Auckland Libraries: Top 10 non-fiction

Top 10 non-fiction

Check out the top 10 non-fiction books of 2021, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100.

Many different kinds of love

Michael Rosen

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The powerful and personal coronavirus diaries of Michael Rosen, Britain's best loved poet, full of stories of love, life and the NHS. A national treasure's journey to the brink and back.

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Protest!

Mandy Hager

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A look at protest in Aotearoa NZ: what was it about, who did it and were they successful? Starting with Hone Heke and encompassing Parehaka to the land march, votes for women and the nuclear test ban. Culminating in the climate change marches.

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Her say

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In 2012, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma.

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Noise

Daniel Kahneman

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Wherever there is human judgment, there is noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. Three authors show how noise produces errors in many fields. With a few simple remedies, this groundbreaking book explores what we can do better.

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Small bodies of water

Nina Mingya Powles

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Home is many people, places and languages, some separated by oceans. Where is your body anchored? Which body of water is yours? Is it that I've anchored myself in too many places at once, or nowhere at all? The answer lies somewhere between.

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The forager's treasury

Johanna Knox

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In the urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered, if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable, but the best part is the fun you will have finding it.

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Mortals

Rachel E. Menzies

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The human mind can grapple with the future, visualising and calculating solutions to complex problems, giving us tremendous advantages over other species throughout our evolution. But by five to ten years of age, we know we're headed to the grave.

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What really happened in Wuhan

Sharri Markson

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The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view.

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Missing persons

Steve Braunias

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A collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction.

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Reawakened

Jeff Evans

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Interviews with 10 master navigators who trained under Mau Piailug (1932-2010), the legendary teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding methods for open-ocean voyaging across the Pacific.

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