Wicked Embers (Souls of Fire #2)

Crimson Death, the plague like virus spawned from a failed government experiment to isolate the enzymes that make vampires immortal, continues to spread. Emberly and her partner, Jackson Miller, are d..

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Wicked Healthy Cookbook

FREE. FROM. ANIMALS. Hi, we're Chad and Derek. We're brothers who craft humble vegetables into the stuff of food legend. Everything we create is a bold marriage of delicate and punchy flavours, ..

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