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Tangata Whenua: an Illustrated History won the Royal Society of NZ Science 2015 book prize. It is written by Atholl Anderson, the late Dame Judith Binney and Aroha Harris and published by Bridget Williams Books. The book charts the sweep of Māori … Continue reading
The Royal Society of NZ has announced the shortlist of titles for 2015 Science Book Prize (see 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize). Here they are – together with the judges comments: Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History by Atholl … Continue reading
Here’s a nice video where Lisa Bu describes the importance of books in her development. She talks about her cross-cultural experience and how books have helped here understand both her original culture and her new culture. Her talk reminded me … Continue reading
Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading
So, Douglas Adams was talking about eBooks way back in 1993. Getting the Book Invented… This hilarious animation was prepared for a competition run by The Literary Platform. The goal was to design motion graphics to accompany a prophetic recording … Continue reading
Every family has members who enjoy reading non-fiction. And often they particularly enjoy science books. So there’s an idea for Christmas presents. Fortunately, this weeks announcement of the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books presents some excellent choices for … Continue reading
When I first heard about print-on-demand books I thought they seems an obvious answer to problems in the book marker – at least from this consumer’s perspective. They seemed to give the ability of obtaining almost any book by getting … Continue reading
Here’s a graphic I picked up from Online Universities (thanks to E-book Nation). The data is specific to the USA but I think it’s worth anyone considering possible purchase of an eBook Reader, or a tablet for reading purposes, reading … Continue reading
I think many New Zealanders have joined the digital reading revolution. They are purchasing eBooks on-line and reading them on a tablet, such as the iPad, or a dedicated reading device, an eReader. Personally I think eReaders are a better … Continue reading