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The Broken Bullock Cart is a simple story (with illustrations) of a boy in rural India who finds a broken bullock cart under a haystack, takes help to fix it, gets the owner of bullocks interested, and enters bullock cart races. They win and come back to a hero’s welcome at the village.
The Broken Bullock Cart by Kersie Khambatta Published by Mr. Kersie Khambatta.
New book explores the economics of gender inequality in New Zealand
In the early 2000s New Zealand could boast women simultaneously occupying its highest seats of power – Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Governor-General and Chief Executive of its largest corporate. An appropriate and fitting list for the first country where women won the vote.
Michael Corballis answers some of the hardest questions in science – where did language come from and why do we like it so much? – with his usual verve and humour.
While birds can chirp and monkeys can chatter, only humans possess the extraordinary power to tell stories and offer explanations, to explain and persuade, to baffle and bullshit that we call language.
How come? Where did language come from? In this book, Michael Corballis takes on what has been called the hardest problem in science.
Just after midnight on November 14th, last year, the world’s second most powerful quake of 2016 struck under the North Canterbury hills.
It was one of the most complex earthquakes ever observed by seismologists. Huge slips slide off the sides of mountains, the coast rose by up to 6 metres, new reefs were exposed where there was only sea before, and thousands of people suddenly found themselves cut off from the rest the country.
Heidi always dreamed of being a society photographer for the rich and famous. Instead, the sixteen-year old’s first film project plunges her into a world of subterfuge as she joins a multi-cultural group of teenage activists from the Cook Islands, China, Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand, committed to saving orangutans in the wild.
Their investigations lead them into the shadowy world of factory farming and they risk protest after protest with exhilarating success. There’s danger, disguise and daring and more than a little mischief. But when the police come calling at their school, has it been one stunt too many?