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Hot-Picks Non-fiction March 2022

This photo history follows Motueka's history from the 1850s when there were stables, sawmills, bootmakers and hotels to later periods when the tobacco industry and hop farmers, orchardists and horticulturalists used the town as their hub which also linked Nelson, Richmond, Riwaka,  Ngātimoti and Golden Bay.Dawber records old families, floods, fires, tourism and business ventures and presents an attractive and absorbing account of the story of Morueka.
This is the true story of how the Stasi, East Germany's secret police, established a creative writing programme to teach its spies the art of verse. The man in charge, Uwe Berger was also a snitch. When he wasn't grassing on friends and neighbours, he was sniffing out counter-revolutionary tendencies in the workshop he ran.
"A journalist pulls back the curtain on the scandals that sent the first pharmaceutical executives to prison for their role in the opioid crisis. ...Hughes gives a brisk and engaging account of the sales-obsessed culture fostered by Insys founder John Kapoor, which led a group of whistleblowers to file qui tam lawsuits"   Kirkus Reviews January 2022
This is the story of Cassie Chadwick who in the late 1890s to early 1900s conned people out of millions of dollars by pretending to be the illegitimate daughter and heir of steel titan, Andrew Carnegie. A compelling history about a brilliant and innovative conwoman.
A no-nonsense, honest guide to infertility. One in six couples struggle to conceive and often don't talk openly about it and can feel isolated. This book offers first-hand experience, advice and reassurance with a humour for the times you need it most.
Dr. Roshini Raj presents the ways in which the microbiome impacts overall well-being, and helps readers reset their biological clocks by improving their gut health.As a gastroenterologist she is well placed to recommend changes to people's lifestyles that can improve digestion, mental processes and chronic health conditions.
Since 2015 there has been a large increase in the number of believers in the Flat Earth theory of the 1830s. Weill demonstrates the human impulses behind divergences in belief. Faced with a complicated world out of our individual control, we naturally seek patterns to explain the inexplicable. He believes that Social Media has played a huge part in this change. A powerful story about belief and polarised realities.
A range of healthy savoury and sweet snacks for lunchboxes and after school snacks that are both nutritious and tasty. From the trustworthy series Australian women's weekly cookbooks.
A thrilling account of the first time in history that the FBI's Behavioural Science Unit created a psychological profile to catch a serial killer. It was 1973 in Montana when a 7 year old girl went missing. Patrick Mullany a psychologist and Howard Teten, a criminologist came up with the idea of criminal profiling and when they caught the suspect, their profile fit him perfectly.
The Renaissance of the 14th-16th centuries was one of the most pivotal periods in the development of Western art. Its roots spread wide and deep across Europe with Italy as its crucible. Renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman texts and the development of expanding trade brought greater wealth and there were major breakthroughs across all spheres of human endeavour - art, architecture, music, literature, science, philosophy and more. Lushly illustrated.
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