Auckland Libraries: Top 10 nonfiction

Top 10 nonfiction

The top 10 nonfiction titles, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Three women

Lisa Taddeo

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Desire as we've never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

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A conversation with my country

Alan Duff

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Returned from living in France, he views his country with fresh eyes, as it is now: homing in on the crises in parenting, our prisons, education and welfare systems, and a growing culture of entitlement that entraps Pakeha and Māori alike.

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Perform under pressure

Ceri Evans

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The transformative mind-model for performing under stress and making pressure your advantage.

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Humble Pi

Matt (Mathematician) Parker

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Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage.

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The uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

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Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.

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Sea people

Christina Thompson

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Diving deep into the history of the Pacific, Christina Thompson uncovers who these voyagers were, where they came from, and how they managed to colonise every habitable island in Remote Oceania.

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The body

Bill Bryson

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The intrepid explorer and travel writer Bill Bryson journeys inward in a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

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The book of knowing

Gwendoline Smith

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Written in an accessible and humorous style, this book teaches you to know what's going on in your mind and how to get your feelings under control. It'll help you adapt and feel better about your place in the world.

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Underland

Robert Macfarlane

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From Greenland’s glaciers to Bronze-Age burial chambers and Arctic sea caves, Underland is a voyage through our planet’s past, present and future.

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Talking to strangers

Malcolm Gladwell

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Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don't know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.

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